Tech Resources

Tech Resources

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Startups rely on software and cloud applications to deliver the highest quality products and services. Scroll below to find the tools that are right for your business.
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Amazon Web Services

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides on-demand cloud computing platforms and APIs to companies on a metered pay-as-you-go basis. AWS offers a wide-variety of products that range from cloud computing to machine learning.
In S3, storing and retrieving the data plays a prominent role in cloud computing. So, AWS offers a wonderful service called Amazon Simple Storage Service or Amazon S3 to store and retrieve data from the cloud. S3 allows the user to store, upload, retrieve large files up to 5TB from the cloud. It is a scalable, low-cost and high-speed web-based service designed for archival and online backup of application programs and data.
EC2 (Elastic Cloud Compute)
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud is a web service that provides secure, resizable compute capacity in the cloud. It is designed to make web-scale cloud computing easier for developers. Amazon EC2’s simple web service interface allows you to obtain and configure capacity with minimal friction. It provides you with complete control of your computing resources.
AWS Lambda lets you run code without provisioning or managing servers. You pay only for the compute time you consume.
With Lambda, you can run code for virtually any type of application or backend service. Just upload your code and Lambda takes care of everything required to run and scale your code. You can set up your code to automatically trigger from other AWS services or call it directly from any web or mobile app.
ID Members can receive up to $10,000 in AWS Activate Credits to be used for any AWS Service *
* You will not be eligible if a venture capital firm offers you AWS credits.
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Trusted by over 20,000 companies and investors, Carta changes how companies, investors, and employees manage equity and ownership. Founders can prepare for a fundraise, execute SAFE financings, and issue & track founder, employee, and investor equity. On Carta, a clean cap table is just the beginning.
  • Run an informed fundraising process with fundraising benchmarks & scenario modeling
  • Close your round quickly using automated SAFEs
  • Instantly issue equity to your team members, and make it easy for them to accept it
ID Members get a Free Carta Launch Plan or one of Carta's paid plans with a 20% first year discount*
* Launch is Carta's free platform for early-stage founders looking to prepare for a fundraise, close SAFEs, and issue equity to employees (free for any new company with less than $1M in funding and 25 stakeholders). When you graduate from Launch, receive 20% off the first year of a paid plan to access 409a valuations and more.


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Chargebee is a SaaS product that offers leading subscription/billing management, auto invoicing, and revenue management & analytics. Integrates with popular CRMs like Salesforce, HubSpot & Pipedrive and integrates with other payment solutions like Stripe, PayPal, Braintree, and GOCARDLESS.
ID Members get a Free Chargebee Basic Plan *
* Offer valid to ID Member companies who have less than $500K in revenue, have 10 employees or less, have less than $2M in funding, have less than 3 years in business, and is a new Chargebee customer.


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Freshworks is a leading maker of cloud-based customer and employee engagement software which provides products to help your sales, marketing, support, IT, and HR teams deliver the best customer experiences.
ID Members can get up $4,000 in free credits.

Google Cloud

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The Google Cloud Platform (GCP) offers in-demand scalable cloud services like Big Query, Cloud CDN, Cloud Functions, Compute Engine, Cloud SQL, AI and machine learning, and the Google Kubernetes Engine.
Cloud SQL
Cloud SQL is a fully-managed database service that helps you set up, maintain, manage, and administer your relational databases on Google Cloud Platform. Cloud SQL works with popular relational database types like MySQL, PostgreSQL and Microsoft SQL Server. This service easily also automates the provisioning, storage capacity management, and other time-consuming tasks that you would normally see with on-premise servers.
Google Kubernetes Engine
The Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) is a secured and managed Kubernetes service with four-way auto scaling and multi-cluster support. Kubernetes clusters come with security in mind by scanning container images and automatically enabling data encryption. With GKE, you can leverage a high-availability control plane including multi-zonal and regional clusters.
Cloud AutoML
Cloud AutoML is a suite of machine learning products that enables developers with limited machine learning expertise to train high-quality models specific to their business needs. It relies on Google's state-of-the-art transfer learning and neural architecture search technology. With AutoML, you can create your own custom machine learning models with Vision, Video Intelligence, Natural Language, Translation, and Tables.
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(you will not be eligible if your accelerator or venture capital firm offers you AWS credits)


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HubSpot offers a full stack of software for marketing, sales, and customer service, with a completely free CRM at its core. They’re powerful alone — but even better when used together. Get access to the HubSpot Academy and join a Startup Group Demonstration to learn how 6,000+ startups use HubSpot to grow their companies. This is an average savings of $17,000 in the first year! 
ID Members can get up to 90% off on all HubSpot products and packages *
* Pricing can vary.

IBM Cloud

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Startup With IBM and accelerate your business.  Get IBM Cloud credits to access services like AI, blockchain and data science to build leading-edge solutions at scale, and then sell your solution to IBM’s global network or customers, partners, and developers.

Featured IBM Services:
  • Add AI functionality to your startup simply through Watson API's
  • Launch on both Bare Metal and Virtual servers
  • Utilize GPUs, CPUs, Bandwidth, Storage, and More
  • Use the IBM Blockchain to simplify the developmental, governmental, and operational aspects of creating a blockchain solution
  • Store your data with Cloud Object Storage
  • And do so much more…
ID Members can get up to $120,000 in IBM Cloud Credits


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Intercom is a messaging platform that allows businesses to communicate with customers or visitors on your website, app, through social media, or via email. Intercom helps you build customer relationships through conversational, messenger-based experiences across the customer journey.
ID Members get a 14 day free trial and pay $49/mo after for all of Intercoms Pro features *
*Valid for 1 year.


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Salesforce one of the world's top customer relationship management (CRM) platform. Salesforce can help your marketing, sales, commerce, service and IT teams work as one from anywhere — so you can keep your customers happy everywhere.
ID Members can get Salesforce Essentials for 50% off *
$25/mo/user when billed annually. $35/mo/user when billed monthly.


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Stripe combines a payments platform with applications that put revenue data at the heart of business operations. Stripe removes the work and constant communication with financial institutions so you can focus on your business. Stripe also has one of the best and easy-to-use developer APIs so integrating payments into your own custom application is a breeze.
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Typeform features beautiful, interactive forms for quizzes, research, feedback, lead generation, and more!
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Webflow empowers web designers to build professional, responsive, and custom websites in a completely visual canvas with no code.
ID Members can get 50% off Webflow Team plans
*Offer valid to ID Member companies that have raised Series A funding or below, have less than 50 employees, and be a new Webflow customer.


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Zendesk makes support, sales, and customer engagement software for everyone. It’s quick to implement, easy to use, and scales to fit your needs.
ID Members get 6 months of Zendesk engagement, customer support and sales/CRM products for free*
*Must be a new Zendesk customer, have fewer than 100 employees and have no more than Series B funding.
Startups need to scale, and they need to scale fast. With Drift for Startups, you get everything you need to automate your entire funnel and generate more qualified leads, book more sales meetings, and close more deals. You'll gain access to the entire Drift platform (chatbot, email for marketing, meeting scheduler, and sales sequence) if accepted!

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Microsoft Azure

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Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing service for building, testing, and deploying managed applications and services. Services include Azure DB for PostgreSQL, Customizable Virtual Machines, MySQL databases, Kubernetes services, Azure Functions, and other services for Analytics, Blockchain, AI/Machine Learning, IoT, Mixed Reality, etc.

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In need of a main company number, sales/customer service lines, or video conferencing? Dialpad is a new partner of ours and their program Dialpad for Startups offers 10 free, lifelong seats of Dialpad Talk (business phone lines) and Meetings (video conferencing)
As your startup grows, you can take advantage of scaled discounts on additional licenses, never paying full price for any Dialpad products. Another major plus, video conferencing is always free for unlimited users! Learn more at Dialpad for good where you can sign up under "For Founders & Startups". Be sure to select “Innovation DuPage" from the investor dropdown. Please review all eligibility requirements. Here is an overview:
Must be based in the U.S. or Canada
Angel or venture-capital backed (no minimum)
New Dialpad customer—existing paying customers for Dialpad or Dialpad Meetings do not qualify for DFS
Under 25 employees

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Setup fee
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  • State filing fees
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  • Tool to issue stock to founders
  • First year of registered agent fees
  • Tax ID (EIN) filing
  • Stripe Atlas Community membership
  • Free templates for post-formation legal needs
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