Pitney Bowes announced a new six-month program called Scale-Up, designed to give young and emerging startups an opportunity to expand using Pitney Bowes cloud services and APIs.
The global Pitney Bowes Innovation team leads the programs. They recently trained 1,100 engineers and software developers in technology areas such as mobile, SaaS, AI, analytics and IoT.
In April 2016, the Company launched the Pitney Bowes Commerce Cloud, a commerce enabler providing access for clients and developers to Pitney Bowes solutions, analytics and application programming interfaces (API’s) across the full commerce continuum.
Pitney Bowes has named six startups to the summer session of the Pitney Bowes Accelerator Program. Those are – eCourierz, Infinite Analytics, Medimojo, Niki, Sponsifyme and Wedosky.
The Accelerator startups will have access to select Pitney Bowes software and APIs for six months. In addition, Pitney Bowes will provide mentorship with leading engineering and innovation experts for technical and business guidance.
The startups will be placed in Pune or Noida for incubation and will have opportunities to network with prospective investors.
“The Accelerator Program brings our people together with startups and emerging technology companies to develop APIs on our Commerce Cloud platform, network with peer startups and our global teams, and collaborate together on emerging technologies,” said Roger Pilc, Chief Innovation Officer of Pitney Bowes.
Last year, Pitney Bowes incubated four startups as a part of the program: Ipsator, Fetchon, Kayeura, and Shipdesk, and two to an Accelerator Collaboration Program: Loginext and Primaseller.
The Pitney Bowes Accelerator Program has entered into a partnership with Microsoft. Microsoft will provide subscriptions to Microsoft’s Visual Studio and Azure Cloud Credits up to USD$ 27,000 over three years via the BizSpark program.