Ajman Free Zone (AFZ) announced today that it has become an AWS Activate Provider. This means that AFZ-affiliated startups that are building or are about to start building on Amazon Web Services (AWS) can apply for the AWS Activate Incentive Program and receive free AWS credits, technical support, training , resources, etc.
Inclusion in AWS Activate differentiates the AFZ program and makes it an important solution for growing startups building and scaling their businesses on AWS.
HE Eng. Ali AlSuwaidi, Managing Director of Ajman Free Zone, said, “Ajman Free Zone is committed to facilitating the growth of the e-commerce industry in the UAE and Ajman. We are constantly looking for new ways to serve our business partners and investors more effectively. The e-commerce sector in the country is growing rapidly and is integral to our success. Our collaboration with AWS reflects their confidence in AFZ’s strategic vision to advance the growth of the IT and e-commerce industries.
“Like AWS, AFZ has always been committed to helping startups grow by providing them with state-of-the-art infrastructure and business solutions that will allow them to access local, regional and international markets seamlessly,” added AlSuwaidi. .
Shonam Khaitan, Head of Startup Ecosystem and Venture Capital, Emerging European Markets, Amazon Web Services, said, “Startups play an important role in finding innovative solutions and closing the gap for digital needs of the region. We admire AFZ’s initiative to provide startups with simple, low-friction registration services that help them get started and scale quickly. AWS will support the initiative with AWS Activate Credits and a suite of programs to help startups take full advantage of cloud computing. AWS Activate offers startups a host of benefits, including AWS Credits, the right mix of tools and resources, and business and technical support to help startups succeed and scale.
Through the AWS Activate Incentive Program, AFZ will now be able to offer a wide range of programs with unique benefits designed to boost startups. The AWS Startup Activate program offers grants of up to $25,000 to qualified startups, as well as offers for exclusive credits, discounts, and access to software services. Additionally, qualified startups can obtain partner credits and funding, as well as a credited business support plan of up to $5,000, through the AWS Startup Migrate program.