AWS EdStart, the AWS educational technology (EdTech) startup accelerator, is designed to help entrepreneurs build the next generation of online learning, analytics, and campus management solutions on the AWS Cloud. The program is designed to enable EdTech startups to move faster with specially tailored benefits.

Technology plays a key role in many classrooms, institutions, and learning environments, and AWS EdStart helps EdTech entrepreneurs build solutions that are secure, smart, scalable, and cost-effective. If your company has big dreams or a big vision for revolutionizing education apply for AWS EdStart. You can build your solution on a scalable platform used by many other leading EdTech companies. AWS EdStart is designed to help your business grow and scale rapidly.

  • Technical Training


    As an AWS EdStart Member, you will have access to numerous technical training opportunities to support you in strengthening your AWS-based business. Resources include webcasts, technical training sessions, and specialized partner-led presentations.

  • AWS Promotional Credits


    AWS Promotional Credits are designed to help cover costs associated with eligible services. These credits are designed to be a short-term, finite tool for your long-term success. These credits can help customers get going and start to scale. For more information about eligible services, see Redeem Your AWS Promotional Credit. AWS Promotional Credits are applied to customers’ bills until they are exhausted or expire.

  • Live Events


    The AWS EdStart live events are designed to bring members of the community together in a casual, social environment to foster networking and collaboration. Currently the team hosts meetups, Pitch Days, and receptions for community members.

  • Select Marketing Opportunities


    There are a number of select collaborative marketing opportunities you can take advantage of as an AWS EdStart Member. As you establish and mature your business, you have opportunities to participate in customer-facing webinars, case studies, blogs, sponsorships, and more. 

  • Mentorship


    AWS EdStart Mentorship fosters collaboration and conversation between experienced industry leaders and EdTech startups. Mentoring has a long tradition of success at AWS and we want to extend that success to our customers by promoting mentorship in the EdTech community. Learn more in the AWS EdStart Mentorship Resource Guide or the AWS EdStart Mentorship Resource Guide India.  

“AWS EdStart has been a tremendous benefit to Vocareum. Numerous valuable discussions with Amazon architects have guided our system architecture and enabled us to scale; customer introductions within Amazon and external marketing opportunities have helped to refine and expand our business; of course, the generous support through AWS Credits has been very welcome.”

- David Lin, VP Business Development, Vocareum


"AWS EdStart continues to be a huge benefit to the growth of Ruvna. Given the nature of what Ruvna does and the times in which Ruvna is relied on by our clients, knowing we have access to the experts at AWS to make sure our infrastructure is always in the best place is invaluable. Combined with the tailored AWS Credits package provided to program participants, I couldn't recommend AWS EdStart more.“

- Marshall Singer, CFO & Co-Founder, Ruvna

Learn more about all of our AWS EdStart Members on the Members page.

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