AWS Activate

AWS Activate offers startups free tools, resources, and more


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Africa, Americas, Antarctica Region, Asia, Europe, Oceania
Agribusiness, Business services, Clean technology and energy, Utilities, Construction and manufacturing, Creative, media and entertainment, Education, Financial services, Healthcare, ICT, Leisure and travel, Retail and wholesale, Consumer durables, Consumer non-durables, Transport and logistics, Water, sanitation and hygiene, Automotive, Clothing and textiles production, Computer hardware, Electronics, Food production, Furniture

Welcome to our AWS Activate page dedicated to Startups in Africa. We look forward to connecting with you as startup founders, accelerators, incubators, hubs, Angels and VCs. To learn a bit more about some of the ways in which we support startups please visit our AWS Startup Page.

Our startup events, webinars and trainings are listed at the bottom of this page and are also available in the VC4A events calendar.

AWS Activate provides startups with a host of benefits, including AWS credits*, technical support and training, to help grow your business. Activate benefits are designed to give you the right mix of tools and expert support so you can succeed with AWS while optimizing performance, managing risk, and keeping costs under control.

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AWS Activate

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    Derrick Kotze

    Startup & VC Business Development - Africa
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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    Sonnyboy Msiza

    Cape Town, South Africa

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    Henri Zietsman

    Startup Business Development Manager Africa (AWS)
    Cape Town, South Africa