AWS Startups

Amazon Web Services provides the foundation for your ambition, where capability and community come together to help you build and scale your dreams.

From Airbnb to Zocdoc, the world's top startups build on AWS. But they didn't do it alone. So whether you need help solving a technical challenge, hiring the right engineers, or finalizing a fundraising round, we have all the resources you need to get started. There’s a reason more startups build on AWS than any other provider: we're here to help you succeed, from inception to IPO.

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Build and Scale with AWS Activate Credits*

AWS provides startups with a low-cost and easy-to-use infrastructure that they can use to scale and grow their businesses. With AWS Activate, startups get access to the resources they need to quickly get started on AWS—including credits, technical support, training, and more. 

*AWS Activate Credits are subject to AWS Promotional Credit Terms & Conditions.

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Being Sarah Nahm: A Day in the Life of a Startup CEO

Sarah Nahm is the CEO at Lever, a software company in San Francisco that’s building modern talent software to help companies power their next-generation recruiting. For Nahm, a typical day is shaped by a series of highly intentional interactions with her team. Some of these are scheduled, some are serendipitous, all are crafted to prime her employees, and therefore her company, for success. 

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Introducing the APN Global Startup Program

To help businesses build, market, and sell faster with Amazon Web Services (AWS), we recently launched the APN Global Startup Program. This program is invite-only and helps startups become enterprise-ready with prescriptive benefits, simplified paths to meeting foundational requirements for the AWS Partner Network (APN), and a robust set of resources to help startups significantly accelerate their growth.

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Startup Resources

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AWS Startup Events

From intimate chats to powerful keynotes, AWS Startup Events span the world and offer audiences curated advice and information for their respective regions and industries. 

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AWS Lofts

The AWS Lofts are physical spaces where founders, developers, and makers can grab a coffee and build their startup in between educational sessions and bootcamps, Ask an Architect office hours, and more.


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AWS Activate

AWS Activate is a program designed to provide your startup with the resources you need to get started on AWS. Join some of the fastest-growing startups in the world and build your business using AWS.


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AWS EdStart

AWS EdStart, the AWS educational technology (EdTech) startup accelerator, is designed to help entrepreneurs build the next generation of online learning, analytics, and campus management solutions on the AWS Cloud. Learn more.


AWS Public Sector

Public Sector startups drive technology and business innovation for government, education, nonprofit, and non-governmental organizations. AWS helps startups develop next-generation technology to combat homelessness, enable first responders, empower students, and more. Learn more.


AWS Marketplace

AWS Marketplace makes it easy for startups to grow at scale by giving you access to millions of AWS customers looking for innovative products from startups like you. We help you get the visibility you need to gain traction in the market, allowing you more time to focus on your core business. Learn more.


Amazon Launchpad

Amazon Launchpad provides resources, expertise, and global infrastructure to startups looking to sell and deliver innovative products to millions of Amazon customers. We work with leading venture capitalists, accelerators & incubators, and crowdfunding platforms to identify new and inspired products for the world to discover. Learn more.