Aiven Cluster Startup Program

Scale up your startup

The Aiven Cluster startup program offers up to $100,000 credit to help you build your data infrastructure using Aiven services, and technical expertise to help your startup grow – fast.


Everything you need to get things done

Aiven’s all-in-one cloud data platform combines all the tools you need to connect to the data services you use, on all major cloud providers.

Unlock up to $100,000 in credit for Aiven's fully managed services for an entire year through our exclusive Cluster startup program. Gain access to our expert support and join a vibrant community of like-minded entrepreneurs and engineers, all dedicated to achieving greatness together.

Benefits for selected startups



From $12,000 to up to $100,000 in credits to spend on Aiven services over a 12 month period. Credit amounts vary depending on qualification criteria.



Access knowledge and insight from your peers and from members of the Aiven team, or Crabs as we like to call them, through community channels, including the Cluster Slack, and Aiven Community Forums.



Raise awareness of your company and your products by featuring on the Aiven blog, social media channels, and by participating in Aiven events,

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Access to Aiven's technical support service to ensure that you get the most from Aiven's service, and that you can meets needs of your customers as your business scales.



Virtual events on relevant topics for early stage startups. Everything from data infrastructure, to product development, hiring and more.



The opportunity to focus on building your business – not your data infrastructure.

What Cluster startups say about Aiven

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“The credits we got by joining the Aiven Cluster program helped us to get started very quickly.”

Matthew Huxtable

Staff Platform Engineer at Doccla

Infrastructure is the most ignored piece in running a startup. Everything else is very front-facing - you can measure it, see it in action, but the infrastructure is always behind the scenes. So, as long as it's working, people are happy, but when issues arise, it's hard to identify and resolve them.

I think that's a problem that Aiven solves brilliantly.

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Hariharan Ramkumar

Co-Founder at RevenueHero

Trusting Aiven with our data infrastructure management has freed up our team to focus on building our product, instead of getting bogged down in operational tasks. Looking back, I realize we could have saved valuable time and resources by making the decision to join Cluster earlier.

Henri M.

Henri M.

CEO & Co-Founder at Exolyt

Joining the Aiven Cluster program gives you room to explore different technologies without committing yourself to any plans or buying it right away. The sponsorship is really helpful to understand what building pieces we can use, and experiment with them before we build them into our final product.

Paul Rogalinski-Pinter

Paul Rogalinski-Pinter

Senior Software Engineer at 4 Screen

Eligibility Criteria

We back early stage startups with a high potential for growth through the Cluster program. If you don't fit all criteria listed below, don't worry. We encourage you to apply anyway and we'll do our best to support you.


Maximum 7 years old

Your startup needs to have been founded maximum 7 years ago to be eligible for Cluster.


Affiliation with a Cluster partner

Cluster ecosystem partners are VCs, incubators and accelerators.


Business email address

Help us verify that your business it legit by applying to Cluster with your company email.

Cluster partner network

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Invest in startups – with Aiven

For startup accelerators, incubators and VCs, partnering with Aiven Cluster is an awesome way to offer additional value to your startup portfolio.

You’ll be supporting your existing and future portfolio companies, helping them save time and money, and giving them access to a best-in-class data platform.

To become a partner, fill out this short form and we’ll be in touch.

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