3DEXPERIENCE Works for Startups funding grants


3DEXPERIENCE Works for Startups

For early-stage startups that meet the eligibility criteria*, the 3DEXPERIENCE® Works for Startups program offers software, training, and co-marketing resources at no cost to help you succeed.


How the program works

The 3DEXPERIENCE Works Program provides new startup companies and individuals the CAD software, support and guidance to succeed.

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Free Software

12-months of 3DEXPERIENCE Works includes SOLIDWORKS CAD, Sim, Visualization & more

Online Training

On-demand video based training with MySolidWorks

Co-marketing Opportunities

Such as speaking at SOLIDWORKS events and promotion in campaigns and social communities

Design Guidance

Best practices from SOLIDWORKS engineers and technical managers

Online Resources

White papers, videos, and articles to take your product to the next level

Tech Support

Technical support from TriMech’s team of certified SOLIDWORKS experts


How Entrepreneurs succeed with 3DEXPERIENCE Works

Startup Feedback

“SOLIDWORKS is doing a great job of helping people in grassroots, helping people get in early and build a company, like I did.”

Josh Shires


Startup Feedback

“SOLIDWORKS has been critical in all of our product development, and it’s at the core of our mechanical engineering work.”

Sean Grundy

CEO and Founder of Bevi

About the Startup program

3DEXPERIENCE Works Startup Program


What’s included in the Program?

Cloud connected software and services with 3DEXPERIENCE Works:

– SOLIDWORKS Simulation
– Data Management
– Team collaboration Tools
– Project Planning
– Business Intelligence Tools
– Cloud 3D CAD Software

3DEXPERIENCE Works Software


How does the Program work?

Entrepreneurs use SOLIDWORKS to conceive, design, test, manufacture, and launch amazing products. If you’re ready to bring your ideas to reality, the 3DEXPERIENCE Works for Startups program is here from you. This recorded session introduces the program in detail, and features a discussion with entrepreneur partner Emilio Lopez, Co-Founder & CEO, SOP Technologies.

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Myo Gesture Control Armband

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Bevi – The “Smart” Water Cooler

Example Clients

Apply for the Program

Check the requirements below and apply now on the DS website


SOLIDWORKS sponsors early-stage hardware startups are required to be:

  1. Not currently a SOLIDWORKS client/customer
  2. Your company must be designing, building and selling a physical product (or planning to be)
  3. Less than $1M in funding/revenue and under 3 years in business for the Early-Stage Program

Note: the Scale Up Program (discounted licenses) is also available for startups with less than $5M in funding/revenue and under 5 years in business.

DS SOLIDWORKS does not accept service providers, resellers, contractors or consulting companies.