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AWS Startup Evangelist Mackenzie Kosut Explores Ohio’s Tech Scene

Guest post by Neal Karlinsky

For some people, road trips are all about scenery, snacks, and just getting away from it all.

For Mackenzie Kosut, Amazon’s globe-trotting AWS startup evangelist, it’s all about supporting the world’s most innovative and undiscovered businesses.

“The one thing that inspires me the most is meeting all these entrepreneurs who have all this enthusiasm and passion for what they’re building, and there’s no shortage of it,” said Kosut during a drive across rural Ohio.

In his role, Kosut is essentially a dispenser of free advice to tech startups. Kosut says small teams, even businesses that are no bigger than one person in a college dorm room, can scale and reach a global audience on the back of AWS computing power, an advantage that was once unimaginable. AWS handles all the core IT infrastructure needs of businesses, regardless of size or location.

“It used to take millions of dollars to take an idea, hire a team, and build the hardware you needed to launch an app. Today, we’re seeing individuals do this for just thousands of dollars,” said Kosut.

Read the full article and see more videos at the Day One blog.