Amazon Web Services provides startups with the low cost, easy to use infrastructure needed to scale and grow. If you’re building a new startup, the AWS Activate Builders package provides you with credits and training to launch your idea on AWS.


  • $1,000 AWS Promotional Credit, valid up to 2 years
  • AWS Business Essentials Online Training ($600 value)
  • AWS Technical Essentials Online Training ($600 value)
  • 80 credits for self-paced labs ($80 value)


Activate also has Portfolio packages designed for startups in select accelerators, incubators, seed/VC funds, and other startup-enabling organizations. If this describes your company, ask your program director for more information on how to apply.

Step 1: Sign up for an AWS Account or log in to locate your AWS Account ID.

Step 2: Complete the form below, including both your AWS Account ID, company website URL, and company email address.


We'll contact you within 5-10 business days with the status of your application and next steps.

By submitting this form, you agree to the Activate Terms and Conditions.

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To be eligible for Builders, you must have:

  • A descriptive company website, and a matching domain email address
  • A valid AWS account, with up to date billing information (reseller accounts do not qualify)
  • Less than $1,000 in total lifetime AWS charges
  • Not previously received more than $1,000 of AWS Promotional Credit

Note: The Builders package is designed for startup companies. If you are an agency, IT service or consultancy, please consider joining the Amazon Partner Network (APN). The Builders package is not for bloggers or influencers.