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October 7, 2021

Strangeworks announces general availability of quantum R&D focused “Backstage Pass” and new credit program for quantum hardware

Strangeworks continues its commitment to develop its ever-expanding quantum ecosystem and surface the latest quantum computing technology from around the globe with its new Backstage Pass program.

Austin, Texas, October 7, 2021 - Strangeworks, a global leader in quantum computing software, today announced its latest initiative to support the research and development community in accessing the very latest the industry has to offer. The Strangeworks Backstage Pass program helps developers and researchers to accelerate R&D in quantum computing across research, government and commercial organizations. Members of the program will have access to the newest technology available from Strangeworks’ own internal development team and their Quantum Syndicate members.


The gist of it

As a Quantum Service Provider™, Strangeworks is constantly working to ensure their customers and their Quantum Syndicate members are connected through the Strangeworks ecosystem. Due to the variety of quantum systems available and the data sharing constraints of its users, it is not always possible to provide and receive feedback on the technologies used. By launching this new program, Strangeworks seeks to enable the development of a closer relationship between the three parties in order to gain valuable insights on how the technology is performing through a productive, yet anonymous, feedback loop.

The Strangeworks Backstage Pass program is a collection of early or limited access tickets to use a range of quantum computing technologies from across the quantum computing spectrum. Each ticket will have its own application criteria and members of the program are encouraged to apply for as many different tickets as they believe will support them in their work.

Backstage Pass Screenshots

In addition to being able to apply for a suite of new, limited access tickets over the coming months, Strangeworks is happy to announce that applications for two tickets are now available with the launch of the program.

  • Strangeworks Beta Program - Strangeworks is providing all members of the Backstage Pass program with an ongoing membership to its new Beta Program ticket. The Strangeworks Beta Program ticket will include early access to new features as they become available such as enhanced team functionality, new results and reporting, enhanced data exports, new tools integrations and many more.
  • Quantum Hardware Credit Program - Supported by the integration with their quantum syndicate member, Amazon Braket, Strangeworks is launching its hardware access program which provides successful applicants with up to $5,000 in credit on the Strangeworks platform to use on hardware systems available via Amazon Braket from D-Wave, IonQ, and Rigetti. Credit grants will be limited in availability so be sure to get your applications in early.

“We’re excited to use Amazon Braket to provide developers with access a range of quantum computing technologies and launch Strangeworks’ new hardware credit program as part of our new backstage pass offering,” said whurley, founder and CEO of Strangeworks. “The combination of Strangeworks’ best in class quantum ecosystem and Amazon Braket will empower researchers around the world to access real world quantum systems to support them in accelerating their research.”

“Both Amazon Braket and Strangeworks share the mission of providing easy access to different quantum computing technologies,” said Richard Moulds, General Manager, Amazon Braket, AWS. “We see the integration of Strangeworks new Backstage Pass program as an important tool for helping researchers and developers explore quantum computation and accelerate innovation.”

Applications to the Strangeworks Backstage Pass program are now open via the program page with successful applicants able to take advantage of available tickets as early as January 2022. For additional information on the program see frequently asked questions here.

Strangeworks is always looking for new partners to join its ecosystem. If you are interested in becoming a Quantum Syndicate member or featuring your technology through the Strangeworks Backstage pass program contact us to learn more about how we can partner together.


About Strangeworks

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Strangeworks is a group of experienced serial entrepreneurs, enterprise software developers, and quantum physicists who seek to humanize quantum computing and make it accessible to everyone. By guiding companies through the confusion of quantum computing, Strangeworks helps accelerate the integration of this new technology in corporations, universities, and enterprises.

To learn more about how Strangeworks can accelerate your quantum journey visit or start learning for free on Strangeworks QC™, available at