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Startups on Air Hits HIMSS 2018

Over 40,000 attendees from every corner of healthcare descended upon Las Vegas last week for the annual HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) Conference. Global Startup Evangelist Mackenzie Kosut took advantage of this massive event to talk to nine healthcare startups, weaving his way through the expo halls to chat with CEOs, CTOs, and heads of engineering for his Startups on Air video series.

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Five tips for entrepreneurs from Kabbage Co-founder Kathryn Petralia

2017 has been a great year for Kathryn Petralia. In the past twelve months, Kabbage, the financial services and small loan company she co-founded with Rob Frohwein nine years ago, raised $250 million from Softbank, bringing the company’s total equity to $500 million, and also secured $200 million in a revolving credit facility with Credit Suisse.

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Group of customers at AWS Developer Workshop at Web Summit 2017.

Web Summit 2017: AWS evangelists on natural language conversations and the IoT boom

In their 2016 Forecast: Internet of Things (IoT) report, Gartner projected that 8.4 billion connected IoT devices will be in use by the end of 2017. That’s up 31% from 2016 with the greatest concentration of use in China, North America, and Western Europe. That’s why it’s no surprise that all of Amazon Web Services’ […]

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Tim Draper on why he thinks entrepreneurs should travel the world

Tim Draper is perhaps one of the world’s foremost proponents of Bitcoin. “It’s an exciting time for us bitcoin-ers,” the Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Draper Associates founding partner recently told AWS Startups. “In five years, you’re going to try to pay in fiat currency at Starbucks and they’re going to laugh at you.” In addition […]

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Web Summit Stage

The Cloud from A to Z: The AWS Developer Workshop at Web Summit 2017

Serverless. The Internet of Things. Artificial intelligence and machine learning. Nascent ideas that were barely mentioned at the first Web Summit in 2009 are now front and center eight years later. Such concepts are exciting, especially as they get adopted by more and more consumers, but they are also trickier to understand than one might […]

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A chart that helps us determine if we should work in a coffee shop or an incubator.

Coffee Shop or Incubator? Build Your Next Startup in the Right Place

It’s not that the days of the apocryphal garage startup are completely over. But let’s be honest: who even has a garage anymore? You are far more likely to find the next wave of startup entrepreneurs building out world-changing ideas in a co-working space, or within the supportive arms of an incubator or accelerator. The […]

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Matt Hartman of Betaworks speaks at AWS Startup Day in New York.

Before pitching yourself as a machine learning startup, you better be one, says Matt Hartman of Betaworks

Today, in practically every venture capital pitch room around the globe, the technological darling of the moment is artificial intelligence—and more specifically, machine learning using deep learning techniques. It’s for good reason. The potential of deep learning techniques today—and other approaches to machine learning in the future—to remake entire industries is profound. No wonder that […]

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The Web Summit conference hosts startups and entrepreneurs.

Lisbon, Here We Come: AWS at Web Summit 2017

  Talking robots, self-driving cars, and chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov simultaneously playing 10 opponents. Web Summit 2017 is shaping up to be a real game-changer and we at Amazon Web Services are counting down the days until we’re on the ground in Lisbon. This year, AWS will be hosting Mentor Hours, which connects hundreds of […]

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Banks speak at the AWS Startups Loft in London

FinTech’s not disrupting financial services. Consumers are.

As consumers become increasingly comfortable purchasing online, mobile access to their banking needs is following suit. The concept of “banking on the go” was the topic du jour last week at a FinTech panel discussion hosted by AWS’s London Pop-up Loft. Entitled “Open Banking: Innovation for Customers,” the session brought together representatives from emerging startups Starling […]

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