The UKBAA have partnered with Amazon Web Services (AWS), the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform, to bring additional support to the investment ecosystem.

Activate, AWS’ dedicated programme for startups, offers up to $25,000 of free credits and broader support for exciting new businesses.

Working with the UKBAA, investors and angel groups can now issue these sought after credits to founders in their portfolio. We also welcome requests directly from founders.

As an individual investor or angel group, you will need to be a member of UKBAA in order to access this benefit.

For Partner Organisations

AWS Activate works with a large number of reputable accelerators, angel investors, and venture capital firms across the world to provide startups with free AWS credits, technical support, training, resources, and more. The credits and wider benefits that Amazon are able to provide to startups via the programme, are designed to help them to quickly adapt to using AWS and in turn grow their businesses.

We offer the opportunity to become a AWS credits referrer to UKBAA members. If you are a member and are interested in finding out more, please fill out the form below.

For Founders

We are pleased to be able to offer a range of tiers of credits to founders that are either shortlisted or selected to take part in UKBAA’s programmes; to date we have administered an impressive number of credits to those that have been associated with UKBAA activity.

AWS provides startups with low cost, easy to use infrastructure needed to scale and grow any size business. AWS Activate is a programme with resources designed to help startups get started on AWS. Join some of the fastest growing startups in the world and build your business using AWS.

Head to our wider programmes page to assess if any of the upcoming activity may be relevant to your business, through which you’ll benefit from this scheme, otherwise please fill out the form below. If you have any specific questions related to the eligibility criteria for the credits, please email us directly.

Events & AWS Resources for Founders

Ensure you have all of the appropriate paperwork in place in order to simplify your investment journey both for you and for your respective investors.

During this session you will be able to put any question you like towards the expert panel, as a means of better understanding any specific areas you haven’t previously had the chance to delve into.

As part of the fourth session in the series, George Softas, Solutions Architect at AWS, took attendees through how to build up tech solutions via AWS.

As part of this session Nigel Walker – Deputy Director, Lending & Investor Partnerships at Innovate UK and Grant Peggie, Director, Venture Capital Solutions at British Business Bank covered alternative sources of funding.

As part of the second session in the series Richard Howard, Startup Business Development Manager at AWS, took attendees through the best structure to adhere to, what to include and what to avoid in building up an effective pitch deck.

Managing Director Roderick Beer provided an overview on a range of investment types, with a focus on Angel and VC investment.

Read about their latest launches with posts from Jeff Barr.

Online and in-person events that help the builders of today and tomorrow leverage the power of the AWS Cloud.

“We are delighted to have partnered with Amazon to be able to offer the investors and scaling startups we work with exceptional opportunities for growth via their AWS credit system, as well as the broader support and expertise they provide. We’re pleased that those we work with will continue to benefit from an offering that genuinely facilitates growth”

Roderick Beer, Managing Director – UKBAA