Reimagining Startup and Enterprise Innovation

Lessons in Scale with CEO Zak MacRunnels

Whitney Durmick
Content Strategist, Oracle for Startups

Opportunities are only as good as your ability to take advantage of them. In the case of Oracle for Startups, opportunities to up-level your business are around every corner. Founders who join the program learn quickly that to maximize their time in the program, they’ll need to prioritize the opportunities that come their way.

From access to enterprise-scale technology to introductions into new markets, savvy founders like Zak MacRunnels of Reconstruct leverage connections with Oracle to scale their solutions and their business.

MacRunnels made the most his time with Oracle for Startups by leveraging scale of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and strong connections with construction and engineering business units. This is his advice for getting the most out of the partnership with Oracle.  

Put In The Time
“Make the effort to spend time in-person with Oracle personnel. Oracle people are generous with their time and truly want companies in the startup program to be successful. Put in the time. The ROI is invaluable.”

Dedicate The Resources
“Dedicate a multi-faceted team to work with Oracle. Oracle is global so there is no way one person can manage the relationship. You need to set up a small org chart that will be able to allocate specific resources, skills, time and travel to get the most out of working with Oracle.”

Be Ready For The Marketing Boost
"Practice public speaking and blogging because Oracle’s marketing, events and promotions can really amplify your messaging across the globe. In less than one year in partnership with Oracle, we spoke on four continents; we were featured in an advertisement in the Wall Street Journal; published on Oracle blogs; featured with PR and media, including on various TV/media networks; and were invited to a happy hour at Larry Ellison's house. And we the relationship is still rolling!"

To join Zak and growth-hack your startup through a partnership with Oracle, join Oracle for Startups.

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