Startup accelerator supporting EdTech companies
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 accelerator is designed to enable EdTech startups to move faster through benefits such as equity-free financial support through AWS Promotional Credit, technical training and support, access to a global community of EdTech experts, and more. There’s a reason more startups build on AWS than any other provider: We're here to help you succeed, from ideation through establishment. AWS EdStart helps EdTech entrepreneurs build solutions that are secure, scalable, and cost effective. If your company has big dreams for revolutionizing education, apply for AWS EdStart whenever you're ready to start your journey.
"AWS EdStart has given us access to resources, tutorials, and discounted AWS services, which have allowed us to be more efficient, invest in scaling our core business, and deliver better value for our end users. I'd strongly recommend the program to any entrepreneur in the education technology space.” – Joshua Goldberg, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Legends of Learning
Explore membership options
The AWS EdStart program provides EdTech startups with resources to quickly get started on AWS – including AWS Promotional Credit and access to training and support. This global community of like-minded people and companies are solving complex educational problems. Choose from two program levels: The AWS EdStart Innovators Tier and the AWS EdStart Members Tier. The Innovators Tier is intended for the earliest stage EdTech startups. Once AWS EdStart Innovators have advanced their business and are working with customers, they can apply to become an AWS EdStart Member.
AWS EdStart Innovators Tier
This tier provides the earliest stage EdTech startups with a seed investment of AWS Promotional Credit, business and technical resources, and exposure to a global EdTech community to launch their company.
AWS EdStart Members Tier
This tier is designed to help EdTech founders build and scale existing offerings. Members are provided with a wide array of business and technical support and exposure to a large community of EdTech customers, investors, media, and fellow entrepreneurs.
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 partner-led presentations.
AWS Promotional Credit
AWS Promotional Credit is designed to help cover costs associated with eligible AWS services. Credit is a short-term, finite tool to fuel your long-term success. For more information about eligible services, visit Redeem Your AWS Promotional Credit.
Voice builder course and digital badge
As an AWS EdStart Member, you have the opportunity to access EdTech-specific curated trainings and hands-on modules for building your own voice technology application. Put your training to the test by building and launching an Alexa skill to earn the AWS Voice Builder Badge.
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 webinars, case studies, blog posts, sponsorships, and more.
Benefit from collaboration and conversation between experienced industry leaders and EdTech startups. Providing opportunities for mentorship has a long tradition of success at AWS and we want to extend that success to our AWS EdStart Members. Learn more in the AWS EdStart Mentorship Resource Guide (PDF) or the AWS EdStart Mentorship Resource Guide India (PDF).
Live and virtual events and networking
AWS EdStart live and virtual events bring members of the community together in an informative and social environment to foster networking and collaboration. Currently, the team hosts meetups, AWS EdStart Pitch Days, and receptions for community members. AWS EdStart provides many opportunities to network with investors, customers, mentors, entrepreneurs, and technology enthusiasts from around the world.
Virtual exchange transforms global classroom
Virtual exchange is becoming an important part of digital learning due to its student-centered, cost-effective, equitable means of advancing international education.
Playposit releases peer review application
AWS EdStart Member Playposit (United States) announced the release of an extensive peer review application for institutional and enterprise partners.
Sown to Grow raises funds
Sown to Grow, an AWS EdStart Member from the United States, raised $315K. Their misson is to "create confident, self-driven, growth-oriented learners."
Keep up with AWS EdStart updates
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Read about AWS EdStart Members
AWS EdStart is supporting hundreds of Members around the world.