OPN (Open People Network) is an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Activate Provider. This means that OPN can offer affiliated startups free AWS credits, technical support, training, resources, and more through the AWS Activate Portfolio program. These exclusive benefits are designed to help startups accelerate their growth as they build their businesses.

Startups affiliated with Supporters Fund are eligible for the following AWS Activate Portfolio benefits:

Cloud credits: Experiment, build, and grow with up to $10,000 in free AWS Cloud credits for 2 years.
Business support: Receive 1 year of AWS Business Support (up to $1,500 ) for 24/7 access to technical support and architectural guidance from AWS Cloud support engineers as you build and test.
Exclusive content & offers: Take advantage of discounts, free products, recommended content, and a library of AWS services and tools through a personalized AWS Activate console.

Before you submit an application

Ensure you meet the eligibility criteria under “Activate Portfolio Requirements.” Make sure you have a company website that’s live or public startup profile (note: staging websites won’t be accepted).

When you click the application link, you will be prompted to sign into your AWS account. Make sure to log in to the AWS Account where you would like to receive credits, as you won’t be able to transfer credits to another account in the future. If you do not have an AWS account yet, you can open one for free here.

The email address on your application must match the one used to set up the AWS account where you want to receive credits. We recommend changing the email address associated with your AWS Account to a company email if you originally used a personal email for set up.

It takes 7-10 business days on average for us to process an application after submission. For more information about the application process, credits, and program benefits, check out the AWS Activate FAQ.