Start up on the right foot with the new Zendesk for Startups Program

Kristen Durham
Startup Central
Published in
2 min readJan 30, 2020


For a fast-growing startup, the experience a customer has with your company is crucial to success. It’s easy to get caught up in building your product or your pitch deck and forget that customers are where the business becomes real, where you get the first meaningful validation that you’re building something with legs.

At Zendesk, we have seen (and experienced) what it takes to survive and thrive in the early stages of your company. We are committed to helping startups get their customer experience right from the start — and that’s why we want to support you with free access to our tools, community, and resources.

The Zendesk for Startups Program was first launched in 2017 and has since supported thousands of startups — including Bank Novo, Datafox, Payjoy, and many others. We’re now upgrading the program with even better benefits to help startups get started on the right foot, and provide the best experience to their customers from day one.

So what’s new?

With the new Zendesk for Startups Program, qualifying startups will receive six months of Zendesk’s full range of products for free. Startups will also be able to access new online office hours and education sessions with our specialized customer success teams, attend partner and community events, and get their hands on other development resources.

To qualify for the program, you must be new to Zendesk, have raised venture funding up to Series A, and have fewer than 50 employees.

Learn more about Zendesk for Startups and submit your application today.