Join us to accelerate your journey to scale

Best in class start-ups do even better with a world class partner. HPE is here to help. HPE teams work with start-ups to build enterprise grade joint solutions combining the agility of start-ups with the time-tested performance of HPE and thereon to explore joint go-to-market models to address enterprise customers.

  • 300+

    Startup applicants

  • 20

    Startups onboarded

  • USD 8M+

    Cumulative joint GTM revenues

About us

The HPE Digital Catalyst Program is an initiative by Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to identify and collaborate with promising startups in the Indian ecosystem to co-create solutions that can address the needs of enterprise customers.

The primary focus of this program is around building joint solutions and enabling joint GTM with participating startups, with a very simple and agile selection process.

The HPE Digital Catalyst Program is part of HPE's broader efforts to drive innovation and growth in the digital economy. By partnering with startups and other ecosystem players.

Focus areas

  • Artificial intelligence: generative AI, ML Ops, observability, applied AI
  • Data services: data integration, pipelines, governance, catalogues etc.
  • Intelligent edge: networks, 5G, IoT
  • Cloud PaaS: infrastructure automation and orchestration, observability and incident management
  • New Gen systems: function specific silicon, quantum computing, HPC
  • Cybersecurity: identity and access mgmt., micro segmentation, network visibility etc.

Onboarding for new startups


Program benefits

Startups that will get selected for the HPE Startup Connect will be set to get an array of unique offerings from HPE.

Business mentors

Access to mentoring by successful entrepreneurs and business leaders, from within HPE and outside

Technology mentors

Access to distinguished engineers from HPE to advice on technology architecture, design for scale, enterprise grade security and more

Rapid prototyping

Rapid prototyping to validate joint architecture. Porting testing and optimization for enterprise readiness

Go to market support

Solution certification and customer showcase opportunities for selected startups post validation

Onboarding as partner

Support for qualified startups to get onboard as HPE partner for joint go to market at scale

Access investor networks

Opportunity to pitch to Pathfinder (HPE’s CVC arm), connections with other investors through program partners