Application Deadline: Ongoing


The AWS Startup Loft Accelerator is an equity-free program focused on supporting early stage startups in Europe, Middle East and Africa with technology, product development, go-to-market advice and getting you funding ready.

The 10-week virtual acceleration program for early-stage cloud-based startups, enables startups to maximize the value of AWS by providing them with AWS tech resources, to validate their business by industry leaders, to access investors and to accelerate their time to market. The program structure is based on four pillars crucial to a startup’s success in its early days: Technology, Product, Go-to-market and Funding. The program puts the entrepreneur at the center allowing startups to build their own personalized program out of the AWS Startup Loft Accelerator session and content offering.


• Virtual and custom-made: AWS Startup Loft Accelerator is a 10-week program that allows you to build your own personalized agenda: no mandatory sessions, no demo days, no application deadline.

• Global network: By joining AWS Startup Loft Accelerator, you benefit from the extensive AWS network of industry leaders, technology experts, serial entrepreneurs, investors, startup organizations, advisors and partners.

• Technology fast-track: AWS Startup Loft Accelerator equips your technical team with tech resources, guidance and a community of peers. From technical deep dives to round tables on day-to-day CTO challenges, including: recruiting, managing an engineering team, building a minimum viable product, and design principles for cloud architecture.

• Business boost: AWS Startup Loft Accelerator helps you become funding-ready with hands-on workshops and concrete use cases, all designed to validate and perfect your Go-To-Market strategy, pitch deck and storytelling.

• Alumni community: AWS Startup Loft Accelerator community brings together all program members, including alumni founders for both CEOs and CTOs. You may no longer be actively part of the program, but the alumni community will always be here for you as an open space for learning and support.

• Up to $25k in AWS Activate credits: Every participating startup is eligible to join the Activate program. This offers up to $25K to spend on AWS services, a free one-year AWS Business Support subscription for up to $5K, 80 credits for self-paced labs, access to the Activate Console plus exclusive member-only offers.

Eligibility Criteria:

• AWS Startup Loft Accelerator is a custom-made virtual program – with rolling admissions – for early-stage, pre-seed startups with at least one in-house technology lead. 

• It is designed for startups that have begun building a working prototype or proof of concept.

• Participants must be committed to their startup and working full-time on its development.

• AWS Startup Loft Accelerator is industry and vertical agnostic, although all companies should have plans to run their infrastructure on the cloud.

For more information, visit the Official Webpage of AWS Startup Loft Accelerator Program

Click HERE to Apply

By Elorm Hermann

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