Working from home has advantages. You can squeeze those boring chores into your day and leave the weekend free for fun, and sneak off to do some exercise when you need a break from the spreadsheets. So, it’s no surprise that more than half of employees say they want to carry on working from home after the pandemic, with remote working predicted to rise to 300% of pre-Covid levels.
Forrester’s 2021 trend report noted, “As a major portion of the workforce develops the skills and preference for effective remote work, they will come to expect a work-from-anywhere strategy from their company rather than an exception-driven remote-work policy.”
Depending on your startup's setup, that might sound like a blessing or a curse, but as a global company with a long history of flexible work policies, Oracle is uniquely positioned to support your growing business, no matter where you are based.
Helping startups grow is kind of our thing. While 2020 was a tough year for many, startups have used the pandemic to strengthen their products and scale up. Read how startups stepped up during the pandemic.
Inspired by their ambition, we rose to meet them with more mentoring resources and live, virtual webinars. Check out how startups continued to scale up in lockstep with Oracle for Startups, and get some inspiration for the year ahead.
With snapshots of other startups who are scaling with Oracle, our blog offers the inspiration you need to get off to a flying start this year. Explore how to tee up a warm introduction, win enterprise clients, and how to successfully exit.
Being your own boss is great, but sometimes you need support from someone who has been there and done that. In addition to live webinars, Oracle for Startups connects entrepreneurs with director-level mentors who are experts in their fields.
Founders receive one-to-one advice on everything from engineering to marketing. Mentorship is the high-value replacement for mingling around the water cooler. Tap into this network of experts.
When we ask startups what they want, they usually tell us three things – customers, customers, and customers. That’s why qualifying members of Oracle for Startups work with Market Connect to claim their seat at the remote conference table with potential customers.
When we’re still at home, Market Connect provides a foot in the virtual door to customers, product teams, media, even venture firms. It’s a startup's path to the enterprise.
When times are challenging, it’s good to know others that are in the same boat. With online resources and events for startups, Oracle helps connect entrepreneurs with one another, sometimes pitting them against one another in online pitch competitions like Startup Idol.
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure gives companies access to cloud services on the most robust and value-priced cloud in the industry, and members of Oracle for Startups get a 70% discount from day one, for up to two years. We also offer remote assistance in migrating workloads. Since startups that switch to OCI experience a quarter of the cost for outbound bandwidth, 2x better compute price and performance, and 44% lower HPC costs, now is a great time to make the move.