Amazon Web Services provides startups with the low cost, easy to use infrastructure needed to scale and grow. If you’re building a new startup, the AWS Activate Builders package provides you with credits and training to launch your idea on AWS.


  • $1,000 AWS Promotional Credit, valid up to 2 years
  • AWS Business Essentials Online Training ($600 value)
  • AWS Technical Essentials Online Training ($600 value)
  • 80 credits for self-paced labs ($80 value)


Activate also has Portfolio packages designed for startups in select accelerators, incubators, seed/VC funds, and other startup-enabling organizations. If this describes your company, ask your program director for more information on how to apply.

Step 1: Sign up for an AWS Account or log in to locate your AWS Account ID.

Step 2: Complete the form below, including both your AWS Account ID, company website URL, and company email address.


We'll contact you within 5-10 business days with the status of your application and next steps.

By submitting this form, you agree to the Activate Terms and Conditions.

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To be eligible for Builders, you must have:

  • A working company website, and a matching domain email address
  • A valid AWS account, with up to date billing information (reseller accounts do not qualify)
  • Less than $1,000 in total lifetime AWS charges
  • Not previously received more than $1,000 of AWS Promotional Credit

Note: The Builders package is designed for startup companies. If you are an agency, IT shop or consultancy, please consider joining the Amazon Partner Network (APN).