AWS CloudStart

AWS CloudStart

Providing U.S. economic development organizations and their communities with the resources to begin their cloud journey

Introduction to AWS CloudStart

The AWS CloudStart program is offered within the United States and designed to support economic development in communities that are just beginning their cloud journey. With AWS CloudStart, economic development organizations (EDOs) can support digital transformation and stimulate business growth. The program offers access to AWS Promotional Credits, technical advisors, cloud training, practice labs, and other resources at no cost.

With AWS CloudStart, organizations can use AWS technology to support economic growth, promote innovation, build the intellectual capital needed to excel in the digital economy, and ultimately, help attract new economic activity.

CloudStart for Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs)

Organizations Making an Impact With AWS CloudStart

"The City of Flagstaff is excited to see Moonshot at NACET collaborating with AWS. Entrepreneurs not only have great facilities and staff support here, they will receive a digital toolkit to help further assist them in their work."

– Heidi Hansen, Economic Vitality Director, City of Flagstaff

Benefits of AWS CloudStart

AWS Promotional Credits

AWS CloudStart

AWS Promotional Credits are designed to help organizations get started on AWS.

Develop Basic Cloud Skills

AWS CloudStart

Get the most out of your AWS CloudStart program with training guides, videos, and other resources that will help you get started with AWS.

Practice Labs and Quick Start Guides

AWS CloudStart

Get hands-on practice in a live AWS environment with AWS services and cloud scenarios.

Who Can Apply for AWS CloudStart through an EDO?

Government Technology Organizations

Government Organizations

Financial Technology Organizations

Financial Organizations

Healthcare Technology Organizations

Healthcare Organizations

Education Technology Organizations

Education Organizations

Education Technology Organizations

Commercial Organizations

Getting Started With AWS CloudStart

AWS CloudStart Step 1

EDOs can apply to AWS CloudStart here. Applications are reviewed and approved by the AWS CloudStart team.

AWS CloudStart Step 2

EDOs select qualifying organizations that will receive benefits of the AWS CloudStart Program.

AWS CloudStart Step 3

Selected organizations fill out their application to access AWS Promotional Credits and other benefits.


AWS CloudStart Step 4

Once the application is approved by the AWS CloudStart team, select organizations can start using the credits to leverage the power of the AWS Cloud.

For additional information on how to apply to AWS CloudStart, visit our FAQ guide.

Have Questions or Need Help?

No matter where you are in your journey to the cloud, we are here to help and answer your most pressing questions about AWS products and solutions. E-mail to speak with a member of our team.

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