Hatch is our global startup program that provides the cloud infrastructure startups like yours need to scale their businesses
Startups can receive 12 months of infrastructure credit (amount varies by partner organization).
Get access to one-on-one meetings with our Product Managers, Solutions Engineers, Developer Advocates, and other experts in their field.
Where your tickets get moved up the queue. We support you with 24/7/365 technical support and a 99.99% uptime SLA for all services.
We bring together other founders, investors, and influencers to connect online and meet in-person at Hatch events.
Receive exclusive benefits from our perk partners. Exclusive discounts, access to beta products, and mentorship and support.
Join, learn, and share with more than 2,000 organizations using the Hatch program to help build and scale companies and deliver innovative projects that are changing the world.
The myCast platform allows fans to speculatively select who should play characters in their favorite stories by proposing actors, commenting on other individuals’ ideas, and voting for their favorite suggestions.
BreachBits works to empower organizations by helping them understand what attackers see, think, and do.
Easysize is an AI-powered clothing fit and size platform. They provide a plugin for fashion shops that allows customers to find their perfect size by answering a few simple questions.
Hack The Box offers advanced training for IT security professionals and hackers through gamified, hands-on experiences.
Vuukle is a publisher workspace and collection of tools to help creators super-charge their content, maximize ad revenue, improve site speed and amplify audience engagement.
Parabol is a remote meeting platform for Agile teams. They make it easy for Agile product development teams and business agility teams to routinely hold plannings, scrum, and retrospective meetings online.
For many entrepreneurs attempting to monetize or build a business out of their products, what comes after the initial proof of concept is somewhat of a mystery.
A more reliable way to scale where you move fast, and break less. Learn how to structure your business goals to mitigate potential risk, knock down technical debt, and improve processes.
Startup funding can get confusing. Outside of bootstrapping a startup with founder funds, many early-stage businesses raise funding from various sources.
We prioritize streaming, gaming, fintech, devtools, B2B startups, and edtech startups who serve developers and businesses. New applicants are evaluated using the following criteria:
Please see our portfolio partner list. You can ask your program manager if you have a partnership with Hatch.
Yes, have your program manager apply to become a Hatch program partner here.
Please fill out the application here and select "Other" when prompted for an affiliated partner organization.
DigitalOcean awards startups credits through approved Hatch partners. To learn more about your eligibility award level, please contact your program manager at your Hatch Partner.
This program is for new startups that have not used prior credits with DigitalOcean.
Existing customers are not eligible for DigitalOcean Hatch. If you have been assigned an account manager you are not eligible for Hatch. Your account manager can communicate alternative support programs and offerings for you and your team.
You will be given a fixed amount of monthly credits to be used over the 1-year program.
Yes, we have migration plans, technical assistance, and credits available to make it easy for your clients.
We welcome startups to apply that have raised up to/including Series A.
If you go over the monthly credit limit, you will be charged for the additional usage for that month.
Before applying for DigitalOcean Hatch, you must create a new DigitalOcean team account for your startup with 1) the corporate email address associated with your company domain and 2) a valid credit card. You can learn more about DO Team Accounts here. For security reasons, applicants must include a working website and matching corporate email address.
No. The Hatch credits are designed to help you scale your infrastructure and are not transferable. If you do not use the credits, they will be forfeited.
Yes. You cannot use the Hatch credits for the mining of cryptocurrency (e.g. bitcoin mining). You can also not use the Hatch credits for programs that consume excessive network capacity, CPU cycles or disk IO. If you do, DigitalOcean may end your participation in the Hatch program. Please review the Hatch Terms of Service.
For any program-specific questions, please email email@example.com, and a member of our team will get back to you within a few business days.
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