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Startup Central is coming to Toronto

Startup Central AnaheimOn Thursday, September 20th, AWS Startup Central will be hitting Canada for the first time at the AWS Summit – Toronto! Startup Central will be featured at the summit and will once again be a place for startups to meet, hear tech talks by other startups, and also have access to startup experts to get answers to your trickiest questions and some 1:1 time. The intent of the booth is to provide those attendees who are looking to grow and develop their startups with a collaborative experience, by featuring opportunities to make valuable connections, ask questions, and gain educational opportunities to learn.

This year’s Summit in Toronto will feature a few different areas, all aimed at providing startups with a beneficial place to meet and learn.

Startup Central: This is the main hub is a place where startups can meet, listen to talks by other startups, and get in-person answers to AWS technical questions. Note: Startup Central will be located within the main expo hall.
Ask a Startup Expert Bar: AWS startup experts will be onsite throughout the day to answer any technical questions you may have, whether they be product/service specific, or basic, foundational questions you may want clarification on. No appointment necessary!

Startup Talks featuring Hot Startups: Join us at Startup Central’s theater for a series of engaging talks from other startup companies’ CTOs, SVPs and lead engineers. These talks will include information on various projects they’re working on, products/services they’ve used, and how they’ve leveraged AWS to ultimately find success. Featured startups include Wealthsimple, Coinsquare and Tulip Retail.

You can optimize your day by attending sessions, workshops, and hands-on activities. Find the full AWS Summit – Toronto agenda here.

Startup Central Agenda at the AWS Summit – Toronto

12:00PM: Tulip Retail – Rapidly Responding to Traffic Surges Using AWS Fargate

1:00PM: StackAdapt– Efficient Analytics and Machine Learning for trillions of records using AWS

2:ooPM: Wattpad – Choreographing microservices for scale

3:00PM: Wealthsimple – Practical IAM Policies for AWS Admins

4:00PM: Coinsquare – Building a data team with Redshift

5:00PM: Wave – Moving RDS data to S3 at scale using Lambda, Cloudformation, and DMS

6:00PM: Pungle – Scalable, Robust and Secure Real-Time Payment Processing

Rachel Van Dinter

Rachel Van Dinter

Rachel is Global Startup Marketing Manager for AWS, primarily focused on events for startups.