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: SV. CO, a leading digital incubator for student startups, has signed an agreement with DigitalOcean, making the American company its official Cloud Partner for its incubation programmes. DigitalOcean is a cloud platform that simplifies the complexities of infrastructure for software developers and businesses. Under the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed in Bengaluru earlier this month, all students who complete SV. CO's Free MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) will get cloud credits, while additional cloud credits would be given to teams that get selected to the Silicon Valley Programme. The month-long six ways to graduate MOOC provides basics in entrepreneurship to first year engineering students while the six-month Silicon Valley programme is the main course of SV. CO's #StartInCollege flagship programme. "Cloud infrastructure is one of the most crucial components required for young startups to build technology companies.
The partnership with DigitalOcean will bring world class technology and support for student startups across India," Startup village chairman Sanjay Vijayakumar said in a release here. The association with DigitalOcean would provide college startups the expertise and resources of a top company in Cloud infrastructure, he said. Prabhakar Jayakumar, India Country Manager, DigitalOcean, said, "At DigitalOcean, we love to nurture developers and startups and students are an integral component of these ecosystems. We look forward to supporting student entrepreneurs through such programmes and help them build next generation businesses on the cloud." With this partnership, DigitalOcean has joined the ranks of companies like Facebook and Paytm which provide training assistance and scholarships to SV. CO's students respectively, the release said. It also brings into focus the startup culture of giving back to society, it said. SV. CO has forged an agreement with Facebook, which is its official host in the Silicon Valley.
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