After some lengthy dialogue, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has finally given Techcelerate the ability to grant AWS Credits. This means Techcelerate is an AWS Activate Provider (official terminology).

 

 

My personal journey with AWS started in 2007 when we used S3 and SQS for building edocr.com.

Then I had the privilege to host their Chief Evangelist, Jeff Barr four times in Manchester and Daresbury. Those early days, AWS had no staff in Europe. Today, they have a sizeable team in the UK, and AWS is the natural choice for tech product companies.

 

 

Techcelerate Member Companies can now take advantage of:

  • $5,000 in AWS Promotional Credit valid for 2 years
  • 1 year of AWS Business Support (up to $5,000)
  • 80 credits for self-paced labs

I’m glad to be working with AWS once again.

 

 

 

FAQs

Do I need an AWS account to join AWS Activate?

Yes. You need an active AWS account. If you don’t have an account, you can create one for free. If you already have an account, you can find your account ID on the AWS Billing and Cost Management console. If you have an account but it isn’t active, contact AWS Support.

 

How long does it take to process AWS Activate applications?

Applications are processed in 7-10 days, once an application is received. Processing can take longer if the information provided in the application is not accurate or incomplete.

 

What if a company of ours is having trouble signing up?

Companies applying for AWS Activate should ensure they are submitting up-to-date and accurate application information. Application tips include using the correct company URL, copying and pasting the Org ID (case sensitive) onto the application, and providing an accurate AWS Account ID. 

 

How is Promotional Credit applied to the bill?

Promotional Credit is applied to the AWS Account ID provided on the application. The AWS Promotional Credit will be applied to the cost of services incurred from the 1st of the month in which the credit was applied. Promotional Credit cannot be applied retroactively for previous months.

Please refer to the AWS Activate FAQ for more information.

Qualification

Please note Techcelerate works exclusively for British (UK) tech companies, with the majority of our companies based out of Manchester and London. We are not planning to extend AWS Credits to companies not registered in the UK.