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We’re seeking startups who will grow into the next generation of Esri partners. At minimum, your startup must:
Beyond the minimum qualifications, we also look for startups that are building viable and high caliber solutions for their market. Discover more about our qualification expectations.
The Esri Startup Program is a global, three-year program that helps startups build mapping and location intelligence into their products and businesses. The program grants access to Esri online services, software, development tools, ready-to-use content, training, support, and co-marketing opportunities.
Members receive online services, software, training, support and co-marketing opportunities.
Make the most of our complimentary web-based e-Learning courses. Training is essential to jump-start your productivity. As part of the program, you have the flexibility to learn when you want, where you want. In addition, Esri offers a variety of activities for you to grow and succeed. Learn more about our ArcGIS Resources, in depth documentation, active technical forums, useful videos, informative blogs, and more.
Standard Esri Technical Support is granted. Visit the Support Center to better understand your licensing and registration questions. Take advantage of our knowledge base on the latest software releases, white papers, and more.
We support you with a variety of opportunities to help you grow. Leverage and participate in an extensive community of experienced entrepreneurs, partners, developers, and GIS thought leaders. As part of the program, you get access to the following benefits:
Esri reserves exclusive rights for determining eligibility. At minimum, your startup must
The program selects technology-focused startups based on their ability to articulate their product idea and product market fit. Beyond the minimum qualifications, we're seeking startups who will grow into the next generation of Esri partners. To further qualify for the program, we expect startups to be committed to developing and providing a high-caliber solution, aligned to the ArcGIS platform, where real business value is delivered to markets.
This means you demonstrate and support the following throughout our partnership:
When you apply, consider the following:
For eligible startups, the software and program benefits are granted at no cost for three years. No program fee is charged, nor do we take equity for participation in the program. Additionally, members may be eligible for other special pricing for products and services not included in the program.
Startups can participate in the program for three years unless they are acquired by a company that does not itself qualify for the Esri Startup Program, or they fail to abide by the program's terms and conditions.
After three years as an Esri Emerging Partner, our hope is that startups will graduate to the Esri Partner Network or continue as a longstanding customer.
Every two months, Esri reviews applications to the Startup Program. Near the end of each two-month period (February, April, June, August, October, December), we email applicants with the Esri Startup team's decision.
During this process, we may reach out for additional information or an interview. While you're waiting, we encourage you to jump-start your development with a free ArcGIS Developer Subscription. This provides access to essential ArcGIS tools and GIS software to begin your integration. Explore these DevLabs to learn how to get started right now.
There is incredible demand for the program, and we want to ensure mutual success. The two-month process helps us review your application with internal teams you would directly collaborate with as part of the program. While this results in an extended review of your application, it accelerates your ability to develop and sell your products and, most importantly, builds a solid partnership to ensure success.
If you have urgencies for us to consider, please explain them in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will receive a congratulatory email confirming your eligibility, then an email including the Emerging Partner contract or electronic DocuSign agreement will follow. You must sign this to be accepted. Once the agreement has been signed, submitted, and processed (~3 days to process), you’ll receive an email welcoming you and providing all the salient acceptance and onboarding details that you’ll need to get started, in addition to information regarding software, support, and partner benefits.
It is very important that you read the getting started acceptance and onboarding steps all the way through and follow directions.
The terms and conditions of the program and licenses are outlined in the agreement. The program enables embedded technology solutions for commercial production. Unique to the Esri Startup Program, Emerging Partners can use their enterprise-level ArcGIS Developer Subscription for development and testing, as well as commercial use, across the entire ArcGIS platform.
If you are an active program member, yes. You can display the Esri Emerging Partner emblem on your site and represent yourself as an Esri Startup Program member and Emerging Partner in the Esri Partner Network. Emblem access is provided via the Esri Partner Portal Content section. Need help signing in? Contact email@example.com.
Working on a press release for a product announcement or partnership? Have a case study or blog that you want to collaborate on with the Esri Startup Program? Send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how we can work together and get you the most promotion possible.
View your event benefits and instructions on accessing complimentary passes. If you’re interested in meeting Esri staff, clients, and other Emerging Partner members, we encourage you to attend Esri’s events throughout the year.
Esri provides a variety of other product offerings as part of the ArcGIS platform. To see all our product offerings, visit esri.com/products. Don’t see what you need? Still have questions about what products are the best fit for you? Drop us an email at email@example.com.
Esri has global alliances with some of the world’s leading companies. It’s possible that we support startup benefits through our partnership. For instance, you can contact us about AWS Activate or SAP Startup Focus. Please contact us for more information or partnership interest.