SoftLayer Technologies, the innovation leader in on-demand cloud and dedicated hosting, is giving budding entrepreneurs a strong foundation for success. Through its own technology mentorship initiative – the SoftLayer Catalyst Program – SoftLayer is providing financial support a, SoftLayer to qualified participants $1,000 a month toward dedicated, cloud and hybrid infrastructure resources and engage its executives as mentors.
SoftLayer, which itself grew out of a classic startup environment, founded its Catalyst Program in 2011 to help find the best technology innovators and mentor them to success. The SoftLayer Catalyst Program provides entrepreneurs with advice, best practices, industry insight from SoftLayer executives, marketing support and hosting resources.
“Our involvement is not simply about development of new technology. It is ultimately about being a catalyst for change – inspiring new entrepreneurs and positively impacting the national economy,” said Paul Ford, vice president of Community Development at SoftLayer. “As former entrepreneurs, we believe it is our responsibility to share our knowledge and experiences with startups to give them the business agility they require to speed their development time and rapidly respond to market needs and opportunities.”
To find out more about SoftLayer’s Catalyst Program contact Paul at email@example.com or on Twitter @paulford.
About SoftLayer Technologies
SoftLayer is the global cloud infrastructure platform provider built for Internet scale. Headquartered in Dallas, the company operates 13 data centers in the US, Asia and Europe; worldwide network points of presence; and a high-speed global network for secure, low-latency communications. SoftLayer’s modular architecture, full-featured API and sophisticated automation create a flexible platform that seamlessly integrates physical and virtual systems. With 100,000 servers under management, SoftLayer is the largest privately held Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider in the world, with a portfolio of 25,000 leading-edge customers from Web startups to global enterprises. For more information, please visit softlayer.com or call 1.866.398.7638.