Top 5 American Companies Supporting Startups

Recently, a survey directed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and UNICEF showed that young people aged between 18 and 35 years old believe job creation and entrepreneurship should be the no. 1 priority for the United Nations going forward.

These companies share the same goal by supporting entrepreneurs getting their startups in motion.

  • Hewlett-Packard

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Commonly referred to as HP, the Hewlett-Packard is an American multinational company founded by William Redington Hewlett and David Packard on January 1, 1939 in Palo Alto, California.

HP have a wordlwide program called HP Life Program that helps provide training for students, entrepreneurs and small business owners who want to get into the IT business.

This program creates jobs with in-person trainings, e- training, tools and skills workshops. Using the latest HP technology, the courses are interactive and based on real-life challenges. The courses are totally free, and you can do them online or in places around the world.

  • Google

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Google is an American multinational technology company founded on September 4, 1998 by  two graduate students, Sergey Brin and Larry Page.

The company is specializing in Internet-related services and products such as online advertising, cloud computing, search, software, and hardware.

You may be familiar with Google Search, Google Play, Google Maps and Chrome Browser as products made by google, but if you’re an entrepreneur you should definetly learn more about Google for Entrepreneurs.

They provide financial support and the best of Google’s resources to support startups around the world.

Since Google was first founded in a garage, they really know how hard it is to start a company, especially in today’s very competitive environment.

They have developed “startup communities” around the world with community programs, working spaces, and resources for passionate entrepreneurs in different industries.

  • Microsoft

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If you join the BizSpark program, you can get up to $750 per month of FREE Azure cloud services for 3 years; that’s $150 per month each for up to 5 developers. In addition to free tools, services and software licenses including Visual Studio and Office.

You just need to be an owner of a startup younger than five years and making less than $1 million per year, and be privately held.

Another program by Microsoft is the BizSpark Plus program, this one is only available to Accelerator members.

If you’re a BizSpark Plus member you get free cloud services and you save the money so you can spend it elsewhere, such as hiring new developers or investing in marketing to get more customers and scale your business revenue.

What you’re really getting? Up to $10,000 per month, that’s $120K of FREE Azure cloud services for a year and access to free software and tools such as Visual Studio and Office. Free support so your startup is running 24/7. If you want more knowledge on your business for you and your team you get free access to hundreds of training courses.

  • Facebook

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Facebook recently announced their newest program called FbStart, a program that provides mobile developers with free tools and services worth up to $80,000 in order to get their startup up and running. Originally, only developers who attended f8 were eligible to apply to FbStart, but today, they’re opening their doors to everyone to join.

Since f8, Facebook added new partners to the FbStart program such as HootSuite and Transifex, and they’re willing to expand the number of partners soon.

Facebook is working with great companies to offer exclusive services and tools for FbStart members. Here’s a full list of their current partners:

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Any developer around the world with a public Android or iOS app is eligible to apply for FbStart to build and grow his app.

  • Dell

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Dell founder Michael Dell was designated as the UN Foundation’s first global advocate for entrepreneurship in 2014 and advocated for UN Goal 8, which breaks ground for the next billion jobs through advocacy for entrepreneurs.

To accomplish this goal, Dell is working with global leaders, policymakers and the public and private sectors to focus their policy advocacy on improving startups’ and entrepreneurs’ access to key elements of success

Dell partners with top customers to advocate for entrepreneurs and provide the world’s best ecosystems and technology for growth.

Dell for Entrepreneurs is a program created to help startups to gain the resources, mentorship and technology they need to be more creative and productive.

Considering Dell as an investor and a partner, they are proudly the “biggest startup in the world” and they want to help small businesses follow in their footsteps.

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