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August 16, 2021
The company continues to invest in the startup ecosystem in Poland, offering state-of-the-art technology, valuable data storage solutions, cloud services, mentorship and training to local early-stage and growth startups.
Warsaw, August 16, 2021 – Today, Scaleway, the fast-growing European cloud provider, launches its fifth Startup Program: Scaleway Startup Programs Poland special edition with Digital Now! Holding, polish eCommerce ecosystem developer. The company, which is present in over 160 countries, is cementing its position in Poland with the launch of its successful Startup Programs – the Early Stage and the Growth Stage Programs. These Programs involve a 6 month to a year-long scheme which includes up to €36,000 worth of cloud services and tools available to participants, as well as training and mentoring. The programs have been launched in countries across the EMEA region, including the UK, France, the Netherlands and Germany.
It is paramount for startups and tech companies to gain access to technology resources to get started quickly and easily, test fast and scale their environment as they grow. Cloud computing allows startups to go beyond the resources at their disposal, which are often restricted, and use on-demand, flexible, services that can be adjusted as needed, while allowing them to focus on what matters most to them: innovating and meeting customers’ needs. Scaleway addresses many modern issues, from hyper scalability, to infrastructure redundancy, to straightforward cost optimization, thus helping startups with state-of-the-art technology, support, access to a global community, knowledge sharing, and additional resources that make it even easier for them to grow their businesses through the cloud.
To further demonstrate Scaleway’s commitment and investment to the CEE and to Poland, the company is launching local versions of its successful Startup Programs, aimed at helping startups reach a wider audience on a global scale.
Scaleway’s Growth Stage & Early Stage Startup Programs select a few lucky companies every month to participate in the scheme. Selected companies receive access to Scaleway’s cloud tools via credits worth up to €36,000 over a 6 to 12-month period, plus training and mentoring in the fields of IT, product development, and marketing. The Startup Programs also provide participants with an invaluable opportunity to leverage Scaleway’s international network of contacts.
Both programs were launched in 2020 as an immediate answer to the support needs of scaling startups in difficult times.
As a result of GDPR, more and more startups are taking their clients’ data and data storage conditions very seriously. Participants in Scaleway’s Startup Programs can rest assured that their data, and their partners’, is protected by the highest security standards.
“It is always tough to switch from a well-known, proven solution, especially when it works.The two largest cloud providers have approached us, we stayed with one of them, and it worked. When we got a chance to give Scaleway’s cloud a go, we performed the migration to our DevOps & users’ satisfaction.” Jakub Dubec, CMO, Localazy
“We know what it takes to build and scale a startup. Scaleway started small and has become an established, full-stack cloud solution provider, with hundreds of thousands of customers in over 160 countries, most of which in Europe where we are based,” says Yann Lechelle, CEO, Scaleway
“Since our story started, times have changed. It’s no longer just about capital, product-market fit, velocity and scale. The digital world we are building will be more demanding than ever and is under close scrutiny by all stakeholders, clients, investors and regulators alike. Startups need partnerships more than just providers. We believe we are a uniquely positioned Infrastructure-as-a-Service provider with an array of competitive solutions that will enable you to deploy your own products, apps and businesses.
“We’ve combined an entrepreneurial DNA and our profoundly European roots with the size and agility to make us an ideal partner to power your company’s growth.
“Poland is becoming an important European tech ecosystem after experiencing record levels of investment and an exceptional growth pace in recent years. We want to contribute to it as best as possible. We are looking to help the best Polish startups grow and thrive by giving them the means and resources to rapidly scale. I am personally looking forward to receiving your application to see if there is a match!” says Yann Lechelle.
The vast array of support services for startups will be tailored to the specific needs of each participant. From one-on-one sessions with experts, to worksessions with peers, to webinars, to cloud solutions and IT training, everything will be focused on scaling successful startups from Poland, worldwide.
For the debut program in Poland, Scaleway has partnered with Digital Now! Holding. The goal of the partnership is to tap into Digital Now! Holding’s community of tech startups and scaleups in Poland, and support them with Scaleway’s unique offering and program and with more than hundred of partners and more than a thousand of Holding’s customers.
“By conducting an acceleration program, we want to generate additional value for ambitious projects that have a chance to become industry leaders. We want to support the participants at all stages of the established cooperation, both in terms of content and mentoring. Therefore, in order to ensure that they participate in the program of the highest quality, we have invited specialists and engaged investors. We believe that their experience, instruments and network will provide comprehensive support to projects with different needs as well as at different stages of development.
During the establishment of the program, we focused primarily on building a space of unrestricted development. We use the experience gained in international markets to dynamize actions for projects offering value to eCommerce customers. Holding’s presence on three continents and its partnerships with global leaders in the digital sales revolution can be a ladder to success for beginning businesses” says Łukasz Nawrocki, CEO of Digital Now! Holding.
Applications are open to Polish startups from August 15 to September 15: https://bit.ly/pl-edition-app
The Early Stage Startup Program by Scaleway is a six-month limited collaboration. During this period, the startups benefit from up to €3,600 in cloud credits, and technical guidance, to fully enjoy their infrastructure and use their time for other matters. Among the advantages, the companies joining our Early Stage Program will also be featured on our social media accounts, and have the chance to use the strength of our network to share their news and announce their product releases. Finally, they will have access to private events where they can meet their fellow programs members and collect advice from experts about business best practices.
The Growth Stage Startup Program by Scaleway is a one-year limited collaboration. During this period, the startups benefit from up to €36,000 in cloud credits, and technical support at all times, to fully enjoy their infrastructure and use their time for other matters. In addition, all throughout this journey, the Program Lead and the dedicated Account Manager will carefully accompany the startups, step by step, to answer their questions. Among the advantages, the companies joining our Growth Stage Program will also be featured on our blog and social media accounts, and have the chance to use the strength of our network to share their news and announce their product releases. You can add to this a dedicated podcast episode in our series “Startup Stories with Scaleway”, and access to private events where they can meet their fellow programs members and collect advice from experts about business best practices.
Scaleway is the leading alternative European Infrastructure and Platform as-a-Service provider. It caters to the global market with the essential mix of cloud computing resources that is flexible, cost effective, reliable, secure and sustainably powered. Scaleway is the only triple play cloud provider to offer private data center colocation and infrastructure, dedicated servers for maximum control and punch, and a modern and elastic public cloud ecosystem. Scaleway has a daring approach that challenges the status quo, and its ecosystem is designed to leverage market standards to make things simpler: S3 compatibility, a rolling up-to-date Kubernetes and Terraform support. Scaleway is constantly growing around the world, and currently serves hundreds of thousands of clients in over 160 countries. Scaleway’s services are deployed via six data centers located in three regions: Paris (France), Amsterdam (Netherlands) and Warsaw (Poland).
Digital Now! is a holding group of companies specialising in providing comprehensive support to eCommerce and service companies operating online. Since the beginning of its existence the holding has focused on innovative strategies that create a new image of e-marketing in the 360 dimension. The leading entity of the holding is iCEA Group – the first SEO360 agency that has been present on the market since 2007. The company has the status of a Google Partner and is the winner of the second place in the category of SEO/SEM agencies in the Dream Team competition. https://digitalnow-holding.com/