AWS Activate Portfolio

for startups affiliated with an investor, accelerator, or other Activate Provider

Start building with up to $100,000 in AWS credits

AWS Activate Portfolio is designed to help startups build, grow and scale their business with free tools, resources, and expert support. Join today to quickly get started on AWS, go to market faster, and lower your startup costs. Whether you are just getting started, or already building on AWS, Activate helps you go further.

Not associated with an Activate Provider? Learn about AWS Activate Founders.

What you'll get when joining AWS Activate

Up to $100,000 in AWS credits

Build, grow, and scale your startup with up to $100,000 in AWS credits. AWS credits are applied to your AWS bill to help cover costs associated with eligible AWS Services.

Up to $10,000 in AWS Support credits

Get technical help anytime, anywhere with up to $10,000 in AWS Business Support credits. AWS Cloud support engineers are available 24/7 to provide technical assistance and architectural guidance.

Best practice guidance

Get access to AWS Trusted Advisor and AWS Personal Health Dashboard. These tools provide guidance on provisioning resources following best practices helping you increase performance and improve security.

Pre-built AWS infrastructure templates

Built by the experts at AWS, Build on AWS is a collection of infrastructure templates and reference architectures curated specifically for startups. Build scalable, reliable, and secure infrastructure in minutes.

Exclusive member-only offers

Take advantage of exclusive offers including free services, products and memberships. We’ve partnered with organizations such as Brex, Slack, and HubSpot to help you get ahead, faster.

Personalized content, tools, and resources

Accelerate your startup with business and technical content within the Activate Console. You can also track and monitor your AWS credits and costs.

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

It only takes a few minutes to apply to join AWS Activate:

AWS Activate step 1

Step 1

New to AWS? First, create a free AWS account.
If you already have an account, go to step 2.

AWS Activate step 2

Step 2

Once you have an AWS account log into your account, and apply for AWS Activate. 

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Step 3

You'll receive the results of your application within 7-10 business days.

Eligibility criteria

To apply to AWS Activate Portfolio, please ensure you meet the following criteria:

  • Self-funded or funded (up to and including Pre-Seed, Angel, Seed, Debt Finance, and Series A)
  • Associated with an Activate Provider and have their ORG ID
  • Have a functioning company website
  • Founded within the last 10 years

If you've previously applied for AWS Activate Portfolio, please ensure you are applying for a larger amount of AWS credits than your previously approved application(s). The lifetime maximum limit for AWS credits from Activate is $100,000.

Not associated with an Activate Provider? Learn about AWS Activate Founders here.

Learn more about startups on AWS

Thousands of startups are leveraging AWS Activate to build and grow their business. Learn how startups, including DoorDash, Airbnb, Ralali, and Deliveroo have transformed their businesses using AWS.

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