AWS Connected Community

The Entrepreneurial Nation, an initiative by The UAE Ministry of Economy, is proud to announce a collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Amazon Payment Services (APS).

About The Partner

The AWS Connected Community is a free-to-join space for businesses like yours, where you can get a deeper understanding of how cloud technology can help your business thrive.

It is a hub of informative content and exclusive offers, so your business can benefit from the best cloud technologies. You’ll also hear from other business leaders, who will share their insights on how the cloud is powering their success. We will connect the why and the how of the cloud to give you a pathway to digitize your business at your own pace.

At Amazon Payment Services, we offer a suite of payments services that enable businesses to scale to new geographies, both quickly and effectively, while providing their customers with access to localized, simple, affordable, and trusted payment experiences. We support merchants beyond payments through our extended services portfolio, advanced technologies and value-added services, as well as a strong and growing network of partners throughout the MENA region.

About The Program

This is an exclusive program built specifically for UAE based SMEs that are seeking to digitize their business and learn about the benefits of cloud computing. Members will get access to regional AWS experts, dedicated training sessions, and special offers.

This will provide you with the opportunity to accelerate your business growth with our exclusive payment benefits. With discounted bank rates, technical support and transaction fees, this program will enable you to grow and scale with the right tools and resources.

Applicants will Recieve

  • Free 1:1 consultation with AWS Experts

  • Amazon Payment Solutions offer:

    • 0% transaction fees up to 200K AED total of processed value within one year of going live

    • Dedicated Account Manager support to fast-track your on-boarding

    • Deep go to market guidance to help grow your business

    • Innovative payment options such as Installments, Payment Link and more

    • Technical support, training and resources

  • Exclusive promotions on software and services of AWS’s technology and consulting partners

  • Access to relevant AWS programs under one-roof

  • Events and workshops series on Innovation and Cloud Economics

  • On-demand library of trainings and customer success stories

Eligibility Criteria

  • Legally registered SME in the UAE

Workshop Series Calendar




Culture of Innovation Workshop

Online sessions starting in June

Exclusive interactive event with experts from AWS and Futureworld on best practices for innovating within your business.

Cloud Economics Workshop

Four online sessions once per quarter

A session for business and technical leaders to learn the key economic benefits that AWS customers achieve, and the best practices for building a business case for migrating to AWS.

Cloud Economics Training


Training modules to identify and quantify value creation opportunities at each stage of your journey to the cloud.