Startup Program Overview

Get started with the ScaleGrid Startup Program and get 50% off your fully managed hosting plans for PostgreSQL, MySQL, Redis™ and MongoDB for 12 months.

The ScaleGrid Startup Program is a deal for early-stage startups to help them develop a solid infrastructure positioned for growth and keep their development teams focused on product. Read this document to learn more about the deal, and how to activate your account.

Startup Program Details

Learn more about your options to save on database hosting and management through the ScaleGrid Startup Program:

Deal Overview

Startups using the Small plan size can get 50% off our Dedicated and BYOC plans for 3 months.

Supported Databases

Startup Program Eligibility

  • Must be new to ScaleGrid
  • Must have generated less than $1,500,000 in revenue
  • Must have raised less than $1,500,000 in investment

If you are not eligible for the Startup Program, check out our Switching DBaaS Providers deal to save 50% on database hosting plans for up to 6 months.

Supported Databases & Clouds by Plan

Dedicated Clouds

BYOC Clouds

MongoDB

DigitalOcean, Linode, OCI

OCI

Redis™

AWS, Azure, GCP, DigitalOcean, Linode, OCI

AWS, Azure, GCP, OCI

MySQL

AWS, Azure, GCP, DigitalOcean, Linode, OCI

AWS, Azure, GCP, OCI

PostgreSQL

AWS, Azure, GCP, DigitalOcean, Linode, OCI

AWS, Azure, GCP, OCI

MongoDB Hosting for Startups

See how to setup your MongoDB hosting under either our Dedicated or BYOC plans so we can activate the 12-month 50% discount for your DBaaS account:

Dedicated Hosting Setup for MongoDB

  1. Start a free 30-day trial
  2. Create a Dedicated MongoDB Cluster
  3. Grab your credentials to connect to your app
  4. Click the "Activate" button in the top bar to enter your credit card

BYOC Setup for MongoDB

  1. Start a free 30-day trial
  2. Create an OCI Cloud Profile to connect your cloud account
  3. Create a BYOC MongoDB Cluster
  4. Grab your credentials to connect to your app
  5. Click the "Activate" button in the top bar to enter your credit card

Startup Hosting for Redis™

See how to setup your hosting for Redis™ under either our Dedicated or BYOC plans so we can activate the 12-month 50% discount for your DBaaS account:

Dedicated Hosting Setup for Redis™

  1. Start a free 30-day trial
  2. Create a Dedicated Redis™ Cluster
  3. Grab your credentials to connect to your app
  4. Click the "Activate" button in the top bar to enter your credit card

BYOC Setup for Redis™

  1. Start a free 30-day trial
  2. Create an AWS, Azure, GCP, or OCI Cloud Profile to connect your cloud account
  3. Create a BYOC Redis™ Cluster
  4. Grab your credentials to connect to your app
  5. Click the "Activate" button in the top bar to enter your credit card

MySQL Hosting for Startups

See how to setup your MySQL hosting under either our Dedicated or BYOC plans so we can activate the 12-month 50% discount for your DBaaS account:

Dedicated Hosting Setup for MySQL

  1. Start a free 30-day trial
  2. Create a Dedicated MySQL Cluster
  3. Grab your credentials to connect to your app
  4. Click the "Activate" button in the top bar to enter your credit card

BYOC Setup for MySQL

  1. Start a free 30-day trial
  2. Create an AWS, Azure, GCP, or OCI Cloud Profile to connect your cloud account
  3. Create a BYOC MySQL Cluster
  4. Grab your credentials to connect to your app
  5. Click the "Activate" button in the top bar to enter your credit card

PostgreSQL Hosting for Startups

See how to setup your PostgreSQL hosting under either our Dedicated or BYOC plans so we can activate the 12-month 50% discount for your DBaaS account:

Dedicated Hosting Setup for PostgreSQL

  1. Start a free 30-day trial
  2. Create a Dedicated PostgreSQL Cluster
  3. Grab your credentials to connect to your app
  4. Click the "Activate" button in the top bar to enter your credit card

BYOC Setup for PostgreSQL

  1. Start a free 30-day trial
  2. Create an AWS, Azure, GCP, or OCI Cloud Profile to connect your cloud account
  3. Create a BYOC PostgreSQL Cluster
  4. Grab your credentials to connect to your app
  5. Click the "Activate" button in the top bar to enter your credit card

Startup Program FAQ

Get answers to the frequently asked questions for the ScaleGrid Startup Program:

Why should I use ScaleGrid vs. managing my databases internally?

The main reason startups leverage ScaleGrid is so they can keep their development teams focused on product. As any startup knows, time is money, and early-stage companies have no time to waste in learning a new database management system and how to properly setup their infrastructures so they're ready to scale. ScaleGrid allows you to automate your time-consuming database management tasks so you don't have to hire expensive database experts, or pull resources away from development.

Additionally, our Startup Program includes free 24/7 support, so if something were to go wrong with your deployment, you have a team of experts at your side to help you quickly troubleshoot your issue and get your application back online in the shortest possible amount of time. We help you get to market faster, cheaper, and ready to scale. These are just a few of the reasons why startups leverage ScaleGrid, and you can see what our other startups have to say on our Capterra page.

Can I use my free startup hosting credits?

Yes, you can use your free AWS, Azure, GCP or OCI startup hosting credits through our BYOC plans. This plan allows you to host through your own cloud account, so all of your machine, disk, and network costs are paid directly through your cloud provider. Simply create a Cloud Profile to grant ScaleGrid permissions to manage your account, and then our DBaaS platform will allow you to create new database instances and automate your management in your own cloud.

Can I get a discount on more than one database type?

Absolutely! The only caveat is that all the clusters in your account have to be setup under an eligible Startup Program plan. The only time this wouldn't work is if you wanted to setup MongoDB under our Shared plan, as that is not supported under this deal.

Should I use the Dedicated or BYOC plan?

If you have free startup hosting credits through AWS, Azure, GCP or OCI, our BYOC plan might be the best fit for you as you're able to secure additional savings by being able to leverage your free credits to pay for you database hosting costs. The BYOC plan also allows you to leverage Virtual Private Clouds (AWS VPC, GCP VPC, OCI VCN and Azure VNET) to protect your databases from the internet, and Security Groups to lock down access to your clusters.

If these features are not required, our all-inclusive Dedicated plan is a great choice for you as it is extremely easy to setup, and includes both your hosting and DBaaS costs.

Do I have to be a part of an accelerator or incubator program to apply?

Nope! We partner with accelerators and incubators just so the startups they work with know about the opportunity to save on their database hosting and management costs. Our only eligibility requirements are that you are new to ScaleGrid, and have generated less than $1.5M in revenue and less than $1.5M in funding.

How much will ScaleGrid cost?

You can get a 50% discount on both our Dedicated Hosting and BYOC plans through the Startup Program deal. Our plans are priced based on your data size and replica setup, and you can estimate your costs on our Pricing page by finding the best fit for your cluster needs.

How do I get started with the Startup Program?

Getting started in incredibly easy. All you have to do is apply on our Startup Program page, and we'll be in touch soon with next steps for activating your deal.

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