About the Program
NetApp Excellerator is NetApp’s global start-up program that aims to fuel innovation by partnering with deep-tech start-ups. We work with start-ups working on cutting edge technologies and take them to the global map by providing access to NetApp’s customers.
All this while offering best in class technical and business mentorship along with access to NetApp’s network.
Deepak BalakrishnaCTO – SaaS Security at Qualys, Ex-CEO Adya (Acquired by Qualys)
NetApp has excellent channels, sales and marketing programs that we wanted to use because their customers are essentially our prospects. Our mentors here gave us access to APIs and helped us understand how we could connect to customer’s NetApp servers and tell them what is important. We wouldn’t have done it all even if we were given couple of years.
Prakash BaskaranCEO & Founder, SecurelyShare
The association with NetApp has really helped us. We found an opportunity to integrate with one of the NetApp products. That gives us global access in terms of Go-To-Market with assistance of NetApp Sales & Marketing teams. This would have been much difficult without the NetApp Excellerator program. So, the Go-To Market strategy, especially as a B2B company and NetApp being in the B2B space has really helped us.
Samir KumarMD & General Partner at Inventus India
NetApp Excellerator program is going from strength to strength. I have been following them from their first cohort seeing the start-ups that have been emerging out of this program. We know many of the companies that have done well after coming out of the program. Start-ups like the ones graduating from NetApp Excellerator are very useful for the ecosystem because they help investors like us to access a more mature set of companies when we look at our investment thesis.
Sudhir SethiFounder & Chairman, Chiratae Ventures
It is not easy to go to a customer for early stage companies, that’s what they make it easy and that also for deep technologies. That’s very good, India needs that.
Rohit Kumar PandeyCEO & Co-founder, SigTuple
NetApp Excellerator has helped us enormously not only on the Go-To-Market but also on the technology side.
This four-month program helps start-ups develop cutting-edge products and solutions by providing them with an array of unique offerings.
Access to Tools
Technology and Business Support
Who Can Apply?
This program is intended for global B2B start-ups that want to explore NetApp expertise in the areas of the hybrid cloud, storage, and data management. We are looking for start-ups specializing in the cloud, the Internet of Things, big data and analytics, machine learning, virtualization, data security, data management, storage, and other related subjects.