AWS Startups Blog

Category: Announcements

Catching Up with the Winners of the 2020 AWS University Startup Competition

Last year, over 600 startups applied from 185 different U.S. universities. Applications were reviewed by representatives from the AWS Startup Business Development team, who then selected 10 teams to compete in the last round. Each startup was paired with a subject matter expert from AWS to help them polish their pitches before their final presentations. Winners received up to $20,000 in cash, up to $100,000 in AWS credits, as well as intros to AWS partners like Techstars and Dorm Room Fund.

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AWS Launches Virtual Startup Loft for EMEA

The EMEA Startup Loft will feature four event streams covering business and technical content for startups at all stages of their journeys, along with the chance to connect one-on-one with a member of the AWS Startups team. Sessions will include monthly “Getting Started on AWS” presentations, deep-dive technical workshops for startup developers, vertical-specific Industry Days, and more.

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Serverless Architecture Powers MONEI’s Fast, Secure, and Scalable Digital Payment Solutions

Based in Spain, fintech startup MONEI was founded in 2019 and recently won AWS’s Startup Architecture Challenge: Iberia, which comes with a prize of $25,000 in AWS credits. In its winning submission, MONEI’s CTO Dmitriy Nevzorov highlighted how building a 100% serverless architecture using AWS formed a central part of the company’s strategy, allowing it to focus on reliability and scalability and provide low-cost solutions to its customers.

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