AWS is the leading cloud provider in the world with over 1/3 of market shares competing with Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, Rackspace and some others. Cloud bills can be (very) expensive, so we have listed some tips to lower your AWS bill by using AWS Credits. AWS Credits are offered by AWS and they are many ways to get free AWS credits through their AWS Activate Program.
AWS Activate is the AWS Program dedicated to startups. With the AWS Activate program, startups get access to the resources they need to quickly get started on AWS – including credits, training, and support.
AWS has partnered with a selection of VC firms, accelerators and incubators to offer up to $15,000 credits over 2 years. Not VC-funded or supported by an accelerator/incubator?
Not a problem! Here are some options for you:
- Secret is a free platform of exclusive software perks for entrepreneurs. You can sign up here and get access to $1000 of AWS Credits for free. It also features 75+ other software benefits such has 1 year free of Sendinblue, $2000 credits of Airtable and 30% off on Pipedrive.
- Founder Club, Startups.com, Stripe Atlas, WeWork or Founder Card are paid memberships that can help you get up to $5,000 in AWS Credits and other benefits. (By the way, you can get a $ 100 discount on Stripe Atlas membership on Secret 🙂
- Credit Cards: Brex is a corporate card for startups that has a rewards program with perks like AWS Credits.