AWS Startups Blog

StartupFest Europe sponsored by AWS

Global Challenges, Startup Solutions at StartupFest 2017

AWS is proud to once again be sponsoring StartupFest Europe, which will take place September 25-28 in the Netherlands. Presented by the national Dutch startup program StartupDelta2020, this nationwide week of events is designed to help entrepreneurs share transformational ideas and learn about the innovation happening within the European startup eco-system. With the sixth largest […]

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Snappr

Why avatars are usually awful…and how Snappr fixed it

Guest post by Matt Schiller, Co-founder & CEO, Snappr Avatars and profile pictures are everywhere on the web. But aside from being pretty, they serve two important functions. First off, they’re easier than written names for the human eye to identify and secondly, they take up less real estate on cluttered screens. Getting users to upload an avatar, […]

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bitmovin AWS EC2 use case

Use Spot Instance pricing for your video encoding workflows with Bitmovin Containerized Encoding

Guest Post by Daniel Hoelbling-Inzko, Solution Architect, Bitmovin Video encoding can be a time-consuming proposition. Every creative professional who has ever fallen asleep while exporting their Premiere or Final Cut master knows this. When encoding a video for adaptive bitrate streaming, most people do essentially the same thing: start ffmpeg and wait for it to […]

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metabase

Analytics is Simpler Than You Think with Metabase

Guest post by Sameer Al-Sakran, CEO, Metabase If you spend any time reading on the internet, you’ve probably noticed that the subjects of analytics and business intelligence tend to take on very complex overtones. Big data analytics. Stream processing. Real-time analytics. Machine learning. Machine learning to learn your machine learning parameters. Meanwhile, everyone else’s engineering blogs […]

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AWS billing dashboard

Getting started with AWS cost management

After you have created your first AWS account and applied security best practices, you may next want to start tracking your AWS costs so that you can stay within your budget. With AWS, you only pay for what you use, which results in a variable cost model, much like a utility bill. The more you […]

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Shippo

Create Post-Purchase Notifications using AWS Lambda & Amazon API Gateway with ClaudiaJS

Guest post by Richard Moot, Developer Evangelist, Shippo An easy way for an ecommerce store to improve customer retention is to provide a better post-purchase experience. If you improve the experience for customers after they purchase your product, it increases the likelihood that they will purchase from you again. One solution is to connect Shippo’s […]

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AWS IoT Button

Using AWS IoT to reduce waste (and get free food)

Post by Trevor Hillis, Commercial Sales Rep, AWS About two months ago, I purchased an AWS IoT button (a programmable physical button that integrates with AWS services) with the hope of learning a little bit more about IoT (Internet of Things) and programming. I don’t come from a technical background, have virtually no experience with […]

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Dating App Once AWS Use Case

Dating, data and human expertise: How AWS startup customer Once found the sweet spot on their way to global expansion

This week in AWS Startup Stories* we talked to Clémentine Lalande, COO, and CFO of Once–the ‘slow dating’ app. Clémentine is an entrepreneur who has helped to scale several social and commercial ventures throughout her career. In her recent past, she’s developed seed impact investing funds for social businesses, she’s been an Investment Director at […]

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