The SOLIDWORKS Community team announces the SOLIDWORKS for Entrepreneurs Program  to launch the design of your dreams.

SOLIDWORKS for Entrepreneurs Program partners with innovative designers, incubators, accelerators, and maker spaces who are just starting out. SOLIDWORKS software helps to bring designs to reality. With powerful design and development tools and a wealth of resources, SOLIDWORKS will instruct and empower entrepreneurs in designing their vision.

For over 20 years, SOLIDWORKS software has been an integral part of the most innovative companies and their products. DS SolidWorks Corporation has sponsored hundreds of new customers that have created some of the most innovative products in the world.  SOLIDWORKS software is part of female-led business ventures including entrepreneurs Tray Bien Solutions and incubator Greentown Labs helping start-up companies create game-changing energy solutions.

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As entrepreneurs find creativity in Fab Foundation’s FAB LABS and Maker Spaces, SOLIDWORKS makes it easier to get designs to market faster with a simple SOLIDWORKS Sponsorship application.

Sponsorship Application Requirements

  1. Application (submitted in English only)
  2. Three references
  3. A business plan or pitch deck
  4. Less than $1M in funding for individual entrepreneurs and annual revenue
  5. Be headquartered in US, Canada, or European Union
  6. Incorporated/LLC with tax ID number
  7. New product producing company or incubator/maker space supporting product producing companies
  8. Non-refundable $200 application fee

90% of all proceeds are given to the Rwandan Girls Scholarship Program.

For more information about becoming part of the SOLIDWORKS for Entrepreneurs Program go to  Marie


Marie Planchard

Marie Planchard

Senior Director, Early Engagement, 3DEXPERIENCE Works at Dassault Systemes
Marie Planchard is an education and engineering advocate. As Senior Director of Education & Early Engagement, SOLIDWORKS, she is responsible for global development of content and social outreach for the 3DEXPERIENCE Works products across all levels of learning including educational institutions, Fab Labs, and entrepreneurship.
Marie Planchard