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Quantum for Startups

Build on IBM Quantum, speed your journey to market, and advance the field of quantum computing.

  1. Apply to our Startup Program today
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    Join us to build the quantum future

    IBM Quantum offers quantum entrepreneurs the resources and support they need to build powerful products and accelerate their time to market.

    This is the largest quantum startup network in the world. Accepted applicants join a curated community creating new business opportunities in this space.

    Apply to our Startup Program to engage with IBM Quantum, and learn how we can support you at every stage of your journey to market. We want you to build great products on top of the IBM Quantum stack, and we’re here to help.

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    Pay-As-You-Go Plan

    Access our more advanced systems on an as-needed basis, and pay only for the quantum compute time you use.

    • Access our most advanced core systems: 27-qubit Falcon processors
    • Pay $1.60 per runtime second with a credit card or IBM Cloud credits
    • Build circuits in IBM Quantum Composer, IBM Quantum Lab, and Qiskit
    • Build, define, and run large workloads using Qiskit Runtime

    Open Plan

    Run your first quantum circuits for free on simulators and real quantum systems. Take advantage of the same feature-rich tools included in our Premium Plan.

    • Use free cloud simulators (Statevector, MPS, Stabilizer)
    • Access real 7-qubit and 5-qubit QPUs
    • Build circuits in IBM Quantum Composer, IBM Quantum Lab, and Qiskit
    • Execute workloads more efficiently in Qiskit Runtime

    Join our Startup Program

    Get the support, access, and recognition you need to speed your time to market. Startup Program members become members of our exclusive IBM Quantum Network, along with startup-specific skill-building, influence, and recognition opportunities.

    IBM Quantum partners with select Startup Program participants on joint development projects.

    Startup program benefits:

    • Strategic support to unlock value for your business
    • Technical support to ensure you get maximum performance out of our systems
    • Reserve time on advanced quantum systems through our Open Plan
    • Low-level control for research and development
    • Access our in-house experts at monthly IBM Quantum Network colloquia
    • Startup-specific trainings and webinars
    • Showcase your work at Startup Demo Days and through co-marketing opportunities
    • Connect with the finest minds in the field through the IBM Quantum Network

    To be eligible for the program, your startup must be incorporated and have a business model grounded in quantum computing.

    See what our Startup Program members are doing

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    What our members are saying

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    Founder and CEO of Strangeworks

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    Head of Business Development of QC Ware

    Aparna Prabhakar

    Vice President of the IBM Quantum Partner Ecosystem

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    This is your opportunity to set your quantum Startup up for success.

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