AWS GovTechStart

Enabling GovTechs to deliver innovative government solutions

Accelerator Program
  • Program Type
    Accelerator Program
  • Industry Focus
  • Submission Deadline
  • Program Duration
  • Location or Virtual
    United States
  • Eligibilty Requirements (Y/N)

AWS GovTechStart, the Amazon Web Services (AWS) government technology (GovTech) startup accelerator, is designed to help eligible U.S. startup companies build the next generation of technology solutions for state and local government agencies using the AWS Cloud. The accelerator enables AWS GovTechStart participants to scale faster with tailored benefits like access to AWS Promotional Credit, technical training and support, a national community of GovTech experts, and more. There’s a reason startups build on AWS: We’re here to help you succeed, from ideation through the establishment. AWS GovTechStart helps commercial GovTechs, focusing on improving government technology, build solutions that are secure, scalable, and cost-effective. If your company has big dreams for revolutionizing the government’s use of technology solutions, apply for AWS GovTechStart when you’re ready to start your journey.

Welcome to AWS GovTechStart, GovTech startup accelerator

Startup accelerator supporting GovTech companies AWS

Are you beginning to build your business on Amazon Web Services (AWS) or expanding your offerings? Look to AWS GovTechStart to help you build solutions that are secure, smart, scalable, and cost-effective. AWS GovTechStart offers various features and resources to support you in your journey. Whether you are a brand new startup or an existing business running on AWS, there are plenty of opportunities to advance your business.

Program Benefits

Startup accelerator supporting GovTech companies

AWS promotional Credit

AWS Promotional Credit helps cover costs associated with eligible services so customers can get going and start to scale. For more information about eligible services, visit Redeem Your AWS Promotional Credit. AWS Promotional Credit is applied to customers' bills until it is exhausted or expires.

Access to Training

As an AWS GovTechStart Innovator or Member, you will have access to select technical training opportunities to support you in launching your AWS-based business. Resources include webinars, online educational resources, technical training sessions, and partner-led presentations.


AWS GovTechStart Innovators and Members have access to attend select AWS GovTechStart events. We designed AWS GovTechStart events to bring community participants together to foster networking and collaboration. The team hosts meetups, Pitch Days, and receptions for the community virtually and across the United States.

Select marketing opportunities

There are a number of select collaborative marketing opportunities you can take advantage of as an AWS GovTechStart Member. As you establish and mature your business, you have opportunities to participate in case studies, blog posts, sponsorships, and more.

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.