Build your startup
GitHub for Startups helps your startup go from idea to IPO on the world’s largest and most advanced developer platform. Eligible startups receive 20 seats of GitHub Enterprise free for 12 months.
Collaboration that goes beyond code
Build your business fast with access to the world’s largest open source registry. Host it in the cloud with unlimited free public and private repositories. Start conversations, propose changes, and get feedback with a pull request.Learn more
It’s like night and day. It’s the collaboration, it’s the sharing, it’s the community. It’s all because of GitHub.Shanna Senior Director of Build Platform // Autodesk
Full project management
Turn ideas into products with project boards and tables that integrate directly into your workflow—and link directly to your Issues. Plan your sprints, break out individual tasks, track progress, and ship software fast.Learn more
GitHub is our primary tool for R&D project management.Director of Ecosystem Engineering // Shopify
Powerful automation and CI/CD
Get a complete DevOps toolkit with extensive automation and CI/CD that lives right next to your code. Automate any webhook and script your entire workflow from code merges to deployments.Learn more
One of the big benefits of using GitHub for CI/CD and security automation is that we don’t have to build, deploy, or maintain additional tools because they’re built-in to GitHub. That means developers can spend less time managing tools and more time writing code, which is how they’d prefer to spend their time.Software Engineer // Mercari
Security trusted by the Fortune 100
GitHub offers the most trusted platform that helps with compliance and keeps your code secure. Stay ahead of security issues, get advanced monitoring, and build your business with confidence.Learn more
Six months ago we had around 60 outstanding security CVEs. Today, we have zero.Senior Engineering Manager // Wealthsimple
Build on the shoulders of giants
With the world’s largest software registry, GitHub makes it simple to find the best open source projects to accelerate your workflows and scale your business fast.Learn more
There is a huge open source community of code and developers to work with and draw inspiration from on GitHub. To build better developer tools, we need a direct line to it. GitHub accelerates production, progress, and connections, bringing us closer to our users.Developer Advocate // Stripe
Build like the best
From Spotify to Slack and Shopify to Netflix, the world’s most innovative companies are built on GitHub. That’s because GitHub offers the most complete—and most trusted—developer platform.
Get started today
Build your startup on the world’s most advanced developer platform. Apply now to GitHub for Startups to get free access to GitHub Enterprise and the support you need to build, scale, and deliver secure software on GitHub.
You must be an early-stage startup that has received outside funding (up to Series A).
New to GitHub Enterprise
You must be new or returning to GitHub Enterprise and have not previously received credits for GitHub Enterprise.
Our partners help us create the unicorns of tomorrow
We know the value of community. That’s why GitHub for Startups partners with leading investors, accelerators, and startup support organizations to help early-stage startups go from seed funding to unicorn status. Startups affiliated with a GitHub for Startups partner are eligible for additional discounts and benefits while in the program.