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Applications are open for the AWS Impact Accelerator Latino Founders cohort

Today, AWS launched applications for the next cohort—Latino Founders. Applications are open to founders located in the US and Latin American countries, as long as their startup is incorporated in the US. Interested in applying? Applications are open March 6 – March 17, 2023, with limited space available. Read on to find out how to submit your application.

Entrepreneurship shines in the 2022 AWS University Startup Competition

AWS Startups launched the University Startup Competition to find and support student and faculty entrepreneurs as they build and launch their ventures. The competition is in partnership with Amazon Launchpad, a program that supports entrepreneurs by providing resources, expertise, and global support to help showcase and deliver unique products to Amazon customers.

Applicants to the University Startup Competition are associated with a US-based university as an undergraduate or graduate student, faculty member, or staff member.

Now in its third year, the 2022 AWS University Startup Competition received over 1,000 applications between September and November from startups across 300+ university campuses.

Shining a spotlight on startup solutions with speedy market entry

Shining a spotlight on startup solutions with speedy market entry

We showcase three winners in the GTM Innovator category of the AWS Software Startups Awards. These super-charged startups have won customers and secured partnerships through leveraging AWS programs. They’ve also adapted AWS technology and tools to suit their specific needs, and created solutions and platforms to transform how they interact with consumers and enterprises.

Discover four Pakistani startups at the forefront of AI/ML

AWS and Epiphany co-curate an AI/ML bootcamp called AI/ML Reactor. This rigorous 5-week virtual program aimed at driving AI/ML awareness and empowering startups in Pakistan and includes exclusive master classes, a group tech mentoring session, and one-on-one mentoring sessions with AWS specialists and thought leaders.

Call for applications: AWS launches new startup program to support growth and innovation of French public sector startups

AWS is launching AWS Startup Ramp in France to accelerate the development of early stage startups in the public sector. This tailored program supports startups in developing new products and services in government technology, healthcare, sustainability, smart cities, space technology, and more.

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.

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.

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.

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.