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*, technical support and training, to help grow your business. Activate benefits are designed to give you the right mix of tools 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
Receive AWS Business and AWS Developer Support from AWS experts, including architectural guidance and best practices as you build and test.
AWS training and resources
Learn from AWS experts to enhance your skills and knowledge. Receive training and materials to help you be more effective and do more in the cloud.

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

Choose the package right for you
AWS Activate has two packages designed for startups with or without funding. Learn about the two packages below, and which option is best for your startup.
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Self-funded or bootstrapped startups

The Founders package is designed for bootstrapped startups with no institutional funding. The startup must not be affiliated with a venture capital firm, accelerator, or incubator. Requirements for this package include:

  • Must have an AWS Account ID.
  • Must not have previously received AWS Activate benefits.
  • Must not have institutional funding or affiliation with an accelerator or incubator.
  • Applicant's LinkedIn profile and a company website or web profile.
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Funded startups

The Portfolio package is designed for startups associated with a venture capital firm, accelerator, incubator, or other startup-enabling organization that is an AWS Activate Provider. Requirements for this package include:

  • Must have an AWS Account ID.
  • Must have an Organization ID from an AWS Activate Provider.
  • A company website.
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 funded startup interested in applying to the AWS Activate Portfolio package, ask your startup-enabling organization for the AWS Activate sign-up details unique to your organization.
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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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