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Build your MVP faster with implementation guides and pre-built code templates curated by AWS experts

Grow your startup with AWS

Join AWS Activate, the leading startup program, to bring your idea to market - backed by the most trusted cloud platform.

 Join AWS Activate, the leading startup program, helping you bring your idea to market

Join AWS Activate, the leading startup program, to bring your idea to market - backed by the most trusted cloud platform.

Home to over 280,000 startups globally

For over 15 years, AWS has helped more startups launch, build, and succeed than any other cloud provider. Since launching in 2013, AWS Activate has provided $6 billion (USD) in AWS Promotional Credits to startups globally.

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Innovation powered by AWS

Millions of customers, including thousands of the fastest-growing startups, use AWS to build fast, keep costs low, and prove what’s possible.

Largest community

Largest community

AWS has the largest and most dynamic community, with millions of active customers every month and more than 100,000 partners from 150+ countries.

Most functionality

Most functionality

AWS has more services and features, than any other cloud provider, making it faster, easier and more cost effective to build nearly anything you can imagine.

Most secure

Most secure

Trusted by the most high-sensitivity organizations, AWS is architected to be the most secure cloud computing environment available today.

Reduce build costs

Reduce build costs

Increase your speed to market with AWS credits to start building. AWS Activate members can unlock up to $100,000 in credits..

Exclusive offers

Exclusive offers

Reduce management costs with up to $800,000 worth of exclusive offers and services from AWS Partners and vendors like MongoDB, Datadog, Hubspot, and more.

Improved success rate

Improved success rate

83% of the 1,000 unicorns around the world (listed by Pitchbook) run on AWS. Find out how customers like Stability AI, Wiz, and Airbnb use AWS to power their startup.

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Accelerate your speed to market

Through AWS Activate, AWS has provided billions of dollars to enable businesses solving the world’s biggest problems to prove what’s possible with the power of cloud technology. Apply for up to $100k in AWS credits to secure the resources and capital you need to start building the future.

Support at every stage

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Turn your idea into a business

You have a big idea that solves a problem. But that's just the start. Learn the fundamentals of turning your idea into a successful startup. Explore articles, videos, and more built for early-stage startups, from new to experienced AWS users.

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Build your minimum viable product

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Extend your reach

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Find product market fit

Support at every stage

1

Turn your idea into a business

You have a big idea that solves a problem. But that's just the start. Learn the fundamentals of turning your idea into a successful startup. Explore articles, videos, and more built for early-stage startups, from new to experienced AWS users.

2

Build your minimum viable product

3

Extend your reach

4

Find product market fit