AWS EdStart, the AWS EdTech startup accelerator, helps entrepreneurs build the next generation of online learning, analytics, and campus management solutions on the AWS Cloud.  The program enables startup educational technology (EdTech) companies to move faster by providing AWS Promotional Credits, community engagement, office hours, customized trainings, and specialized support. Technology plays a key role in many classrooms, institutions, and learning environments, and AWS EdStart lets EdTech entrepreneurs build solutions that are secure, smart, scalable, and cost effective.  

If you've got a big idea that can change education, apply for AWS EdStart.  Your solution can be built on the same scalable platform used by leading EdTech companies, helping you grow and scale to students globally.


From design to global scale, AWS EdStart offers EdTech companies technology resources to quickly deploy their applications on AWS. With AWS EdStart, you get:

  • AWS Promotional Credits
  • Technical Office Hours
  • Customized Trainings
  • Community Forums
  • Live Events
  • Joint Marketing Opportunities


  • Applicant organization must have been founded within the past five years
  • Applicant organization’s annual revenues must not exceed $10M
  • Application must demonstrate an innovative solution for students, teachers, or administrators that addresses a current or future challenge
  • Applicant organization must have a mission to solve problems within the field of education
  • Applicant organization must be currently working with education stakeholders to ensure validity
  • Applicant organization must be US-based
  • If approved, applicant organization must execute an Amazon Marketing Authorization and Release from and have the ability to disseminate references to their work publicly via papers, events, or public relations


Please complete this form to be considered for participation in the AWS EdStart program. Once complete, email your application to the AWS EdStart Team at Award criteria includes, but is not limited to: the impact of the project, use of AWS services, and the ability to reference the work publicly via papers, events, or public relations activities. Credit award amounts will vary based on the content provided in the proposal and eligibility.

Approved applicants will be notified by email, usually within ten business days. The information you provide in this application is subject to the AWS Privacy Notice. Your use of AWS services in connection with your participation in the AWS EdStart program is subject to the AWS Customer Agreement (or other agreement governing your use of AWS services).

Any use of AWS Promotional Credits in connection with your participation in the AWS EdStart program is subject to the AWS Promotional Credit Terms and Conditions. If your application is approved, the issued AWS Promotional Credits will be good for one year or until the AWS Promotional Credits have been fully utilized. Organizations that receive AWS Promotional Credits through AWS EdStart may apply for future AWS Promotional Credits. Recipients are eligible for a maximum of two awards in one calendar year (up to the AWS Promotional Credits maximum threshold). 


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