Amazon Activate

Amazon Web Services has a free program for startups at CIC called AWS Activate, which provides you with the following:

– $5,000 in AWS credits valid for up to 2 years.
– Free access to the AWS Essentials 1 day web-based or instructor-led training (normally ~$600/course), plus 8 tokens for self-paced labs (normally ~$30/lab).
– Two months of premium AWS Business Support (up to $5,000).
– Free access to 1:1 virtual office hours with AWS solutions architects.
– Special offers from other companies that help startups, including Chef, Bitnami, Amazon Payments, SOASTA, Podio, CopperEgg and more.

To get signed up, email

Rackspace Startup Program

Through CIC’s partnership with Rackspace, CIC startups can now apply to RackSpace’s Startup Program. Qualifying startups can get $2,000 per month credit for a year on public cloud, private cloud, or dedicated server hosting (or a combination of all three), up to $24,000 in credit total. In addition, you get free access to 24/7 app architecture support, promotion, and business and brand mentorship. You can apply by following this link: