AWS Startups Blog
Network effects are fundamental to many business models, and virality can be crucial for certain aspects of growth of some businesses. So, what are network effects? At its most basic, network effects happen when the product or service that a company offers increases in value as more people use it. Why are they beneficial? Network […]
At AWS, we know that building a dream is best achieved by having support from people like you who want to get where you’re going as much as you do. To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, we’re recognizing the achievements and contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans who have inspired others to achieve success. In Part 2, we hear from Augie Del Rio, co-founder and CEO of Gallus Insights, a company that develops advanced analytics services to support timely, informed decision making.
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.
At AWS, we know that building a dream is best achieved by having support from people like you who want to get where you’re going as much as you do. To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, we’re recognizing the achievements and contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans who have inspired others to achieve success. In Part 1, we hear from Israel Niezen, co-founder and CEO of Factored, a company that develops advanced artificial intelligence (AI) and data science solutions for US companies. Per Israel, they also “employ engineers in Latin America whose individual economic impact leads to the creation of four-to-five additional jobs in local communities.”
The AWS Training and Certification team is offering a new, free video series: AWS Cloud Economics for Startups. Throughout the 15 lessons, you’ll learn from use cases of other real-world AWS startup customers that will help inform and guide your startup’s particular journey.
Bring your idea to life—join the AWS Amplify hackathon, hosted throughout September by Hashnode and Amazon Web Services (AWS), and start building your application.
Letter to a future founder: Build community, boost business, and dream big with the AWS Impact Accelerator program
If you’ve been sitting on your application for the AWS Impact Accelerator for Women Founders, meet Aireka Harvell, founder of Nodat and inaugural member of AWS Impact Accelerator for Black Founders. In today’s post, she shares her best advice for making the most of this unique opportunity and how it is changing the trajectory of her startup. Then, get your application submitted by August 26!
Most startups want to achieve the title of ‘high-growth’. It’s a moniker that defines their stratospheric growth within their sector. That labels them as a disruptor and change maker. And that paints them as innovative and interesting—as the kind of company that investors pay attention to and customers want to adopt. Which is exactly what Signal AI, Synthesia and TrueLayer—all winners in the Rocketship category of the AWS Software Startups Awards—have done.
Brace for Impact! The AWS Impact Accelerator program got off to a flying start—and it’s only the beginning of what this initiative has to offer. Get an inside look at what Impact Accelerator participants experience, and learn how to apply for the next Impact Accelerator Program.
Female founders receive just a portion of the funding that male founders do. That’s not just bad news for women who want to build a startup—it’s bad news for everybody. Women are the driving force behind a thriving economy. AWS recognizes the immense need for an increase in inclusivity in the startup ecosystem. That’s why we are excited to be launching applications for the second cohort of our Impact Accelerator, exclusively focused on women-led businesses.