The Oracle Global Startup Ecosystem and the Government of Ghana have announced the Ghana-Oracle Digital Enterprise Program, a new collaborative effort to support technology-enabled startups and entrepreneurs across Ghana. The Oracle Global Startup Ecosystem, Oracle’s program for entrepreneurs and innovators worldwide, has committed to support 500 local startups through access to Oracle Cloud technology, mentoring and workshops, and business-enablement and support resources.

Jason Williamson, vice president, Oracle Global Startup Ecosystem

Backed by the vast global technology and business resources of Oracle, the program will include:

● Support and enable 500 local startups and entrepreneurs
● Engage with local innovation hubs to execute
● Open to B2B and B2C startups of all sizes and all stages of growth
● Oracle Cloud credits, mentoring, workshops, and deep discounts after credits expire
● World-class mentoring and curriculum resources (virtual and on-site)
● Migration credits and technical support
● Local Oracle program representatives for assistance
● Qualifying startups can have the opportunity to access Oracle’s marketing and customer ecosystems to further boost their business

“The technology and business ingenuity coming out of Africa is exciting and inspiring,” said Jason Williamson, vice president, Oracle Global Startup Ecosystem. “Collaborating with government and President Akufo-Addo is an excellent way to provide immediate impact and support for hundreds of innovators across the country of Ghana as we look to expand our commitment to more entrepreneurs and startups in Africa.”

“We are on a journey toward increasing the application of science, technology and innovation in the development of our economy, society and our country, and it’s a priority of this government,” said Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana. “The startup ecosystem will enhance the growth of our budding technology sector and should spur a wave of innovative ideas from entrepreneurs that will provide solutions to local and global challenges and provide digital jobs for the ever increasing young population.”

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Oracle Global Startup Ecosystem is a unique acceleration program for startups that puts the vast technology and business resources of Oracle behind emerging businesses to help them scale and succeed. The global program, which does not take equity, serves startups at scale by enabling next-generation growth, business development, and drives cloud-based ingenuity for startups, our customers, and Oracle-creating a virtuous cycle of innovation.

Startups around the globe have benefited from the business-enablement and support resources that the Oracle Global Startup Ecosystem provides:

“Oracle’s startup program has been invaluable for Snap Tech because they understand our needs and have resources to help scale our technology and grow our business. They are a fantastic group of people truly invested in our company’s growth.” – Jenny Griffiths, Founder and CEO, Snap Tech, a UK-based member of the Oracle Global Startup Ecosystem

“Oracle’s startup program is helping us grow both our product and our business. Running on Oracle Cloud is a big win for us, as we need scale and power with the highest levels of data security. And the global exposure, like Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco and Oracle OpenWorld London, has provided incredible business growth opportunities.” – Zara Nanu, CEO and Founder, Gapsquare

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The new program in Ghana underscores the Oracle Global Startup Ecosystem’s commitment to reaching startups around the world. The Ghana-Oracle Digital Enterprise Program will kick off with an event hosted by Oracle and the Government of Ghana in early April. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, and the program will spread to regions across Ghana.

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Distributed by African Media Agency on behalf of Oracle

About Ghana
Ghana, is a place to live and a beacon of political stability in the West African subregion. With summer all year round and 540km of pristine beaches, a green belt of diversity and culture and a breathtaking Savannah, Ghana stands to be a paradise for the investor, the businessman/woman or the tourist. With an economy based on A Ghana beyond Aid maxim, the country has transformed to become one of the fastest growing economies in the world.

About Oracle
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