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Esri is preparing for our annual Esri Partner Conference (EPC) and Developer Summit (DevSummit) in Palm Springs, California. These are two events held at the same location, March 2-4 and 5-8, 2019.


The Esri Partner Conference is an exclusive yearly meeting of Esri's global partners and distributors who are reshaping the world through the application of geospatial technology. EPC provides the environment to develop the strategies and skills to extend the value of your business, expand the power of geographic information, and deliver success.


Esri Developer Summit is available for anyone to attend and is designed to show you how to build cutting-edge apps using advanced mapping technology from Esri. At DevSummit you will be able to test-drive no tech, gain training and learn, attend hundreds of user presentations and technical sessions sharing best practices, as well as take advantage of opportunities to get our technical questions answered by Esri staff.


Both events agendas are full of opportunities to network, collaborate, and get inspired.


If you’re attending EPC, don’t miss the GIS Solutions Expo and Social, 2-7pm, on Monday, March 4, featuring Esri’s global partners who are solving some of the world's toughest geospatial problems by developing high-caliber solutions, services, content and hardware with the ArcGIS platform.


Within the expo is the Emerging Business Zone hosted by the Esri Startup Program. This area features 6 emerging businesses who will be showcasing their innovative technology solutions across an array of industries from public safety, commercial, government, transportation and more. Check out the full exhibit list.  


We encourage you to learn more and connect with Esri’s Emerging Businesses via the list below:





iSpatial Techno Solutions

iSpatial Techno Solutions provides smart solution frameworks that delivers the value proposition to our clients in the area of Location-based Geo Enabled solutions (GIS- 3D and 2D), Web/Mobility solutions, AI and Business Analytics.


Verdant Web Technologies

Verdant's Software-as-a-Service platform assists multi-facility organizations in managing both existing and historical hazardous building materials, such as Asbestos and Lead, by building and area through a collection of discipline-specific modules.


Bluefield GIS

Markup any web map using our simple stencil and pencils. Your field notes are instantly available for collaboration using your ArcGIS Online Named User account. Simple. Because the job isn't.

Z4 GmbH is a leading provider of professional real-time Indoor Positioning and Navigation solutions for mobile apps. These are used across various industries ranging from healthcare and transport to corporate campuses, event locations and many more.



The Source of Truth for Physical Places Unlock innovation with the most accurate dataset of US commercial places-of-interest, their geometries, and their visitors.


Orbital Insight

Orbital Insight develops geospatial data analytics to help its clients unlock societal & economic trends at a global scale. Using AI technologies, we process and transform this data to enable businesses, governments, and NGOs to make better decisions.



For those of you unfamiliar with the Esri Startup Program, the global program gives emerging businesses the tools to build mapping and location analytics capabilities into their products. Qualifying startups receive online services, software, training and support, content, and other opportunities to help them succeed. As part of the program offering, members have access to participate at Esri events such as the EPC, DevSummit, Esri UC and more.


Some additional EPC highlights you should take note of include the following:

  • Preconference Workshops: A variety of preconference workshops will provide the inside scoop on product innovations, advances in GIS technology, and more.
  • Plenary Session: Listen to Jack Dangermond speak about Esri's vision for the future and how GIS is helping to reshape the world—creating exciting new opportunities for the partner community.
  • Sessions: Join Esri subject matter experts at breakout sessions revolving around key industries, the latest ArcGIS platform release, and tried-and-true best practices from the Esri business development teams.
  • Networking Socials: Reconnect with old friends and expand your network when you socialize with partners, distributors, and Esri teams.


Don't pass up this unique opportunity to inspire your peers and be a thought leader in the partner community. Join us at 2019 Esri Partner Conference (EPC) and Developer Summit (DevSummit) in Palm Springs, California! 

This blog follows Acceptance & Onboarding & Access Your Software in the Orientation Series


Esri Startup Program Orientation: Access Emerging Partner Benefits

One of the benefits of the Esri Startup Program is becoming an Emerging Partner within the Esri Partner Network (EPN). As part of the Esri Partner Network, you will have access to a community of like-minded organizations, a world-class platform on which to develop your products and services, and, most importantly, a solid partnership for sharing best practices and resources to ensure success.

 As a partner, remember to maintain your company information, stay engaged with this community, take advantage of your exclusive access to resources provided.

We look forward to helping you in your development of high-caliber solutions built with the ArcGIS platform. We’re excited for you to be a part of this global community and we hope upon your completion of the Esri Startup Program you’ll continue to remain a Partner with Esri.


Getting Started as an Emerging Partner: 

Partner Portal Access & Partnering Resources


Step 1: Activate your Esri Partner Portal & Log-in

You will receive an automated email, “Welcome to the Esri Partner Portal”, including login instructions, welcoming you to the Esri Partner Network. Partner Portal is your primary website for working with Esri as partner. If you have any trouble accessing the portal, you can contact for help.


Step 2: Access Resources

In the portal you can access your partner benefits, resources, collaboration tools, and use exciting new features of the Partner Portal like Community Chatter to connect other partners, Esri and Esri distributors in the community. The Partner Portal is also where you manage your partner-related information, manage Partner Directory listing, Portal Users, get details on ordering software priced for partners, and more. Here you can also submit a Case to ask for help from the Partner Resource Center, and participate in Chatter with the global partner community.


Key areas to keep up-to-date on the Partner Portal include:

  • My Portal:
    • My Company
    • My Contacts
  • My Directory



The go-to-place for details that are unique to your account. My Company will find a link to email your Partner Manager, your customer number, renewal date, and address. The enhanced Contacts section allows you to Add, Edit, or Inactivate contacts that no longer need to be listed.

  • Tip: To avoid duplication, always check your entire contact list before adding a new contact.
  • Tip: Inactivated contacts are removed from your view. Please ‘Submit a Case’ if you need to reactivate a contact.

Partner Portal CompanyPartner Portal Contacts 


MY DIRECTORY (Partner Directory):

This is for creating, maintaining and making your company, solutions and services discoverable in the Partner Directory. The Partner Directory is a key resource for customers as well as Esri and Esri distributor staff.

Note, for Emerging Partner’s your Partner Directory listing is hidden until Esri Startup team has confirmed that there is a demonstrable ArcGIS integration and you’re prepared to go-to-market.

It is important to notify the Esri Startup Team when nearing completion of integration with the Esri ArcGIS Platform, please notify, one month prior to kick off strategic steps for success such as:

  • Create your Partner Directory Listing – The Partner Directory is a key resource for customers as well as Esri and Esri distributor staff.
  • Esri must enable you to create your listing via the My Directory tab in the Partner Portal. If you have questions, please email,
  • Outline co-selling strategies with Esri Sector Teams.
  • Add Esri Emerging Partner Logo on website and reference partnership.
  • Have proper Esri attribution in your app.
  • Develop a promotional campaign and execute PR Support for Startups.

The output of this content will appear in your directory listing, an example of a listing is as follows (Blue Raster- Esri Partner Directory):

Partner Portal My Directory

Remember to Familiarize Yourself with Key Esri Access Points & Resources:

  • Partner Portal: your primary website for working with Esri as partner. It is a self-service business platform to manage company contacts, Portal Users, access your partner benefits, resources, and collaboration tools.
  • My Esri:  your access point to manage your licenses, support incidents, and training, as well as to download software updates, maintain related account information, and more.
  • Training: as an Esri Startup partner you have access to unlimited complimentary self-paced e-learning managed through your My Esri organization.


Learn more about the Partner Portal, tools, and benefits - note, you must activate your partner portal and login to access the links below:


Need Help? Contact Us

Note, we have a variety of international Esri Distributor Startup Program representatives who will support you in your local region. We will provide you introductions to these supporting staff if you’re not already in contact with them.


How can I Engage with the Esri Startup Community?


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Return: Orientation Series

This blog follows Acceptance & Onboarding, Access Emerging Partner Benefits is next in the Orientation Series


Esri Startup Program Orientation:

Access Your Software


!Please read this closely to avoid headaches down the road!

This page describes how to structure, access, and administer the software provided to your team through the Esri Startup Program, which provides robust software benefits package. It's important to carefully admin and track your order emails, accounts/subscriptions, and usernames. 




There are three important destinations to access and administer your software:

  • My Esri: Your one-stop destination for software downloads and authorization numbers to install and activate your licenses and developer subscriptions, admin your account, training, and other important access points for your team.
  • or ArcGIS Online: is Esri’s GIS SaaS software. Once activate, you need to link your subscription to your My Esri. Also, ArcGIS Online provisions licenses for per-user licensed software, such as ArcGIS Pro.
  • Manage and access your enterprise level subscriptions through My Esri ‘Developer’ tab, which will bring you to your developer dashboard



Every team member can have a My Esri account, and should be invited to connect to your unique customer number to gain the proper admin rights. Each subscription also results in a unique set of credentials (user types/named users). We recommend using a spreadsheet and recording these credentials for reference. We also recommend organizing your individual team member’s accounts as follows:

  • 1 x My Esri Credentials: For team members who need administrative privileges or direct access to software.
  • 1 x ArcGIS Online Organization: This is your commercial subscription for team members who work with production content and services. The Startup Program provides one "umbrella" ArcGIS Online organization and we recommend using this organization for production.
  • 3 x [Developer Subscription ArcGIS Online Dev & Test Orgs]: For team members who are developing, testing, or demoing content and services OR who need licenses for per-user licensed software, such as ArcGIS Pro, provided through the Developer Subscription. The Startup Program provides access to three Enterprise Developer Subscriptions, each with their own Dev & Test ArcGIS Online Organization.



Within a few days your team member that applied to the program will receive two emails from

  1. Esri Order XXXXXXX, PO XXXXXXXXXX, provides a link to activate My Esri as well as activation codes for your Enterprise Developer Subscriptions. 
  2. Esri – Activate Your ArcGIS Online Subscription, contains an activation link for your new commercial “umbrella” ArcGIS Online Organization, with numerous user types and 10k credits.


If you or your team members have a prior Esri account, make sure to create new accounts as specified below--it makes life simpler to separate concerns with separate accounts. Before each step, make sure you are logged out of all accounts to avoid confusion. If you have previous accounts with existing content, work with Esri Technical Support to migrate them to your new accounts, or call to troubleshoot these steps.


1: Activate and Configure My Esri

The following assumes you have access to the Esri Order email and are setting up MyEsri for your team.
  1. Create a MyEsri account: Open the Esri Order email, click the link to log into MyEsri, then click the “Create Account” tab and follow the directions to create a NEW account. This is the MyEsri account. Once the account is created, login.
  2. Invite your team members: Go to “My Organizations” -> ”Users” -> “Invite Users” and follow the instructions. Here you can add multiple users by email, configure their permissions, and annotate the invitation.
    *Note, your team members should also create a new account. Remind them to sign out of previous accounts and restart their browser.
  3. Provide access to Tech Support: Go to “My Organizations” -> “Support” -> “Authorized Callers” and click “Add Caller”. 
    *Note, in order for a team member to log a case with Support, they must be registered as an authorized caller.


2: Access Commercial Software

The following assumes you have been provisioned a MyEsri account per Step 1 and have appropriate permissions.
  1. Access the software: Login to MyEsri and go to “My Organizations”. Downloads are available under the “Downloads” sub-tab and you can manage license provisions under the “Licensing” sub-tab.


3: Activate and Configure Developer Subscriptions

The following assumes you have been provisioned a MyEsri account per Step 1 and have access to a Developer Subscription code provided in the Esri Order email.

  1. Register your Developer Subscription: Open the Esri Order email, copy an unused Developer Subscription code, click the registration link, login to MyEsri, then paste and activate your code.
  2. Activate your Developer Subscription: Go to “My Organizations” -> “Licensing” -> “Developer Subscription” and click “Activate”.
  3. Complete Activation: Enter a URL for a single-user ArcGIS Online organization associated with your Developer Subscription and select “Complete Activation” with your EXISTING MyEsri account. This ensures that your MyEsri credentials are also used to access your single-user organization and the Developer Subscription Administrative Dashboard (see next step).
    *Note, there is no software provided through this single-user organization and we do not recommend using it for team workflows.
  4. Create your Developer Dev & Test Organization: After you have completed the activation, you will be prompted to log in. Log in with your MyEsri credentials to view the Developer Subscription Dashboard and click “Setup Dev and Test Organization.” Follow the steps to create a NEW This creates a new Dev & Test organization and a Developer Subscription Dev & Test account.
  5. Configure your Developer Dev & Test Organization: After you have created a new account, complete setup in ArcGIS Online and enter your NEW credentials when prompted. Once you sign in, fill out the forms to configure your Organization’s preliminary settings. Click “Save and Continue.” You will be taken to the Organization’s administrative landing page.
  6. Invite Team Members to your Dev & Test Organization: Click “Invite Members” in the “Organization” administrative console and follow the steps provided.
  7. Use Developer Subscription (Enterprise) software: Log in to MyEsri with your MyEsri credentials and go to “My Organizations”->”Developer”. Downloads are available under the ”Downloads” side-header and you can manage license provisions, besides those for Pro, under the “Developer” side-header.
  8. Configure Licenses (eg for ArcGIS Pro): Log in to your Dev & Test ArcGIS Online instance. Click “Manage Licenses” in the “Organization” administrative console and click the link under the “Licensed for” column to configure licenses for each user.


4: Activate and Configure ArcGIS Online

The following assumes you have access to the ArcGIS Online email and are setting up the umbrella Organization for your team.
  1. Activate the Organization: In the ArcGIS Online email, first click the link then create a NEW account and follow the instructions. This creates the ArcGIS Online account.
  2. Configure the Organization: Fill out the forms to configure your Organization’s preliminary settings. Click “Save and Continue.” You will be taken to the administrative landing page.
  3. Invite Team Members: Click “Invite Members” in the “Organization” administrative console and follow the steps provided.
  4. Use ArcGIS Online: There are no additional software configurations for ArcGIS Online. ArcGIS Online is a credit-based model and the credits provided through the Program will be consumed as you use Online services.


We know, that's a lot of text! Remember to track and save your accounts and usernames. If you have questions, we suggest you first troubleshoot the issues with Esri Support, you have access to Standard Tech Support via the program. They have back end views to the systems. For more in-depth inquires, please email


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Recently, Esri participated at the TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2017 Hackathon, May 13-14, and Conference, May 15-17, in New York, NY. #TCdisrupt debuts revolutionary startups, introduces game-changing technologies, and discusses what’s top of mind for the tech industry’s key innovators.

TechCrunch Disrupt NY Hackathon

 The hackathon occurs the weekend before the Disrupt conference. Over 750 developers from all over took part in a 24-hour coding test of endurance. At the hackathon we provided free ArcGIS Developer Subscriptions and credits to developers creating apps that included mapping, visualization, analysis, imagery, authoritative data and more. Hackers could build web, mobile, and desktop apps for any device. The lucky Esri prize winner received a $5,000 prize ($2,500 cash, plus $2,500 ArcGIS Online subscription).


Congratulations to our winner SafePath! While we could only pick one winner, we had a few other honorable mentions we wanted to share. You can view all the submissions here. Learn more about our winner and other Esri submissions below:



SafePath is an Android app built by four students from Rutgers University. This project won the Esri $5,000 prize for the best integration of Esri technology in a hack.

SafePath is a mobile app that notifies you when you enter a geofence designated as a recent area of hostile activity and offers you a safe route to a safe zone. The app used the ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Android together with the PubNub block we provided for geofence notification. The team utilized the night streets vector base map and added features to visualize where hostile activity was taking place and where the safe zones were located. Hostile data was aggregated from several sources including crowdsourcing and social media and then added to a hosted feature service. When the device entered a hostile polygon, or recent activity indicates the device is now inside the hostile geofence, the app sends a SMS message using PubNub to contacts registered with the app. Then it invokes Esri’s routing task to determine a route to the nearest safe zone and visualize that route on the map.

The team was eager to continue working on SafePath after the hackathon and experimenting with other Esri technology. They plan to update the visual rendering with a heatmap and improve the real-time collection of data. Congratulations to our TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2017 winners!



These developers found that 17,000 pedestrians were injured in the past year and wanted to create a system to help pedestrians, the visually impaired, and cyclists navigate through streets and buildings without ever pulling out their phone to distract them.

BackMap is a system that includes a backpack with a vibration motor in the right and left strap of the backpack, an application to input navigation data, and a set of BLE beacons. This allows us to create two different navigation scenarios, one indoors and one outdoors. For the outdoors scenario, the user inputs a location, and the backpack leads you to that location by vibrating the right strap whenever you should turn right, and vibrate the left whenever you should turn left. This helps the visually impaired, pedestrians, and bikers navigate busy streets, along with anyone not able to constantly monitor their phone. This navigation and routing is performed using the Esri directions PubNub block.

The project was built with Esri ArcGIS API for JavaScript, PubNub, ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Android, with geocoding, routing, and mapping services. Learn more in this TechCrunch feature.



Wheelable was inspired by personal experiences with accessibility. Wheelable is a web service that helps identify venues that have accessible facilities such as elevators, ramps, escalators, and others. Wheelable allows its user to review a location when it is not accessible for users with mobility disabilities to improve their experience organizing trips.

The project was built with Esri ArcGIS API for JavaScript, PubNub, Node, Express, Handlebars, and MongoDB.


Congratulations to the winners and other hacks! Supporting a hackathon requires a lot of energy, focus, and time, but is incredibly rewarding. Seeing eyes light up as people start to see what our GIS tools can do for them makes our work worthwhile, and at each hackathon we support, we see the work that’s been leveraged from really paying off with teams integrating more advanced geo development than they had previously.


Many thanks to the awesome team at TechCrunch, and especially to all the hackathon contestants and Disrupt attendees who chose to learn more about Esri and ArcGIS. We look forward to participating in TechCrunch Disrupt SF in September and hope to see you there.

Successful application development should be a priority for companies looking to gain or maintain their competitive advantage. While, ideally, many companies are equipped to leverage our technology in-house, we recognize the development process can be complex —and assembling a development team isn’t always easy.


For companies seeking help to achieve the most capable and cost-effective deployment of ArcGIS, we suggest enlisting the domain expertise and extensive capabilities of our expert Professional Services team, service providers, and Esri Partner Network (EPN). EPN is a worldwide community designed to meet the needs of many business types and sizes. These businesses can range from startups like yourself to multinational companies delivering geocentric solutions around the globe.


The Esri Startup Program has assembled a network of our go-to experts that are familiar with the program and its expectations. They are trusted to assist with jump-starting the development and delivery of your geospatial solutions and services based on Esri technology.


Blue RasterProvides dynamic web and mapping solutions that help clients use the power of Geographic Information System (GIS) technology to achieve their missions. For more than 15 years, government, business and non-profit organizations have relied on Blue Raster for a broad range of GIS services, including spatial database development, custom web and mobile mapping applications, spatial analysis, business mapping, Cloud deployment, data conversion, consulting, and training.
Analysis | Apps | DataViz


Geo Jobe: GEO Jobe has been providing GIS applications, solutions, and services since 1999. Additionally, GEO Jobe is the developer of several leading applications for ArcGIS Online available via the ArcGIS Marketplace. Their flagship application, Admin Tools for ArcGIS Online, a powerful toolset for administrators within ArcGIS Online organizations, is an award winner and has gained wide recognition as the highest rated free applications in the marketplace. GEO Jobe has worked with Esri business partner companies to provide knowledge and technology to support their path to entry into the marketplace. Their years of experience in this domain has made them a powerful resource for many Esri business partners interested in application development using the ArcGIS platform, and are a 'go to partner' for getting your ArcGIS Marketplace apps built and marketed.


GeoMarvel: A geospatial software development company expertise on strategy, design, and development for GIS and location-based projects, applications, and solutions. GeoMarvel spends its time pushing the limits of technology and GIS. We specialize in software architecture, web and mobile development, cloud infrastructure design, e-learning & trainings and building scalable application for our clients. Our speciality is building and developing.


One Degree North (ODN): A geospatial innovation and consulting firm. ODN partners with organizations around the world to create software and hardware solutions leveraging the most advance geospatial capabilities in the market today.  Our specialities include imagery, complex GIS problems, and solution / product architecture consulting.


SpatialMax: A leader in developing geospatial solutions for a broad range of commercial applications. The company was founded by Mike Shaw who has more than 20 years of experience in GIS technology, and software design, development and implementations. Mr. Shaw's background and experience includes more than 11 years of work at Esri where he was an integral part of the ArcGIS Mobility, Server, and Editor teams developing Esri's core technologies. SpatialMax has capitalized on this body of experience and its core competencies include design and development of mobile applications with particular focus on assuring “build to suit” functionality and utility.


WebMapSolutions: A new breed of geospatial companies. WebMapSolution's consulting arm provide guidance, planning and understanding, while their development team solve problems from simple to the most complex. They are user-centric, always focused on solving business problems. Commercial sectors are a particular area of emphasis and expertise, as well as partnerships. Staying focused on the path from problem to solution, and always providing and demonstrating value, are our guiding principals. Our speciality is solution architecture, plus desktop, web, and mobile development.


Of course there are many other option to select from. Find out more about the global community of Esri providers and partners here: Esri Partner Network 


Interested in Esri professional services? Esri offers a variety of services to help achieve the most capable and cost-effective deployment of ArcGIS, contact for special rates.


Whether you need help with an ArcGIS assessment or installation, or need help defining the problem(s) you’re trying to solve and the ideal technology and business strategies, these providers can help guide you through this difficult decision-making process in order to deliver smart, timely, cost-effective solutions. 


For more information contact 

Learn about your Esri Startup Program Emerging Partner Event Benefits:


Actively enrolled Esri Startup Program Emerging Partners receive two (2) complimentary registrations to each of the following events in 2020:


We encourage you consider participation in all Esri events.



  • Additional pre-summits or training workshops are not included and need to be purchased. Payment with credit card is required to complete the registration.
  • Payment will be requested via email and required onsite if you are no longer in the program or exceed allocated pass benefits amount.
  • No additional passes to Esri events are included in the program. 



Benefits gained by participating in Esri events:

  • Learn how to expand your client base and serve your existing users more strategically.
  • Get exclusive technology previews for a head start in preparing your plans to synchronize with our new products and updates.
  • Discover new sales opportunities and expand your network with leaders in the GIS community.

Remember to submit your apps screenshots to to be considered for use in the plenary. 


How to Register:

Every individual registrant needs their My Esri account connected to their customer number, view directions here.

We suggest you sign in to your My Esri account before you begin the registration process (make sure you’re logged out of any other accounts in other windows). Your customer number should be linked to your My Esri account as an Emerging Business partner. If you need to, you can associate staff with your customer number via My Esri “My Organizations"->” Users”-> ”Manage or Invite”.


Having trouble with My Esri? Start with Esri Technical Support, unfortunately startup team CANNOT troubleshoot My Esri.


Additional questions?

2020 Registration Instructions:

DevSummit Europe:

  • Visit the registration page and select promo code and enter EMERGINGBP. Cost will zero out.


FedGIS (& DevSummit DC):

  • Visit the registration page, sign in to My Esri - this will auto populate registrants name, email, and company customer number, run through the steps, and select attendee pass type which shows at cost, on step 3 enter promo code EMERGINGBP this will zero out the cost.
    • If you want to register another person sign out of your My Esri account in the top right (and close any other tabs which you may be signed in still) and sign in with that persons My Esri account.
  • Exhibitor? Follow instructions provided in your exhibit confirmation email to obtain entitled passes


EPC & DevSummit:

  • To register visit the links below, sign in to My Esri - this will auto populate registrants name, email, and company customer number, select pass type which shows at cost, example selections:
    • EPC + DevSummit Combo Attendee - $1,999.00 (Avail on either site)
    • EPC Attendee- $1,099.00 (Avail on EPC)
    • DevSummit Attendee - $1,150.00 (Avail on DevSummit)
  • On step 4 enter promo code EMERGINGBP this will zero out the cost. 
    • If you want to register another person sign out of your My Esri account in the top right (and close any other tabs which you may be signed in still) and sign in with that persons My Esri account.
  • Exhibitor? Follow instructions provided in your exhibit confirmation email to obtain entitled passes.





2020 Esri User Conference: - PENDING - Opens Soon

Please carefully read registration instructions. There are two pathways to register, attendee & exhibitor. Have your My Esri sign-in and customer number handy and visit the following link to get started: Emerging Partners do not receive any complimentary passes to Industry Events or Pre-conference Seminars occurring prior to the UC. 

UC Passes for Emerging Partners:

  • Attendee: All Emerging Partner companies receive two (2) full complimentary passes to Esri UC.

  • Exhibitor: Startup Zone (SUZ) exhibiting details forthcoming. 


  • For those exhibiting that register as an attendee via the startup benefits, you may get an exhibitor ribbon at registration, allowing the exact same privilege to those with an exhibitor badge.

  • Please wait to register using your exhibitor pass until you’ve received your confirmation email with your dedicated booth assignment.

  • Questions? Email,


Esri UC Step by step attendee registration instructions for complimentary passes: 

For exhibitors, follow the same steps but step 5) select “I’m an exhibitor” and input booth number.

  • Each attendee will need to have their own Esri Account. If you do not have one, please create an Esri Account.
  • Once you have an Esri Account, go to the UC Registration form and sign in to your Esri Account
  • Select if you are registering yourself or someone else
    • If you are registering other people, sign into your own Esri account, then click “Registering Someone Else.”  Then enter their username and last name.  If the correct person is listed, then click CONTINUE.
  • Enter customer number with site license. (If your Esri Account is connected to an Esri Customer Number, you can select that pre-populated customer number, or you can select “use another customer number,” then enter it in the open field)
  • Select, I am “an Attendee
    • Select the Event(s) you are attending
    • UC should be selected if you are attending UC only
  • NEXT, select UC Complimentary rate under User Conference Rates
    • If your customer number is not showing UC Complimentary as an option…select UC Standard rate under User Conference Rates. At REVIEW & PAY there will be an option to input customer # to receive your comp pass.
  • NEXT, then you will complete the required fields on the Personal Info page
  • Then click REVIEW & PAY
    • No fee will be required, check the box under the notes field, if you consent, check the new box that appears, regarding the cancellation policy, if you agree, click SUBMIT.
    • If you clicked UC Standard and you should have no fee, select “I should have a UC Complimentary registration under the following customer #_”, click polices and SUBMIT.
  • Your registration has now been submit and is pending review.  You will receive an automatic email with a link to book your hotel room at the conference rate.  You will book your hotel  using this link provided in the email.  Each attendee has a personalized link, therefore, only one hotel reservation can be made per link.  For hotel questions, please contact the Esri Housing Bureau.
  • Questions on registration? Email, Startup team does not have visibility into this system, please work with events directly unless you think our involvement is required.

Future Esri UC Dates:

  • July 12-16, 2021, July 11-15, 2022


Get back to the Esri Startup Orientation Blog Series:

Add an Esri Vector Basemap to Your App: By Doug Carroll: The Esri Startup Program hosted a technical webinar, Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 titled, Harness the Power of Vector Basemaps with Esri, offering emerging partners a chance to learn about how to boost the visual experience in their apps with Esri Vector basemaps and layers. Doug Carroll from Esri discussed the different vector basemap offerings, the global coverage, how to customize the style of your basemaps and how to develop with this awesome content. Guest speaker, Todd Berry, CTO of Snaptrends, an Esri partner and successful small business will elaborate on why they chose to implement Esri Vector Basemaps in their product offering. View the recording here: the slides here.


Why Use Vector Tiles?

As technology continues to evolve it’s important to consider when implementing new product improvements or features is truly a good fit. This is something Todd Berry, CTO of Snaptrends did immediately after Esri released vector basemap services.


Developers like Todd are now exposed to dozens of layer types such as feature layers, vector tile layers, hosted tiled layers and visual objects like Web Maps and Web Scenes. With so many different types, important decisions need to be made.  To help developers make the right decision, the Esri Startup Team decided to draw special attention to vector maps (aka vector tile services) because we think they’re an invaluable asset to create an impressive visual experience.


To recap the webinar, we’ve outlines some important details to evaluate, starting with asking when it’s right to implement vector mapping:


 Consider vector maps when the following requirements need to be met:

  • When building mobile apps on high resolution devices
  • When GPU's can be taken advantage of (but watch out for IE support)
  • When showing thousands of features at once
  • When you have a workflow for onboarding new data and recreating vector tile caches


When should you not consider using vector maps?

  • When your app requires editing, as there are no editing capabilities currently available on vector tiles. For editing use feature layers.
  • When your app needs to display real-time data. For real-time data, consider stream layers or setting a refresh interval on a feature layer.
  • For most imagery content. Imagery is best served out as image service layers because there are loads of capabilities on Images Services to work with images.


Now if you’re feeling a little lost thinking about vector maps, that’s ok. Let us explain what vector maps are. If you think textbook you may be thinking vector maps are discrete data projected into a geographic space. That is true, but it leaves out how vector layers are implemented inside web, mobile and desktop clients. The fundamental difference between vector maps (as in vector tile layers) and the variety of other forms of vector layers is in how rendering and data parsing  is implemented– aka it’s the code behind that makes vector tile layers different from feature layers, KML, GeoJSON, etc.


What are vector maps?

  • Vector tiles (aka vector maps) are a special layer type that taps into a system’s GPU for rendering.
  • Vector layers make it possible to stylize and show discrete data.
  • Vector layers transfer data in the form protobuf (protocol buffers tile format) which like raster png and jpg tiles is very performant (but when the client receives the file – the file is a much higher in resolution).
  • Vector tiles can come from a single data source (a single shapefile or feature class) or can be made from many data sources.

What is the difference between Esri vector basemaps and vector maps?

  • Functionally both are the same layer type.  The difference is content. Esri Vector Basemaps are a set of highly curated, high quality production basemaps for people to use how they see fit.
  • There are a set of 9 tile layers and 9 web maps of our basemaps found here.


What makes Esri vector basemaps special?

  • Big visual impact, it's like high definition mapping.
  • Impressive labels that rotate.
  • Vector layers in many ways merge together the best qualities of tile mapping and JSON based mapping.
  • Clients can draw and stylize millions of features instantly, without creating enormous tile caches.
  • Vector maps can be stylized, using simple styling code or by using apps like ArcGIS Pro as well as other open source projects like the arcgis-vectortile-style-editor or Vector Style JSON Editor (beta).
  • Vector maps are standards based and interoperable.
  • Unlike other layer types, when implemented they make use of system Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) which accelerate rendering.
    • Content gets painted on the fly vs assembled together in a series of images.
    • Noteworthy: GPU access is now becoming cross platform.
      • On devices (OpenGL)
      • In browsers (WebGL)
      • On desktop machines (DirectX, OpenGL)
      • Even in virtualized systems (vGPU)
  • Vector tiles will not display messages to users saying they have exceeded the number of features they can view / draw.


How can I create my own vector tile data using feature classes and shapefiles?

  • Tile creation in ArcGIS Pro 1.2
  • Publish tile layers in ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Server/Portal 10.4
  • Tile consumption
    • ArcGIS Runtime Quartz – Beta 2
    • ArcGIS JavaScript 3.15+ and 4.0 APIs
  • ArcGIS Pro 1.3 needed for packing tiles for offline vector tile implementations


With these details now listed out, we hope the process for choosing vector maps over other layer types becomes a bit easier. Keep monitoring the Esri blog series supporting vector basemaps, Lastly, please do check out our Vector Basemap gallery, All the vector basemaps there are ready for use and can be plugged into existing Web Maps or put into custom application.  Happy mapping!


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Esri Startup Program Orientation: Patterns for Success

Our goal is to develop useful and simple patterns for success for our Esri Startups and Emerging Partners. Follow these 4 simple go-to-market steps to ensure your success:

  1. Enter the Program
  2. Deliver an ArcGIS Integration
  3. Press & Co-Marketing
  4. Co-Selling


Get Started:

1. Enter the Program

2. Deliver an ArcGIS Integration

  • Tell us how things are progressing! 2 week notice to schedule demo with Startup Team to review integration,

3. Press Support & Co-Marketing

4. Co-Selling


Following these four steps, you should be well positioned to build the next great app for your business.

Questions? email


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Applications for Startupbootcamp Internet of Things & Data Tech are now open!
Startup Bootcamp is on the hunt for the top 10 tech startups around the world. If you are a startup, join them in Barcelona and
please apply!

What do they look for in a startup:

  • Specialized in Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Predictive Analysis.
  • Focused on the following fields: Security, Analytics, Storage, Connectivity, Infrastructure, and Platforms.
  • Great team.
  • Ready to move to Barcelona for 3 months.

10 startups will join Startup Bootcamp on the 28th of November and will showcase at the Mobile World Congress-4YFN, the world´s largest technology event.

The objective of this blog is to educate Esri Startup Program members on ArcGIS Marketplace and the benefits of becoming a Provider. Our team recently hosted a webinar on the topic, Expanding Your Reach with ArcGIS Marketplace, April 4, 2016, if you missed it, you can view the recording here:


Introducing ArcGIS Marketplace

The ArcGIS Marketplace is a destination that enables ArcGIS users around the world to easily search, discover, and get apps and content from Esri and qualified Providers for use within their organization. Providers are, Esri Business Partners, Esri Distributors, Esri Startups or Emerging Partners, and Esri. All the apps in the Marketplace are built to work with ArcGIS Online so they can easily be shared with ArcGIS Online groups and users within your organization, making it easier to find apps and data that serve visitor’s needs.


Who can be a Provider?

Whether you're a long-time partner or new to Esri, you are just a few steps away from becoming an authorized provider.


Benefits of Becoming a Provider:

We make it easier for you to generate leads, connect with worldwide users, and provide free trials. Here is a list of additional benefits:

  • Access to the global ArcGIS user community!
  • Keep all of the sales revenue from your listing(s) (small fee for e-commerce service)
  • Provide trials and get qualified leads
  • Leverage the e-commerce integration (begin leveraging in May 2016)
  • Differentiate your products / content
  • Manage subscriptions and renewals
  • Be a part of global marketing and sales campaigns


How are Providers Being Successful?

App providers represented in ArcGIS Marketplace include GEO Jobe, Mapillary, what3words, Antris, Maptiks, and more. Marketplace Content providers include, AccuWeather, Blackbridge, Hexagon, Airbus Esri, and many more.


Esri Partner, GEO Jobe, highlights their success and experience with the ArcGIS Marketplace. GEO Jobe offers development and consulting packages, working with clients to identify opportunities where GIS technology can increase operational efficiency and then implement solutions that allow for these opportunities to be capitalized on. They also feature the top three most popular Marketplace apps, were an early adopter, and provision their applications to 2,500+ organizations and growing daily.


GEO Jobe offered a few tips and benefits on how they are being successful with ArcGIS Marketplace: Bundle your product with an existing Esri business partner

    • Increased exposure in Esri ecosystem by partnering together
    • Direct marketing to existing clients on both sides
    • Modify existing apps and products for ArcGIS Marketplace readiness
    • In-App advertising of your product to users of our applications.
    • Lead generation, direct contact information for users
    • Brand building and name recognition
    • App ratings and comment feedback
    • High rated search engine optimization
    • Strong link backs for SEO on your main site

We strongly encourage you to explore leveraging the trusted expertise of Esri Partners such as GEO Jobe as you prepare to go to market. Doing so, you can gain critical business intel and best practices, get to market fast, and quickly discover the power of the ArcGIS Platform.


How do I Become a Provider?

Being a Provider means you’re ready to sell your app on ArcGIS Marketplace. To learn more about the requirements and process visit: To help our startups get a jump start we’ve prepared a Marketplace Readiness Checklist* divided into four main topic areas:

    1. Product Readiness
    2. Marketing Readiness
    3. Support Readiness
    4. Sales Readiness


Marketplace Readiness Checklist*

Product Readiness

  • The potential provider is out of beta and actual user testing has been completed
  • The potential provider has built their app / solution with the right Esri SDK or API. We want to ensure you are using the right Esri tools for the type of solution you are looking to achieve.
      • Web API’s
      • ArcGIS Runtime SDK’s
      • App Builders (Web App Builder, etc.)
  • Does your app or content meet the ArcGIS Marketplace and ArcGIS Online OAuth 2.0 criteria?
      • Leverage ArcGIS Online subscriptions—Apps listed in the marketplace add value to the ArcGIS Online subscription. The apps provide focused solutions and specialized functionality that can be used in conjunction with content associated with the customer's ArcGIS Online account
      • User login with OAuth 2.0—ArcGIS Marketplace targets accounts within ArcGIS Online subscriptions and, therefore, all apps listed in the marketplace must require users to securely sign in to the platform using OAuth 2.0
  • Does your App or Solution require other Esri products?  If so which ones?  ArcGIS Enterprise, Desktop or Pro for example. 
  • Ensure your app isn’t using any Esri service that has or will be deprecated in the near future?
  • If your product is based on the Runtime SDK’s, does it support offline workflows that consume the initial offline basemaps from ArcGIS Online or ArcGIS Enterprise and does it include a Sync Enabled Geodatabase with proper Runtime licensing?
  • Other questions to ask –
      • Deployment model - Fully cloud based, hybrid or on premises. Ensure users understand these important characteristics.
      • What type of security issues does the ultimate user need to consider?
      • How do you plan on providing updates or bug fixes for users? 
      • What is coming in your longer-term roadmap? 
      • What does the current competitive landscape look like and how is your product different? 
      • Do we have sufficient “self-help” support and documentation for the Product available? 

Marketing Readiness

  • Esri partner logo on website
      • When applicable, Esri map displayed on Providers app and marketing (webpages, fliers, etc)
  • Provider is meeting the Esri branding guidelines for the App as well as their organization representation of our partners. (Access guidelines on Partner Portal)
  • Esri Partner Directory populated and educates the community about your company and solutions
  • Product solving an ArcGIS user problem – value proposition to our users is clear
  • You understand the addressable market for this product.
  • Are you ready to educate Esri teams on the value of your offering?
  • Is your App or Content applicable to one or more Esri Industry Sector teams?
  • Your product has a “dedicated” landing page on your website.
  • You have all the necessary marketing content ready to ensure your Marketplace listing is as clear and informative as possible (screen shots, images, YouTube video, etc.)
  • Your marketing plan, social media strategy, and more targeted campaigns are ready to be executed.  

Support Readiness

  • What are your plans on supporting users with technical issues?
  • Do you offer sufficient self-help support documentation?
  • Do you have staff ready to provide support? If so, phone or email? If phone, what are the hours?
  • Is there a workflow / capability for user to submit issue (bugs)?

Sales Readiness

  • You have staff that are ready and capable to support purchase requests, trial request follow up meetings, sales development activities and lead qualification.
  • How do you process orders / take payment today if applicable and how would the Marketplace possibly augment this. 
  • Are you ready to educate Esri Sector teams (sales pitch)?  Do you have the have sales materials ready?


*This checklist is a guideline, always refer to for the most up to date requirements, guidelines, and common questions.


If you’re ready to sell your app or content on ArcGIS Marketplace, apply to become a provider,, and let know. We want to help get you access to the largest GIS user base in the world and make it easy for you to connect with users, provide free trials, and generate leads.


The Esri Startup & GeoDev teams provided a developer tailored three part Esri HackerLab webinar series; Data, Design, and Develop. The three webinars were delivered in an interactive format, where attendees learn how easy it is to build map apps on the ArcGIS platform. Below, you can view each recording.


Each session is designed as a building block for you to put together. Together the entire series will help you understand how to build applications using geospatial technology. Completing all three sessions is highly encouraged. In these sessions,

  • Data illustrates how to import data quickly, geo-enable data, and perform advanced spatial analyses in the cloud
  • Design helps you learn how to style maps and layers and prepare them for use in map apps
  • Develop focuses how to build different web map applications using templates, builders and ArcGIS JS APIs


You can find the GeoDev Hackerlab tutorials here: and watch the recordings included below while running through the three part exercises at your own pace. Note, running through some of these exercises may use credits against your ArcGIS for Developer plan or ArcGIS Online subscription.


Here's how to get started:

  1. Login with an existing or sign up for a free ArcGIS Developer subscription. Your subscription allows you to download software, register apps, import data, create new services, store maps, perform spatial analysis and more. If you already have an or ArcGIS Online Organizational subscription you can use that too, but please note that free public accounts will not work.
  2. Start the labs - You can complete the labs in order or just pick and choose the ones you want to do. It will be easiest to use the data provided (Portland open data), but you feel free to substitute with your own data and augment the steps where necessary.
  3. Share your work - This is 100% optional, but as you are going through, feel free to share your work with others in this ArcGIS Online group!


View the recordings:

This data centric session will have special focus on data for applications. Learn to search, find, connect to, import, edit, collect, convert, perform analyses, and host datasets and web services.


This design centric session will assist you to create web maps tailored to the needs of your end users using layer selection, thematic rendering, popups, and more.


This develop centric session will educate you on building customized apps with or without code, using web app templates, app builders, the ArcGIS API for JavaScript along with other web libraries and tools.


Whether you are novice or advanced, we hope you enjoy learning how to build maps and apps for the web, using ArcGIS and other technologies. The tutorials let you choose your own learning path. If you need assistance, check out our documentation or contact Esri Technical Support,


Esri Startup & GeoDev Team

Tips on Socializing The ArcGIS Platform

For Emerging Partners Plus a Few Quick Links Explaining the Platform


The ArcGIS Platform is a big place, if software can be thought of as a place. Big enough that we are writing a entire book series on it tiled the ArcGIS Book. That's pretty big.  So how in 5 minutes might you present the platform to someone?


Let’s pretend that this is something you need to do, because an organization you are working with has ArcGIS and because you've built a solution that leverages parts of it. You then explain a few value propositions and say the following things:

  • It has a web interface
  • It creates 3D content for ArcGIS Pro
  • It can automatically publish services to ArcGIS for Server
  • It has hooks into Esri Maps for SharePoint
  • It also ties into Esri Maps for Office
  • and lastly it is partly powered by the ArcGIS Runtime SDK for .NET


If your friend is an analyst or if you were talking to me this would be great to hear.  However if your talking to a project manager or an account executive that person may be on their phone by the time you mention SDK and NET. 


What I am saying here is that it’s challenging to keep an audience captive when talking about technology.


Here are some tips to think about.  As you go in front of potential clients and investors, be on the lookout for those ones-and-zero conversations – especially if your solution involves GIS.


For those discussions think about how your software is solving real world problems.  When referring to product features that are aligned to ArcGIS– try to put your head in this space.  Any time you are about to use a word prefixed with “Arc” try substituting that dialog with a story about your features solving real world problem and how your features complement the ArcGIS Platform.   Think about how your solution may help an organization be successful leveraging these platform areas:

  • Data Management
  • Field Mobility
  • Planning and Analysis
  • Operational Awareness


Additionally these sites discuss other platform areas and our approaches to enabling people to discover, use, make and share their knowledge, intelligence and creativity from any device easily.


ArcGIS Platform References:

  1. ArcGIS Online
  2. ArcGIS for Desktop
  3. ArcGIS for Server
  4. ArcGIS for Developers
  5. ArcGIS Solutions
  6. ArcGIS Marketplace


For gleaning insights on how incredible community leaders are using ArcGIS to solve real world problems; these reads are amazing and worth subscribing too - ArcNews and ArcUser.


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Esri Startup Program Orientation: ArcGIS Platform Alignment (How to Best Partner with Esri)


Platform alliance is a topic that includes a set of core business objectives that keep Esri teams, partner teams, and customers all moving in the same direction, together.  It’s a major focus area within Esri’s Partner Network because it casts a vision about our company’s product road map with our business / licensing strategies, so that business partners know the direction Esri is heading. It's key for Esri and Esri Partners to be aligned and work together to keep commitments that we are making to our customers. Plus the following characteristics are where real business value is delivered to the markets. 


ArcGIS Platform alignment characteristics. 


The first two are critical to be an 'aligned partner' and will help our partners maximize channel development with Esri. 


These are additional characteristics that are important to Esri as well:

  • Connect the ArcGIS Platform with other systems, platforms & data sources. This means going beyond surfacing maps and layers in these systems.  It’s just as important to invent new tools that bring data back into ArcGIS.
  • Create and register an array of useful information products (using web maps) easily discovered in the Portal.
  • Enable every employee and contractor to easily discover, use, make, and share maps from any device, anywhere, any time
  • Ensure customer success by providing ongoing, routine assistance starting with initial operating capabilities, guidance and advice, and ongoing technical support.
  • Our core sales teams deliver immediate value to the customer by first configuring the ArcGIS platform, and then when appropriate they work with aligned 'go to partners' to extend the core offerings through customized apps and solutions. One of the keys to success for partnering with Esri is having champions inside an industry sector / vertical. Once alignment is achieved, typically a wide array of marketing activities happen. It's all about finding that win/win/win alignment for the customer, the partner, & Esri.


With these characteristics in place, the goal is to always stay deeply committed to customers and drive innovation in ways that will bring customers positive experiences and returns on their technology investments – both partner products and core Esri products.  In sharing these objectives, we invite the entire partner network and developer community to always build solutions in line with these characteristics and objectives, and stay committed to customers by helping them be successful.


Below is a diagram that communicates the primary patterns of how GIS can impact and help organizations with their business needs. We recommend that each partner examine each item to see how these patterns can help drive value in your market. For example, some solutions might fit all six of these patterns, but some might only fit one or two. Partners that thrive inside the Esri ecosystem, use these terms to communicate their business value, as well as an effective technique of speaking to the listening of Esri staff and Esri customers. Learn more about Esri's ArcGIS Patterns:



Learn more about Esri's 6 ArcGIS Patterns:


To make sure that Esri partners have the best solution architecture in place to support partner alignment, product / market fit, and best solution architecture patterns, we recommend speaking to an Esri solution engineer or professional services resource.


Always stay up to date on the latest Esri ArcGIS Platform information here: & ArcGIS for Developers.


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Esri Startup Program Orientation:

Acceptance & Onboarding


Congratulations! If you’re reading this it means you’ve been accepted into the Esri Startup Program, it's time to get started!


You will have received your official Welcome Email as well as your Software and Partner activation e-mails. Please save these e-mails. Within this series we cover the following essential ‘getting started’ steps to access your software and to ensure success. 

This process can take a few hours, PLEASE take the time to follow these steps carefully. 

Get Started:

Need Help? Contact Us

If you have any questions on the following please reach out to:


Note, we have a variety of international Esri Distributor Startup Program representatives who will support you in your local region.


Important Access Points:

It's important to understand the various Esri systems you will interact with given the robust offering provided:

Software & Administration:

  • My Esri: Your one-stop destination for software downloads and authorization numbers to install and activate your licenses and developer subscriptions, admin your account, training, and other important access points for your team.
  • Manage and access your enterprise level subscriptions through My Esri ‘Developer’ tab, which will bring you to your developer dashboard

  • ArcGIS (ArcGIS Online or ArcGIS Enterprise) commercial named user account. You need to enable access / link your subscription to your My Esri account with your customer number.

Partner Benefits:

  • Partner Community: Your primary destination for working with Esri as a partner. Access exclusive self-service resources, get the latest confidential messaging from Esri, exchange ideas, and collaboration tools.
  • Startup Program GeoNet: This group hosts key startup resources for you to reference, such as program benefits, onboarding, and more.


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Esri Startup Program Orientation:

Program Benefits

The Esri Startup Program provides software, online services, training and support, content, and other opportunities for startups to build location and mapping into their product. Below read more to learn about the specific offerings provided.

What You Get - Esri Startup Program

Software & Online Services:

In order to support rapid design, development, testing, and commercialization of applications Emerging Partners are provided with a Startup Partner Package which grants access to various software licenses and subscriptions.

NewAs of February 2019 foundational startup program benefits include: 


  • Three ArcGIS Developer Plans - Enterprise Level, explore which ArcGIS products and capabilities you require. Quickly geo-enable your apps using Esri's online services and SDKs or develop in the API of your choice and deploy on any device.


Demonstration and Marketing Use:

  • A variety of licenses are included to support demo, marketing, training or evaluation of Esri software.

All startup program benefits prior to February 2019 include: 


Technical Support, Training, & Professional Services:

We enable you with an entire suite of training and support options, giving you access to our detailed knowledge base, documentation, blogs, forums and more. Our ArcGIS experts can answer your questions and provide assistance to help you build your apps.


Esri Support community is granted with the software and services in the program. Visit the Support Center to better understand your licensing and registration questions. Take advantage of our knowledge base on latest releases, whitepapers, and more.

  • Esri Technical Support:
    • Visit, for contact details, support analysts are available to help you. If international, please contact your local distributor support first. 
  • Esri Startup Team


Training is essential for you to jump-start your productivity. As part of the program you are provided with unlimited free E-learning courses giving you the flexibility to learn when you want, from where you want. In addition, Esri provides a variety of no-cost activities for you to grow and succeed. Visit and learn more about our ArcGIS resource center, in depth documentation, active technical forums, useful videos, informative blogs, and more.


Professional Services:

Esri Professional Services supports customers and partners in the effective implementation and application of ArcGIS software. A range of consulting services are available to assist designing inventive enterprise GIS solutions to meet your business goals, including our startup quick start package. Inquire with


Community & Co-Marketing:

Become Part of a Knowledgeable and Passionate Community.

We support you with a variety of opportunities to help you grow. Leverage and participate with an extensive community of experienced entrepreneurs, partners, developers and GIS thought leaders. As part of the program you get access to the following benefits:

  • Inclusion in the Esri Partner Network as an Emerging Business Type.

  • Exclusive use of the official Esri Startup Program Emerging Partner custom logo.

  • Two complimentary registration passes to each of the following premier Esri Events (See this blog for details on how to register, Event Benefits for Esri Startup Program Emerging Partners ):

    • Esri Federal GIS Conference (FedGIS), over 3,500 federal GIS professionals and government leaders gathering in Washington, D.C. for inspirational sessions, training, and networking.
    • Esri Developer Summit (DevSummit), more than 2,500 GIS enthusiasts, over 300 technical sessions and the latest for building applications for web, desktop and native environments.
    • Esri Partner Conference (EPC), exclusive annual meeting for Esri's global partners and distributors who are reshaping the world through the application of geospatial technology.
    • Esri User Conference (Esri UC), the world’s biggest GIS event, over 15,000 GIS professionals and developers, covering content on how to implement and use the technology across hundreds of thousands of organizations.
  • Consideration for low cost “Startup Zone” exhibitor spaces to showcase your product at Esri events.

  • Opportunities to co-market with Esri sector teams and developer/GeoDev evangelists via case studies, newsletters, website promotion, and more.

  • Listing on the Esri ArcGIS Marketplace for valid submissions.


Become Part of Our Community

Apply Now:


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