14 reasons to fall in love with AWS Activate

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Got a great idea? Build it with AWS Activate. AWS Activate is our free startup program that provides tools and resources including AWS credits, AWS Support credits, exclusive member-only offers, personalized guidance, expert advice and more. It is designed to help startups build, launch, and grow.

AWS Activate is your solution to a scalable, reliable, and cost-optimized startup:

  • Get started on AWS at no cost with up to $100,000 in AWS credits.
  • Build your infrastructure in minutes with pre-built templates using best practices.
  • Take advantage of special offers including discounts, free products, memberships, services and tools.
  • Get access to the Activate Console that provides personalized guidance, details of your AWS credits, and more!

AWS Activate members get to choose which Activate tier best suits their startup journey: AWS Activate Founders is for early stage startups (unfunded and funded up to and including Series A). AWS Activate Portfolio is for startups affiliated with an Activate Provider.

To help you show your startup some love on Valentine’s Day, we’ve curated a list of exclusive offers from AWS Activate Providers 💕.

Airtable enables any team, regardless of technical skill, to create apps on top of shared data and power their most critical and unique workflows. Teams at more than 300,000 organizations, including 80% of the Fortune 100, rely on the Airtable Connected Apps Platform™ to stay aligned, execute with greater agility, and connect previously siloed teams and data.

Get the offer: $2000 in Airtable credits and access to the Airtable for Startups program. One credit redemption per company.

Startups can scale faster with a Brex corporate card and business account. It’s the smartest, fastest way to deposit funds, send no-fee payments, and effortlessly track expenses. Get 10-20x higher limits, no personal guarantee, and tailored rewards on every purchase.

Get the offer: AWS Activate companies get 80,000 points after spending $10,000.

Startups get started for free (for startups with $1M raised and/or fewer than 25 shareholders), and when you upgrade to a paid plan, you’ll receive 20% off your first year subscription. Receive cap table management, fundraise benchmarking, SAFE tracking, and more.

Get the offer: 20% off a Carta paid plan.

Hire internationally with complete confidence. Deel will handle your worldwide compliance, payroll, and HR in 150+ countries, so you can hire the best talent regardless of location. Get 20% off the first year when hiring full-time employees and contractors.

Get the offer: Free Global HRIS and 20% off Compliance and Global Payroll for one year (a value of up to $25,000!).

Our seamless incorporation service is built with you in mind. We’ll handle the admin work, while you focus on building your business. Access $150,000 worth of exclusive rewards from Brex, AWS, Airtable, G Suite and more.

Get the offer: A 10% discount on US incorporation.

Pipedrive is the first CRM designed by salespeople, for salespeople. Do more to grow your business.

Get the offer: Try it free for 30 days, plus get 50% off for 1 year.

Dropbox lets you save, access, and share all your work in one organized place. DocSend’s document analytics show who is looking at your pitch deck and which pages capture attention. Deliver an intuitive investor experience with HelloSign’s easy-to-use eSignature solution.

Get the offer: Get up to 90% off DocSend, 50% off your annual HelloSign Essentials or Standard plans, & 40% off annual subscriptions of Dropbox Business Standard and Advanced.

Mercury has intuitive dashboards and payment flows, virtual and physical debit cards, team management capabilities, and API access. Setup FDIC insured checking and savings accounts with no monthly fees, use treasury products to save and grow your money, use their foreign currency exchange features, find your next funding round through their Raise program, or take out a line of credit through their Venture Debt program.

Get the offer: $500 cash for your startup if you deposit $50K within 90 days of approval; $250K in accounting services, software and other perks; Free domestic and international wires & ACH (in USD); Free banking and financial planning stack; Access to Raise and First Check

Check out the AWS Activate Console for more exclusive offers for AWS Activate members. The AWS Activate Console is your personalized hub of tools, resources and content tailored to your startup needs. Designed to support you through every stage of your startup journey, from ideating to building and beyond, it’s a one-stop-shop that delivers the tailored solutions you need to quickly get started on AWS and grow your business.

Want to share an AWS Activate exclusive offer from your startup? Learn how to become an AWS Activate Provider today.

Bonnie McClure

Bonnie McClure

Bonnie is an editor specializing in creating accessible, engaging content for all audiences and platforms. She is dedicated to delivering comprehensive editorial guidance to provide a seamless user experience. When she's not advocating for the Oxford comma, you can find her spending time with her two large dogs, practicing her sewing skills, or testing out new recipes in the kitchen.

Megan Crowley

Megan Crowley

Megan Crowley is a Senior Technical Writer on the Startup Content Team at AWS. With an earlier career as a high school English teacher, she is driven by a relentless enthusiasm for contributing to content that is equal parts educational and inspirational. Sharing startups’ stories with the world is the most rewarding part of her role at AWS. In her spare time, Megan can be found woodworking, in the garden, and at antique markets.

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