Oracle Searching for Startups to Partner with for Bristol Cohort 2

Guest post from  Marina Traversari, Oracle’s program lead for Bristol and the U.K

Coming off a successful inaugural cohort, including being named the No. 2 accelerator in the U.K., our Bristol-based Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator program is looking to partner with startups for cohort 2.  We want to be business enablers—helping our startups growth their businesses, generate revenue, garner reference customers, and drive cloud-based innovation. The inaugural Bristol cohort did just that—and we’re looking for startups for an even better cohort 2.   

The very first demo day of Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator's UK location-Bristol. Exciting six months journey with iGeolise, Grakn.AI, Interactive Scientific, Duel, and Trail.

“I’m so proud and honored to have worked with such vibrant and innovative startups from our first cohort,” said Marina Traversari, Oracle’s program lead for Bristol and the U.K. “Even while those relationships continue, we are excitedly looking for our next round of startups to partner, collaborate, and support business growth and development. The first program was really successful but we can take lessons learned and make the next cohort even more effective.”

Interested startups and founders can apply here.

The inaugural Bristol cohort was a tremendous bunch that is addressing big global business problems with cloud-based innovation. Although their accelerator experience has come to an end, we’ll continue our relationship as they transition into our alumni program. In fact, several of the startups from cohort 1 will be speaking, exhibiting and meeting customers at upcoming events with Oracle, including Modern Customer Experience in Chicago, Modern Business Experience in London and Amsterdam, Dublin Tech Summit, The Next Web, Startup Grind Europe, London Tech Week and more. And we’ll continue to partner to help drive customer growth and product innovation. 

As Peter Lilley, cofounder of startup iGeolise, recently said about joining Oracle’s startup program:  “You get access for accommodation, access to technology that will boost your business, and you get access to clients. And all you have to do is concentrate on your business. Frankly, why wouldn’t you do it?”

Our global startup mission is to establish a program that is about collaboration and real partnerships with our startups—providing a path to growth their businesses. It’s about creating ecosystems of co-development and co-innovation—across our startups, customers and Oracle. A win-win for all.

The six-month accelerator program provides mentoring from technical and business experts, state-of-the-art technology, a co-working space, access to Oracle customers, partners and investors, and free Oracle Cloud credits to five startups selected to join the cohort. Oracle’s UK program is being delivered in partnership with SETsquared Bristol who recently retained their title as ‘Global No.1 incubator - managed by a University’.

To qualify for one of the five spaces available on Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator’s cohort 2 support programme, startups must have a minimum viable product, and have been formed for more than six months. Applicants will be scored on four areas: Team, Traction, Tech, and Market Opportunity. Applications close on 28th May, with the cohort 2 launching in July. Interested startups can find out more and apply here.