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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Activate has 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.

  • 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.


    • Up to $15,000 AWS Promotional Credit** for 2 years (amount varies by organization) or $100,000 for 1 year
    • Up to $10,000 AWS Support Credit to be used towards AWS Support (Business Plan) for 2 years
    • AWS Business Essentials Online or In-Person Training ($600 value)
    • AWS Technical Essentials Online or In-Person Training ($600 value)
    • 80 credits for Self-paced labs ($80 value)

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


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