Google Cloud Platform Startup Program

Want to build your company on the world's fastest, most scalable, most reliable infrastructure? You’ve come to the right place. Through mentorship, training and free credits, the Google Cloud Startup Program enables any startup to get up and running quickly and easily.

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Our Google Cloud Startup Program provides free credits to early stage companies - so you can worry about building a business and let Google worry about scaling and securing your infrastructure.

Engineer to Engineer Support

We work to get your startup up and running quickly. Connect 1:1 with Google engineers for technical mentorship to learn how to make GCP work for you. Get access to trainings and workshops in your area to get your dev team up to speed.

Future Proof Infrastructure

With full access to Cloud Platform and Firebase, you can start coding your app on Google App Engine and scale without the headache of managing ops. Tailor your deployment as much as you need on Google Compute Engine or leverage Google Kubernetes Engine, powered by Kubernetes. From Big Data to Cloud Machine Learning Engine, GCP has you covered.

Google Cloud Startup Program

Our program is designed to grow with you. Idea or MVP stage companies can apply for our Start Package, taking advantage of Cloud Credits and scaled support. From there, you’ll be invited to apply to our Spark and Surge programs depending on your needs and growth. Additional packages may be available through our partners.

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FEATURES START PACKAGE SPARK PACKAGE SURGE PACKAGE
GCP and Firebase Credits $3,000 in credit for 1 year. Credit can be applied to all Google Cloud Platform and Firebase products. Up to $20,000 in credit for 1 year. Credit can be applied to all Google Cloud Platform and Firebase products. Up to $100,000 in credit for 1 year. Credit can be applied to all Google Cloud Platform and Firebase products.
Training Get invitations to Code Labs, classroom-style and online training courses to learn everything you need to scale your vision.
Office Hours   Schedule 1:1 technical office hours with Cloud Platform Solutions Engineers. Schedule 1:1 technical sessions and architecture reviews with Cloud Platform Solutions Engineers and Architects.
24/7 Support   We offer 24/7 coverage, with phone support and rapid response times. We offer 24/7 coverage, with phone support and rapid response times.
G Suite   Receive 12 free months of G Suite for your business needs around professional email, online storage, shared calendars, video meetings and more, valued at $60/user (up to 10 users - only valid for new domains). Receive 12 free months of G Suite for your business needs around professional email, online storage, shared calendars, video meetings and more, valued at $60/user (up to 10 users - only valid for new domains).
Spotlight Series     Opportunity to be selected for user profiles, speaking opportunities at Google events, early product access and more.

To qualify, startups cannot have received promotional Cloud credits in the past. Additional offers may be available through our venture partners. Please contact your investor to learn more.

Who's using Cloud Platform?

Over 4 million applications are built on Cloud Platform

Descartes Lab

"With Google Cloud Platform, we benefitted by having a virtual supercomputer on demand, without having to deal with all the usual space, power, cooling, and networking issues."
— Mark Johnson, CEO
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Camio

"As a result of being in the startup program, we were able to access valuable technical resources, including consultations with many of Google's top engineers."
— Carter Maslan, CEO
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Celect

"With Google Cloud Platform, we can create new data stores so that every client's data is siloed from the others. It's the perfect on-demand infrastructure for a company like ours that needs to run lean for the first couple of years."
— Devavrat Shah, Chief Scientist and Co-founder
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Snapchat

"Cloud Platform gives you upfront ease of use with the added comfort of knowing whatever you are building, if it needs to, will scale ad infinitum."
— Bobby Murphy, CTO, and co-founder
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Get Started With Our Free Trial

Not a startup quite yet? New users can try out Google Cloud with our $300 free tier.

Google Cloud Startup Program Partners

We partner with organizations that help startups thrive. We’d love to hear from you if you’re interested in partnering with Google Cloud Platform to help individuals and startups build what’s next. Reach out here.

FAQs for Startups

How do we apply?
You should reach out to your incubator, accelerator, or VC firm. They will be able to send you an application link directly.
I’ve already applied, when will I be accepted?
We will be back to you within 48 business hours of receiving your application.
Who qualifies?
This program is designed for early stage startup companies that are focused on top-end revenue and growth potential.
I’m a small business. Is this program for me?
Google Cloud can help nearly any organization, but Google Cloud for Startups is designed to help companies that are focused on top-end revenue and growth potential, and is less applicable for small businesses. If you are a small business, you can get started with a free trial here: https://cloud.google.com/free/
How can I get started if I’m not backed by a VC, incubator, or accelerator program?
Currently, we are only taking applicants through our partners. If you are interested in signing up for updates on the Google Cloud Startups program, you can do so here. In the meantime, you can start a free trial by clicking here https://cloud.google.com/free/
I have more questions about upgrading or extensions. Who can help me?
For any program specific questions, please submit a request here and a member of the Startup Support team will get back to you within a couple of business days.
I have a technical issue. Should I submit a ticket to the form referenced above?
No! If you’re experiencing a technical issue with your account, please contact the Google Cloud technical support here. The startup team will not be able to help you in a timely fashion.

FAQs for Partners

How can my portfolio companies apply?
Your companies will apply through a unique form provided by your organization.
I’m not currently a partner, but would like to become one. What should I do?
You should fill out this form and the Google Cloud for Startups representative for your region will get back to you directly.
Is there a limit to how many of my startup companies I can refer?
No! Send as many of them as you wish. We can’t wait to help them grow.

Additional Resources

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Let’s Talk About Big Data

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Monitor your resources on the go

Get the Google Cloud Console app to help you manage your projects.