AWS Activate for Startups

Get AWS credits and expert support to build and grow your startup

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

AWS Activate has teamed up with Slack to provide you with resources and expert support including AWS credits to spend on AWS services, an AWS Support subscription, architecture guidance and more! 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.

What you'll get when joining AWS Activate

Up to $100,000 in AWS credits

Quickly get started on AWS with $1,000 in AWS credits. AWS credits are applied to your AWS account to offset your bills associated with eligible services. You’ll also have the opportunity to receive additional credits.

$350 in AWS Support credits

Get technical help and architectural guidance with $350 in AWS Developer Support credits. Use these credits to offset the cost of your support plan. Open an unlimited number of support cases while your plan is active.

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. Deploy these to build scalable, reliable, and secure infrastructure in minutes.

Exclusive member-only offers

Take advantage of exclusive offers and free products from over 100 organizations including Brex, Slack and HubSpot to help you get ahead and save money.

Personalized content, tools, and resources

Accelerate your startup with personalized business and technical content within the Activate Console. You can also track your AWS credits and costs, redeem exclusive offers and deploy Build on AWS templates.

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

How to apply

Step 1

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

Step 2

Log into your account and apply for Activate Portfolio. Please enter Activate Provider ORG ID: 0rq8E

Step 3

Look out for an email from AWS on the outcome of your application within 7-10 business days.

Eligibility criteria

To apply to AWS Activate, please ensure your startup meets the following criteria:

  • New to AWS Activate
  • Unfunded or funded startup (up to and including Pre-Seed, Angel, Seed, Debt Finance, and Series A)
  • Have a functioning company website
  • Founded within the last 10 years

You must enter the following five-character case sensitive Activate Provider Org ID into the Activate application form to proceed with your application. The ORG ID is: 0rq8E.

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.

Have questions?

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