When Marc Andreessen wrote his famous essay “Why Software Is Eating the World” almost a decade ago, he asked: “What can we collectively do to expand the number of innovative new software companies created in the U.S. and around the world?”.
Andreessen claimed that lower start-up costs and a rapidly expanding global market for online services would create opportunities for software to transform industries of all kinds. This conviction prompted his venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz to make the first major investment in DigitalOcean – providing us with key resources they needed to simplify cloud computing.
To answer Andreessen’s original question, DigitalOcean developed Hatch.
Hatch – DigitalOcean’s global program for startups – is designed to help you create, launch, and scale your business. The program includes up to 12 months of credit on DigitalOcean cloud infrastructure – at no cost to you.
Check out the benefits:
- Get up to 12 months of infrastructure credits
- Monthly expert webinars & office hours
- 24/7/365 Prioritized technical support
- 99.99% Uptime SLA for all services
- Access to a vibrant community of startups
- Member perks with exclusive benefits and discounts
They will also introduce you to their community of startups who are building their ideas on DigitalOcean so you can learn from and be inspired by entrepreneurs just like you.
If you’re currently working on a new startup idea, they would really love to hear from you. If not you can still thoroughly test DO via below link.
PS: In March 2020, DigitalOcean announced a partnership with the Twilio Startups program. Hatch startups will now have access to Twilio Startups benefits including 12 months of product credits, mentoring, and networking opportunities.