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Introducing the ‘Startup Kit Serverless Workload’

“What’s the easiest way to get started on AWS?” is a common question. Although there are many well established paths to getting started, including using AWS Elastic Beanstalk, serverless computing is a rapidly growing alternative. Serverless computing allows you to build and run applications and services without thinking about servers. On AWS, the AWS Lambda […]

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Intel Drone 100 Light Show AWS

The future of drones is bright!

By Amanda Mackay, Loft Manager, AWS Startups I haven’t been on a vacation in the past six months where I didn’t see a drone. Just last weekend I was at the top of Donner Summit taking in the beauty of the Sierra Mountains, only to have one zoom past me to get the perfect photo…one […]

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AWS for startups

Are you a startup on AWS? Share your story!

If you are an AWS startup solving unique challenges, building innovative technology or approaching conventional problems in unconventional ways – we want to hear from you! Send us an email with your name, title, company’s name, and a brief description of what products or services you offer. Be sure to include a one-paragraph description of […]

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Martin Garrix AWS reInvent

AWS re:Invent 2016 – And that’s a wrap!

Day 3 of AWS re:Invent got started with Amazon.com CTO, Dr. Werner Vogels, bringing out some awesome startups on stage during his keynote! We heard from Jeff Lawson, CEO and Founder of the Unicorn startup Twilio, Chris Turvil, ‎Head of Cloud and Platform Agility at thetrainline.com, and Eric Gunderson, CEO at Mapbox. Werner also announced […]

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What do 5k runs, trucks, and IoT have in common?

The answer: AWS re:Invent Day 2! Before we say anything else, you need to know that there was a big rig truck on stage during the keynote yesterday. Yes, you read that right, a TRUCK! The day began at 6 a.m. for attendees participating in the 5k run from The Mirage, which was open to […]

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AWS reInvent lego reception

LEGO walls, security talks, live interviews, and more at Day 1 of AWS re:Invent 2016

Day 1 of AWS re:Invent 2016 wrapped up last night with a fantastic Welcome Reception in the Expo Hall, and Tuesday Night Live with James Hamilton! Earlier in the day, re:Invent attendees participated in AWS Certification Exams, Bootcamps, Hands-on Labs, and a wide range of Breakout Sessions from Scaling to Your First 10 million Users […]

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AWS reInvent 2016

Sneak peak of startups at AWS re:Invent 2016

We’re in full swing gearing up for day 1 of re:Invent here at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas! Even though the conference hasn’t officially started, there’s lots going on. Today’s ‘Pre-Day’ was full of activity, starting with AWS Certification Exams, Bootcamps, a Hackathon, Security Jam, and wrapping up with GameDay, and […]

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Mackenzie Kosut and Edith Yeung at the AWS Loft SF

How to get funded: Seven keys to securing investor backing from a Silicon Valley VC

The AWS Pop-up Loft in San Francisco filled up quickly on Monday night as attendees from Silicon Valley startups eagerly awaited Edith Yeung, General Partner at 500 China and Mobile Collective Microfund. This would not be a traditional ‘Loft Talk’ about architecting on AWS, or using serverless securely, so why was the AWS Loft packed […]

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