Simulation software company, Altair, is making its packages available to qualified startup companies through its newly formed Altair Startup Program. To meet the needs of the startup community, the program offers preferential pricing for its simulation-driven design, computer-aided engineering, cloud computing and Internet of Things software solutions. The program also provides no-cost expert consulting to help ramp-up startup organizations with the Altair HyperWorks multi-physics optimization platform.
“The startup community has always been at the forefront of innovation in new and high-growth markets of shared interest,” stated Michael J. Kidder, SVP of corporate marketing of Altair. “This program provides a powerful vehicle for Altair to connect more directly with hardware startups to help mitigate product performance and financial risks early, realize a successful exit and cost-effectively scale for growth with Altair’s open-architecture simulation solutions.”
According to Altair, the program includes full-featured access to all its software titles, more than 150 Altair Partner Alliance software applications, instructor-led / online / self-paced training courses, expert consulting support and co-marketing opportunities to build startup brand awareness.
The startup program is also available to – and can be customized for – business incubators and accelerators who are interested in expanding the resources available to support startup portfolios. Small and medium businesses falling outside of the Altair Startup Program qualification criteria may still apply for incentivized offers.