Amazon & edX-Earn A Verified Certificate: Get $1000 of Amazon Web Services free

Amazon & edX-Earn A Verified Certificate: Get $1000 of Amazon Web Services free

Deadline: January 9, 2015

Are you starting a company? Looking to scale a business? Want access to a global network of support and entrepreneurs? Yes??? Amazon is collaborating with edX to provide $1000 Amazon Web Services. This incentive is for those who complete one of the two courses, provided by Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Amazon Web Services provides businesses with low cost, easy to use infrastructure needed to scale and grow.edX is run by MIT and Harvard. It provides cutting-edge technologies, innovative pedagogy and rigorous courses for best education online.


  • Enroll in the verified track version of Entrepreneurship 101 or Entrepreneurship 102. In order to be entitled to the credit, a candidate must sign up for a “verified” certificate of completion, for which he/she need to pay USD 50 as a fee towards registration.
  • Receive a passing grade in the course.
  • The AWS offer is limited to one per person.
  • Students who have previously taken these courses (Entrepreneurship 101 or Entrepreneurship 102) are ineligible for the $1000 of Amazon Web Services.


  • $1,000 in AWS credits valid for 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)
  • One month of premium AWS Business Support
  • 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

Application Process

  • Enroll in Entrepreneurship 101 or Entrepreneurship 102
  • When you pass either Entrepreneurship 101 or 102 as a Verified student you will receive an email with a code that you can use on the AWS site.
  • Step 1: Sign up at AWS with the coupon code provided
  • Step 2: Fill out the form edX will email you with your student email address, name and AWS Account #
  • In approximately 3 weeks, AWS will confirm your eligibility and grant you access to your AWS credit

Entrepreneurship 101

Classes start: January 9th
Course duration: 12weeks
Estimated effort: 4hour/week

You have an idea for a product, but do you know who will want to buy it? Many seemingly great ideas and technologies come to a sudden halt in the face of one simple, inescapable question.
“Who is your customer?”

You will learn, through the stories of MIT entrepreneurs, how to go from idea or technology to the necessary understanding of who and why will want to buy your product.  Specifically, you will learn how to:

  • Identify prospective customers
  •  Interview them
  •  And finally, select the right customers for your business.

Course assignments will be real-life exercises that will guide you through a series of concrete, practical, and effective steps that will help you make your idea very real.

Entrepreneurship 102

Classes start: January 9th
Course duration: 12weeks
Estimated effort: 4hour/week

Ask not what your customer can do for you – ask what you can do for your customer. Just as important as finding your customer is creating a great product that will solve the customer’s problem.  How will customers acquire your product?  How will it solve the customer’s problem? What value will your product bring?  What is your secret sauce?  How do you stack up vis-à-vis the competition?

From fields as diverse as virtual immortality, small business marketing, urban design, language education, healthcare, and entrepreneur support services, you’ll use in-depth case studies of entrepreneurs to examine how they developed their product concepts, solved their customer’s problem, established a clear value proposition, refined their secret sauce, and understood their competition.

 For more information, visit AWS/edX