Amazon Web Services provides startups with the low cost, easy to use infrastructure needed to scale and grow any size business. Some of the world’s hottest startups, including Airbnb, Spotify, and Dropbox, have leveraged the power of AWS to easily get started and quickly scale.

AWS Activate is a program designed to provide startups with the resources needed to get started on AWS. Join some of the fastest-growing startups in the world and build your business using AWS.


Watch this video to learn how AWS Activate can help your startup.

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Self-Starter Package

For startups doing it on their own. All startups can apply.

Apply for the Self-Starter Package »

 

Portfolio Package

For startups in select accelerators or seed funds.

If you're a startup affiliated with an accelerator, incubator, or Seed/VC Fund, talk to the firm director to find out if there's a Portfolio Package available for you to apply for.

Learn more about Portfolio Packages »


All startups can apply for the Self-Starter package. We also have custom packages for startups in select accelerators, Seed/VC Funds, and entrepreneur programs.

Self-Starter Package
Portfolio Package
Portfolio Plus Package
For startups doing it on their own.
This package is designed for startups in select accelerators, incubators, co-working spaces, and other startup organizations. This package is designed for startups in select accelerators, incubators, and Seed/VC Funds.
AWS Free Usage Tier*

Up to $15,000 AWS Promotional Credit
for 1 to 2 years (amount varies by portfolio/accelerator partner)**

Up to $15,000 AWS Promotional Credit
for 2 years (amount varies by portfolio/accelerator partner)
or
$100,000 for 1 year**
1 month AWS Support
at Business level

2 months to 1 year AWS Support
at Business level***

1 to 2 years AWS Support
at Business level***

AWS Technical Essentials Web-Based Training ($600 value)

AWS Business Essentials Web-Based Training ($600 value)

80 credits for Self-paced labs ($80 value)

AWS Technical Essentials Web-Based or Instructor-Led Training ($600 value)

AWS Business Essentials Web-Based Training ($600 value)

80 credits for Self-paced labs ($80 value)

AWS Technical Essentials Web-Based or Instructor-Led Training ($600 value)

AWS Business Essentials Web-Based Training ($600 value)

80 credits for Self-paced labs ($80 value)

1:1 Office Hours with AWS Solutions Architects

1:1 Office Hours with AWS Solutions Architects

1:1 Office Hours with AWS Solutions Architects

AWS Startup Blog
AWS Startup Blog AWS Startup Blog
Special "Self-Starter" Third-party Offers

Special "Portfolio" Third-party Offers

Special "Portfolio" Third-party Offers

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*Joining AWS Activate will not reset the AWS Free Usage Tier if you've already used it.

**The Activate Portfolio packages are limited to startups which have raised no more than one round of capital. The AWS Promotional Credit is offered to qualified companies for 1 or 2 years based on selection. Effective start date used to calculate 1 year or 2 years of AWS Promotional Credit validity will be the date you became affiliated with your accelerator, Seed/VC Fund, or other startup organization.

***Portfolio offers may include additional AWS Business Support credit for up to $5,000 in value. Portfolio Plus offers may include additional AWS Business Support credit for up to $10,000 in value.


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“In the first year of joining AWS Activate, we were given Business Support.Anytime we had a problem, anytime there was a production issue, we were able to get instant support from the technical teams.”
Ankit Jain, Founder of Quettra

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“Activate is important to us because all of our customers are on AWS."
– Joe Doliner, Co-Founder and CEO of Pachyderm

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“Some of the benefits that Washio sees with AWS Activate is Office Hours so we can go over our proposed solutions with Architects.”
– Patrick Teague, Full-Stack Software Engineer at Washio

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"Activate gives you access to other startups and startups in your field.”
– John Axerio-Cilies, CTO of Arterys

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“Activate gives you Support credits and it’s really important because, whether you are running into small issues or major ones, there will always be someone that can help you quickly.”
– Alex Mans, Co-Founder and CTO of FLYR Labs


"As a technology startup operating in the cloud, we're constantly looking to improve our server platform from cost efficiencies to performance and scalability. AWS Activate is great for finding technical resources, getting professional support, and connecting with a broad community of developers to get the most out of our cloud computing environment."
– Eric Feng, CTO Flipboard

"Like most of the fast-growing startups we track at Mattermark, we're built on AWS. The AWS Activate program gives us free services like premium Business Support that make it even easier to build on the AWS platform."
– Danielle Morrill, Founder and CEO Mattermark

“Programs like AWS Activate make our job of helping new companies change the world easier in that it helps startups get access to the technology resources they need more quickly. We work closely with startups to help them leverage AWS, and AWS Activate makes this simple.”  
– David Cohen, Founder and CEO TechStars


We work with accelerators and seed funds all over the world, including: