MongoDB
Startup Accelerator

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Our Mission

The MongoDB Startup Accelerator helps early-stage startups access services that will help them grow their business. MongoDB and AWS have partnered to offer MongoDB Atlas credits, technical support, and mentorship to select startups, helping them scale their businesses.

We are looking forward to welcoming startups into our inaugural program.

The Startup Package

MongoDB Atlas Credits

Get access to MongoDB Atlas, our Database as a Service platform. Build your product with MongoDB and AWS so you can easily setup, operate, and scale your MongoDB deployments in the cloud.

Access to the MongoDB Network

We’ll give you access to the community experts who can take you and your team to the next level. Through complimentary access to MongoDB events, inclusion in our Advocacy Hub, and introductions to VCs, our team will ensure that you are set up for success.

Marketing Support

With the full support of our marketing team, we’ll help you get the word out about your product through a suite of co-marketing activities, including everything from sharing your news on our social channels to creating videos and blogs about your use case.

Technical Support

Get access to technical support from our team of engineers. Get help on anything – when you’re having an issue, or if you just want some advice on critical decisions such as schema design, indexing, or performance management.

What are the benefits?

MongoDB Atlas M30 cluster for 6 months

Introductions to VCs in the MongoDB network

Connections through MongoDB’s community of experts on the Advocacy Hub

Passes to local events and MongoDB World

Increased visibility and exposure through MongoDB’s community

Marketing support and amplification

Eligibility

Your organization must meet the following criteria to receive support from MongoDB:

  • Fewer than 15 employees
  • Privately held
  • In business for less than 2 years
  • Bootstrapped, seed funded and/or pre Series A
  • Be affiliated with a partner technology incubator
  • Less than $1M in annual revenue
  • Building a product or service (agencies are not eligible)
  • Willing to participate in co-promotion with MongoDB & AWS
  • Headquartered in the United States
  • Have not previously participated in the startup program

Get Started with the
Atlas Free Tier

Startups that do not meet our eligibility requirements can test out MongoDB’s Database-as-a-Service with our free tier of MongoDB Atlas.

Request a Code

The Startup Accelerator program is now closed.

The Team Behind it All

Sahir Azam

VP of Cloud

Andreas Wiese

Director of Cloud Growth

Francesca Krihely

Senior Manager, Developer Advocacy

Nick Parsons

Developer Advocate

Eliot Horowitz

CTO and Co-Founder

Meagen Eisenberg

CMO

Kevin Ryan

Board Member and Co-Founder

Cailin Nelson

VP of Cloud Engineering

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the MongoDB Startup Accelerator program?

The MongoDB Startup Accelerator is a new initiative designed to help startups succeed. Startups that are a part of our program get complimentary MongoDB Atlas credits, connections to leading VCs and advisors, and promotion through MongoDB’s channels.

How are startups chosen?

Startups are chosen based on program criteria included below:

  • Fewer than 15 employees
  • Privately held
  • In business for less than 2 years
  • Bootstrapped, seed funded and/or pre Series A
  • Be affiliated with a partner technology incubator
  • Less than $1M in annual revenue
  • Building a product or service (agencies are not eligible)
  • Willing to participate in co-promotion with MongoDB and AWS
  • Headquartered in the United States
  • Have not been previously participated in the startup program
Can I submit a request for credits multiple times if I’m not chosen the first time around?

Yes, you may apply multiple times, but startups must fit the eligibility criteria in order to participate.

Why does MongoDB have a program for startups?

This is our way to give back to the startup community by helping the next generation of founders.

How much free MongoDB Atlas will I receive?

You will receive complimentary M30 MongoDB Atlas cluster M30 (equivalent to an m4.large, 8GB ram, 40GB disk) for 6 months.

What is the duration of the program?

6 months

What if I am a paid MongoDB Atlas customer?

No problem. We can credit your account for the program to your existing invoice.

Does my location matter?

Currently, yes. We are only accepting applications in the United States.

How many startups can participate in the program?

The first year of the Startup Accelerator is limited to 15 startups.

When will I hear back on my acceptance?

You will receive confirmation of credit delivery within a week of your request.