Grow your startup on Heroku
Heroku is a cloud-based, platform-as-a-service (PaaS) that gives startups a powerful solution for building, deploying, and operating their business-critical apps. The Heroku platform is fully-managed, meaning that we take care of servers, hardware, and infrastructure, so you can keep your team lean and focused on product.
General FAQsQ: What is the Heroku for Startups Program?
A: We developed the Heroku for Startups Program to help companies get access to the resources they need to quickly build and scale their business. The program delivers a package of resources, including platform credits that can be applied to a variety of Heroku products and services, as well as technical support and networking. We are continually looking for ways that we can expand the program in future.Q: Who is eligible to participate in the Heroku for Startups Program?
A: Heroku works with select startup-enabling organizations to offer a Heroku for Startups package of resources to their members. Please check with the program director of your startup accelerator, incubator, Seed, or VC fund for more details on eligibility.Q: Do I need to be a Heroku customer to join the Heroku for Startups Program?
A: Yes, you must have an active Heroku account with a valid credit or debit card on file. If you don’t yet have an active account, sign up for Heroku for free.Q: How long does it take to be accepted into the Heroku for Startups Program?
A: The time it takes to verify applications varies depending on how many requests we receive. Usually, applications are processed within 5-10 business days.Q: Will I be notified if my company does not qualify for the program?
A: Yes, we will notify you via email if your company does not qualify for the program.Q: I’ve been accepted to the Heroku for Startups Program. How can I use my platform credits?
A: Your platform credits can be applied to a variety of Heroku products and services, such as dynos, data services, and third-party services available through our Heroku Add-on marketplace. We are continually looking for ways that we can expand the program in future.Q: How do I migrate my applications to Heroku?
A: No. Only the company that originally applied for the credits can use the credits.