For startups doing it on their own.
All startups can apply.
For startups in select accelerators or seed funds.
If you're a startup affiliated with an accelerator, incubator, or seed 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 funds, and entrepreneur programs.
For startups doing it on their own
|AWS Free Usage Tier|
|1 month AWS Support at Developer level|
|"AWS Technical Professional" training
Credit for 1 self-paced lab
|Special "Self-Starter" third-party offers|
|All startups may apply*
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For startups in select accelerators or funds
|$1,000 to $15,000 AWS Promotional Credit|
|1 month to 1 year AWS Support at Business level|
|"AWS Technical Professional" training
"AWS Essentials" training with class labs
Credit for 4 self-paced labs
|Special "Portfolio" third-party offers|
|Startups in some accelerators or funds may apply*
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Members of AWS Activate receive AWS Promotional Credit or, if they are new AWS customers, may be eligible for the AWS Free Usage Tier. AWS Promotional Credit can be redeemed against fees for certain eligible services including Amazon EC2, Amazon S3, Amazon RDS, Amazon Cloudfront, Amazon Redshift, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon Elastic MapReduce, AWS Elastic Beanstalk, and more. Visit the AWS Promotional Credit page and the AWS Free Usage Tier page to learn more and for applicable terms and conditions.
As you get started, leverage our team of expert engineers to help you make the right decisions for your business, whether you're in development or production, testing or launching. AWS Support is a one-on-one, fast-response support channel that is staffed 24x7x365 with experienced and technical support engineers. The service helps customers of all sizes and technical abilities to successfully utilize the products and features provided by Amazon Web Services.
Members of AWS Activate receive a trial period of one of our AWS Support plans:
Both Developer Support and Business Support offer an unlimited number of support cases.
Startups are fast and agile; save time and build for scale by learning how to take full advantage of the complete suite of AWS services. AWS Training is designed to help individuals delivering cloud-based solutions gain proficiency with AWS services and solutions. Whether you are new, or already have experience working with AWS services, AWS training can help you gain a deeper level of understanding of working with AWS services. Available anywhere, anytime, online courses and self-paced labs give you freedom to take training on-demand and learn at your own pace.
Members of AWS Activate receive access to free training:
Tap into the vast body of knowledge in the startup community on the AWS Startup Forum. You'll see tips from startup founders who've been there before, and advice from Solutions Architects who know AWS inside and out. And as you interact with the startup community, you'll be able to share your insights as well.
Members of AWS Activate have access to special promotional offers from select third-party companies that can add valuable tools to your startup like automation, testing, and security.
Opscode is the company behind Chef, the popular open source IT automation platform.Self-Starter Package: 3 month free trial of Hosted Enterprise Chef
Portfolio Package: 6 month free trial of Hosted Enterprise Chef
Alert Logic provides fully managed log management, managed network intrusion detection, and web application firewall.Self-Starter Package: 1 month free trial of any Alert Logic product
Portfolio Package: 3 month free trial of any Alert Logic product
SOASTA enables developers to test and monitor users with unprecedented speed, scale, precision and visibility.Self-Starter and Portfolio Package: Free self-service load & performance testing for up to 100 virtual servers with CloudTest lite.
Free real user monitoring for a single app, one domain and up to 50M page views with mPulse lite.