The NephoScale Kick Start Programme also provides start-up companies accepted into the Mozilla WebFWD start-up accelerator program with US $12,000 of cloud hosting over one year. A press release jointly issued by both programmes said the tie-up would help participants to focus more on developing and scaling their applications.
“We at Mozilla WebFWD are committed to partnering with vendors and service providers that provide significant benefit to our companies. NephoScale was interesting for us given its next-generation cloud infrastructure platform, high touch on boarding, excellent technical support, and deep understanding of application delivery in the cloud,” explained Diane Bisgeier, Program Manager for WebFWD.
The NephoScale Start-up Kick-Start Program is designed to provide startups with free cloud infrastructure services and assistance with designing and building out their infrastructure environments.
“Because the NephoScale cloud platform was built for developers by developers, serving the needs of companies developing open source software, such as those accepted to the WebFWD program, makes for a great business relationship,” said Telemachus Luu, Co-founder and CTO of NephoScale.
The Silicon Valley based NephoScale is a leader in next generation high performance programmable infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) with advanced cloud technologies such as CloudScript, Elastic Networking, hybrid virtual/bare metal compute, and object-based Cloud Storage that deliver capabilities to enable customers to deploy their applications globally in a cost-effective and scalable manner. The company currently has over 1000 customers worldwide and handles millions of transactions every day.
The seven startups admitted to the latest WebFWD accelerator class include: Codebender, a web platform for developing new hardware-related and embedded projects; Harp Platform a development platform that leverages the power of Dropbox, and Linklib an open, user generated library of video commentary that lets users add links to videos and send them to a second screen.
WebFWD is Mozilla's 3-month accelerator program consisting of a global community of tech entrepreneurs and developers provides its startups (located worldwide) with direct access to a structured curriculum. WebFWD invites early-stage companies focused on open source web, social, and mobile apps to apply for the program, which has several cycles in a year. The program offers a team of mentors to guide entrepreneurs, access to many channels and opportunities to attain seed funding.