Tools for Startups


The SOLIDWORKS® for Entrepreneur Program provides new start-up companies the following benefits:

  • 12-month licenses of SOLIDWORKS products for CAD, simulation, visualization, and more
  • MySolidWorks online training
  • Co-marketing opportunities such as speaking at SOLIDWORKS events and promotion in SOLIDWORKS campaigns and social communities
  • Design guidance from SOLIDWORKS engineers and technical managers
  • Hundreds of white papers, videos, and feature articles with tips and tricks on taking your product to the next level


Supporting ENTREPRENEURS making a positive impact

Autodesk is committed to helping early-stage hardware startups and entrepreneurs in the social, cleantech, and environmental sectors get to market faster.

Autodesk’s digital prototyping software helps you design, visualize, and simulate your ideas, so you can build a better world.






Praxis Center for Venture Development has partnered with MathWorks
to enable Startups with Industry standard tools for free for the first year of
usage. Develop your products and reach early-stage milestones fast with
MATLAB and Simulink.
Apply for your license here: MathWorks for Startups




Amazon Activate

Build and scale with up to $100,000 in AWS Activate credits. Activate provides resources, training, and other perks to help startups grow and get the most out of AWS, and Amazon, from day one. After being approved for an AWS Activate package, you can find the exact amount, expiration date, remaining balance, and applicable products your credit can be redeemed for, under the “Credits” tab in
your AWS Account.

Microsoft for Startups

Unlocking Exponential Value for B2B Startups Around the World Microsoft for Startups is a free, global program dedicated to helping B2B startups successfully scale their companies. We do by this by providing startups with access to powerful technology including Azure and GitHub Enterprise coupled with a streamlined path to selling alongside Microsoft and our global partner ecosystem.

Google for Startups

Wherever your startup is, from concept to scaleup, Google for Startups can help move your business forward. Get credits, training and mentorship to start building. Want to build your company on the world’s fastest, most scalable, most reliable infrastructure? Through mentorship, training and free credits, the Google Cloud Startup Program enables any startup to get up and running quickly and easily. Get credits for Google Cloud Platform, G Suite, Hire and more.

Startup with IBM

Startup with IBM. Build. Scale. Win. With $120,000 in free IBM Cloud credits, Startup with IBM can put your business on the path to transformative growth. Disrupt your industry with IBM.


Altium is transforming the electronics industry with innovative PCB design software.  From automotive and aerospace to consumer electronics and medical devices, Altium is always there for designers whenever and wherever.

Altium offers software tools to empower and connect PCB designers, part suppliers and manufacturers to develop and manufacture electronics products faster and more efficiently than ever before.


Ansys is the global leader in engineering simulation helping companies around the world design and deliver transformational products. The Ansys Startup Program is designed to equip early-stage startups with affordable access to our wide range of gold-standard simulation tools helping to grow their businesses while significantly reducing physical prototype tests. Ansys provides simulation solutions in virtually every physics area including structures, fluids, electronics, photonics, optics, embedded software, and more.

In addition to software, eligible startups get access to technical support and learning materials as well as the opportunity to engage in mutually beneficial marketing opportunities.


Wolfram is pleased to partner with Praxis Center for Venture Development to empower startups by offering Wolfram|One, Mathematica, and System Modeler free for one year. Wolfram tools have helped organizations deliver rapid results and unlock new potential for over 35 years.