AWS Startups Blog

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 Industry Pre-Day. We also heard from Andrew Kim about the cool things going on at mobile app Between, from Jeff Barr (Chief Evangelist at AWS) about AWS’s history with startups, and Andy Jassy (CEO of AWS), who explained what the band Foo Fighters and startups have in common.

If you are attending AWS re:Invent 2016, make sure you follow @AWSreInvent on Twitter to keep up with all the exciting things that are happening! If you couldn’t make it this year, follow @AWSreInvent anyways to catch live-streamed events and interviews, and check back here every day for a recap of the day’s startup highlights. Tomorrow we will spotlight some awesome startup sessions, share more video interviews with members of the startup community, and post lots of photos from day 1. Rest up and we’ll see you in the morning – online or in person!