Kickstart your start-up with SOLIDWORKS and 3DEXPERIENCE for entrepreneurs

Cadmes and SOLIDWORKS help entrepreneurs/start-ups move forward by making all functionalities available within the software, both on-premise and in the Cloud, with the right support. This way your dream comes closer to reach.

SOLIDWORKS offers entrepreneurs the right basis for optimal development of product and company

Are you fully motivated to see your dream come true and make your start-up a great success? With the limited resources that you as a start-up have access to, this can be quite a challenge. Full software licenses that make your design process more effective are often not within the budget. Cadmes and SOLIDWORKS help entrepreneurs move forward with software at a reduced rate and if you meet the right conditions (rules of the game), SOLIDWORKS facilitates this in its entirety (not reduced). Regardless of whether you now want to work with SOLIDWORKS desktop or the cloud-based  3DEXPERIENCE platform This way your dream comes closer to reach.


SOLIDWORKS and 3DEXPERIENCE for entrepreneurs/start-ups

The SOLIDWORKS program offers you as an entrepreneur a number of attractive advantages that give you a flying start in the realization of your dream:



Have you taken out an entrepreneur license? Then you have unlimited access to our support department. This means that you can always contact a SOLIDWORKS specialist during working hours to resolve any problems. Our support staff will also help you with useful tips on how to use your software as optimally as possible. That way you are never alone.


Introduction to a large manufacturing network

Cadmes' network consists of a large group of customers, partners, and suppliers who are all active in the manufacturing industry. These are all contacts that can help you as a starting entrepreneur and support you in the development of your product. We are happy to put you in touch with the right people from our network.


Help with specific issues

Are you encountering a very specific design issue in the development of your product? Even then, Cadmes' support department is ready to think along with you. With one phone call, you can quickly acquire the extra knowledge of our certified support staff. This way you can quickly continue.


Full access to SOLIDWORKS and/or 3DEXPERIENCE 

Together with SOLIDWORKS, we make all software functionalities available to entrepreneurs free of charge within a specific period (on-premise or in the cloud). Ask us for the conditions and information so that you can use SOLIDWORKS and 3DEXPERIENCE carefree.

SOLIDWORKS & start-ups: The Ocean Cleanup

A good example of a start-up that has become successful with the help of the SOLIDWORKS entrepreneur program is The Ocean Cleanup. This start-up, founded by Boyan Slat, has the ambition to free all oceans from plastic.

When SOLIDWORKS employee Jeroen Buring saw this project, he did not know how quickly he had to put Boyan Slat in touch with the right people in his network. Moreover, he was able to provide SOLIDWORKS licenses, online training, and support through the entrepreneur program The Ocean Cleanup.

The Ocean Cleanup system has now been fully developed and Boyan Slat has been able to make his dream come true: the system today contributes to a large-scale cleaning up of the oceans.

Read more about this special collaboration>

When are you eligible for a SOLIDWORKS entrepreneurs license?

There are a number of rules associated with the program for entrepreneurs. You are eligible for the SOLIDWORKS license and the additional support if your start-up has the following characteristics:

  • You sell your own physical product.

  • Chamber of Commerce number may not be older than 3 years.
  • The turnover of your start-up does not exceed 1 million euros.

  • Your start-up does not receive more than 1 million euros in funding.

Does your start-up meet all the requirements? Schedule A Meeting

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Ask your question to one of our Cadmes specialists

Would you like to know more about applying for a license for entrepreneurs/start-ups or are you experiencing problems with Solidworks as an entrepreneur? Ask your question to an experienced Cadmes specialist:

Schedule a meeting

Nigel de Bruin
Customer Success Manager
Nigel de Bruin

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