We've got a great offering to get software and services into the hands of startups called DreamSpark. Unfortunately, activating some things, like the Azure benefit, can be a bit awkward. So I've put together a step-by-step walk through on my MSDN blog to help people out. My guide walks a student through activating a DreamSpark account and provisioning up a Web App using the Azure benefit. Surf over to it and check it out.
Blog article - http://blogs.msdn.com/b/devfish/archive/2015/08/11/dreamspark-and-student-azure-activation-step-by-step-walkthrough.aspx
Enjoy, and let me know what you think!