AWS Activate

Amazon Web Services provides startups with low cost, easy to use infrastructure needed to scale and grow any size business. AWS Activate is a program designed to provide startups with resources they need to get started on AWS. Join some of the fastest-growing startups in the world and build your business using AWS!


Instructions for Startups:

•            Visit the AWS Activate webpage to apply using the following: URL:

•            Organization ID* (case-sensitive): XXXX

•            Be sure to provide your AWS Account ID when you apply. Promotional Credits will be added to the account number you submit with this application.

•            Please sign up using your company e-mail address.

•            Startup must be unfunded or funded (up to and including Pre-Seed, Angel, Seed, Debt Finance, and Series A)

•            VIDEO LINK “How to Signup to AWS Activate” :

•            Link to Activate Console - Activate Console – It’s a one stop shop for all needs of your startups (post receiving credits)


*Note that this link and Org ID should not be shared.

Further details and eligibility criteria can be found here:


Startup will be eligible for:

AWS Credits: 

$10,000 AWS Promotional Credits valid for 2 years that can be used for a wide variety of 150+ services in including Compute, Storage, Databases, Analytics, IoT, Artificial Intelligence, Content Delivery, Messaging and others.


Premium Support:

o    $1500 AWS Business Support valid for 1 year.

o    Business Support also gives you access to:

§    24x7 access to Cloud Support Engineers via email, chat, and phone

§    An unlimited number of contacts may open an unlimited number of cases

§    Trusted Advisor checks and guidance to help reduce cost, increase performance and fault tolerance, and improve security.

§    A personalized view of the health of AWS services, and alerts when your resources are impacted. Includes the Health API for integration with your existing management systems.


Other Notes:

If you have previously received AWS credits, you might be topped up to highest eligible package (say if you have received $5,000 in AWS Cloud Credits through Activate in the past, you will get the remaining $5,000).

Applications take around 2 weeks to be processed. Please reach to me if it is taking longer. To see your credit balance, applicable services, and expiration date, please go to your Billing and Cost Management Console.