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Category: Startup Spotlight

Too Good to Go Bag Handover

Too Good To Go: Saving the Planet One Saved Meal at a Time

Food waste is a global issue that stretches far beyond its impact on underfed populations: it’s one of the primary drivers behind the climate crisis, representing 10% of all greenhouse gas emissions. Combating food waste reduces methane emissions in particular, while also preventing the waste of the labor and resources required to make the food. But there’s room for hope, and Too Good To Go is helping make it happen with their free app dedicated to reducing food waste worldwide by connecting customers to restaurants and stores with surplus food.

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claimsforce

How claimsforce Built a Future-Proof Lake House with AWS

When catastrophic flooding devastated Germany in July 2021, InsurTech startup claimsforce saw a 300% load increase on their systems. As a key player in the digital transformation of the European insurance industry, they serve multiple insurers and damage adjuster networks, leading to an ever-increasing amount of data stored in their application databases and sources. Learn how they leveraged a Lake House approach to efficiently perform tasks on distributed data and gain insights against a growing volume of data.

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Inference and Observability

Monitoring SageMaker ML models with WhyLabs

As the real-world changes, machine learning models degrade in their ability to accurately represent it, resulting in model performance degradation. That’s why it’s important for data scientists and machine learning engineers to support models with tools that provide ML monitoring and observability, thereby preventing that performance degradation. In this post, we dive into the WhyLabs AI Observatory, a data and ML monitoring and observability platform, and show how it complements Amazon SageMaker.

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1Password

Customer Focus Turned 1Password into a $2 Billion Business with AWS

Back in 2005, Roustem Karimov and Dave Teare were web consultants helping others build e-commerce sites when they started a side project to help keep track of all the different passwords needed for work. At the time, Roustem recalls thinking the opportunity would be a temporary diversion. But it became clear shortly after they finished building the product and put a purchase form up that Roustem and Dave wouldn’t be returning to their day jobs any time soon. Read on to learn how the choice to double down on their idea lead 1Password to a $2 billion valuation.

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How Stoke Therapeutics Is Turbo-Charging Drug Discovery Using Snakemake and AWS

As a biotechnology company, Stoke Therapeutics is dedicated to addressing the underlying cause of severe diseases with RNA-based medicines. Identifying genomic signatures begins with computational analyses of publicly-available archived data and privately-generated sequencing data. Through AWS, Stoke has quick access to computing resources without the active management of on-prem hardware, enabling them to close the gap between sequencing and interpretation and dedicate more time to science.

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Lumen's Assistive Technology

Empowering the Blind – How .lumen Is Revolutionizing Blind Assistive Technologies Using AWS

.lumen is a Romanian startup working on adding a wearable device to the too-small list of mobility solutions for visually-impaired people. The company’s goal is to pack all the benefits of a guide dog into a headset, making getting around far easier for the millions of blind people who don’t have access to a trained canine.

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Travizory

Travizory Leverages GitOps and AI to Help Countries Unlock Safe Travel in Just 4 Weeks

As the world begins to reconsider international travel, the challenge many governments now face is how to reopen borders to revive their economies, while keeping local communities safe and minimizing health risks. Lengthy lines and unfamiliar screening processes at many airports make it clear that existing systems simply can’t cope with the ‘new normal’ of travelling. Anticipating the need to navigate this incredibly complex and high-stakes landscape, border security experts Travizory developed a world-leading secure SaaS border security and management platform using cutting-edge biometrics, AI and machine learning technologies that enables countries to safely welcome visitors within a matter of weeks.

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BlackBuck builds future-ready Digital Freight Marketplace using AWS

BlackBuck, India’s largest trucking platform, is a digital freight marketplace for shippers and truckers to conveniently discover each other, providing services such as FASTag (an electronic toll collection system), fuel cards, GPS devices, and insurance, among others, to efficiently manage their fleet. BlackBuck’s business and users have grown rapidly from a few thousand users on the platform to more than 1,000,000 users. With the goal of becoming the world’s largest technology-driven trucking platform, maintaining a data-driven approach, as well as strategic product improvements, put Blackbuck well on its way.

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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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Syllable Automates Healthcare’s Frontline with AWS

Given the times we are living in, healthcare organizations are going through digital transformation at a faster rate than ever before. And that was before the pandemic. Almost overnight, the healthcare system was hit with a new wave of demand, a lack of resources, and the need to separate the non-urgent services from the essential. Syllable was perfectly poised to help. Founded in 2016, the Bay Area-based company works on automating the “frontline” of healthcare, or the first point of contact between patients and providers.

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