Yvolv assists startups with new program

by Pippa Sanderson   28 March, 2017
Yvolv assists startups with new program

Fahad Al Hajeri, the CEO of Yvolv.

Yvolv, the technology joint venture between Alibaba Cloud and Meraas, is launching a new program aimed at technology startups. The program, Yvolv Ignite, aims to assist startups to focus on driving their core businesses rather than focusing on technology operations, which consequently helps them reach their growth targets faster and smoother.

The program is built to tackle the common challenges that startups face in the early stages, such as overspending on technology and spending time on technology operations. The Yvolv Ignite program helps startups by providing them access to elastic in-country cloud resources, sharing guidance on how to build their technology platform and define a successful customer experience, as well as mentoring them on how to fast-track their growth.

“Being a startup ourselves, we fully understand the needs and challenges that other startups face during the early stages. Therefore, we have tailor-made this program along with our partners to best help companies at the start of their journey”, said Fahad Al Hajeri, CEO of Yvolv.

The Ignite program offers free Alibaba Cloud Credit, Digital Innovation consultation and mentorship, as well as networking and PR support, and invitations to events sponsored by Yvolv and Alibaba Cloud, in addition to media coverage.

The program is available to any technology startup that’s in its early stage with limited funding, leverage technology at the core of its business model, is based in the Middle East or provides its service to Middle East customers, and is not exclusive to a specific technology provider. Startups can continue benefiting from the program until they become self-sustainable.

They can join by simply completing the form at yvolv.ae/ignite or contacting their program manager (if they are part of an incubator, accelerator or VC fund) to introduce them to the Yvolv Ignite program manager.

Blacksmith is one of the incubators/accelerators that has already partnered with Yvolv, and will be introducing this program to its startups to get access to the benefits provided.

“The startup ecosystem will change in the years to come. The approach on early-stage ventures will become more professional and entrepreneurs will need serious players such as Yvolv to build sustainable technologies and businesses,” said Alexandre Pereira, CEO and Founding Partner of Blacksmith.


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