Introducing Stripe Atlas. A new way to start an internet business anywhere.

Global access to startup tools

With Stripe Atlas, entrepreneurs can easily incorporate a U.S. company, set up a U.S. bank account, and start accepting payments with Stripe. Starting today, it’s available to developers and entrepreneurs globally.

The promise of the internet is that location matters less. However, geographic barriers and associated complexity make it difficult to start a global business in many parts of the world.

Developers around the world should have equal access to the tools and services that are available to those in Berlin and Boston. Atlas is designed to help.

Atlas Guide: Starting a real business

You should concentrate on making something people want and getting it to them; Stripe can help you with the details. We have put together a primer explaining accounting, taxes, employment, and more. Learn what you need to quickly, so that you can get back to the more important work of building your business.

  • Incorporate your company

    Atlas helps you incorporate a U.S. Delaware company in a couple of days. You just fill out a simple form; we generate the necessary paperwork and handle the rest.

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  • Open a business bank account

    Stripe Atlas opens a business bank account for you with Silicon Valley Bank, the world’s leading bank for tech companies. There’s no need to visit a bank branch in person to get set up.

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  • Accept payments with Stripe

    We set up a Stripe account that you can use to start accepting payments from customers in 100+ currencies right away. You can take advantage of the complete Stripe product suite, including Connect and Relay.

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  • Get tax and legal guidance

    Stripe Atlas entrepreneurs will have access to guidance on U.S. law and taxes from Orrick, the international tech law firm, and PwC, the global accounting firm. Every Atlas entrepreneur will be able to chat–for free–with a professional from PwC.

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The Stripe Atlas network

Stripe Atlas is invite-only to start. We’ll be scaling it to as many companies as possible as quickly as we can. You can apply directly or get a referral from one of our partners.

We’re working with more than a hundred accelerators, investors, and partners from around the world to get Atlas in the hands of promising startups. In addition, we’re working with some selected companies to make it easier for Atlas startups to take advantage of services: for example, AWS will extend $15,000 in free credits.

More about the Stripe Atlas network

Started on Stripe Atlas

Entrepreneurs from around the world have used Atlas to build their business on Stripe. Hear their stories.

  • What does it cost?

    Atlas costs $500 during the preview, which includes all fees associated with incorporating your company and opening your business bank account. You’ll pay Stripe’s standard fees of 2.9% + 30¢ per successful charge.

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  • What exactly do I get?

    Stripe Atlas will help to incorporate your company in the U.S., open a business bank account, and create a Stripe account so you can charge customers around the world. You’ll also get access to support from PwC, Orrick, and AWS.

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  • How long does it take?

    Once you provide the required information about your product and team, Stripe Atlas shortens the process that typically takes months into days. In most cases, you’ll be able to start accepting payments from customers in less than a week.

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Ready to get started? Tell us about your idea and we’ll get in touch!