Amazon Web Services provides startups with low cost, easy to use infrastructure needed to scale and grow any size business. Some of the world’s hottest startups including Pinterest, Instagram, 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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All startups can apply for the Self-Starter package.

AWS Free Usage Tier*

1 month AWS Support at Business level

AWS Technical Professional Training Online "AWS Essentials"

AWS Training 8 Self-paced labs

1:1 Office Hours with AWS Solutions Architects

Startup Blog and Startup Forum

Special "Self-starter" Third-Party offers

* The AWS Free Tier is designed to enable you to get hands-on experience with AWS at no charge for 12 months after you sign up for your AWS account. Joining AWS Activate will not reset the AWS Free Tier start date.

Follow these three steps to apply for AWS Activate:

Step 1: Sign up for an AWS Account. If you already have it, skip to Step 2.

Step 2: Find your AWS Account Number. You can find your Account Number on the "My Account" page of the Management Console. Look for a 12 digit number under your name (formatted like 1234-5678-9012).

Step 3: Include your AWS Account Number in the form below.

Please use your company email address if you have one.

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