Take Your Startup
to the Next Level with
Altium Launchpad

A Support Program Specially
Designed for Early-Stage Startups


Starting a hardware business is challenging, especially for startups on a tight budget. With Altium Launchpad, you can get access to professional tools and resources to help you take your initial product from idea to market.

Join 200+ Startups that Have Taken Advantage of Altium Launchpad!


Who Can Apply?

The Launchpad program is designed for startups seeking to implement a hardware design environment that supports in developing scalable systems, streamlines workflows for existing and future projects, and delivers everything needed to bring a product to market efficiently.

Startups are in a unique position and have an inherent advantage since they have the flexibility to integrate their business with the most efficient tools in the industry. We’re interested in startups that accept no less than excellence when it comes to optimizing their business

Altium Launchpad
Makes a Difference

How Launchpad
Can Help Your Startup Succeed

Access to Altium Designer® 
and Altium 365® 

We understand you’re on a tight budget, that’s why we offer reduced pricing on Altium Designer to approved startups, which includes free access to Altium 365 — our cloud-based platform that unites PCB design, MCAD, data management, and teamwork.

Dedicated Support
and Training Options

Get 24/7 access to our team of experts who are standing by to answer any questions that come up along your journey. Learn how to master every aspect of our powerful PCB design tool with a multitude of training options, specialty courses, and premium educational content available exclusively through Altium Academy.

Opportunities & Visibility

Elevate your startup’s visibility with promotional opportunities in partnership with Altium, including social media shoutouts, exclusive interview features on the OnTrack podcast, and customer success stories. We love sharing your innovations and bright ideas with the world!

Components Library

Find everything you need to get your project started with ready-to-use parts in our vast Components Library consisting of more than 600,000 parts. Manage your components and get up-to-date supply chain data all in one secure location.

Make the Most of Your Tight Budget
with Special Discounts Available
Only for Approved Startups

If your startup is accepted, you’ll get immediate access to the most widely-
used PCB design tool on the market, attracting more than 8,000 new
designers and engineers every year, at an accessible cost.


Managing Your Startup from Idea to Completed Product

  • With Altium Launchpad, qualified startups can access the design software they need to succeed along with professional training and expert advice, all at an affordable cost.
  • Free access to Altium 365 makes collaborating and manufacturing easy so you can get your prototypes off the ground fast.

You Deserve the Best Support

  • Work with the most effective tool to eliminate respins
  • Access the largest pool of PCB design experts available
  • Stop wasting resources looking for cheap, sub-par solutions
  • Attract more investors by using the best-known electronics design software

See What Current Startups
Are Doing with Altium

With Altium Launchpad, startups like yours are elevating their businesses with world-
class PCB design technology. Read more about their journeys and learn how your
startup can become one of the next success stories.


Startups are already on board!

Does Your Startup Qualify?
Find Out

Apply for Launchpad

Provide your information, and one of our dedicated Launchpad specialists will reach out to you within one business day.

Qualification Criteria

Altium Launchpad is not for everyone. We are looking for unique startups with great ideas that need access to tools to turn their great ideas into innovative products. If you meet the criteria below, you may be eligible for Altium Launchpad and some of the benefits available.

  • Your company has been operational for no more than 7 years
  • Your company has less than $1M in total revenue to date
  • Your company designs or plans to design its own physical product(s)
  • You’re able to identify any venture capital or monetary rewards you’ve received
  • Your company has not previously owned Altium Designer
  • Your company does not offer design, engineering, or consultancy services

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How the Selection
Process Works

The selection process for Altium Launchpad is simple but competitive. Start by filling
out the form, then a member of the Altium team will review your application and
reach out to ensure your startup is a good fit for the program.

Step 1

Apply for

Provide details about your company so one of our dedicated experts can review your application.

Step 2

We will
contact you

If your startup is selected, we will invite you to a one-on-one interview to discuss your specific needs.

Step 3

all the benefits

That’s it! You will be able to start enjoying the benefits of Altium Launchpad right away!

Startups Across the Globe

Hear what other startups have to say about their
experience with Altium

Join Altium Launchpad Today and Kick-start Your Business

Still have questions?
Contact a member of our team

Frequently Asked Questions

What criteria should I meet to qualify?
  • Your company has been operational for no more than 7 years
  • Your company has less than $1M in total revenue to date
  • Your company designs or plans to design its own physical product(s)
  • You’re able to identify any venture capital or monetary rewards you’ve received
  • Your company has not previously owned Altium Designer
  • Your company does not offer design, engineering, or consultancy services
How do I apply?

To apply for Altium Launchpad, you must first fill out our program application form — click here to apply. Once completed, we will review your information and reach out to you directly. All completed applications will be sent to our internal review board in the order they are received.

How do I know if my application was accepted?

An Altium representative will connect with you using your contact information to inform you that your application was accepted and to discuss next steps, including the delivery of your personalized startup quote.

What type of Altium Designer license will I get?

Applicants accepted into Altium Launchpad can select an Altium Designer term-based license. Term-Based licensing allows you to pay for access to a fully-functioning license for one to three years.

How long will it take to receive my licenses?

You will receive your license no later than 24 hours after you submit payment.

How many licenses will I receive?

Applicants that are accepted into Altium Launchpad are not limited in the number of licenses they can purchase.

Will I have access to technical support with my license?

Technical support is standard with all term-based licenses, and it will span the duration of the license term. For additional information regarding our technical support, please click here.

Will I have access to any training with my license?

Altium Launchpad includes 12 months of access to Altium Designer Essential On-Demand Training at no additional cost.

Are there any co-marketing opportunities offered as part of this program?

Co-marketing opportunities are discussed on an individual basis with applicants that are accepted into Altium Launchpad. Acceptable co-marketing activities may include but are not limited to; blog posts, customer success stories, video interviews, white papers, inclusion in Altium newsletters and podcasts, and Altium-sponsored speaker engagements.

How long will my license be active?

The time-based license offered within Altium Launchpad is available in 12, 24, or 36-month durations.

How do I access my license(s)?

In order to access your Altium Designer license(s), you’ll need to create an AltiumLive account first. Once created, simply sign in and you’ll be able to manage your license(s).

Can I re-apply to Altium Launchpad?

Yes, but you will need to fill out a new program application form and go through the review process.

What can I do if my company does not meet the requirements for Altium Launchpad?

If you are not eligible for this program, please contact your local Altium representative. There may be additional options that you are qualified for outside of this offering. You can also explore subscription levels to find a subscription plan that fits your needs.

Who can I contact if I have additional questions about this program?

If you are interested in Altium Launchpad, please start by filling out the program application form. If you still have questions, you can contact your local Altium representative.

What is Altium 365?

Altium 365 is the electronics product design platform that unites PCB Design, MCAD, data management, and teamwork together like never before. Design, share, and manufacture, all in Altium Designer without changing a thing about how you already work.

A cloud-based platform, Altium 365 works in conjunction and is tightly integrated within Altium Designer. There is no installation necessary. All you have to do is to activate your Altium 365 Workspace here.

What is included in my license?

You'll receive a term-based license of Altium Designer plus a Pro Subscription plan, which includes access to Altium 365 and:

  • The latest design technology updates
  • 24/5 live chat support
  • Access to the AltiumLive community