AWS EdStart Now Available in Brazil

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

    EdStart Benefits

    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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.  

If you are not ready to apply for AWS EdStart but still want to be a part of the community and receive AWS Promotional Credits to get your EdTech startup going, check out the AWS EdStart Innovators Tier.

The Innovators Tier is a new feature of AWS EdStart designed to support the earliest stage EdTech startups. The AWS EdStart Innovators Tier provides startups with resources and exposure to a large community of EdTech builders, leaders, and fellow entrepreneurs. EdTech startups who participate in the program will be granted AWS Promotional Credits that allow them to explore AWS technology and build the foundation for their solution.

  • $500 in 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.
     
  • Access to Live and Virtual Trainings
    • As an AWS EdStart Innovator, you will have access to select technical training opportunities to support you in launching your AWS-based business. Resources include webinars, technical training sessions, and specialized partner-led presentations.
     
  • Invitations to Attend Live and Virtual Events
    • As an AWS EdStart Innovator, you will have access to attend select AWS EdStart live and virtual events. All AWS EdStart events are designed to bring members of the community together to network and collaborate. Currently, the team hosts meetups, Pitch Days, and receptions for community members around the world.

“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 has been an amazing experiences for Hananmaru Lab. It is very helpful for us to be supported by the talented AWS experts while creating and continuously improving our educational app Think! Think!. Opportunities to speak at AWS events and connections with other EdTech companies, investors and partners enable us to gain the valuable insights and relationships needed to scale globally. The financial support resources enabled us to focus on our core capabilities. Needless to say, AWS EdStart was incredible helpful.”

-Kei Kawashima, CEO, Hanamaru Lab

 

“Participating in AWS EdStart has been an incredible experience for our company. The new connections we’ve made in the EdTech space - entrepreneurs, investors and partners - have provided tremendous insights in the development of our product strategy. The technical expertise is outstanding along with the credits received for AWS have allowed us to quickly scale our SchoolBzz platform.”

- Jennifer Larson, Co-Founder and CEO, Hive Digital Minds

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

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