General Questions About Altium Startup Program

What criteria should I meet to qualify?
  • Your company has been in operation no more than 7 years.
  • Your company has less than $1M in total revenue to-date.
  • Not eligible for companies that previously own Altium Designer.
  • Identify how much venture capital, monetary awards your company has raised.
  • Your company is designing or plans to design its own physical electronic hardware product.
  • Startup program is not eligible for companies that offer design services, engineering services or consultancy services.  
What is the application process?

Fill out the application in full, your application will be processed in the order in which it was received. If your program inclusion is accepted, your local Altium sales representative will set up some time to connect with you to learn more about your business needs, and see if you are willing to participate in co-marketing programs with Altium. Once your software needs are determined, you will be receiving a formal actionable quote reflective of the startup program pricing.

How long will it take to receive my licenses?

Within 24 hours after receiving PO or payment

How many licenses will I receive and which ones?

Approved customers may purchase unlimited amount of licenses, as part of the Altium Startup Program.

Do I get technical support with my licenses?

Technical support is standard with all perpetual and time-based-licenses that spans for the duration of term. For additional support information

What type of training is included with the license?

Altium Startup Program includes 12-month access to Altium Designer 18 Essentials On-Demand Training at no extra cost


What sorts of co-marketing opportunities will I be offered as part of the program?

Acceptable co-marketing activities may include, but not exclusive to; blog post, customer success story, video interview, white paper, inclusion within Altium’s On Track newsletter, Altium sponsored speaker engagement.

How long will my licenses be active for?

The time-based-licenses within the Altium Startup Program will be available with: 12 months, 24 months or 36 months duration.

How do I access my licenses?

You setup up an AltiumLive account where you sign on and manage your Altium Designer license.

Can I reapply?

Yes, requires reapplying to the Altium Startup Program and meeting stated program guidelines.

What do I do if my company falls outside the Altium Startup Program guidelines?

If you are not eligible for the startup program there maybe pricing incentives, work with your local Altium sales representative. For additional information

Who can I contact if I have additional questions?

Please fill out the Altium Startup Program qualification form and your local Altium sales representative will connect with you to learn more about your business needs.

What are the available Altium Designer license types?

Through the Startup Program, startups can choose between Perpetual or Time-based Licenses.

  • Perpetual customer owns the asset which includes a 12 months subscription (maintenance) fee. Any updates including major product releases may be installed during the 12 months period.

  • Time-based is a per paying for access to full functioning license for (one to three years).

What is the difference between single-user and floating?
  • Altium Designer license types:  

    • Standalone - gives you a file hosted locally on your machine

    • Private Server - Allows for multiple users, just not at the same time. The license files are hosted on a server behind your firewall.

    • On-Demand - Allows for multiple users, just not at the same time. The licenses are hosted on Amazon servers and managed through a dashboard. Can be checked out for up to a year and not have to be connected to the internet.

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