OVH to give startups a leg up at France Singapore ICT Awards 2017

“Innovation is Freedom”, that’s our mantra, but how does a global provider like OVH stay innovative as it grows?

Startups may be part of the answer. Indeed, something that has helped OVH keep its dynamic edge is staying up to date with what fledgling companies are doing, and supporting their success. In 2015, we put our money where our mouth is by launching our Digital Launch Pad programme (DLP), which rewards selected startups with free cloud computing resources worth up to $100,000. We have since welcomed over 700 startups to our accelerator and have no intention of sacrificing this startup spirit as we continue to grow exponentially in the US and APAC.

The DLP Lands in Singapore

We officially launched the DLP programme in Singapore and South East Asia on the 8th of May 2017 at the France-Singapore innovation circle. In parallel, OVH vice-chairman Laurent Allard and APAC director Lionel Legros have made it their mission to meet the most influential Singapore incubators and accelerators, including NTUitive, Mediapreneur and SGInnovate.

Keen to plug into Singapore’s vibrant startup scene, OVH Singapore is sponsoring the 7th annual edition of the France Singapore ICT Awards at the Arts House, Singapore. The event, co-organised by Business France & The French Chamber of Commerce takes place today, the 23rd of May 2017, in the presence of H.E. Marc ABENSOUR, Ambassador of France to Singapore. The ceremony will support dynamism and innovation in Infocommunication. The following awards will be granted to deserving Singaporean and French companies: best innovative and disruption award, the newcomer award, best deployment and customer success award and the corporate and social responsibility award.

From Trailblazer to Sponsor and Judge

OVH’s involvement in this event will stretch beyond sponsorship as our APAC Director, Lionel Legros has also been invited to form part of a prestigious judging panel, including representatives from both Google and Microsoft. Our director will be given the chance to play “Dragon’s Den”, listening to 1 minute pitches from each of the 21 competing companies and personally presenting the “Most Disruptive & Innovative Solution Award.” Lionel adds:
“I am honoured to represent OVH on the judging panel at today’s France Singapore ICT Awards. Being selected as a judge highlights the fact that OVH has itself pushed the boundaries of innovation. Whether it be designing a homegrown ventilation and water cooling system or managing our entire value chain, from design to production of our datacentres and servers”

What Can OVH Bring to the Singapore Ecosystem?

The startup and incubator landscape in Singapore is already very rich, with the county reaching number 12 in the 2017 startup ecosystem ranking . OVH hopes to provide the startup network and beyond with an attractive alternative to the choice of cloud vendors available. Priding ourselves on our price/performance ratio, incredibly fast provisioning speed and our ability to offer our customers complete control of their infrastructure.

If the DLP programme is of interest to you, you can find out more and apply directly on our website.

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