Hewlett Packard Enterprise selects eight startups for the inaugural cohort of the HPE Digital Catalyst Program

NOVEMBER 9, 2020 • NEWS ADVISORY

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  • HPE Digital Catalyst Program has selected eight enterprise-focused, growth stage startups. HPE will work with these selected startups along three tracks; technology, go-to-market, and investment
  • The program received applications from over 60 startups from India and globally. A majority of these startups work in artificial intelligence, intelligent edge, DevSecOps, and cybersecurity
  • HPE’s technologists from the India R&D team and sales leaders will mentor the startups and will support on market validation, rapid prototyping and solution showcasing opportunities

Startups aligned to HPE’s strategy will be mentored by HPE’s distinguished technologists and sales leaders

Bengaluru – November 9, 2020 – Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) today announced that it has selected eight startups for the HPE Digital Catalyst Program. This initiative is designed to identify, support, co-innovate and go to market with the next generation of digital disruptors in the Indian startup ecosystem.

Launched in August 2020, the HPE Digital Catalyst Program received applications from over 60 startups from India and globally. A majority of these startups work in artificial intelligence (AI), followed by intelligent edge, development, security and operations (DevSecOps), and cybersecurity. Additionally, most of the applications were from startups based in Bengaluru, Delhi NCR, and Mumbai.

As part of this program, HPE shortlisted 20 applications and amongst them selected the following eight enterprise-focused, growth stage startups.
 

“We are delighted to receive an overwhelming response to the HPE Digital Catalyst Program and congratulate the eight selected startups,” said Som Satsangi, MD – India, Hewlett Packard Enterprise. “We look forward to working closely with this cohort of startups to jointly build innovative enterprise grade solutions for our customers.”

HPE will work with these eight selected startups along the following three tracks:
 

a.    Technology – to explore technology partnerships through licensing agreements
 

b.    Go-to-market (GTM) – to explore joint solutions and GTM models to address the digitization challenges of enterprise customers
 

c.    Investment – to explore equity investments in longer-horizon technology startups through the Hewlett Packard Pathfinder program.
 

Additionally, these startups will be mentored by HPE’s distinguished technologists from the India R&D team and sales leaders.

HPE has engaged LetsVenture as ecosystem partner to connect with relevant B2B startups and other ecosystem constituents for the HPE Digital Catalyst Program.

About Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is the global edge-to-cloud platform-as-a-service company that helps organizations accelerate outcomes by unlocking value from all of their data, everywhere. Built on decades of reimagining the future and innovating to advance the way we live and work, HPE delivers unique, open and intelligent technology solutions, with a consistent experience across all clouds and edges, to help customers develop new business models, engage in new ways, and increase operational performance. For more information, visit: www.hpe.com.

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