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Product Hunt hosts their first global hackathon.

Product Hunt hosts its first global hackathon

Although everyone claims their hackathon is the best and biggest, product discovery site Product Hunt may actually have a legitimate claim to that title. Starting Nov. 1, the company will host the Product Hunt Global Hackathon, a month-long, and yes, global, online hackathon to create awesome products. Anyone with a computer is welcome to participate […]

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Enabling cloud threat defense with RedLock

Guest post by Varun Badhwar, CEO and Cofounder, RedLock The adoption of public cloud computing among established businesses and startups is outpacing the adoption of new cybersecurity defenses. In fact, the average customer’s traditional security tools are incompatible with the cloud, as they were designed for on-premises networks—and according to Gartner, 95% of cloud security […]

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entrepreneurs at AWS Startup Day

What Worked, What We Got Wrong: Dustin Lucien, COO of Betterment

Launched in 2010, Betterment is the country’s largest independent financial advisor with more than 278,000 customers and over $10 billion in assets under management. Though it started with only a small core team of mostly engineers, Betterment now has north of 200 employees. At Startup Day in New York City, COO—and former head of engineering—Dustin Lucien […]

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Mackenzie Kosut of Startups on Air Tours the Nordics

Startups on Air: Bounding Around Belgium

Even though Brussels is the de facto capital of the European Union, the city of waffles, beer, and Papa Smurf hasn’t traditionally been known for its startup scene. However, with the growth of companies like data management startup Collibra, which raised $50 million in 2017, Brussels—along with Ghent and Antwerp—is definitely putting Belgium on the map […]

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AWS Pop-up Loft in Munich Germany

Willkommen! The AWS Pop-Up Loft returns to Munich

                    As the third largest city in Germany and home to renowned companies like Seimens AG, BMW, Allianz, and Linde AG, Munich is unsurprisingly home to a number of different startups—particularly in mobility, biotechnology, and the insurance technology. To tap into and assist the city’s technical […]

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AWS London Loft

That’s a wrap on the AWS Pop-up Loft London!

It’s been epic. More than 1,000 visitors, 12,000 Twitch views and counting, 36 breakout sessions, 19 live streams, 5 hands-on workshops, 3 networking evenings, 2 breakfast briefings, a Fintech innovation showcase, and an AWS Community Day later, we’ve now officially closed the London Pop-up Loft for yet another year. Thanks to an interesting mix of […]

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AWS Startup Loft New York

Engineers from Buzzfeed, Sprinklr and General Assembly Speak at AWS’s New York Summit

In addition to announcing a slew of new products at this year’s Summit New York in New York, AWS invited over a dozen up-and-coming startups to speak during our Startup Lightning Talks program. Participants included everyone from Buzzfeed to General Assembly to shopping site Spring. You can watch the full lineup of speakers below: Buzzfeed Software engineer Justin […]

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Banks speak at the AWS Startups Loft in London

FinTech’s not disrupting financial services. Consumers are.

As consumers become increasingly comfortable purchasing online, mobile access to their banking needs is following suit. The concept of “banking on the go” was the topic du jour last week at a FinTech panel discussion hosted by AWS’s London Pop-up Loft. Entitled “Open Banking: Innovation for Customers,” the session brought together representatives from emerging startups Starling […]

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