AWS Startups Blog

Category: Startup

Living Goods uses smartphone tech to bring health to rural communities one doorstep at a time

In 2007, Chuck Slaughter launched his new social enterprise, Living Goods, in Uganda, “borrowing from the Avon playbook.” But instead of going door-to-door selling lipstick and hand creams, Living Goods’ community health workers arrive on local doorsteps offering medical services, health education, medicines, and health products.

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Distributed Media Lab’s Chief of Technology on why he wanted a completely serverless architecture for this media tech startup

Sam Parnell has been an AWS evangelist most of his career. While Chief Technology Officer at popular sports news site Bleacher Report, he ran the company “100 percent on AWS.” When Turner Broadcasting acquired Bleacher Report in 2012, Parnell got involved with aspects of the media giant’s infrastructure, and again started moving critical operations into the cloud.

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The Startup’s Guide to re:Invent 2018

The Startup’s Guide to re:Invent includes of the key moments from the overall re:Invent schedule, and the startup-specific sessions. We’ve asked some re:Invent veterans (and newbies) to offer their game plan for the days they will be in Vegas for the conference. Finally, we’ve identified some re:Invent sessions, picked from the main catalog, and grouped them based on a particular need, or type of startup product and focus.

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Three key tactics for marketing to developers

If you ask a developer what they think of marketing, it’s unlikely you’ll get a very positive response. Why? For the most part, they’re tired of marketers telling them how awesome a product is. They have a healthy skepticism, in that they just don’t believe the messaging. But what if your target market is developers? How do you attract them to—and keep them using—your platform?

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