The program targets US-based minority-owned, female-owned, and veteran-owned small businesses, spanning diverse industries. The comprehensive program is expected to provide selected businesses with products powered by Qualcomm Technologies solutions, along with collaboration tools, and technical and integration support, which will help businesses maintain operations amidst the current global pandemic and beyond.
“Qualcomm Technologies creates products and services that enable users to stay mobile and connected, which will help small businesses remain competitive as the way we work changes,” said Cristiano Amon, President, Qualcomm Incorporated.
“The cellular-enabled Always-Connected PCs and hotspots, payment and software solutions, and headsets that our products power will transform the way each business works. With the expected support of Best Buy Business, Microsoft, and Verizon Business, the Qualcomm Small Business Accelerator program will provide selected small businesses with an assortment of technology and tools to help them succeed.”
With the launch of the Qualcomm Small Business Accelerator Program, the company and its ecosystem of partners have committed to provide unique selection of products, services and technical support valued at up to US$25,000 to selected businesses.
Qualcomm’s ecosystem partners involved in the Small Business Accelerator Program include Citrix (digital workspace solutions), Lenovo™ (5G-enabled PCs), Linksys (Wi-Fi networking devices), Samsung (PCs and mobile devices), Sophos (security software solutions), Targus (mobile docking stations), and Best Buy Business which is also planning to provide technical support.
“We live in a world where software and the cloud have the power to shape a wide array of industries and small businesses. From healthcare to retail, technology adoption helps businesses move forward. Always-Connected personal computers (ACPCs) allow us the freedom to work remotely from anywhere with seamless connectivity and incredible battery life. Microsoft believes connected PCs, in combination with software and cloud services, will empower small businesses to innovate how they transform and move their businesses forward,” said Panos Panay, Chief Product Officer, Microsoft.
“We are proud to work with Qualcomm Technologies to support small businesses in this way.”