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The startup program is uniquely designed for startups at any stage, offering specific benefits that support businesses as they scale their technology. The startups SKU offers free credits and a 70% discount for two years. The Free Trial does not. The startup program also offers additional benefits, including mentoring, go-to-market support, and more resources than the Free Trial account.
We consider a startup to be any company—B2B or B2C, in any industry or technology space—that has not yet been acquired or gone public.
Yes. If you consider yourself a startup, you’re welcome to sign up.
We offer a separate program for researchers associated with academic and research institutions, Oracle for Research.
If you are NOT a startup or researcher, we invite you to explore Oracle Cloud Free Tier, which includes access to our Always Free services and a US$300-value, 30-day trial account offering a wide range of Oracle Cloud services. Find more information here.
If you’re an educator looking for computing resources for your classroom, Oracle Academy offers free curriculum, computing resources, and educator professional development. You can join Oracle Academy here.
There are no restrictions on industry or technology areas. We’re open to all types of technologies, but your company must be a startup.
No, the program is open to all startups, regardless of location.
No. Instead, we’ve extended our reach globally. We now operate in every region with virtual offerings to support startups, wherever they are. There are no longer any physical centers or cohorts, so there’s no need to go through an application or selection process. You’re welcome to join Oracle for Startups and begin building on Oracle Cloud today. Click here to get started.
Startups in our program provide solutions in transformative technology spaces such as AI, blockchain, IoT, customer experience (CX), and more. By partnering with Oracle for Startups, they save costs, scale up their technology, and have opportunities to connect with customers around the globe. To read all about the startups in our program,
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To join the program and start your own Oracle story, click here.
Yes. Although both are pay-as-you-go (PAYG) accounts, they are different offerings with different benefits.
Oracle for Startups gives users a 70% discount on IaaS and PaaS products for two years, as well as additional benefits as part of the Oracle for Startups program. You can learn more here.
Startups will need a major credit card to join. PayPal is currently not available through the self-service enrollment process.
Yes. If you consider yourself a startup, you’re welcome to sign up.
We offer a separate program for researchers associated with academic and research institutions. Startups from all countries are able to sign up using a credit card via the self-service sign-up process. Please be sure you are signing up in the correct self-service sign-up portal here. If you’re still having problems, reach out to email@example.com
One startup account is allowed per email ID.
Oracle for Startups provides access to world-class technology at a 70% discount to startups for the first two years. On joining, you’ll also be given access to the Startup Portal, through which you can apply for additional free cloud credits, mentorship, migration support, and market connections.
Sign up to join a live webinar to find out whether Oracle is the right partner to help you level-up your startup.
Qualifying startups are eligible to receive benefits for two years. The 70% cloud discount applies for two years from the date of enrollment. Specific benefits and the engagement level with our team vary as you progress through the program.
The free cloud credits received upon joining, as well as the 70% discount, expire two years after your startup enrolls in the program.
CSM representatives are not assigned to startups, but startups get access to an exclusive online Startup Portal for on-demand resources, mentoring, marketing, and more.
You’ll have the opportunity to access market connections to customers, VCs, and events, as well as the potential to unlock media exposure, as you progress through the program.
Startups become eligible by completing specific requirements, including the use of Oracle products and services. You can access the qualification requirements in the Market Connect section in the Startup Portal after signing up. These benefits apply to new participants in Oracle for Startups and not current Oracle customers.
We value all relationships with startups. You are welcome to share that you’re part of the Oracle for Startups program, are using Oracle technologies, and can use our logo via the Media Kit once you’re enrolled in the program.
We do have a specific process for commercial partnerships, however, which will be discussed on a case-by-case basis.
The Startup Portal is an exclusive benefit linking startups in the program to enterprise resources, migration support, cloud credits, market connections, and more. Startups can manage mentor requests, request migration assistance, apply for more cloud credits, and qualify for Market Connect directly from within the Portal. It serves as a central hub to access resources and benefits on demand.
Log in to the Startup Portal.
To be considered for the startup gallery, startups need to register for the Startup Portal and complete their profile. If your company is chosen to be featured on the site, the Oracle for Startups team will contact you for further information.
One of the benefits of Oracle for Startups is access to a wide array of resources and expertise. Our mentorship benefit connects startups with an experienced executive for one-to-one mentoring and advice on business, technology, go-to-market strategies, and more.
Oracle for Startups has a global technical team dedicated to supporting startups as they onboard and scale with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. As part of the Market Connect portfolio of benefits, startups can also connect with mentors from within the Oracle product management organization.
With more than 430,000 customers, Oracle is an excellent partner for the startup seeking to grow their customer base. Reaching Market Connect eligibility through the Startup Portal is the first step for enrolled startups to begin accessing benefits such as customer connections.
Our business development and technical teams host regular webinars to support a startup’s journey to scale with Oracle. These live, interactive sessions include product guidance, demos, startup success stories, and Q&As. You can review and sign up for webinars .
There are also virtual events covering startup-specific topics including funding, partnerships, corporate acceleration, leadership and more—available live and on demand.
You can find a full list of Oracle products and services here.
We provide all IaaS and PaaS products. Cloud credits cannot be used for SaaS products.
Yes, you’ll have access to these and other Oracle Cloud Infrastructure-based products and services. Examples can be found here.
Yes, migration support is offered on a case-by-case basis depending on your needs. Once you’ve joined, you can request migration assistance through the Startup Portal. Read about migration benefits here.
Yes, enrolled startups have access to MOS, plus the help of the Oracle for Startups team of technical experts.
Accounts have standard PAYG service limits. More information on service limits can be found here.
Quota limits for startup accounts are aligned with free tier/promo account limits. More information on service limits is availablehere.
The 70% discount will apply for two years from confirmation of your enrollment. It applies to all Oracle Cloud Infrastructure-related products and services.
The 70% discount will be applicable for the first two years upon enrollment. After that, you’ll be able to discuss with our team the best pricing options for your needs.
Yes, startups that enroll in our program will get access to the Always Free tier. Startups joining Oracle for Startups receive US$500 of free cloud credits at a 70% discount, with opportunities to apply for more as you use them up.
Startups also get Always Free services, such as Autonomous Database, which is free for an unlimited time, as well as two Compute VMs, 100 GB block volume, 10 GB object storage, 10 GB archive storage, and a 10 Mbps load balancer. Always Free is a great resource for anyone who wants to experiment, build, and test in Oracle Cloud.
Members of Oracle for Startups can see the Always Free services in their service console. More information is available here.
US$500 in free cloud credits at a 70% discount can support the next step toward scaling your startup technology and business. Read a few examples.
All startups enrolled in the program will automatically convert to PAYG once the initial promotional credits are consumed. If a startup earns more credits at any point during the duration of the program, the account will revert back to the “free” mode and the startup will not be billed while credits remain in the account.
Startups can use the console to upgrade to a different pricing model at any point during the duration of the program (monthly flex/annual).
When a startup upgrades to a different pricing model (monthly flex/annual), any unused credits will be forfeited.
Yes, this is an option available to startups at any time. Please note that on conversion the startup-exclusive 70% discount will no longer be applicable.
Yes, startups can upgrade to monthly flex or PAYG at any time. There is an option within the console to do so, which will connect them with an Oracle sales rep.
Yes. Once a startup has exhausted the initial US$500 credits, any additional spend will be automatically charged to the credit card provided upon enrollment.
PAYG customers are invoiced monthly.
The discount is applied on the back end and is not visible on the console. You can review your credit usage in the Account Management tab.
Startup accounts receive a 70% discount off the standard rate card for all IaaS and PaaS.