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AWS Activate Africa Startup Connect


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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.

We also offer support to startups through a range of other programs focusing on startup founder topics, Machine Learning & AI, Data & Analytics, FinTech, Women Founders and more. Follow us here to keep up to date with monthly events and new opportunities.

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AWS Activate

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  • Derrick Kotze
    Derrick Kotze

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

  • Sonnyboy Msiza
    Sonnyboy Msiza

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Henri Zietsman
    Henri Zietsman

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

  • Abhisekh Baid

    Start-up Account Manager - Sub Saharan Africa
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates