AWS Activate

AWS Activate is the Startup Program that enables you to quickly get started on AWS and grow your business.

AWS Activate is the Startup Program that enables you to quickly get started on AWS and grow your business.

AWS Activate provides the resources you need to quickly get started on AWS and grow business. AWS is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform, offering over 200 fully featured services from data centers globally. Millions of customers—including the fastest-growing startups—are using AWS to lower costs, become more agile, and innovate faster. With AWS credits, personalized guidance, training and more, AWS Activate helps you build your business on AWS supports you every step of the way on your journey. Whether you’re just getting started or scaling your startup, Activate takes your startup further.

  • As a valued startup affiliated with Elevate, you are eligible* to receive the following benefits: · $5000 in AWS Activate credits, valid for 2 years
  • 40+ AWS solutions templates, tailored to your use case
  • Access up to $800,000 in third-party offers and education programs through Activate Exclusive Offers
  • Access to the Activate Console, recommended content, and more!


To apply for AWS Activate Portfolio, startups affiliated with Elevate must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Must be Series A or earlier. Startups can be unfunded or funded, up to and including pre-seed, angel, seed, debt finance, and series A only. Unfortunately, we are unable to grant credits to non-startups (e.g. SMBs, side projects, individual developers) or post-series A startups.
  • Must be founded within the last 10 years. Startups that were founded more than 10 years ago are not eligible for Activate.
  • Must have an active AWS account. If a startup does not yet have an AWS account, they can open one for free here
  • Must have a functioning website. Startups must have a functioning website. “Coming soon” websites are not permissible.
  • Must not have received $100,000 USD in AWS credits. The lifetime maximum amount of AWS credits from Activate is $100,000 USD. Startups that have already received the maximum amount are not eligible. Received includes credits issued but not spent.


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