Deepgram Startup Program

Disrupt, Create, Accelerate Voice-Enabled Experiences.

Deepgram Startup Program helps technical founders create, launch, and scale voice-enabled experiences with speech recognition. Receive up to $100,000 to use over 12 months.

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Free Credits to Voice Innovators

Deepgram is giving away $10 million in free credits to startups with a specific mission to remove friction in customer, partner, employee experiences using voice technology.

We are accepting applications from all software categories and have a special interest in these categories.

    Sales and Support Enablement

    Customer Experience Analysis

    Customer Relationship Management

    E-Learning/Online Education

    Telemedicine/Health Records

    Captioning (video, podcasts)

    Collaboration Technologies

Not Your Average Accelerator

in addition to your grant
Add to Current Benefits

Use in conjunction with your grant, seed, incubator, or accelerator benefits

no cost barrier to voice tech
Level the Playing Field

Remove the cost barrier to creating speech enabled experience

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Partner with Voice Innovators

Work closely with the team that is building state-of-the-art AI for communications

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Create Experiences Set Up to Scale

Our goal is to help you deliver value and an exceptional experience for your customers. The Deepgram Startup Program offers a range of perks to get you started, including 12 months of ASR credit to easily transcribe conversations.

Program Benefits

  • Up to $100,000 in Deepgram ASR to use over the course of 12 months
  • Exclusive access to training sessions, materials, new features and speech models
  • Opportunities to showcase your solution and promote your company
  • Select startups may qualify for a dedicated Customer Success Manager and joint go-to-market initiatives

Eligibility Requirements

Accelerate Your Startup Success

Whether you’re a student with a spark of an idea or a startup prototyping solutions for voice-enabled use cases, we want to provide you with the tools to demonstrate the value of delightful audio experiences.

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Must create a Deepgram account with a business/company email (not a personal email).
  2. Must have a company website, and an email address associated with the company website. If you are a student please use your university email address.
  3. Must not be an existing Deepgram customer.


Deepgram is a core part of our offering, and it will remain so. We have found more than an STT solution but a partner in Deepgram to help us innovate and improve upon our offering”

Ravish Kamath

Chief Product Officer


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