LANSING — The Lansing Web hosting and managed services company Liquid Web Inc. is offering startups up to $25,000 in free hosting services under a new program unveiled late Wednesday.

Liquid Web officials said they’re also expanding existing relationships with technology incubators, venture capital firms and regional universities in an attempt to provide more tech support for startups.

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Details on the program can be found at www.liquidweb.com/incubator.html.

The offer also includes service monitoring, software and database services, cross-promotional opportunities. Qualifying startups will also be covered under Liquid Web’s branded “Heroic Support” program, which guarantees 100 percent uptime and industry best-practice support response time.

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“Having been in a similar position to many current startups not that long ago, I understand what these entrepreneurs will need to reach the next plateau,” said Matthew Hill, Liquid Web founder and CEO. “I’m proud to say that what Liquid Web is offering many fledgling businesses, as well as the programs that support them, exceeds the effort and reach of other similar
programs launched by hosting companies.”

The company is starting by working with select startups and incubator and accelerator programs in Michigan.  Any Michigan based startups or entrepreneurs in the area of Internet or technology are encouraged to apply, including those dealing with the following incubators and organizations: East Lansing TIC; Detroit Ventures; Ann Arbor Spark; Capital Area IT Council, Lansing; Spark Central Business Incubator, Ann Arbor; Spark East Business Incubator, Ypsilanti; Kettering University TechWorks, Flint; Southwest Michigan Innovation Center, Kalamazoo; and TechTown, Detroit.

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Liquid Web has three data centers in the Lansing area and a fourth in suburban Phoenix, Ariz.