AWS GovTechStart

Enabling GovTechs to deliver innovative government solutions

Startup accelerator supporting GovTech companies

AWS GovTechStart, the Amazon Web Services (AWS) government technology (GovTech) startup accelerator, is designed to help eligible U.S. startup companies build the next generation of technology solutions for state and local government agencies using the AWS Cloud. The accelerator enables AWS GovTechStart participants to scale faster with tailored benefits like access to: AWS Promotional Credit, technical training and support, a national community of GovTech experts, and more. There’s a reason startups build on AWS: We're here to help you succeed, from ideation through establishment. AWS GovTechStart helps commercial GovTechs, focusing on improving government technology, build solutions that are secure, scalable, and cost effective. If your company has big dreams for revolutionizing government’s use of technology solutions, apply for AWS GovTechStart when you're ready to start your journey.

Welcome to AWS GovTechStart, GovTech startup accelerator

“NG911 Services is working to save lives with location-based 911 services that get emergency calls to the right agency the first time. The resources and assistance AWS provides to GovTechs has been incredibly helpful in building solutions for today and the future. It gets lonely as a founder sometimes but less so because of AWS’s persistent support. We are very excited about the launch of AWS GovTechStart and look forward to being part of an even larger community of startup companies revolutionizing the industry.”

Don Mitchell
Chief Technology Officer, Chief Operating Officer, and Co-Founder
NG911 Services, Inc.

Explore membership options

The AWS GovTechStart program provides GovTechs with resources to quickly get started on AWS.

AWS GovTechStart has two program levels: The AWS GovTechStart Innovators Tier and the AWS GovTechStart Members Tier. The Innovators Tier is intended for the earliest stage GovTech startups. Once AWS GovTechStart Innovators have advanced their business, they may apply to become an AWS GovTechStart Member.

AWS GovTechStart Innovators Tier

This tier helps support the earliest stage GovTech startups as they form new commercial businesses and technology foundations. Innovators can receive resources and exposure to a large community of GovTech builders, leaders, and fellow entrepreneurs.

AWS GovTechStart Members Tier

This tier helps GovTech founders build and scale existing offerings. AWS GovTechStart is a national community of like-minded people and companies that are solving complex challenges for government customers.


AWS Promotional Credit

AWS Promotional Credit helps cover costs associated with eligible services so customers can get going and start to scale. For more information about eligible services, visit Redeem Your AWS Promotional Credit. AWS Promotional Credit is applied to customers' bills until it is exhauseted or expires.

Access to training

As an AWS GovTechStart Innovator or Member, you will have access to select technical training opportunities to support you in launching your AWS-based business. Resources include webinars, online educational resources, technical training sessions, and partner-led presentations.


AWS GovTechStart Innovators and Members have access to attend select AWS GovTechStart events. We designed AWS GovTechStart events to bring community participants together to foster networking and collaboration. The team hosts meetups, Pitch Days, and receptions for the community virtually and across the United States.


Select marketing opportunities

There are a number of select collaborative marketing opportunities you can take advantage of as an AWS GovTechStart Member. As you establish and mature your business, you have opportunities to participate in case studies, blog posts, sponsorships, and more.


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