AWS Activate Scouts

Refactor are proud to be associated with the AWS Activate Scouts program of which Steve is a member of. AWS Scouts is a program that gives eligible startups $5000 USD of AWS Cloud credits and $1500 of AWS Business support.


AWS Activate Scouts program is a program similar to Activate portfolio program given to many Startups Accelerators, Incubators and Co-working spaces – except it is geographic location independent and not restricted to startups associated with specific spaces.

The program gives the following:

  • $5,000 in AWS Activate Credits valid for 2 years
  • 1 year of AWS Business Support (up to $1,500).
  • 80 credits for self-paced labs

AWS Activate Credits expiration dates are based on your program start date or the date you received investment, regardless of when you actually submit the application, so please apply promptly. Companies may not be eligible for AWS Activate Credits if they previously received a similar or greater amount of credit. Companies may be eligible to be “topped up” to a higher credit amount if they previously received a lower credit. For more information, please review the AWS Activate Terms & Conditions.

Start me up!

Please note if your startup is early stage and growing slowly, the AWS Founders program may be more suitable for your startup, this gives you a longer runway and allows you to upgrade to the higher plan later. AWS Founders gives $1000 USD of credits for 2 years and $350 in Developer support credits for 1 year – it’s a great option if you are just starting out slowly.

If you are a Gold Coast startup and are associated with the Gold Coast Innovation Hub you may also be able to access the Activate Portfolio program that is run by the Hub. Please see the GCHub Activate page for more details.