What is the Esri Startup Program?

By: Sharjeel Sohaib


Oct 8, 2022



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The Esri Startup program is a specialized international initiative that aids early-stage entrepreneurs in incorporating mapping and location information into their services. 

Key Takeaway:

  • A specialized program called Esri Startup helps startup business owners integrate mapping and locating data into their products. Completing an Esri-aligned minimum viable product opens up many co-marketing and sales enablement opportunities (MVP).Β 

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Esri Startup Program

Esri internet services, software, development tools, ready-to-use content, training, support, and co-marketing possibilities are accessible through the program. 

Esri Startup Program seeks startups wanting to develop on ArcGIS, the top GIS platform in the world.

Providing Resources to Help Entrepreneurs.

The program gives early-stage entrepreneurs access to the following:

  1. A customized supplementary Startup Software Package 
  2. Startup Policies 

These resources will help entrepreneurs become skilled in Esri technology and go-to-market, besides the Esri Partner Network (EPN) base offering. 

Several co-marketing and sales enablement activities are possible with an Esri-aligned minimal viable product (MVP). 

Enabling Businesses to Perform Better.

With the help of the Esri Startup Program, you will learn how to incorporate ArcGIS technology into enterprise product offerings while also meeting business objectives. 

An Esri-integrated minimum viable product (MVP completion ) opens up a wide range of partners’ co-marketing and sales enablement options.

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Which Businesses Can Take Part in Esri Startup Program?

The Esri Startup Program is open to the following businesses: 

  • Formed less than three years ago.
  • Give software or platform-as-a-service solutions.
  • Currently, generate less than $1 million yearly.

Esri: The Google of The Inland Empire

Satrtempire also discussed Esri and why it’s called the Google of Inland Empire

Esri is a mapping software company that makes desktop and cloud-based geographic information systems (GIS) and geodatabase management applications.

Read Here: Esri: The Google of The Inland Empire

Esri Startup Program Providing Users With Support for Geo-innovation

With this three-year program, Esri offers free ArcGIS platform technology to qualified firms so they may incorporate spatial functionality into their products or services.

Businesses Using Social Media for Better Customer Experience.

DataCapable, an Esri emerging partner, assists energy firms using social media data for customer support, outage management, and storm effect forecasting. 

DataCapable recorded over a million outage-related social media communications in one year. 

Many of these millions had images and videos that may have aided dispatchers in, among other things, sending the appropriate vehicle to an emergency.

Businesses Reducing Energy Costs.

Residential Energy and Water Intelligence (Res-Intel), a new business, use GIS to assist utilities and households in developing usable energy and water conservation solutions.

Helping Startups Create a Plastic Waste-Free Environment.

Kamilo, Inc., a startup in California, offers a chain of custody solutions based on Esri GIS technology for tracking global supply chains in real time, ensuring sustainability, and promoting a circular economy.

Wrap Up!

Esri’s Startup Program helps upstarts with GIS offerings, or GIS as a significant product component, to take advantage of the Esri infrastructure and its partner network. The program opens up startups to a new and established ecosystem of the GIS industry that they can leverage to build their startup.


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