IBM Cloud Start-up Program

As a founder, raising your next round and finding product-market fit is always top of mind.

Sofia Angels Ventures is privileged to announce its partnership with IBM that allows us to extend up-to USD 10,000 in credits for the “Startup with IBM” program to our network of early-stage companies.

IBM’s Startup with IBM program is designed to help start-ups and scale-ups overcome the most common technology roadblocks and get to market faster. Realize your goals on your terms in the shortest amount of time with the right technology partner. And get benefits you can use on day 1.

Benefits (click to see all benefits):

  • Up to 120,000 USD in IBM Cloud credits: Access over 170 products and services covering data and AI, containers, IoT and DevOps at no cost.

  • Technology assistance: Develop MVPs faster with a large library of code patterns, hands-on workshops and support from technical architects and mentors dedicated to start-ups and the developer community.

  • Trusted platform: Scale as you grow on an enterprise-grade platform featuring the highest compliance for data encryption and end-to-cloud threat management and trusted by 10 out of 10 of the world’s largest banks and 47 of the Fortune 50.

  • Deploy anywhere: Build solutions to run on any cloud and pursue clients with any infrastructure by leveraging a full-stack open hybrid cloud platform and market leading container management platform Red Hat OpenShift.

  • Reach new customers: Expand your footprint and get your product in front of thousands of potential clients by selling your solution on IBM marketplaces and Red Hat Marketplace.

  • Leverage IBM’s industry expertise: Build on industry clouds to position your product for regulated industries including Financial Services and Telecommunications. IBM Cloud for Financial Services streamlines compliance and regulatory processes and includes an extensive control set spanning cybersecurity, data privacy, access management, and configuration management. And IBM Cloud for Telecommunications delivers unifying architecture and data sovereignty that telcos need to transform and innovate with 5G and Edge applications. That’s why all of the world’s largest banks and 83% of telcos are IBM clients.

  • Priority Support: Receive direct access to the Startup with IBM team, in addition to 24/7 cloud support and developer resources.

In line with the IBM cloud start-up program Sofia Angels Venture is cooperating as well with ALSO Group– an IBM business partner.

ALSO Holding AG (ALSN.SW) (Emmen/Switzerland) is one of the leading technology providers for the ICT industry, currently active in 27 countries in Europe and in a total of 93 countries worldwide via PaaS partners. The ALSO ecosystem offers around 110 000 resellers hardware, software and IT services from more than 700 vendors in over 1340 product categories. In the spirit of the circular economy, the company provides all services from provision to refurbishment from a single source.

ALSO is providing the following benefits to the approved companies:

  • Up to 3x sessions 2hrs for one month:

  • Consulting on IBM Cloud solutions

  • Recommendations on IBM Credits usage

  • Help in using IBM products for maximum value /recommendations on solution architecture;

  • Security recommendations

  • Assistance with POC

  • Access to ALSO Value package

  • Industry best practice sharing

  • Help with IBM programs

If you are interested to apply for this program, please contact us.

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