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Web Hosting Provider Softlayer Giving Free Hosting to Startups

Published on 11/7/2012 by

Softlayer Technologies, Inc. was founded in 2005 and today offers hosting services such as dedicated servers, managed hosting and cloud computing. Once a startup company themselves, Softlayer is now partnering with new companies and giving away free hosting and mentoring. Read on to learn how you can take advantage of this incredible offer.

Supercharge your startup with SoftLayer Catalyst

softlayer Catalyst Free Hosting

As anyone who’s attempted to start a new business knows, hosting costs can quickly eat into your profits, leading you to sacrifice quality for low prices, or do some serious budget readjusting.  SoftLayer understands this, and that's why they've created Catalyst. SoftLayer Catalyst is a new program for startups that aims to help you build your vision by offering free best-in-class hosting and mentoring services. Already, the Catalyst Startup Program has helped new companies like SpotRight, Epic Playground, MODX and Entryless get a head start online by planting a firm foundation at each company’s feet.

On Monday, SoftLayer announced that it was extending its Catalyst Program to Canada.

Ready to be a part of Catalyst? In order to qualify, your company will need to meet one of the following requirements:

  • You're a startup or early-stage technology company with an Internet-dependent product or service.
  • You’re a member of an incubator or accelerator program that SoftLayer partners with.
  • You have a referral from a SoftLayer investor or advisor.

If you meet any one of those requirements, you can apply for SoftLayer’s Catalyst Program here. Those accepted into the program will receive $1,000/month hosting credits, mentoring from SoftLayer's Innovation Team and increased market visibility.