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To help startups build faster and scale further, MongoDB for Startups offers free MongoDB Atlas credits, one-on-one technical advice, co-marketing opportunities, and access to our partner network.
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Support for the next generation of founders

MongoDB for Startups supports founders with the right resources at the right time, whether you’re getting started or are already on your way to IPO.
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Free credits for MongoDB Atlas

Receive free credit for MongoDB products, including Atlas Database, Atlas Search, Atlas App Services, and more, to supercharge your data infrastructure.


Expert technical advice

Our experts help founders grow with dedicated one-on-one sessions that offer personalized recommendations to add scale and solve problems.


Go-to-market opportunities

Engage with MongoDB’s diverse community of startups and developers through events and co-marketing initiatives. Work with MongoDB’s network to amplify your startup's growth and to promote the innovative tech you are building.

Why startups choose MongoDB Atlas

Get to market faster

Utilize the flexibility of MongoDB’s developer data platform to ship and iterate 3x to 5x faster with MongoDB’s developer data platform.

Gain unlimited scale

Whether you have yet to serve your first customer or you have 20 million users, use Atlas Database, our fully managed database as a service, to make scaling your business easier.

Enter new markets

The multi-cloud abilities and global reach of MongoDB Atlas, lets you scale seamlessly and run anywhere in the world.

Captivate customers

Build category-defining modern applications using integrated full-text search, mobile to backend data sync, and many more features that are sure to help you create delightful customer experiences.

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Are you a VC, accelerator, or incubator?

Make sure your founders have access to the best data platform, connections, and education for their rapidly scaling ventures.
Why VCs and accelerators partner with MongoDB for Startups

Extend your portfolio’s runway

Letting MongoDB’s developer data platform handle the database means your founders can stay focused on building dazzling product features.

Provide your portfolio with the best technical advice

Our internal technical advisors spend time with your founders to help with their implementation of MongoDB Atlas, award them free credits, and answer their questions.

Give your startups access to co-marketing

We want to help your founders spread the word through podcasts, blogs, events and social announcements.

Get access to exclusive deal flow

Becoming a partner of MongoDB for Startups means you can access the top companies that are raising rounds in our program.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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What are the eligibility requirements for MongoDB for Startups?
  1. Early-stage startups: This program is intended for startups at Series A or earlier.
  2. Product or service: MongoDB is most suitable for companies that are building a product or service. Please note that marketing, consulting, and design agencies are not eligible for admission into the MongoDB for Startups program.
  3. New friends only: Startups are only allowed to go through the MongoDB for Startups program once. If you have previously participated in this program (or its predecessor, the MongoDB Startup Accelerator), please contact to learn how you can continue to grow with MongoDB.
How do I apply to MongoDB for Startups?

We work closely with VCs, accelerators, and incubators. Please ask your VC or accelerator partner to refer you. If your VC or accelerator partner is not part of the MongoDB for Startups program, please ask them to apply.

If you are not involved with a VC, accelerator, or incubator, please apply above on this page.

Can I apply if I’m already using MongoDB?
Absolutely. You do not have to be new to MongoDB to be eligible for our program. We accept both new and existing MongoDB Atlas users.
What if I’ve applied but have not heard back yet?
If you applied but have not heard back from us after three days, please contact us.
When and where will I receive my promo code?
Once you are accepted into the program, you will receive a unique promo code in your welcome email.
How do I activate my promo code?

To activate your promo code:

  1. Visit
  2. Log in to your existing account or register for an account by clicking "Get Started for Free"
  3. Navigate to the page in the top navigation and click "Billing"
  4. If Billing is not an available option, click on your profile at the top right corner and click "Organizations" in the drop-down menu
  5. Find the organization you want to apply the activation code to and click the organization’s name
  6. Billing will appear on the left side navigation
  7. In the “Billing Overview” tab, scroll down and click the button “Apply Code” and add your promo code into the field

Note: Only Organization Owners have the ability to apply the promo code. To view your team’s access roles, go to the “Access Manager” dropdown at the top of your account and click “Organization Access.”

Can I wait to apply my promo code?
Yes, you have 12 months to activate your promo code.
When does my promo code expire?
Once activated, you have 12 months to use your Atlas credits.
Where can I see my promo code’s expiration date?

To view the expiration date of your credits, please follow the instructions below:

  1. Visit
  2. Log in to your existing account
  3. Navigate to the top navigation bar and click "Billing"
  4. Scroll to the bottom to the “Available Credits” section
  5. Under the “Active Dates” column, there will be gray text that states “(EXPIRES MM/DD/YY)”

What if my credits are expiring or have expired? If you are not able to exhaust your credits in 12 months, you can request an extension (considered on a case-by-case basis). If possible, please contact us when you have three months remaining.

Where can I get technical support?

If you are interested in advice on data best practices and solutions to operational issues, we recommend signing up for the Developer Support plan. The Developer Support team provides 24/7 support, in-app chat, and support portal access. The first 30 days are free, and you can use your Atlas credits to pay beyond that period (starting at $49 per month).

MongoDB also offers a professional services team of experts to accelerate your startup’s success. As part of this program, you get exclusive access to a one-on-one session with an expert to learn best practices and receive guidance on your startup needs.

What if I have more questions?
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