AWS Public Sector Startup Ramp Innovator Tier

Enabling Public Sector startups from day one

The innovator tier supports the earliest stage public sector startups as they create formations of business and technology foundations. The innovator tier provides startups with resources and exposure to a large community of startup builders, leaders, and fellow entrepreneurs. Public sector startups who participate in AWS Public Sector Startup Ramp may receive AWS Promotional Credit that allow them to explore AWS technology and build the foundation of their solution.


AWS Public Sector Startup Ramp Innovator Tier benefits

AWS Promotional Credit

AWS Promotional Credit

Live or virtual trainings

Technical training

Live or virtual events

Live events

Innovator Tier eligibility criteria

  • Local country must recognize the applicant organization as a startup, if there are specific criteria and government approvals required to be an official startup.
  • Applicant organization must:
    • Have a mission to solve problems for public sector customers in the geographical region
    • Be based in the country this program is approved for
    • Be founded within the past two years and should be pre-revenue
    • Register a descriptive website with a matching domain email address
    • Agree to open an AWS account directly tied to the business domain
  • If approved, applicant organization may be required to execute an Amazon Marketing Authorization and Release Form and could disseminate references for their work publicly via papers, events, or other public relations and marketing activities, based on regional restrictions.

AWS Public Sector Startup Ramp Innovator Tier application process

Please complete the Public Sector Startup Ramp Interest form and submit your application to be considered for participation in the AWS Public Sector Startup Ramp program. AWS awards AWS Promotional Credit at the discretion of AWS. Award criteria may include 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. Approved applicants will be notified by email, usually within five business days. The information you provide in the AWS Public Sector Startup Ramp application is subject to the AWS Privacy Notice. Your use of AWS services in connection with your participation in the AWS Public Sector Startup Ramp program is subject to the AWS Customer Agreement (or other agreements governing your use of AWS services).

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

* India provides and administers AWS Public Sector Startup Ramp in India through Amazon Internet Services Private Limited (AISPL).

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