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, Slack, and Robinhood, have leveraged the power of AWS to quickly scale.

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


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AWS Activate Packages

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All startups can apply for the Self-Starter Package. We also have custom Portfolio and Portfolio Plus packages for startups in select accelerators, incubators, Seed/VC Funds, and startup-enabling organizations. Click on the packages below to learn more.

  • Self-Starter Package

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    The Self-Starter Package is designed for any startup or entrepreneur doing it on their own.  Sign up and get access to the benefits below by joining AWS Activate.

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    *The AWS Free Tier is designed to enable you to get hands-on experience with AWS at no charge for 12 months once you sign up for your AWS Account, and is subject to the terms listed here. Joining AWS Activate will not reset the AWS Free Tier start date.

  • Portfolio Package

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    The Portfolio Package is designed for startups in select accelerators, incubators, Seed/VC Funds, and other startup-enabling organizations. If your startup qualifies for a Portfolio package, you can receive up to $15,000 in AWS Promotional Credit and other benefits listed below, depending on the organization you are in. Ask your program director for more information on how to apply.


  • Portfolio Plus Package

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    The Portfolio Plus Package is designed for startups in select accelerators, incubators, Seed/VC Funds, and other startup-enabling organizations. If your startup qualifies for a Portfolio Plus package, you can receive up to $15,000 in AWS Promotional Credit for 2 years or $100,000 for 1 year and other benefits listed below, depending on the organization you are in. Ask your program director for more information on how to apply.


**Startups who previously received AWS Promotional Credit may not be eligible to receive additional credit.


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