Students ready for a digital age
Enterprise software developer Salesforce has teamed up with the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to provide digital skills to educators and students and prepare them for the future. The goal of this collaboration is to raise up to 200,000 students in the next five years. “Digital skills have become as important as reading and writing, so we have the opportunity and responsibility to help bridge the digital divide in our society and economy,” said Sanket Atal, Senior Vice-President and MD – Sites, Salesforce India. Students will be introduced to Trailhead, Salesforce’s free learning platform, and gain access to the firm’s resources and modules. Through this collaboration, teachers will be trained to take advantage of trailheads and use salesforce modules at AICTE-affiliated universities.
Students over the age of 18 will have the opportunity to improve their digital fluency, re-skills and upskill to become a Salesforce Developer or Salesforce Administrator. Salesforce will provide participants with networking opportunities and offer students virtual internships in the framework of AICTE for internships.
Atlassian doubles VC funding for SaaS startups
Atlassian, a leading provider of team collaboration and productivity software, has invested more than 110 million in VC funds and supported more than 30 entities, making it shy in just 18 months of launching Atlassian Ventures. The fund allows SaaS startups to work with Atlassian’s cloud products and platforms. The firm also wants to tap into India’s growing SaaS startup ecosystem and its talent pool. Globally, it sees India as a key market for innovation, turning its office in Bangalore into a full-fledged R&D hub employing over 1,000 people in various departments. “Our goal for Atlasian Ventures is to create a world-class venture capital fund, not just a large corporate venture. We measure our success by how well we help founders grow their companies and we’re excited to support great companies that are collaborating with teams in the cloud, “said Matt Sonfield, Head of Atlassian Ventures. “This year we’ve built a dedicated team within Atlasian to support venture and our portfolio founders because we’ve set our vision for a much bigger goal, several times bigger than today’s বিনিয়োগ 110 million investment,” he added.