IONOS Startup Program
The cloud that grows with your business

Ready to level up? Move to the cloud step-by-step, or scale at full speed – we're here to help.

  • 5,000€ to spend on IONOS products
  • Individual support and secure solutions

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How does IONOS support growing startups?

Growing your business while managing increasing data and compute demands can be hard. That’s where the IONOS Startup Program comes in.

Wherever you are on your founding journey, we’re here to provide the resources and expertise you need.

  • Support from a dedicated contact person
  • Access to all IONOS products
  • Joint marketing activities
  • Credit for your own cloud solutions
  • Discounts on IONOS products in the alumni phase

Discover your Startup Program path


Develop on scalable infrastructure

Scale & optimise your current infrastructure

£5,000 starting credit for IONOS products

Credit for IONOS products agreed upon consultation

Develop on scalable infrastructure



Scale & optimise your current infrastructure

£5,000 starting credit for IONOS products



Credit for IONOS products agreed upon consultation

Program duration: 24 months | Free 24/7 support | Dedicated contact person

Why partner with us?

Dedicated personal contact

Collaborate with your designated personal contact to get the best support for your development.

Experienced cloud architects

Work with IONOS Cloud specialists to design the optimal cloud architecture for your goals.

Special product offers

Use all IONOS products and get special conditions on hosting, website, and email solutions.

Data security

IONOS provides secure infrastructure, so you can focus on your business.

Financial support

Get £5,000 to spend on IONOS products in the first 12 months, with product discounts afterwards.

Joint marketing

Increase your brand's reach and awareness through joint marketing activities.

Two years of support, one goal

In your first year, you'll get a robust starting credit and dedicated support from our experts. As you transition into the alumni phase, you'll enjoy up to a 30% discount on your entire IONOS infrastructure.

You can count on us for ongoing communication and support to help nurture your goals and growth.

What other Start-ups say

We are proud to have already accompanied many innovative start-ups on their way.

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Bianca Kujath RECREWT

"Our intelligent platform matches school students with training organisations to find the perfect fit. As our partner, IONOS doesn't just provide peak data security, but also contacts we can reach any time, and a brilliant startup program."

Bianca Kujath, CEO

Three steps to get your starting credit


Submit your application

Show what drives you and where you want to go, explaining briefly what makes your product or service unique.


Receive onboarding package

Dive into a world of possibilities with IONOS. We'll provide tailored onboarding and assistance for setting up your test account.


Get going with IONOS

Take off and secure the support you need to grow your business. We're excited to work with you!

Apply to join our Startup Program

Interested? Fill in the contact form to apply. Applying doesn't guarantee that you'll be accepted onto the program. Participants will be selected at the discretion of IONOS SE

To take part in the IONOS Startup Program, you need to meet these criteria:

Apply max. 5 years after foundation

Have a verified LinkedIn profile

Have proof of business registration

Have a company website

Startup Guide

Comprehensive guide to founding, growth, and beyond

Discover crucial insights for aspiring entrepreneurs. Get tips for boosting productivity, effective business management, and much more in our Startup Guide.

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Find answers to common questions about IONOS startup selection criteria and other FAQs, including guidance on using third-party cloud solutions.

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