Beyond the Runway award and other core benefits provided by the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute, Startup Postdocs are offered over $400,000 in perks and benefits ranging from cloud hosting services to legal and financial services.

Cloud Hosting

Google Cloud Platform: $100,000 per year in services, per company.

IBM Global Entrepreneur: $120,000 in hosting credit per year ($10,000 per month). Expert help and advice from SoftLayer's Innovation Team.

Amazon Web Services: $100,000 in AWS hosting credit per year, per company.


Microsoft Azure for BizSpark Plus: $60,000 per year on Windows Azure Cloud ($5,000 per month), per company.

Mathworks: MATLAB suites provided all year, including group licenses.

Docsend: One year of access to Docsend for tracking, controlling and presenting sales material.

IBM: IBM Bluemix development platform: $1K/month

Legal Support

Mintz Levin: Free incorporation services and related early-stage legal support. In addition, intellectual property legal support up to $10,000.

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati: Up to $10,000 in support covering initial incorporation. In addition, Startup Postdocs can meet for expert advice with WSGR for up to four hours. For additional services, there will be a $15,000 fee deferral until the earlier of 12 months and a bona fide financing.

M&B IP Analysts, LLC: M&B IP Analysts will help with drafting and filing one U.S. patent application and provide other guidance in identifying, protecting and maintaining intellectual property.

ZAG S&W: A $10,000 credit for initial legal services which, at the minimum, will cover all incorporation related services (incorporation of the company, organizational docs, resolutions, EIN, Cornell SAFE agreement, shareholders agreement, initial capitalization, employee matters, etc) Fees for additional services will be deferred until the earlier of a bona fide financing round or one year from our engagement.


Silicon Valley Bank (SVB): Free business banking with free wires, ACH, checks and mobile banking as well as discounted 409a valuation services. Companies also have access to dedicated relationship managers who to help raise funding and connect with key business partners and peers.

ERB: Global financial guidance which includes free consultation for Runway companies, guidance in keeping Company books, educational workshops, and preferred rates for accounting, payroll and HR services.