AWS Startups Blog

You’ve sold your company. Now what? Why ex-founders should consider joining tech giants

Life after founding a company comes with lots of options. As an entrepreneur, you’ve learned what it means to scale, that execution is paramount, what it means to be scrappy and that resilience is half the battle—all important skills that make you valuable to any number of companies. While a minority of founders know that they immediately want to start a new company, most need time to step back, grieve (if necessary), and evaluate what there is to do after thinking about one business exclusively for any number of years.

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Reddit CEO Steve Huffman on self-healing, diversity, and the site’s evolution

Steve Huffman knows a thing or two about rebuilding. In 2015, the co-founder of reddit returned to the online community as its CEO 10 years after co-founding the site with his college roommate Alexis Ohanian—and following a series of interim leaders and unsavory episodes involving hate speech. He has since worked hard to rebuild employee morale and the company’s image at a time when extremist views are center stage.

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DIY Robocars

3DR’s Chris Anderson says the future of driverless cars is DIY

Chris Anderson has always loved using the latest technology on the relative cheap. Applying technology from what he calls the “peace dividend from the smartphone wars,” Anderson started building his own drones and in 2007, launched DIY Drones, a central resource for makers and amateur enthusiasts. He’s since gone on to launch DIY Robocars, a similar resource for robocar builders and racers.

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Circular Summit 2018 was Pure Magic: 10 Lessons & Highlights

We all know the stats around women entrepreneurs are a mixed bag. Access to capital remains a significant barrier, with just 2% of venture capital going to woman-led companies in 2017. The data is even worse for women of color. However, women are starting businesses at a higher rate than ever, and they have a $3 trillion economic impact in the U.S. alone.

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Startups on Air Hits HIMSS 2018

Over 40,000 attendees from every corner of healthcare descended upon Las Vegas last week for the annual HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) Conference. Global Startup Evangelist Mackenzie Kosut took advantage of this massive event to talk to nine healthcare startups, weaving his way through the expo halls to chat with CEOs, CTOs, and heads of engineering for his Startups on Air video series.

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Aaron Ames on Walking Robots

Tell a Robot to Take a Hike, and It Might Listen: “Cassie” Takes on the Pacific Crest Trail

For most adventurers, hiking the Pacific Crest Trail would be a crowning achievement in its own right. But one Caltech professor is upping the ante: he wants to design a robot that can complete the famous trek, all with outside assistance. That’s why Dr. Aaron Ames and his team have created Cassie, the world’s first fully autonomous robot designed to navigate the harshest and most complex environments in the world.

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