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 dreams.
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 $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.
Data infrastructure made easy
Aiven makes setting up cloud data infrastructure as easy as 1, 2, 3...
Sign into Aiven Console
Select the cloud provider, services*, tools, and plan that works for you
Spin it up
...And you’re ready for action.
*Pick and choose from services like Apache Kafka, Kafka Connect, MirrorMaker 2 and Cassandra, PostgreSQL, MySQL, InfluxDB, M3, OpenSearch, Redis, and Grafana.
How to apply to Aiven Cluster
Applications to the Cluster startup program open on 1 December 2021 – and applying is a simple three step process:
Sign up for updates and we'll send you a link to the application form once available on 1 December 2021.
Fill in the application form and attach proof of affiliation with an approved investor partner.
Chillax. Watch your inbox for news, and you'll get a decision by 11 February 2022.
Cluster investor partners
Invest in startups – with Aiven
For investors, 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 – just send written confirmation that you’d like to be a partner of Aiven Cluster startup program to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll be in touch.
You can also download our Cluster program PDF for more information, or register for Cluster notifications using the form above.
Startup programs were critical to our early development and success, and their support helped us grow into the Unicorn we are today. As Aiven has now reached a maturity level where we are in a position to give back, we want to support other startups in their journey, helping them to scale up and grow.
In short, Aiven makes setting up cloud databases and the infrastructure needed for them to operate so simple that anyone can do it.
In a way, you could think of us as the plumbers of the internet. Our console lets developers and software architects set up their databases and get familiar tools on all major cloud platforms (like Google, AWS or Azure) in a matter of minutes. It’s simple, secure, and everything is open source, so you keep control of all your data. You can move it between cloud regions and providers, duplicate it, and do whatever you want with it – and you don’t have to jump through hoops to do it.
We provide a selection of reliable, open source products – tools like Apache Kafka, PostgreSQL, MySQL, M3, InfluxDB, OpenSearch, and more – that you can install at the click of a button.
But while we make it simple to set up your data, it’s what you do with it next that’s where the awesome happens.
Applications to the Aiven Cluster startup program open on 1 December 2021.
A link to the form will be added to this page when applications open on 1 December 2021
To be eligible to apply to Aiven Cluster startup program, you need:
Proof of affiliation with a approved partner accelerator, incubator, or VC
Maximum startup age: 5 years
Startup funding no greater than Series A
A company website and associated email address
A full list of affiliated partners can be found at the end of this FAQ section.
Yes. There is an option in the application form to invite your investors to partner with Aiven Cluster. You can also ask them to contact us directly at email@example.com
Unfortunately, we are currently only accepting startups that are supported by affiliate investors, and have received funding up to/including Series A.
Yes - providing you meet the eligibility criteria.
After we receive applications, our team will review them and select the most promising startups that would benefit from Aiven’s support and services.
The first round of applications will run from 1 December 2021 to 16 January 2022.
Selected startups will be notified by 11 February 2022.
The program will begin on 14 February 2022.* After the first round, applications will be accepted and considered on a continual basis, with new participants selected every 3 months.
*Aiven reserves the right to change the dates if necessary.
Yes. After the initial application round, it will be possible to apply continuously, and we’ll select new startups for the program every 3 months.
Yes, seriously! You can use the startup program credits over 12 months to purchase the services, cloud data plans, and additional support that you need to build a modern modern data infrastructure. We provide the initial $20,000 at the start of the program, and the remaining $80,000 is divided over the rest of the year depending on how you use the services. What you build with our services is entirely up to you. For example, you can get a powerful managed Apache Kafka, OpenSearch and Grafana combination. Maybe spin up a PostgreSQL instance to test a development idea. Or how about extending your Prometheus with a time series database like M3?
And remember, you can you can pick and switch between clouds and regions from our wide selection, with zero downtime.
Startups that scale up in the first 6 months will be promoted through our channels, for example, Linkedin, Twitter, blog posts, etc..
When an applicant submits the application form, the applicant must agree to acknowledge that the use of the Aiven services is subject to Aiven online T&Cs which are to be accepted when signing in to the Aiven console, and that Aiven may always stop giving free credits or cancel any credits given.
The amount of credits awarded to successful applicants is up to $100,000 depending on the use of services.
Aiven reserves the right to cancel credits in order to be able to react in the event participant would breach the online T&Cs or would otherwise use the credits against the purpose of the Cluster program.
We’ve kept it really simple to get on board, with investor commitments limited to visibility and promotion to your portfolio, and supporting the Cluster launch.
Grant Aiven the right to mention your organization as an investor partner for Aiven Cluster startup program. This includes the use of your logos and name in Aiven Cluster online and offline materials.
Commit to promoting Aiven Cluster to the startups in your portfolio. Aiven will provide the materials for sharing, e.g. leaflets, banners, logos, example texts.
Support the launch of Aiven Cluster in December 2021 by sharing the news in your channels, e.g. newsletters to the startups, social media posts, website updates, etc.
Just email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know that you’d like to be a partner of the Aiven Cluster startup program and we’ll be in touch. We’d love to hear from you.
We have many inverstors partnering with Aiven Cluster, and we're adding more all the time.
Here a few examples:
World Innovation Lab