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Resources for Startups

New businesses need access to the best tools and technologies to bring their ideas to market quickly, but they often lack the means to acquire the professional resources they need. The struggle to maintain a consistent funding stream, the time required to learn new skills, and the challenges of work/life balance—especially when you’re still working a day job—can doom great concepts before they have a chance to take hold.

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Recent surveys show that startups face universal challenges when moving from business plan to reality:


Limited resources – trying to find a balance between what we need and what we can afford


Learning skills outside my domain expertise – sales, marketing, finance, etc.


Starting from scratch – figuring out what I need for the business and where to get it


Managing work/life balance and the time needed to get a startup off the ground

The Solid Edge for Startups program makes it very easy for new businesses – whether they are designing products or performing engineering services – to access premium software and resources, including online training and community support.

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Your software should be a solution, not a problem

Qualifying startups are eligible for free access to Solid Edge—a comprehensive product development solution to help make your ideas a reality.

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What’s included in the Solid Edge for Startups program?

With Solid Edge, you get a full portfolio of solutions to meet your business needs. Solid Edge offers rich design solutions, as well as simulation, manufacturing, and data management solutions that scale to meet your business needs.

Get everything you need to build a product from scratch on a single integrated platform. Supporting all stages of product development – from early concept development and iteration, and sharing of designs with potential customers, to simulation and prototyping through creation of a digital–Solid Edge can help you gain a competitive advantage.

Get access to one year of free software, technical support from a dedicated Solution Partner, marketing cobranding opportunities, and rich product features.

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Success starts with Solid Edge

Watch how startups like Wingcopter, Kraftblock, Rurok Industries, RadioBrothers, or Hero Labs are realizing their dreams by using the best tools and the most advanced technologies to build inspiring products and services.

Watch the video and become also a part of the Solid Edge for Startups community!

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Customer Stories

Learn how startups are using Solid Edge

Kraftblock | Germany | Energy & Utilities

This fledgling enterprise is supporting renewable energy by dedicating their efforts to the development of modern storage technology.

Mobile Glassblowing Studios | USA | Consumer Products & Retail

See how one small startup is transforming a centuries old industry by making glassblowing tools accessible to users everywhere.

Hero Labs | USA | Automotive & Transportation

Matt Barton explains that when starting a company, CAD isn’t just another tool—it is an integral part of how you build and how you design.

Rurok Industries | Philippines | Consumer Products & Retail

P. J. Tolentino turned his passion – mountain biking – into a business. See how innovation distinguishes Rurok from the competition.

RadioBro | USA | Aerospace

See how Mark and Eric Becnel, the founders and owners of RadioBro Corporation, are enabling small spacecraft developers to communicate.

Hutton Technologies | United Kingdom | Industrial Machinery & Heavy Equipment

Hutton Technologies: A simple idea leads to a water pump with the power to change the world

Featured Customer Success
Solid Edge helps Kraftblock disrupt the energy industry

I was able to import existing data extremely easily at the component level and continue to work with it – this makes our work significantly easier. And although I am not a trained CAD engineer, I found the tool easy to use with a clear user guide. The simulation functionalities are also very useful for us as we are able to validate our concepts at an early stage

Dr. Martin Schichtel, CEO Kraftblock

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