Qualcomm Announces Small Business Accelerator Program to Help Small Businesses Transition to a Mobile-First Work Environment Using Its Connected Technologies

SAN DIEGO, June 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.A (Nasdaq: QCOM) today unveiled the QualcommA® Small Business Accelerator Program, designed to help small businesses convert to a mobile-first work environment necessaryA to thrive in today's business climate. The comprehensive program will provide small businesses with products powered by Qualcomm Technologies solutions, along with collaboration tools and technical and integration support, so they can continue to maintain operations throughout the current global pandemic and beyond.Qualcomm Technologies recognizes the challenges that small businesses across the United States face, including minority-owned, female-owned, and veteran-owned businesses. With the launch of the Qualcomm Small Business Accelerator Program, Qualcomm Technologies and its ecosystem of partners have committed to provide technology products, services and support to US-based small businesses across various industries. Approximately 25 small businesses will be selected and each will receive a unique selection of products and technical support valued at up to US$25,000. Customized to the needs of the selected small business, the program will provide a variety of devices powered by various compute and connectivity solutions from Qualcomm Technologies, such as Always-Connected PCs (cellular-connected laptops), Wi-Fi systems, mobile phones, Bluetooth enabled headsets and active mobile hotspots, along withA technicalA /A deviceA integrationA and support. With more businesses depending on cloud-based solutions, these connected products offer enhanced productivity and security for small businesses."Small businesses are very important to the country's economic growth and prosperity," said Cristiano Amon, President, Qualcomm Incorporated. "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. 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."Our ecosystem partners, including Citrix (digital workspace solutions), Lenovoa?? (5G-enabled PCs), Linksys (Wi-Fi networking devices), Samsung (PCs and mobile devices), Sophos (security software solutions), and Targus (mobile docking stations) share Qualcomm Technologies' commitment to supporting small businesses and will play key roles in the Qualcomm Small Business Accelerator Program.A Best Buy Business is also planning to provide technical support."We believe in the power of small businesses and are proud to work with Qualcomm on this program to help them thrive," said Brett Byrum, Senior Director of Best Buy Business. "As business owners and employees quickly adapt to the new normal, they need tech that will help them remain productive in many different work environments."
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