Esri Startup Program Orientation: Acceptance & Onboarding

11-11-2015 10:03 AM
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This blog follows Program Benefits in the Orientation Series

Startup Program Acceptance & Onboarding

Within this acceptance onboarding series, we cover the following essential ‘getting started’ steps to access your software and partner benefits to ensure success.

If you’re reading this it means you’ve most likely been accepted into the Esri Startup Program, it's time to get started, congratulations! You will have received your three official emails, (1) Welcome to the Program, (2) Software Order, (3) ArcGIS Online Activation. Please save these e-mails.  

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:

Learn the Esri systems you will interact with critical to your success - sign-in with your ArcGIS login, gain permissions through your customer number, and by link accounts and subscriptions.

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.
  • Activate and manage your ArcGIS Developer Subscription plans (enterprise-level) through My Esri ‘Developer’ tab. Sign-in to ArcGIS for Developers to access your developer dashboard to get started.

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

Partner Benefits:

  • Partner Community: Your primary destination for working with Esri as a partner. Access exclusive self-service technical, sales, and marketing resources, develop a partner plan, apply for Marketplace, Specialties, and special licensing opportunities. Get the latest confidential messaging from Esri, and collaborate with like minded partners and Esri staff from around the world.
  • Startup Program GeoNet: Reference important startup program specific resources in this group's blog, such as program benefits, onboarding, and more.


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About the Author
Marketing and technology entrepreneur for the Esri Startup Program. A global program that helps software startups succeed by giving them free three year access to Esri's ArcGIS online services, software development tools, ready-to-use content, training, technical support, global partnership opportunities, and co-marketing to help entrepreneurs starting technology product businesses with a mapping and location component. I build relationships and business with startups, Esri Partners, customers, accelerators and incubators to help them grow, thrive, and leverage the Esri ArcGIS Platform.