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How Partnerships Can Help You Scale Your Enterprise Startup

The harsh reality is that building a great product, even the best product on the market, is only one part of creating a successful company. What are other ways to increase your chance of success? Per Jonno Southam, Venture Capital Business Development Manager at AWS, and Matillion Founder & CEO Matthew Scullion, partnerships can play a key role in helping your startup scale.

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Ensuring Your Startup is “Enterprise Ready”

When thinking of two types of businesses that are at odds, startups versus enterprises would be a pair that quickly comes to mind. But what if you’re a B2B entrepreneur that serves these enterprises as customers? This question and more was what a handful of early-stage entrepreneurs were looking to learn the answers to at a recent event hosted at the AWS San Francisco Loft.

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a former founder and ceo details how to write a narrative like amazon to set goals

Startups: How to Use Amazon’s Narrative Process to Set Goals and Think Clearly

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.

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Startups Helping Startups: Will You Help Another Entrepreneur?

As Reid Hoffman says, starting a company is like “jumping off a cliff and building an airplane on the way down.”  It’s hard. Very, very hard! And being an entrepreneur can be one of the loneliest places on Earth, especially when you’re staring down a challenge that you’ve never seen before and don’t know who to turn to. That’s why AWS and Masters of Scale are partnering to create this unique opportunity for startups to help startups. 

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