Silicon Valley’s Oracle to launch Bristol tech start-up accelerator

Programme will offer UK cloud start-ups six months of mentoring, co-work space and access to Oracle customers, partners and investors

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Oracle, the San Francisco-based cloud applications company, has announced plans to expand its Start-up Cloud Accelerator programme to Bristol.

Based at Bristol’s Engine Shed, the programme will provide UK start-ups with six months of mentoring from industry experts, a co-working space, access to Oracle customers, partners and investors and free Oracle Cloud credits.

The Start-up Cloud Accelerator programme will aim to drive cloud-enabled innovation and “reimagine how enterprises help start-ups grow and contribute to the UK and global economy”.

It will work closely with organisations and institutions in the city such as the University of Bristol, SETsquared business incubator and Invest Bristol and Bath.

Dermot O’Kelly, senior vice president of Oracle UK and Ireland, commented:

“Bristol has one of the most vibrant and exciting start-up ecosystems around today. We will be working as part of this buoyant community to support local start-ups and nurture new waves of development and talent here in the UK, and ensure we continue to build upon the heritage we have in leading global innovation.”

Julian David, CEO of techUK, commented: “Oracle’s support of the UK cloud ecosystem will be welcome news to start-ups across the UK. Increasing the adoption and use of cloud technologies is key not only to the growth of the IT sector, but also the digital transformation and expansion of organisations of all size in all industries across the economy.”

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