Press Release

OVHcloud’s Startup Program partners with global business incubator SETsquared to foster UK enterprise

Press Release

United Kingdom (London) 14th September 2021

OVHcloud today announced its partnership with SETsquared, the world’s leading university business incubator, to offer its cloud solutions and Startup Program benefits to their member startups.

OVHcloud’s global Startup Program  has been running since 2015 and received 7,000 applications from new businesses worldwide. Over 2,000 have been assisted to date, with more than £5m in cloud credits and invaluable solution architecture support.

Based in the UK, SETsquared is the world’s leading university business incubator according to the ‘UBI Global World Rankings of Business Incubators and Accelerators’ and has fostered more than 5,000 entrepreneurs, created 10,900 jobs, and helped raise over £2.94 billion in funding.

Startups supported by SETsquared can apply for membership of the OVHcloud Startup Program. Successful applicants have access to the following benefits:

  • £8,500 of cloud hosting credits and six hours of 1-on-1 time with a solution architect
  • Access to market opportunities within OVHcloud’s customer and partner network
  • Networking and other visibility opportunities
  • Mentorship programme
  • Faster tech support
  • Membership events
  • Personalised onboarding with social media shoutouts for new members

OVHcloud’s partnership with SETsquared is now live, and applications for membership are open to young companies.

OVHcloud’s Startup Program is already supporting three of SETsquared’s UK startups, 3finery, Omecu and Play Well for Life, who benefit from the cloud hosting credits as well as industry expertise and technical support while scaling their enterprises.

Philip Marais, Startup Program Manager, OVHcloud said, “Our partnership with SETsquared will hugely benefit the UK’s thriving startup ecosystem, and we are proud to support the country’s greatest entrepreneurial talent. SETsquared consistently incubates high-quality startups that add economic and social value to the communities in which they operate. With the support of our cloud solutions, these startups can focus on building and delivering their vision.”


Simon Bond, Innovation Director, SETsquared said: “OVHcloud already provides world-class support to three of our incubated startups and this partnership will extend these benefits to many more of the enterprises we help develop. Both SETsquared and the OVHcloud Startup Program offer vital support to new businesses across diverse industries to help them succeed and grow. OVHcloud’s personalised approach really sets them apart, providing excellent networking and mentorship opportunities, solution architecture, social media support and more, which makes a real difference to the startups we support.”


To find out more about OVHcloud’s partnership with SETsquared and how to apply for membership visit:


SETsquared Partnership

About SETsquared

SETsquared is the global no. 1 business incubator and enterprise partnership of the universities of Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey. Through specialist business support and innovation programmes, SETsquared helps companies grow and raise public funding and private investment.

About OVHcloud

OVHcloud is a global player and the leading European cloud provider operating 400,000 servers within 33 data centres across 4 continents. For 20 years, the Group has relied on an integrated model that provides complete control of its value chain, from the design of its servers to the construction and management of its data centres, including the orchestration of its fibre-optic network. This unique approach allows it to independently cover all the use cases of its 1.6 million customers in more than 140 countries. OVHcloud now offers latest-generation solutions combining performance, price predictability and total sovereignty over their data to support their growth in complete freedom.

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