Huawei announces initiatives to build robust startup ecosystems in Asia-Pacific
[Singapore/Hong Kong, August 3, 2021] The Asia-Pacific Spark Founders Summit, held simultaneously in Singapore and Hong Kong SAR, featured the announcement of four initiatives, including the Cloud-Cloud Collaboration and Innovation Program, from HUAWEI CLOUD , whose key objective is to boost the growth of startups. Mr. Zhang Ping’an, senior vice president of Huawei, CEO of Huawei Cloud BU and president of Huawei Consumer Cloud Service, said at the event, “In the future, we will strengthen our support for startups through the joint HUAWEI CLOUD outreach. and Huawei Mobile Services, as well as leveraging our continuous technological innovation, global and local services, and high-quality business ecosystems. “
Mr. Zhang Ping’an, Senior Vice President of Huawei, CEO of Huawei Cloud BU and President of Huawei Consumer Cloud Service, delivering his keynote address
Huawei’s four initiatives to boost startup growth
“HUAWEI CLOUD has always supported startups.” Mr. Zhang Ping’an said during his speech. “Huawei is working with local governments, major incubators, well-known venture capital firms and universities, creating support platforms for startups in many regions.” “We launched the Spark program in Asia-Pacific last year, with 40 startups joining us to date. Mr. Zhang Ping’an added. “We’ve already helped four of these startups launch new products and completely transform their businesses, while helping eight enter new markets. “
Initiative 1: Joint awareness of HUAWEI CLOUD and HMS
Huawei combines the HUAWEI CLOUD infrastructure with Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) to strengthen all industries, from media, entertainment and finance to industrial internet, healthcare and education. HUAWEI CLOUD and HMS developers and partners will benefit from unified accounts, one-stop development platforms, and one-stop app distribution and marketing.
By leveraging Huawei’s global HMS ecosystem, startups can access more growth opportunities. Today, HMS is the third largest mobile application ecosystem in the world, serving 4.5 million developers in more than 170 countries and regions. Together with its customers and partners, Huawei is committed to building an ecosystem of applications across platforms and devices, and delivering the best digital experience to users around the world.
Initiative 2: Continuous technological innovation
By providing cloud services around the world with rapid elasticity, excellent performance, and a consistent experience, HUAWEI CLOUD helps startups accelerate their growth and expand into global markets.
Specifically, HUAWEI CLOUD’s Cloud-Native 2.0 solution helps businesses build agile and comprehensive capabilities by leveraging highly efficient infrastructure and cutting-edge cloud native technologies, from containers to big data.
Nestia, a Singapore-based startup, developed agile capabilities using HUAWEI CLOUD, improving performance by 20% and reducing costs by 30%. Additionally, by joining the HMS ecosystem, Nestia’s app can be distributed through Huawei AppGallery, extending the startup’s reach to 1.3 million registered users and 200,000 active daily users.
UCARS, an online automotive marketplace in Singapore, used HUAWEI CLOUD ModelArts to create the first AI-based car assessment tool in Southeast Asia. This tool can estimate a car’s resale value in seconds, dramatically improving sales efficiency. Today, UCARS is one of the fastest growing online automotive marketplaces in Singapore.
J&T EXPRESS is an Indonesian express delivery company operating in several countries and regions in Southeast Asia. To meet the demand for rapidly scaling IT resources, J&T worked with HUAWEI CLOUD to create on-premises cloud resource pools, which resulted in a five-fold increase in system capacity. Today, J&T has grown into the # 1 delivery service company in the region.
Initiative 3: Global + local services
HUAWEI CLOUD operates 45 Availability Zones in 23 different geographies around the world. In Asia-Pacific, it operates seven AZ in Hong Kong SAR, Singapore and Thailand, with local service teams in more than 10 countries and regions. Capable of delivering cloud services globally With consistent experience and superb performance, HUAWEI CLOUD is an ideal choice for startups in Asia-Pacific who wish to expand into global markets.
Initiative 4: High-quality business ecosystems
A quality ecosystem is crucial for the success of startups. With this in mind, HUAWEI CLOUD has built high-quality ecosystems for startups in Asia-Pacific, spanning consulting services, SaaS partners, software partners, as well as governments and major venture capitalists. HUAWEI CLOUD maintains deep cooperation with more than 2,000 ecosystem partners in Asia-Pacific. In Hong Kong SAR and Singapore in particular, the cloud service provider is working with local governments, top VCs, and top universities to create support platforms for startups. These platforms offer a range of services, from resource support and funding opportunities to coaching and more.
Cloud-Cloud collaboration and innovation program
Combining the strengths of HUAWEI CLOUD with HMS, this program accelerates the growth of startups through the following initiatives:
Resource Support: HUAWEI CLOUD and HMS will each provide US $ 20 million in resources and benefits for free.
- Funding Opportunities: This year Huawei plans to support more than 200 startups in the HMS ecosystem and recommend more than 100 HMS partners to major investment organizations.
- Channel Sharing: Huawei will share its global channels with developers around the world and help them reach 1 billion device users through Huawei’s consumer cloud services platform.
- Talent culture: Huawei will build innovation centers for HMS developers by working with 210 renowned universities in Asia-Pacific. The goal of cultivating more than 100,000 cloud native HMS developers.
Startups are the future of the economy and seeds of potential just waiting to be unleashed. Going forward, in Asia-Pacific, HUAWEI CLOUD will continue to invest heavily and work with partners to create inclusive, robust and innovative startup ecosystems, in turn transforming them into powerful engines that drive digital transformation.
HUAWEI CLOUD is second in China and No. 5 in the global IaaS market, and remains one of the world’s leading and fastest growing cloud service providers.