Build next-gen AI apps with voice

Deepgram Startup Program helps technical founders create, launch, and scale voice-enabled experiences with speech recognition. Get up to $100,000 in credits to use over the next 12 months.

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Join a group of 100+ exclusive startups and builders

Benefits of joining the AI startup program

Access to AI researchers and engineers

who will work hand-in-hand with you to transform your vision into reality.

Up to $100k Deepgram credits

use credits for the next 12 months for speech recognition AI capabilities.

Connect with a community of users

for startup leaders and builders, collaborating and growing together. Leverage the network of Deepgram users to help you bring your product to a whole new level.

Topic summarization

Accurately identify, extract, and summarize conversational audio in your product.

Join the program

Requirements to join:

  • Created a free Deepgram account

  • You're a talented AI builder or an early-stage startup (<$10m raised)

  • Committed to actively building and engaging with our community

  • In production or looking to launch in the next 6 months

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Deepgram’s transcription is super fast and accurate. Their managed whisper API has also been huge accelerator for how quickly we can build products for end customers

Frequently Asked Questions

We're thrilled to hear that you're already using Deepgram! Please feel free to apply, and we'll consider each application on a case-by-case basis.

Yep! You can send other users an invite to your project by email.

To take advantage of our startup program, you need to actively use transcription on a monthly basis. If you don't regularly use the credits or engage with the program every month, we reserve the right to reduce the available credits in your account. We want program members to actively build and engage with the community.

Yes, as long as you match the requirements above.

After submitting your application, our community team will review it and typically respond within a week. If accepted, you will receive an email confirmation with the option to book time with our head of community to expedite the application process. If we require additional information, we will contact you to schedule more time.

If you are accepted into the program, you will receive credits and an invitation to the exclusive startup program community. Here, you can interact with other users and receive invitations to events.

After being accepted into the program it will take between 24-48 hours for the credits to hit your account. Can’t wait to see what you build!

Turn your innovative ideas into action and get started today!

Deepgram offers the essential tools required for each stage of your startup's growth.

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