OpenAI has announced the launch of an exclusive program to offer free API credits to startups around the world. The program aims to support early-stage companies by providing them with free access to OpenAI’s API, enabling them to test and build applications based on the GPT language model.
The application process for the free API credits has certain requirements, but it is designed to be accessible to genuine startups. One of the key criteria is that the startup must be listed in the Crunchbase database, a platform owned by TechCrunch, which serves as a comprehensive directory of startups and companies.
In terms of the free API credits, general startups can receive up to $2,500 worth of API credits, equivalent to 12.5 billion gpt-3.5-turbo tokens. Startups that have received investment from OpenAI’s venture capital (VC) arm are eligible for up to $15,000 worth of API credits, equivalent to 7.5 billion gpt-3.5-turbo tokens. The API credits are valid for one year from the date of approval, after which they will expire.
To qualify for the free API credits, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Must be a registered company
- Founded within the last 7 years
- Must not have previously received free API credits from OpenAI
- Must have a valid company website
- Must be listed on Crunchbase
- Must provide a product demonstration or proof of concept
Interested startups can apply for the free API credits by filling out the registration form provided by OpenAI. The program is designed to encourage innovation in the AI space and help startups leverage OpenAI’s advanced language model to build and enhance their products and services.
OpenAI’s decision to offer free API credits to startups reflects its commitment to fostering the development and responsible use of AI technology. By supporting early-stage companies, OpenAI aims to contribute to the growth of the AI ecosystem and promote the adoption of AI-powered solutions across various industries.
Startups around the world are invited to apply for the exclusive program, and OpenAI hopes to see a diverse range of applications that leverage the power of AI to create positive impact and drive forward the future of technology.