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Build and scale your startup with the right resources at the right time
Got a great idea? Build it with AWS Activate. As an AWS Activate member, you get free tools, resources, content and expert support to accelerate your startup at every stage. Benefits include: more than 40 solution templates to build and deploy your product, AWS expert curated tips for your business and technical needs, and best practices training from Learn on AWS. When you’re ready, you can apply for up to $100,000 in AWS Activate credits. AWS Activate is your solution to a scalable, reliable, and cost-optimized startup.
AWS Activate Console
Register today for instant access to personalized guidance, pre-built infrastructure templates, and other tools to accelerate your startup.
AWS credits
When you’re ready, apply for up to $100,000 in AWS Activate credits to help cover your AWS service usage. Once you’re approved for credits, you also unlock access to exclusive offers for business tools and services offered by our partners to help accelerate your startup’s growth.

All AWS credits are listed in USD and are subject to the AWS Promotional Credit Terms & Conditions. If you are based in China or building on AWS China Regions, please apply for the Activate China program here.

It only takes a few minutes to apply to join AWS Activate:

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Step 1

New to AWS? First, create a free AWS account. Have an AWS account? Skip to Step 2.

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Step 2

Join Activate after you’ve logged into your AWS account and immediately access benefits.

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Step 3

When you’re ready, apply for up to $100,000 in AWS Activate credits and receive notification of the outcome within 7-10 days!

Featured Activate members building on AWS
"AWS has given us world-class infrastructure, has scaled seamlessly with our growth, and most importantly has allowed our developers to be as productive as they can be."

- Jorge Ortiz
Manager of Infrastructure, Stripe

Have questions?

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