September 25, 2017October 23, 2019 // Entrepreneur TierPoint Announces $200,000 Cloud Grants Program for New and Emerging North Carolina Companies RALEIGH, NC – Sept. 19, 2017 – At the Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) Tech Venture Conference today, TierPoint announced it is launching a statewide program to award cloud computing grants for up to 10 new and emerging North Carolina businesses. Each of the named grant recipients will receive up to $20,000 of cloud computing service credits for a period of twelve months, to be used in a TierPoint multitenant cloud environment. “As they grow and expand, many start-ups need help with cloud performance, costs, and other challenges, so they can focus more of their time and energy on what they do best,” said TierPoint East Division Senior Vice President John Holland. “Considering our own entrepreneurial roots, we want to help these new entrepreneurs succeed, providing them with essential support that might not otherwise be available.” Eligible applicants are for-profit and not-for-profit organizations in the state, including CED member organizations, that started operations between January 1, 2015 and August 31, 2017. Applications from these organizations will be reviewed and judged by a panel of to-be-named technology experts and business leaders, based on need, innovation, and business potential. The application deadline is November 15, 2017 and winning grant recipients will be announced in early December 2017. To apply, interested applicants can visit tierpoint.com/NC-cloud-grants. About TierPoint With an unmatched combination of clients, facilities, solutions and service, TierPoint is a leading national provider of hybrid IT, helping organizations drive performance and manage risk. The company has one of the largest customer bases in the industry, with over 5,000 clients ranging from the public to private sectors, from small businesses to Fortune 500 enterprises. TierPoint also has one of the largest and most geographically diversified footprints in the nation, with 40 world-class data centers in 20 markets and 8 multi-tenant cloud pods, connected by a coast-to-coast network. The company offers a comprehensive solution portfolio of private, multitenant, hyperscale, and hybrid cloud, plus colocation, disaster recovery, security and other managed IT services. Led by a proven management team, TierPoint’s network of hundreds of highly experienced IT professionals offer local, white-glove customer service, seamlessly managing and customizing agile solutions that address each client’s unique needs.