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Got a great idea? Build on AWS Activate

Starting today, from the moment you join AWS Activate, you’ll also gain instant access to Activate Console, which offers a robust suite of benefits, including technical training, tested and proven infrastructure templates, personalized guidance, and more. Think of the Activate Console as your Activate smart hub — it’s where you’ll access all the tools, education, and resources we’ve designed just for your startup.

Scaling your early stage startup: Three award-winning startups share secrets of their success

We asked three quickly growing startups from the AWS Software Startup Awards to share the secrets of their success. Here’s what they told us. “No one thing will make you successful, whether it’s choosing a new tool, launching a new marketing campaign, or hiring a great salesperson, but each of these things will make you one or two percent better. Continuously improving will enable you to build a successful business over time. Gauge your progress, celebrate every win, and acknowledge any failures so you know when it’s time for another round of goal-setting.

Startup Advocate: Build better business models with network effects

Network effects are fundamental to many business models, and virality can be crucial for certain aspects of growth of some businesses. So, what are network effects? At its most basic, network effects happen when the product or service that a company offers increases in value as more people use it. Why are they beneficial? Network […]

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with Hispanic Startup Founders on AWS: Part 2

At AWS, we know that building a dream is best achieved by having support from people like you who want to get where you’re going as much as you do. To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, we’re recognizing the achievements and contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans who have inspired others to achieve success. In Part 2, we hear from Augie Del Rio, co-founder and CEO of Gallus Insights, a company that develops advanced analytics services to support timely, informed decision making.

AWS announces 25 startups selected for the AWS Impact Accelerator for Women Founders

Fresh off the success of the inaugural Amazon Web Services (AWS) Impact Accelerator for Black founders, AWS is continuing its $30 million commitment to provide underrepresented founders with the resources, capital, and community they need to level the startup playing field. Today, meet the 25 women founders selected from a competitive field of applicants and chosen by a diverse committee of AWS Startups experts who are changing the startup landscape with their next idea.

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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with Hispanic startup founders on AWS: Part 1

At AWS, we know that building a dream is best achieved by having support from people like you who want to get where you’re going as much as you do. To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, we’re recognizing the achievements and contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans who have inspired others to achieve success. In Part 1, we hear from Israel Niezen, co-founder and CEO of Factored, a company that develops advanced artificial intelligence (AI) and data science solutions for US companies. Per Israel, they also “employ engineers in Latin America whose individual economic impact leads to the creation of four-to-five additional jobs in local communities.”

Letter to a future founder: Build community, boost business, and ream big with the AWS Impact Accelerator program

Letter to a future founder: Build community, boost business, and dream big with the AWS Impact Accelerator program

If you’ve been sitting on your application for the AWS Impact Accelerator for Women Founders, meet Aireka Harvell, founder of Nodat and inaugural member of AWS Impact Accelerator for Black Founders. In today’s post, she shares her best advice for making the most of this unique opportunity and how it is changing the trajectory of her startup. Then, get your application submitted by August 26!

High-Growth Innovation Powered by Technology

High-Growth Innovation Powered by Technology

Most startups want to achieve the title of ‘high-growth’. It’s a moniker that defines their stratospheric growth within their sector. That labels them as a disruptor and change maker. And that paints them as innovative and interesting—as the kind of company that investors pay attention to and customers want to adopt. Which is exactly what Signal AI, Synthesia and TrueLayer—all winners in the Rocketship category of the AWS Software Startups Awards—have done.