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Startups Access Enterprise Benefits On Demand

Cathy Traugot
Senior Writer

It’s not all about the free credits.

When you sign up for Oracle for Startups, you also gain access to the Startup Portal, an exclusive resource designed with a startup's hectic schedule in mind. This is a one-stop shop to access tutorials, request a mentor, ask for migration help, and connect with other founders and Oracle experts.

The Startup Portal was born when the Oracle startup program pivoted to support global startups at scale with a virtual program and virtual resources. 

“We’ve been busy developing and curating many on-demand and virtual resources, and we wanted to make sure we’ve got all of these terrific benefits, support, and information in one easy-to-use platform,” says Jason Williamson, Vice President of Oracle for Startups. “We continue to refine our roadmap and roll out new features to help our startups scale and succeed.”

Here’s a look at the features you’ll find in the portal.

Getting Started

The portal helps you start building on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure quickly. Find detailed technical information on:

  • Getting started in the Console.
  • How to create a Linux instance.
  • How to create a Windows instance.
  • How to create a Kubernetes cluster.

We’ll also help you understand the Credits to Scale system that gives startups an opportunity to claim more than $10,000 in free cloud credits. We’ve even added a credit calculator to help you understand the free credits benefits.

Virtual Library

The newly-launched Virtual Library is a fully searchable online resource, divided into three sections to help startups make the most of their partnership with Oracle.  

  • Develop and Integrate. General resources, guides, API references, and tutorials are at your fingertips. Whether you need to migrate a workload or discover a reference architecture, the documentation you need is here.  
     
  • Explore the Program. Discover the benefits available to you as a member of Oracle for Startups.
     
  • Scale and Sell. You’ve got a great product or service. How do you reach new markets and take your business to the next level? This section offers advice from founders and Oracle experts on topics from choosing the right technology to new best practices for enterprise selling and landing VC funding over Zoom.

Migration Support

Discover the information you need to migrate workloads yourself, or access specialized help from our dedicated, global Enterprise Cloud Readiness (ECR) team if you need it.

The ECR team supports fresh installs of traditional and cloud native infrastructure, DB migrations, object storage migration, and more! 

Mentorship

Request a mentor through the portal. A broad range of Oracle subject matter experts are available. Mentors represent every region of the globe, have at least 15 years of experience, and 90% serve at the director-level or above.

Mentors can support founders with:

  • Key motivations and goals.
  • Technology expertise.
  • Vertical expertise.
  • Functional expertise.

Access the mentor questionnaire, designed to understand your needs to align you with the best mentor, in the Portal.  

Market Connect

Take your startup to the next level with access to customers, products, and the Oracle marketing ecosystem.

Some of the perks for qualifying startups:

  • Customer engagements and meetings.
  • Product team interactions.
  • Marketing and events exposure.
  • VC introductions and engagements.

The portal includes a link to the steps startups need to take to qualify for Market Connect.

Discussion Board

Founding a company can be lonely work. Whether you have a technical question or want to ask other founders how they’ve approached a problem, we’ve set up a community in the Startup Portal.

Within the community, you can:

  • Ask and answer questions.
  • Hear from Oracle experts.
  • Be assured that the forum is moderated so the technical information is spot-on.

Sign up today for Oracle for Startups, claim your $500 in free credits, and start exploring the portal.

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