Amazon announced on Thursday that AWS Activate, a package which includes AWS credits, training, developer support, a startup community forum and offers from third parties, is now available.
It's essentially a gateway for startups to get up and running with Amazon Web Services.
Adam Selipsky, VP, Amazon Web Services, said, “Many of the world’s most successful startups already build their businesses on the AWS cloud. Based on feedback from VCs, startups and entrepreneurs, we developed AWS Activate to help even more startup organizations get going quickly by leveraging AWS to help build their business. We’re happy to offer this to startups of all kinds from around the world today."
AWS Activate comes in two packages: the Self-Starter package and the Portfolio package.
With the former, startups get access to the AWS Free Usage Tier, a month of developer-level ASW support, web-based training and one self-paced lab, the AWS Startup Forum and access to offers on products from third-parties, like software testing, security and automation. With the Portfolio package, startups get AWS credits, business-level support for up to a year, web-based and instructor-led training, including class labs and credit for four self-paced labs, Startup Forum privileges, and access to third-party offers.