AWS GovTech Accelerator

Where GovTech founders get the resources needed to scale their startups faster

Accelerator Program
  • Program Type
    Accelerator Program
  • Submission Deadline
    Applications open : June 7 - July 10
  • Program Duration
    Program runs : September 12 - November 14
  • Location or Virtual
    Arlington, Virginia

The AWS GovTech Accelerator is designed to help startups develop solutions that address the needs of government agencies, with the first cohort focused on justice and public safety organizations including courts, corrections, emergency services, and law enforcement. Eligible startups must seek to address challenges and deliver data-driven solutions that help improve outcomes in justice and public safety.

Benefits from day one

AWS Computing Credits*

AWS will provide support for testing new services and conducting customer pilot tests through AWS computing credits provided for zero equity in return.

Turbocharged technology

Leverage the AWS tech stack, the same infrastructure powering innovative, industry-leading businesses around the world, to accelerate beyond what you were told was possible.

Technical deep dives

Learn from best-in-class AWS engineers and industry leading technical experts, and deep dive on your business to optimize around emerging tech and evolving business practices.

Your extended team

Learn from experts behind some of the biggest tech unicorns in the world. Our all-star advisory support team includes executives, former founders, and leaders across AWS – all committed to your startup’s continued growth.


Benefit from the best of both companies. From Alexa, to Game Tech, to Fintech, eCommerce, Music, and others – no matter your technology or industry, we’ve got you covered!

Join the community

Receive mentoring from justice and public safety industry leaders and technical subject matter experts as well as collaboration opportunities with members of the AWS Partner Network (APN). Tap into potential proof-of-concept opportunities with justice and public safety organizations, and capitalize on connections with our investor network and peer support that extend long after the program.

Future Phases

Check out an overview of each competition phase below - complete rules for each phase will be released as the competition progresses.

Let’s Get Started.

To apply or join the program, please submit an application.