AWS Activate Startup Program

From technical support to architecture guidance to up to $100,000 in AWS credits*, AWS Activate provides startups with the resources they need to build, launch, and scale on AWS.

*All AWS credits are in USD and subject to the AWS Promotional Credit Terms & Conditions.

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AWS Startups


AWS Activate makes it easier than ever for startups
to access curated resources and prioritize innovation

It only takes a few minutes to join AWS Activate:

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Step 1

Create your AWS Activate member profile to get started.

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Step 2

As an Activate member, you can apply for up to $100,000 in credits*.

*All AWS credits are in USD and subject to the AWS Promotional Credit Terms & Conditions.  

Join AWS Activate today to:

Accelerate your business with AWS credits

Apply today to start building with an initial $1,000 in FREE credits. AWS credits are applied to your AWS bill to help cover costs associated nearly all of the more than 200 fully featured services from AWS including machine learning, compute, databases, security, storage, applications, containers, robotics, and dev tools. You’ll also have the opportunity to receive additional credits as you grow.

Get the help you need with AWS Support

When you’re stuck on a complex technical problem, credits are usable for AWS services and support. This lets you work it out with a cloud engineer via phone, chat, and email, or get general guidance about how a service could best be applied to your business without the worry of cost.

Find tailored tools with the Activate Console

Get personalized content, tools, and resources with the Activate Console, which also makes it easy to track your AWS credits. Increase performance, improve security, and get real-time updates on the health of your AWS environment with AWS Trusted Advisor and AWS Personal Health Dashboard. Build faster and easier with pre-built AWS infrastructure templates.

Get exclusive access to the AWS Startup Loft

Whether you need help solving a technical challenge, hiring the right engineers, or starting a fundraising round, the AWS Startup Lofts are here to help you succeed. AWS Startup Lofts are virtual and physical sites where startup founders and developers meet to attend technical and business sessions, get in-person answers to AWS technical questions, and collaborate in the co-working spaces – all at no cost.

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Thrive with exclusive offers and benefits

The Activate Exclusive Offers (AEO) marketplace connects services and tools to Activate members. These 80 exclusive offers help startups build, grow, and scale. Valued up to $800,000, they include cost reductions and free access to third-party services, products, and memberships that have been specially curated to support startup growth. Take advantage of free services, products and memberships available only to AWS Activate members from trusted organizations such as Brex, Slack, and HubSpot.