PADS Professional for Startups

The PADS Professional for Startups program provides eligible startups with discounted access to a complete solution for PCB design software, including schematic and layout with integrated design data management, component research, and real-time component sourcing knowledge.

Getting a startup off the ground is no easy endeavor. Office space, supplies, employee salaries and overhead are all vying for a piece of a lean budget. We believe your product design and development software should be a solution, not a problem. If you’re an early-stage startup in business for less than three years, you can now apply to get PADS Professional at a significantly reduced cost – with no application fee!

Are You Eligible? Eligibility is simple:

  • Open to design firms and product manufacturers
  • Open to legal entities in business for three years or less
  • Less than $1 million USD in funding
  • Less than $1 million USD in annual revenue

Apply today to get your business off the ground with professional product development software.

Is PADS Professional for you?

PADS Professional is an easy-to-learn, easy-to-use software that addresses all aspects of the product development process – design and rendering, simulation, electrical design, manufacturing, data management, and more. We provide online learning resources, a fantastic community, and unique technology that allows you to design PCBs the way you want.

No application fee!

The PADS Professional for Startups program doesn’t require an application fee and includes:

  • One year of PADS Professional Premium software
  • Access to PADS Professional training resources
  • Guidance from a community of product experts
  • Best practices resources including eBooks, white papers, videos, and more
  • Co-marketing opportunities

Get Started

As a startup, we understand you need to get your products and services to market as quickly as possible. With PADS Professional, you can make your ideas a reality. And with our PADS Professional program for startups, you can get started at an affordable rate.

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Learn more about the Solid Edge Startup Program