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Innovating with The Science of Where


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 provides access to Esri online services, software, development tools, ready-to-use content, training, support, and co-marketing opportunities. If you’re a startup looking to build on ArcGIS, the world’s leading GIS platform, we want to hear from you.

Who qualifies as a startup?
Founded less than 3 years ago

As of the date you apply
Generating less than $1M US annually

As of the date you apply
Building software products

Rather than offering consulting services
Strategically aligned with Esri & ArcGIS

Share common goals and best practices
Learn what else we look for

What you get


Qualifying startups receive no-cost cloud services, software, training and support, content, and other opportunities to help you thrive. Jumpstart product development and catalyze success for your organization.    

Software and cloud services

No-cost mapping and location intelligence software.

  • ArcGIS Online
  • Enterprise Level ArcGIS Developer Subscription
  • ArcGIS Enterprise
  • ArcGIS Image Server 

Support and training

Take advantage of Esri technical support, or upgrade to consulting engagements. Jumpstart your productivity with flexible, unlimited e-Learning.

Community & Co-Marketing

  • Work with industry teams and developers
  • Promote your website and case studies
  • Listing in the Esri Partner Network
  • Sell your app on the ArcGIS Marketplace

Event opportunities

Score free passes to six annual events, including the Esri User Conference, DevSummit, and more. Take advantage of low cost “Startup Zone” exhibitor space. 

Mobile Data Collection and Software

StreetScan

StreetScan uses vehicle-mounted sensing technology to assess road conditions. They recently helped Newton, MA plan comprehensive road repairs.

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