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.

Cluster up with Aiven

Cluster up with Aiven

Aiven Cluster helps you grow your business by taking away all your data infrastructure worries so you can focus on the stuff that really matters – building your product.

With Aiven, you get all the tools you need to construct a modern data pipeline in one convenient place. Pump up your PostgreSQL® with super-fast scaling. Knock out some streaming data microservices with Apache Kafka®. Or dig deep into your data with OpenSearch® and visualize your results with Grafana®. ​​And that’s just a taste of what you can do.

As well as up to $100,000 credit for Aiven’s fully managed services for one year, you get access to our expertise and support, and join the Cluster community of like-minded entrepreneurs and startups to help each other work towards greatness.

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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"Being part of the Cluster program has given us the freedom to choose the tools we want from the start."

Tiina Romu

Software Team Lead at Huuva

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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

Data infrastructure made easy

Data infrastructure made easy

Aiven makes setting up cloud data infrastructure as easy as 1, 2, 3...

  1. Sign into Aiven Console
  2. Select the cloud provider, services*, tools, and plan that works for you
  3. Spin it up

...And you’re ready for action.

Get started with a free plan for PostgreSQL®

Start prototyping, experiment, and spin up your first managed PostgreSQL® database instance at no cost. Scale effortlessly to larger production environments as your requirements expand.

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How to apply to Aiven Cluster

Applying to the Cluster startup program is a simple three step process:

  1. Fill out the application form. It’s fun!
  2. Attach proof of affiliation with a Cluster partner or non affiliated VC.
  3. Chillax. You'll hear from us within 14 days of submitting your application.

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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.

It’s really simple to jump on board and it's totally free – just fill out this short form to let us know you would like to partner with us, and we’ll be in touch.

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