NVIDIA INCEPTION PORTAL

FAQs

About Your Benefits

How do I request an application for cloud credits?

To request cloud credits please fill out the benefits request form here. You will then be sent the directions on how to apply to the specific cloud platform. Please note that NVIDIA only provides our cloud partner application forms. Each cloud provider has their own requirements for cloud credit eligibility and will review your submitted application.


Can I apply for all cloud credits? How do I choose between providers?

It is ideal for you to standardize on one platform that best meets your requirements. Each cloud service provider has their own functionalities and specifications. There are several resources from AWS and Oracle indicating how to choose a provider, plus various sites such as ZDNet and NewGenApps that have outlined comparisons.

Will one Inception members get one code that can be used for 200 courses?

Yes, each startup gets their own discount code and that code is valid for 200 courses or electives. Curses are 8 hours long with certification and electives are 2 hours long without certification.


Can one code to be used by different Developer/DLI accounts?

Yes, each code can be used across multiple developer/DLI accounts. It will only expire once 200 courses or electives have been taken using the code.


Are the courses flexible according to our own schedule once enrolled?

Once you enroll you can start, stop, and continue/relaunch as you wish for guaranteed 6 months.


Can I see which DLI courses my developers have taken?

We cannot share the courses that your developers have participated in with you, but they can send you the certification on any course they complete.

Can you provide me an overview of the Inception Member GPU Discounts?

The Inception program provides product pricing accommodation on specific NVIDIA products:


Data Center GPUs & Quadro* – Rebate is per unit, max of 64 units, max of 4 units in any OEM system.


  • Data Center GPUs
  • P100 - 16GB - $1500 rebate
  • P100 - 12GB - $1500 rebate
  • V100 - $1500 rebate

  • Quadro
  • Quadro GV100 - $1500 rebate
  • Quadro GP100 - $1100 rebate
  • Quadro P6000 - $775 rebate

*Tesla and Quadro product rebates have time limits and expire quarterly. Always check to confirm the availability of the program before placing an order. Rebate is not an up-front discount and will be provided after proof of purchase is verified by an NVIDIA Partner.


DGX Station, DGX-1, DGX-2*

30% off hardware and support subscription through NVIDIA NPN. Support terms are 1 and 3 year options. No discounts available for DGX fiber cards.


*DGX products are discounted up-front through NVIDIA NPN

What are the bulk pricing discounts for Jetson TX2 Modules?

Please visit this site for up-to-date bulk pricing information.


How many Jetson TX2 Development Kits can I receive under the Inception Discount?

The Inception Member discount is 50% on up to (5) Jetson TX2 Development Kits. You can request a discount code for all (5) at once or purchase them in increments until you reach the limit of (5).


Can I get a Jetson board discount?

To request a Jetson TX2 you will need to fill out this form. Please note that the Jetson NX is not an Inception benefit, but Inception members received the same preferred pricing as developers.


Can I get a discount on Jetson Nanos?

Jetson Nano isn’t part of the Inception Program benefits at this time. We do offer Inception pricing on the Jetson TX2 development kit, visit the Inception Portal to learn more about the Jetson TX2. Please note that the Jetson NX is not an Inception benefit, but Inception members received the same preferred pricing as developers.


Can I get a discount on Jetson NX?

Jetson NX is not an Inception benefit, but the pricing is competitively priced for all developers.


Can I get a discount on a Jetson AGX?

The Jetson AGX development kit is not part of our current benefit offerings. We do offer Inception pricing on the Jetson TX2 development kit, visit the Inception Portal to learn more about the Jetson TX2. The newly announced Jetson NX is competitively priced for all developers.

Can NVIDIA submit a press release about my startup/upcoming release?

The Press Release template and process are located on the Inception Member portal. As per the instructions once approved you will need to submit the press release yourself as we do not submit any press releases for our members.


How can my startup get marketing support through NVIDIA?

We offer a variety of opportunities to market your solution. One way is through our annual GPU Technology Conferences (GTC) where we offer speaking and pavilion opportunities. For our Premier Members, throughout the year we co-host events across regions with our Partners, NPN Solution Providers and Customers to highlight use cases of interest We also promote startups through our corporate and developer blogs when particular technologies or industries are spotlighted.

I would like an introduction to Inception GPU Ventures and your network, how do I go about doing that?

Introductions to the NVIDIA Inception GPU Ventures program are by invitation only and will be handled by your Inception Program Manager on a case-by-case basis.


What is the best way to explore having NVIDIA invest in my startup?

NVIDIA Inception GPU Ventures invests in startups with strategic alignments to NVIDIA’s highest priority initiatives. Introductions will be made by invitation only, on a selective basis.

How do I get access to JARVIS?

You will need to apply for the Early Access program here.


How do I get access to Merlin?

You can access Merlin repositories here.


How do I get access to Nemo?

You can access Nemo repositories here.


How do I get access to Metropolis?

Contact your local IPM for further evaluation and introductions about our Metropolis ecosystem. Once approved, your local IPM will introduce you to our Metropolis team.


How do I get access to Clara?

Everything about Clara, including Clara Medical Imaging, Clara for Genomics, and Clara Guardian, can be found here.


How do I get access to Omniverse?

For developers, early access to NVIDIA Omniverse platform is available upon application here.

I requested my benefits but haven't received a reply - what do I do?

Contact inceptionprogram@nvidia.com with the benefits you requested.


I don't see a benefit that I'd like listed on your benefits request form - what do I do?

Contact inceptionprogram@nvidia.com and we will try to assist you.

The password is located on the webinar invitation email. NVaiSTARTUPS


For Early Stage Startups

We offer a variety of opportunities to market your solution. One way is through our annual GPU Technology Conferences (GTC) where we offer speaking and pavilion opportunities. For our Premier Members, throughout the year we co-host events across regions with our Partners, NPN Solution Providers and Customers to highlight use cases of interest We also promote startups through our corporate and developer blogs when particular technologies or industries are spotlighted.

Through promotion and marketing support, we help your startup get more reach and visibility. For our Premier Members, throughout the year we co-host events across regions with our Partners, NPN Solution Providers and Customers to highlight use cases of interest.


For Startups in Production

We offer a variety of opportunities to market your solution. One way is through our annual GPU Technology Conferences (GTC) where we offer speaking and pavilion opportunities. For our Premier Members, throughout the year we co-host events across regions with our Partners, NPN Solution Providers and Customers to highlight use cases of interest We also promote startups through our corporate and developer blogs when particular technologies or industries are spotlighted.

Premier level membership is an invitation-only program at the discretion of the Inception team and Industry Business Development managers. Along with full panel review, Premier membership requires a Community Inception member to complete a number of qualifying attributes including a certain level of funding, current product in production, and a consistently updated Inception profile every 6 months. Rest assured we are tracking your startup's progress according to qualifying Premier attributes.


Technical Assistance

Yes, NVIDIA can provide you with a standardized NDA, please contact your local IPM or inceptionprogram@nvidia.com for further instructions.

We have many developer resources to get your team started. Visit the Industry solution section on NVIDIA Developer website.

Please contact inceptionprogram@nvidia.com to create a profile and give your team access.

NVIDIA Developer Forum is the right platform for you to search for similar queries or ask new questions regarding any technical issue.

We have a wealth of information throughout our product pages and NVIDIA Developer Website. Look through our latest GPU datasheets and benchmarking results for popular deep learning models.

You may use cloud credits to benchmark your solution for free. You should also notify your local cloud account manager so they may oversight on any issues or cases that may arise.

We appreciate your feedback for our products. Please make a note to the Inception team and we will notify the product teams.

Often, questions are not answered because they are enquiries that have already been asked and resolved. Do be sure to search the forums to see if your question has been asked. If not, write to your Inception team contact with your question and links to any resources/files that may be of help.



Resources

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