HPE has launched the HPE Digital Catalyst Program in partnership with angel investing platform LetsVenture to identify, support, co-innovate, and go to market (GTM) with the next generation of digital disruptors in the Indian startup ecosystem, a statement from the company said.
The HPE Digital Catalyst Program will focus on partnering with startups working in artificial intelligence (AI), DevSecOps, cybersecurity, and intelligent edge. As part of this program, HPE will work with a selected cohort of eight enterprise-focussed, growth-stage startups along three tracks - technology, go-to-market, and investment.
This program for the startups will explore technology partnerships through licensing agreements, joint solutions, and GTM models to address the digitisation challenges of enterprise customers and also look at possible equity investments in longer-horizon technology startups through its Pathfinder program.
Startups participating in the program will receive support from HPE teams including technology mentoring, market validation and mentoring with HPE’s sales leaders, rapid prototyping support to build joint solutions and solution showcasing opportunities. Disruptive startups aligned to HPE’s strategy will also have the opportunity to pitch to the HPE Pathfinder program for funding.