AWS Activate

AWS Activate offers startups free tools, resources, and more to quickly get started on AWS

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Build and scale with up to $100,000 in AWS Activate credits
AWS Activate provides startups with a host of benefits, including AWS credits*, AWS support plan credits, and architecture guidance to help grow your business. Activate benefits are designed to give you the right mix of tools, resources, and expert support so you can succeed with AWS while optimizing performance, managing risk, and keeping costs under control.
AWS Activate credits
Have AWS Activate credits automatically applied to your AWS account to help cover your AWS service usage.
AWS technical support
Get expert help and best practice advice from AWS cloud support engineers with AWS Business or Developer Support credits.
AWS Activate Console
Accelerate your startup with content, tools, and resources including pre-built infrastructure templates, exclusive offers, and personalized guidance.

*AWS Activate Credits are subject to the AWS Promotional Credit Terms & Conditions.

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Activate Founders

Activate Founders provides self-funded and bootstrapped startups with $1,000 in AWS credits, $350 in Developer support credits, pre-built infrastructure templates, exclusive offers, and more. To apply, ensure you meet the application criteria below.

To apply, please review the application criteria below:

  • New to AWS Activate Founders
  • Have not previously received credits from AWS Activate Portfolio
  • Have an active AWS Account
  • Startup must be self-funded, unbacked or bootstrapped – no institutional funding or affiliation with an Activate Provider
  • A company website or web profile
  • Startup must be less than 10 years old
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Activate Portfolio

Activate Portfolio provides startups associated with a venture capital firm, accelerator, incubator, or other startup-enabling organization that is also an AWS Activate Provider with up to $100,000 in AWS credits, up to $10,000 in AWS Business support credits, pre-built infrastructure templates, training, curated content, exclusive offers, and more. To apply, ensure you meet please review the application criteria below:

  • Startup must be unfunded or funded (up to and including Pre-Seed, Angel, Seed, Debt Financing and Series A)
  • Have your Activate Provider’s organization ID
  • A company website 
  • LinkedIn profile (applicant)
  • An active AWS account
  • Must not have previously received AWS Activate credits at equal or greater value from the same or different Activate Provider
  • Must not have exceeded $100,000 USD in awarded or redeemed AWS credits from AWS Activate
  • Startup must be less than 10 years old
AWS Activate Providers
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If you are a venture capital firm, accelerator, incubator, or other startup-enabling organization interested in providing AWS Activate Portfolio benefits to your startups, complete the online form and an AWS representative will be in touch.
If you are a startup interested in applying for AWS Activate Portfolio, ask your startup-enabling organization for their Activate Organization ID.
Learn more about AWS Activate Providers >>
Featured startups
Stripe
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"AWS has given us world-class infrastructure, has scaled seamlessly with our growth, and most importantly has allowed our developers to be as productive as they can be."

- Jorge Ortiz
Manager of Infrastructure, Stripe

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