AWS Startups Blog

Startup Battlefield Winners Pi on Presentation Prep, Picking Co-Founders, and Mastering Live Demos

Sometimes going first can have its advantages. Pi, a tech startup based in San Bruno, California that produces wireless charging devices, won the grand prize at the TechCrunch Startup Battlefield at Disrupt 2017. The first of the 22 competitors to give their presentation, Pi impressed two rounds of judges with their device’s ability to charge up […]

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Why GoPro is Migrating Their Online Video Hosting Services to Amazon ECS

To say that GoPro processes a lot of content and video is an understatement. As one of the world’s most versatile camera-makers (and as of late 2016, an online video host as well), GoPro now provides scores of enthusiastic customers with the ability to upload their footage to the cloud from their HERO5 or computer, create videos on […]

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Drumroll please: The AWS Pop-up Loft London is back!

We are extremely excited to welcome the AWS Pop-up Loft back to London. From Sept. 18 to 29, the Loft—newly located in the heart of Shoreditch—will offer startups and AWS enthusiasts an opportunity to talk to AWS technical experts, attend training workshops, participate in networking events, and enjoy our onsite co-working facilities.   What is […]

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AWS VC

The changing rules for startups

Any entrepreneur hoping to raise venture capital funding or build a successful business must launch their company in San Francisco or New York. Employees should work in the same office, to better encourage collaboration. VCs are the best source of capital for entrepreneurs looking to raise money. Such tenets have long been touted as the […]

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Chargifi uses AWS IoT

How Chargifi is using AWS IoT to Deploy Enterprise Wireless Charging Hardware at Scale

Guest post by Tom Gregorio, Head of Product at Chargifi Founded in 2013, Chargifi is a 21st-century solution to power delivery. We have developed and patented the market-leading cloud management platform that enables the mass deployment and monetisation of wireless charging; transforming wireless charging into a service that adds real value for businesses. Chargifi delivers power […]

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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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