BG Podcast - Episode 16: JD Weinstein Head of Startup Ecosystem (Austin) Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator

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Today's BG Podcast features a discussion with JD Weinstein, Head of Startup Ecosystem (Austin) at Oracle. The conversation covers the opening and development of Oracle’s Startup Cloud Accelerator in Austin (the first in North America), his vision for the program within Austin and Texas’s tech ecosystem, and more.

About JD:

JD Weinstein was most recently a Principal at WPP Ventures and previously a Venture Associate at Capital Factory. He brings a deep understanding of the Austin startup ecosystem and scaling startups through enterprise relationships. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin.

About the program:

Launched on June 22, 2018, the Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator in Austin, Texas, is the company's first U.S. location and part of the Oracle Global Startup Ecosystem.

The new accelerator provides statewide startups with access to a network of more than 430,000 Oracle customers, technical and business mentors, state-of-the-art technology, co-working space at Capital Factory, introductions to partners, talent, and investors, and free Oracle Cloud credits.

The six-month program will be run twice a year at Capital Factory’s offices in downtown Austin and include five to six startups focused on cloud computing.

Companies will be offered training opportunities at Oracle, access to co-working space and to Oracle’s vast chain of partners, investors, customers and other startups. The program will also give the selected startups a chance to pitch their ideas to potential partners and investors.

Links:
Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator Program 

Email JD at: jd.weinstein@oracle.com

Reach him on Linkedin

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