Tag: Founder Kit
Want to build a database-backed website, or the backend to a mobile app? Set up a WordPress or Drupal site, or just use an Amazon S3 bucket to store files? You can do all this and much more on AWS.
AWS Budgets gives you the ability to set custom budgets that alert you when your costs or usage exceed (or are forecasted to exceed) your budgeted amount. This post will show you how to set a budget and adjust it when paying with AWS credits.
If you’ve ever read anything about the internal processes of Amazon, you may know that Amazon eschews PowerPoint presentations in favor of written documents. There are a couple of different documents that Amazonians write, and they’re used for different things. In this post, I’m going to discuss the concept of the “Narrative” and how it can help startups think more clearly, set goals, and keep themselves accountable.
Because of his years of just getting it done, AWS Business Development Manager Richard Howard was stuck in the old way of doing things. What he failed to realize, however, was that to be really successful and help as many customers as possible, he needed to scale the impact he was having. Here’s what he did.
How do you build a product and hire technical talent when you’re a non-technical founder? Former founder and CEO Richard Howard, currently on AWS’ startup business development team, shares his thoughts.
Chris Cochran, CEO of ProsperOps, chats about how the software startup works. As a two-time founder and mentor at Capital Factory, he also shares insights into the current startup environment.
Jonno Southam leads Venture Capital (VC) business development for AWS in Europe. He is also an Amazon ‘Bar Raiser,’ a role dedicated to maintaining the high hiring bar. Here, Jonno shares his thoughts on the hiring process and his experience at AWS.
Hiring the right people for your startup is one of the most important things that you will do as a founder. Beyond finding product/market fit, it’s probably the most important thing that you’ll do. Before joining AWS, I’d interviewed and hired a bunch of people as the CEO and Co-Founder of the live event startup Shortcut. Amazon, however, is the only employer that has actually taught and trained me how to properly interview and hire. I’d now like to share some of those lessons here because I think they are critical and particularly applicable to startups.
Gain insights into BARK’s wins and losses and how they were able to build a successful recurring revenue model with Co-founder Carly Strife.
Ellie Wheeler, partner at Greycroft Partners, shares best practices and tips on how to get started and funded through a VC.