Cloudflare for DigitalOcean's Hatch Startups

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Cloudflare for DigitalOcean's Hatch Startups is an initiative through DigitalOcean's Hatch program that supports startups looking to protect and accelerate their Internet properties. Our goal is to share the power of Cloudflare's network and solutions with the Hatch community.
How to get started
Step 1: Sign up here for a free account with Cloudflare.
Step 2: Please fill out the form on the right. You will receive an automated confirmation email upon filling out the form and again when your Cloudflare for Hatch account has been activated.
By clicking the Apply Now button on the right, I agree to the Cloudflare for DigitalOcean's Hatch Startups program terms, privacy policy, and cookie policy.

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Why work with Cloudflare

Cloudflare is the security, performance, and reliability company on a mission to help build a better Internet. Today it runs one of the world’s largest networks that powers anything connected to the Internet, with its services being used by everyone, from nonprofits and SMBs to Global 2000 companies and top government organizations.

A Growing global network built for scale

280 Tbps Tbps capacity in 320 cities


Prioritized network DDoS protection
Reduce bandwidth and hosting costs
Eliminate data transfer fees
Advanced web application firewall (WAF) with custom rulesets
No need for cumbersome VPNs
Worldwide distributed video hosting
Reduce latency of third party API calls
Global serverless architecture lets you run code next to your user
24/7/365 Email Support

The above listed products and enablement video training are included in the startup plan. Occasionally, for some products, to help with the complexities of setting up some products, enterprise customers typically purchase an additional onboarding support package (which is not included in the startup plan, but is available for purchase). Products that commonly need additional onboarding support include: Aegis, Custom Tiered Cache, Argo Tunnels for Load Balancers, Magic Transit (adding and removing subnets), BYOIP / static IP, Dedicated Gateway IP, FedRAMP Setup.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Cloudflare for Startups: Hatch?

By joining DigitalOcean’s Hatch program we want to give developers the autonomy to scale their start-ups without having to worry about high costs associated with scaling their infrastructure.

How can I qualify for this perk?

DigitalOcean partners with accelerators, incubators, VC-backed firms, and all the startups affiliated with them. To qualify, you must be referred from DigitalOcean. For more information, refer to this page.

How do I know if my accelerator, incubator, or VC firm has a relationship with Hatch?

Please see their partner list.

If I am an existing customer, do I qualify for Hatch?

If you currently have an Enterprise account with Cloudflare and dedicated account team, then you do not qualify for this perk.

Can I transfer my Cloudflare plan?

No. The Cloudflare plan for Hatchers is designed to help you scale your infrastructure and it is not transferable nor can be held for activation at a later date.

Can I replace this plan with my current Enterprise subscription?

No, this offer may be used in addition, but not as a replacement to an enterprise subscription.

How does the Cloudflare for Start-ups: Hatch work?

You will be given a fixed enterprise subscription for the year (12-months) starting from the service date of the enterprise subscription agreement.

When will I be able to utilize my Cloudflare Plan (Perk)?

Your Cloudflare plan will be in full effect on the day you sign the enterprise subscription agreement and will be valid for 12-months.

Do I need to adhere to any standard agreements?

Yes, in order to receive the additional perk, you are required to sign an enterprise subscription agreement and adhere to Cloudflare’s Enterprise Terms of Service.

Still, have questions?

For any additional questions regarding Cloudflare for DigitalOcean’s Hatch Start-ups please email and a team member will get back to you within a few days.

Startup Program Terms

Acceptance into the Startup Program is at the discretion of Cloudflare. The Cloudflare Startup Plan is for a one year subscription and is subject to product-specific usage limitations described on the Cloudflare for Startups page. The Startup Plan may be used in addition, but not in replacement, to an existing enterprise subscription. You will be required to create a Cloudflare account and your use of our services is subject to The Startup Plan does not include account management, 24/7 enterprise telephone support, service level agreement, or edge-side code support.