AWS Startups Blog

Launch your app with the AWS Startup Kit

The AWS Startup Kit is a set of resources designed to accelerate startups’ product development on AWS. A core component of the Startup Kit is a set of well-architected sample workloads that can be launched within minutes. These workloads, which reflect best practices for reliability, networking, and security, are supported by AWS CloudFormation templates and […]

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AWS in Healthcare and Life Sciences at HIMSS

Last week we had the chance to catch up with some of our customers at HIMSS in Orlando, Florida. In 2015, healthcare made up 17.8% of the U.S GDP, which equates to roughly $3.2 trillion in spending (up 5.8% from the previous year). With the advent of cloud technology in this space, we are beginning […]

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We interviewed over 20 Startups in Tel Aviv and here’s what we found

Last week we had the opportunity to meet with over 20 startups in Tel Aviv. You may have caught our recent blog post “The Israeli Recipe”  where we shared a look into this thriving startup ecosystem. With 5,720 technology companies being responsible for 45% of their GDP, it’s no surprise these companies are building in […]

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Building a VPC with the AWS Startup Kit

The AWS Startup Kit provides resources to help startups begin building applications on AWS. Included with the Startup Kit is a set of AWS CloudFormation templates. These templates create fundamental cloud infrastructure building blocks including an Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC), a bastion host, and an (optional) relational database. The templates are available on […]

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Bringing art to Amazon Alexa on AWS Lambda

Guest post by Daniel Doubrovkine, CTO, Artsy At a recent Artsy board meeting an investor asked, “You’ve shipped a tremendous amount of software in 2016 with a very small team. How did you do that?” Indeed, in 2016 we’ve built a new live auctions service and executed over 40 auctions for major auction houses, including […]

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Optimizing your costs for AWS services: Part 1

Since its inception in 2006, AWS has been committed to providing small businesses and developers the same world-class infrastructure and set of tools and services that amazon.com itself uses to handle its massive-scale retail operations. In part one of this series on costs, we highlight how you can optimize your budget by using AWS in […]

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Startup migration: around the world to AWS

In 2016, we saw startups of all shapes and sizes migrate to Amazon Web Services (AWS). In true Amazon fashion, we dived a little deeper into our data to take a look why. Here are five startups we invited from China, India, Israel, and the US to share 100 words on their migration. AWS knows […]

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The Israeli recipe (and no, it isn’t for hummus this time)

By Noam Kaiser, VC Business Development, AWS Israel is a startup superpower. You probably already knew that, but some of these facts and figures might surprise you: Population: 8.06 million people[1] Hi-tech exports account for 45% of GDP[2] Technology companies: 5,720[3] 1 in 12 startups globally is Israeli, making it the country with the highest […]

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The Alexa Fund and the new Alexa Accelerator

By Rodrigo Prudencio, The Alexa Fund Just over 18 months ago, we set out to build Amazon’s first dedicated corporate venture capital fund with the same mindset of any new Amazon experiment: Work Hard, Have Fun, Make History. And we’re doing just that. The Alexa Fund, with an initial $100MM investment commitment, has already made […]

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