Altair launches new software deal for startups

TROY — Altair (Nasdaq: ALTR), the Troy-based engineering technology developer, announced lower prices for startups on its simulation-driven design, computer-aided engineering, cloud computing and Internet of Things software products through a new Altair Startup Program.

The company also said the program also provides no-cost expert consulting to quickly ramp up startup organizations with the industry’s leading multi-physics optimization platform, Altair HyperWorks, used by thousands of manufacturers worldwide.

“The startup community has always been at the forefront of innovation in new and high-growth markets of shared interest,” said Michael J. Kidder, Altair’s senior vice president of corporate marketing. “This program provides a powerful vehicle for Altair to connect more directly with hardware startups to help mitigate product performance and financial risks early, realize a successful exit and cost-effectively scale for growth with Altair’s open-architecture simulation solutions.”

The program includes full-featured access to all Altair software titles, more than 150 Altair Partner Alliance software applications, instructor-led online self-paced training courses, expert consulting support and numerous co-marketing opportunities to build startup brand awareness.

“My business could not exist were it not for Altair and our working relationship has been absolutely fantastic,” said Adam Wais, Owner and Startup Co-founder of Rolo Bikes. “We chose HyperWorks because it offers us the most powerful tools for our optimization and development tasks all within one suite. I’m not sure we’d have been able to take what we had to market without Altair.”

The Altair Startup Program is also available and can be customized for business incubators and accelerators who are interested in expanding the resources available to support startup portfolios. Companies falling outside of the Altair Startup Program qualification criteria may still apply for offers to get started with Altair solutions.

For more information regarding the Startup Program, Altair is hosting a 30-minute webinar on Thursday, Aug. 2 at 1:30 p.m. Eastern time for startup organizations, incubators and accelerators, and startup funding and support ecosystem. Register here.

To learn more, register for the webinar and to apply to the Altair Startup Program, please visit

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