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How to get an OpenAI API Key

As a startup founder, you're likely always on the lookout for innovative technologies that can help your business grow. OpenAI is one such platform that offers a suite of high-performance AI models, tools, and infrastructure designed to power scientific breakthroughs, economic growth, and social progress. In this step-by-step guide, we'll show you how to create an OpenAI account and get an API key, so you can start building powerful AI tools and applications that drive innovation and growth for your startup internally and externally.


Here's how to get an OpenAI API Key:


1. Visit the platform side of the OpenAI website at https://platform.openai.com/overview where you'll find all the resources you need to get started with the platform.



2. Click on the "Sign Up” button located in the top right-hand corner of the screen. This will take you to the registration page.


3. Create your account

4. Go to the API area of your account

5. Create your OpenAI API Key, by clicking on the “Create new secret key” button.

6. You can name your API Key for easier management


7. OpenAI Key Created! Your key should now pop up. This is your only chance to save this key. Keep it secure and accessible only to authorized personnel to prevent unauthorized access or misuse.


With your API key in hand, you can now start building powerful AI tools and applications with OpenAI models like ChatGPT and DALL-E. Consult the documentation for detailed instructions on how to use the various APIs and models available to you.


By following these steps, you can leverage OpenAI's cutting-edge platform to drive innovation and growth for your startup. Remember to keep your API key secure! With OpenAI's powerful AI models and tools at your disposal, you can gain a competitive edge and position your startup for success.


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