"Our goal is to make it extremely easy for people to access the Cloud and we want to make it accessible not just to big companies, but also to every person who has an idea for a business that can transform this country," Oracle President Thomas Kurian today.

Mentoring is a key part of the initiative and the incubator will facilitate the companies to learn from venture capital funds and also former chief executives of successful startups, he said at a company event here.

Even though the company works with the software ecosystem across the world, this is a global first of having dedicated incubators, Kurian added.

First of the 'Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator' will be launched in Bengaluru –  the "second best funded startup hub in the world outside of USA" -- tomorrow, which will be followed up with similar centres across the country over the next 12 months, he said.

However, he did not tell the exact amount to be invested for the initiative, but said Oracle has committed "several millions of dollars" for it.

The announcement comes after the government launched a high-decibel campaign to promote startups in the country and steps to develop the ecosystem.

Startups will have to apply to be a part of the accelerator and selected ones will undergo a six month accelerator programme.

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