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.

NetApp ExcellerateHER program is geared towards empowering women founders to take their start-ups sky high. Our focus areas remain same for women entrepreneurs and the start-ups will receive same benefits as offered to main program participants. To provide a well-defined strategy and direction to their start-ups, we are engaging with women leaders from the industry as potential mentors to them. This way, we not only help find opportunities for start-up founders but empower them as new age entrepreneurs in the digital first world.


Program Offerings

This four-month program helps start-ups develop cutting-edge products and solutions by providing them with an array of unique offerings.

Mentoring by successful entrepreneurs, senior industry leaders, and investors

Business Mentorship

Personalized learning program and mentoring by industry experts

Technology Mentorship

Targeted customer access for requirement analysis, proofs of concept, and demos on a case-by-case basis

Customer Access

Access to collaboration tools, productivity tools, and the NetApp software development kit (SDK)

Access to Tools

Investor connects for selected start-ups (if relevant)

Investor Connects

Access to NetApp ONTAP® cloud software and the remote help desk. Advice on business functions such as legal, tax and compliance, finance, marketing, and human resources.

Technology and Business Support

Equity-free grant of $15,000


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.