Confluent Cloud is the industry's only fully managed, cloud-native event streaming platform powered by Apache Kafka. Apache Kafka is an open-source, distributed streaming platform that enables 100,000+ organizations globally to build event-driven applications at scale. Built and operated by the original creators of Apache Kafka, Confluent Cloud provides a simple, scalable, resilient, and secure event streaming platform for the cloud-first enterprise, the DevOps-starved organization, or the agile developer on a mission.
The program offers $10,000 in Confluent Cloud promo value to early stage startups. The program is designed to help startups build event-driven applications quickly and easily using Confluent's fully-managed Cloud product.
Confluent is partnering with Y Combinator to launch this program, and participation will initially be limited to current and past YC portfolio companies. Please see eligibility requirements below.
Please fill out the application and someone from our team will contact you.
Startups are chosen based on the following eligibility criteria
Unfortunately, we are not yet accepting applications from companies outside of the YC community. However, Confluent works with companies of all sizes to offer the right products for your needs. Please contact us to find out how we can help.
We will get back to you within 5 business days after you submit your application.
You will receive a promo code worth $10,000 for redemption against Confluent Cloud products and support. Here are some examples of what you can do with $10,000 on Confluent Cloud.
|Units||Length (months)||Cost / unit / month||Total cost|
|Scenario 1: Dev cluster on Basic; Prod after 6 months|
|Standard cluster||1||6||~$1,500||$ 9.000|
|Scenario 2: Development environment with ksqlDB|
|Basic cluster||3||12||~$50||$ 1.800|
|ksqlDB (CSU)||4||12||$158||$ 7.603|
|Scenario 3. Development environment with S3 Sink Connector|
|Basic cluster||6||12||~$50||$ 3.670|
|S3 Connector||1||12||$400||$ 4.800|
You will receive instruction in an onboarding email if your startup is selected for the program. You will need to sign up for a Confluent Cloud account and provide us with the Cloud Organization ID of your newly created account. After receiving this information, we will generate a unique promo code for your organization and send it to you via email. You will have 30 days to claim the code by entering it on the Billing & payment page directly within your Confluent Cloud account. For more information, refer to instructions here.
You can view your promo value usage and remaining balance on the Billing & payment page.
No. The promo value is uniquely generated for your organization and cannot be shared or transferred to another account.
That's great! Sounds like you're building some amazing applications on Confluent Cloud. Please contact sales if you would like to learn more about ongoing discounts for your organization and access to additional resources and services.
You may also continue to use your existing account with no disruption in service. Beyond the $10,000 promo value, you will be charged for any additional usage on a monthly basis moving forward. You can find the detailed pricing info here.
The promo value will expire one year from the date you the code is redeemed via the Confluent Cloud Billing & Payments interface. Any unused promo value will be forfeited at the time of expiration.
All unused promo value will be forfeited on the expiration date shown on the Billing & payment page within the Confluent Cloud web interface.
Additional usage beyond that point will be charged on a monthly basis moving forward. You can find the detailed pricing info here.
Access to technical support is as easy as signing up to one of our paid support plans through the web UI. Just like with any usage of Confluent Cloud, support costs can be covered with your promo code balance.
Developer Support is recommended to maximize your product experience. You can find more support plans and pricing info here.