AWS Startups for the Public Sector

Building for Global Public Sector Entities


Startups are driving innovation in the public sector around the globe. Amazon Web Services (AWS) connects startups with a global community that includes venture capital firms, accelerators, incubators, and academia, all while prioritizing speed, flexibility, and affordability.

What defines a public sector startup? Startups in the public sector focus their technology and business innovation on federal/central and local/municipal governments, primary and secondary education, nonprofits, and non-governmental organizations. They empower public sector entities with technology that can improve public-private engagement. AWS has worked with startups to develop next-generation technology for law enforcement, fire departments, and other first responders; and assists startups with critical programs, such as the Small Business Innovation Research program and the Small Business Technology Transfer program.

How to engage

How to Engage

Connect with the AWS Public Sector Startups team to begin building.

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Credit Programs

AWS Credit Programs

AWS Promotional Credit programs are designed to help startups get started on AWS.

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Events & Blog posts

Events & Blog Posts

Participate in local events and read the latest AWS startup news.

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Startup Spotlight


Chatterbox is a language learning enterprise that trains and employs refugees to teach their native languages online and in-person. Besides providing meaningful employment, it provides a cost-effective solution to the language-skills shortage in the UK.

Case Studies & References

See how AWS is empowering public sector startups around the world


AWS is collaborating with the Vector Institute to encourage researchers, academic partners, and innovators to use artificial intelligence to improve the lives of Canadians.



Through Innovation Factory, AWS is helping startups with mentorship and workshops to grow their ideas.


Credit Programs

AWS Activate

AWS Activate

AWS Activate provides startups with resources for getting started on AWS, and offers a jump-start for new businesses. Join some of the fastest-growing startups in the world and build your business using AWS.

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AWS EdStart

AWS EdStart

AWS EdStart helps entrepreneurs build the next generation of online learning, analytics, and campus management solutions on the AWS Cloud.

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Canada & Latam

Canada & Latin America

If you are a startup in Canada or Latin America seeking technical support and credits, get engaged with the AWS Public Sector Startups team. Discover how and where you can start building!

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