Gitpod for Startups

Spend less time worrying about brittle, local dev environments and more time on building great things.

Use all our services for free, up to 2 years.

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“You can either spend 3 days of your life setting them up, teaching them how the environment works, or you can give them a button and say ‘click here’.”

Josep Jaume, Senior Director of Developer Experience at Factorial

Accelerate your workflow

Scaling from 3 to 45 engineers in 5 months

Gitpod helped engineers at become more productive and focused. It removed any friction in the onboarding process, dev environment management and the day to day collaboration.

Gitpod Customer Stories

Develop like Google, Facebook or Shopify

What big tech companies are trying to build internally, Gitpod is bringing to the rest of the world: container-based development in the cloud.

Multi track development with ease

You can have multiple workspaces with different contexts open at once - one for your feature, one for a bug or one for your code review directly in Gitpod.

Where teams code together

Share running workspaces for pair programming, use port forwarding or share a snapshot as a copy of your workspace with teammates.

Code anywhere, on any device

No need for over powered laptops - a chrome book and even iPads work just as fine. And if you adopt a remote work policy one day, then you don't have to worry about source code security.

Gitpod Workspace on an iPad.

Program benefits

Apply now and receive these unique benefits.


Gitpod for free

Don't worry about increased workload or adding more users as you grow. We'll be free for at least 1 year with unlimited users and usage.


Double up

If your startup is affiliated with an approved VC, incubator or accelerator we will extend the program from 1 year to 2 years.


Join a thriving community

Engage with, learn from and share best practices with other startups that use Gitpod.

Eligibility criteria

To qualify for Gitpod’s startup program, your company needs to:

  • have raised no more than $10M in funding
  • be founded less than 3 years ago
  • have not been on any paid plan yet
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Helpful resources

If you are still uncertain about moving your local dev environment to the cloud, this blog post will clear your thoughts.

Gitpod vs Local Development

Why should you move dev environment to the cloud? Here is the answer.

Bob and Alice


Are both SaaS and the Self-Hosted option part of the program?

We are happy to manage Gitpod for you to let you focus on the important things, but if you want to self-host on your infrastructure, that's possible too, without user limit.

How do I know if my accelerator/incubator/VC firm is part of Gitpod for Startups?

Please check this list of organisations. You still get one year for free, even if you don't find your organisation on the list.

What happens after the end of the program?

At the end of the program, you decide if you want to keep using Gitpod in a professional plan or in the free plan with limited usage. You'll be notified before the end of the program.

I'm not eligible but still want to use Gitpod

We have a very generous free plan for up to 50h a month, including private repos.

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Spin up fresh, automated dev environments for each task, in the cloud, in seconds.

Use all our services for free, up to 2 years.

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