Grow Your Startup with Free Tools and Resources from AWS Activate

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This year, over 100 million founders around the globe will embark on their journey to solve the world’s pressing challenges with big, innovative ideas, and AWS is committed to making it faster, easier, and more cost effective to startup and succeed. The potential for these entrepreneurs to disrupt industries and tackle real problems has never been greater, so the ability to build and scale with minimal cost and maximum support is paramount. With AWS Activate, our global startup program, startups can leverage the same technology that successful companies of all sizes are enjoying to build and scale their business. Whether you are just getting started or have already started building, AWS Activate provides you with access to free AWS credits, technical support, cloud experts, pre-built infrastructure templates, and so much more.

AWS credits

With AWS Activate, startups receive up to $100,000 in AWS credits to spend on AWS services. These credits are applied to your account to offset eligible AWS Services’ fees and charges. This means you can quickly get started on AWS at no cost. Startups of every type, size, and industry are using AWS cloud for a wide variety of use cases, such as Machine Learning (ML), artificial intelligence (AI), software development and testing, big data analytics, and customer-facing web applications.

AWS Support plan credits

Along with credits for AWS services, AWS Activate also provides up to $10,000 in AWS Support plan credits so that you have access to AWS experts when you need it. AWS Support engineers save time for you and your team by helping you to move faster in the cloud and focus on your core business. Our cloud support engineers address requests that range from answering best practices questions, guidance on configuration, all the way to break-fix and problem resolution.

Build on AWS templates

Even with a team of developers, you don’t have to start from scratch when building your infrastructure. Build on AWS is a collection of pre-built infrastructure templates and reference architectures developed by experts at AWS and based on AWS best practices. You can deploy these in under 60 minutes simplifying the steps of building reliable, secure, and optimized infrastructure. Build on AWS templates are available from the Activate Console.

Free and discounted startup tools, products and services from leading organizations

We’ve partnered with over 100 trusted organization including Brex, Notion, Slack, and HubSpot to help you get ahead faster. Offers range from free credits to discounted services, products, and memberships that you don’t want to miss.

AWS Activate is just one of the many programs at AWS designed to help startups succeed. In addition to above benefits, you can also take advantage of the AWS Startup Lofts located in San Francisco, New York, Tokyo, Tel-Aviv, and Paris. At the AWS Lofts you can attend in-person or virtual events, hands-on labs, workshops, meet with investors, get answers to your technical questions and collaborate in the co-working spaces.

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