- To celebrate European Sustainable Development Week (20th September to 26th September), Scaleway launches a special edition of its Start-up Programs, dedicated to Greentech start-ups
- Qualified start-ups will benefit from a 6 to 12-month-long partnership with Scaleway, including up to €36,000 worth of cloud services and IT training
- Applications will be accepted from 15th September to 15th October, 2021
London, September , 2021 – Today, Scaleway, the fast-growing European cloud provider, launches a special green tech edition of its Start-up Programs, in partnership with the Greentech Alliance, a community of 1000+ Greentech companies and 500+ top-tier VCs, media and experts from around the world.
The Early Stage and Growth Stage Start-up Programs involve a 6-month to year-long scheme which awards participants free cloud services and tools worth up to €36,000, as well as training and mentoring.
Scaleway for Greentech start-ups
Scaleway strongly believes that digital players have a responsibility to be at the forefront of a fairer, more responsible and greener society.
Its Greentech Growth Stage & Early Stage Start-up Programs demonstrate the company’s commitment to and investment in a more sustainable tech industry. The programs work by selecting a few outstanding companies every month to participate in the scheme. In this greentech edition, selected start-ups that demonstrate their environmental credentials will receive access to Scaleway’s cloud tools via credits worth up to €36,000 over a 6 to 12 month period, plus training and mentoring in the fields of IT, product development, and marketing. The Start-up Programs also provide participants with an invaluable opportunity to leverage Scaleway’s international network of contacts.
Both programs were originally launched in 2020 as an immediate answer to the support needs of scaling start-ups in difficult times.
As a result of GDPR, start-ups are increasingly careful about where clients’ data is stored. Participants in Scaleway’s Start-up Programs can rest assured that their data remains in Europe and is protected by the highest security standards.
“When EVA Engines joined Scaleway’s Start-up Program, we switched all our services from AWS to Scaleway. At the beginning, I was a little bit doubtful and thought the migration would be a one-month job. I have to say that I was wrong. Scaleway provides so many services to migrate, and it’s really simple. It took me less than 30 minutes to migrate the entire database. I highly recommend Scaleway, not only because they are using greentech in their data centers and servers, but also because their assistance and support was perfect,” said David Zerah, CTO, EVA Engines.
Designed for startups who share the same values and entrepreneurial DNA
“It is our responsibility to be a positive force in society and to collectively design new systems for a better future. We are committed to powering our fast-growing global digital infrastructure in a smarter, more responsible and renewable way in order to fight climate change and the economic disparities that come with it. We believe that we have a key role to play in catalyzing a transformative change in how we consume and produce energy. We’ve always challenged the status quo rather than build on normal and we want to dedicate this special Greentech Start-up Programs edition to start-ups who share the same vision and values, and who will champion our ecological transition,” said Yann Lechelle, CEO, Scaleway.
The vast array of support services for start-ups will be tailored to the specific needs of each participant. From one-on-one sessions with experts, to work sessions with peers, to webinars, to cloud solutions and IT training, everything will be focused on scaling successful Greentech start-ups, worldwide.
Applications are open to startups which work towards sustainability from September 15 to October 15:
About Scaleway’s Startup Programs
Early Stage Startup Program:
The Early Stage Start-up Program by Scaleway is a six-month limited collaboration. During this period, the start-ups benefit from up to €3,600 in cloud credits, and technical guidance, to fully enjoy their infrastructure and use their time for other matters. Among the advantages, the companies joining our Early Stage Program will also be featured on our social media accounts, and have the chance to use the strength of our network to share their news and announce their product releases. Finally, they will have access to private events where they can meet their fellow programs members and collect advice from experts about business best practices.
Growth Stage Startup Program:
The Growth Stage Start-up Program by Scaleway is a one-year limited collaboration. During this period, the start-ups benefit from up to €36,000 in cloud credits, and technical support at all times, to fully enjoy their infrastructure and use their time for other matters. In addition, all throughout this journey, the Program Lead and the dedicated Account Manager will carefully accompany the start-ups, step by step, to answer their questions. Among the advantages, the companies joining our Growth Stage Program will also be featured on our blog and social media accounts, and have the chance to use the strength of our network to share their news and announce their product releases. Participants are also featured in a dedicated podcast episode in our “Startup Stories with Scaleway” series, and have access to private events where they can meet their fellow programs members and collect advice from experts about business best practices.