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Mindset: Confidence & Resilience (Startup Founder Sales Series, Part 1)

At some point in every startup’s history, founders will need to acquire real customers—the type that want to invest money and time into the product. This means giving their product a price and reaching out to unknown people to sell them on buying your product. While building the product is exciting and fun, selling induces all sorts of anxiety and stress. Mark Birch, Principal Startup Advocate with AWS, explains how to calm your nerves and build up the confidence necessary to master sales.

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How to Get Started on AWS From a Dead Standstill

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.

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How AWS Startup Garage Events Can Kick-start your Startup

The AWS Startup Garage was established in 2019 to create a community of likeminded entrepreneurs and provide startups with guidance and support on business and technology related topics. Garage events range from technical hands on workshops to support with getting started on serverless to advice on raising your first round of funding. Events are designed to provide startups with a direct link to the AWS Startup team of Account Managers, Solution Architects and go-to-market resources, startup specific programs and initiatives.

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Scaling Down your Infrastructure Part 2: Databases

In this second installment of the Scaling Down Infrastructure series, we are looking into cost optimization techniques for your databases, on the popular engines we see you using the most, whether it’s in an analytical or transactional style, or if it’s relational, document, key value or time series in nature. 

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Be Water, My Friend: Spectrm CTO on Building a Culture of Resilience and Flexibility

As a startup, it’s vital to act dynamically, quickly adjusting to the market’s and customer’s requirements. Peyman Pouryekta, CTO of ai-powered conversational marketing platform Spectrm, walks us through how to build and maintain a dynamic mindset around team structure, company tech, and overall culture to ensure startup success at every stage.

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How to Set up Purchasing That Scales with Startup Growth

Successful startups design for rapid growth, which requires agility from the get-go across all parts of the organization, including purchasing. The way you buy for your startup can help your company respond faster to changing market conditions, whether they are caused by an influx of funding, a surge in demand for your product, or the uncertainty of a global pandemic.

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Remote Work Rises: A Checklist for Secure Networks on AWS

An organization that rushes to make remote work possible may experience network strain and expose themselves to data breaches if the transition lacks a rock-solid security foundation. Organizations that make AWS a cornerstone of their cloud grapple with this notion too, but this checklist allows them to prepare and complement their AWS solution with a security model that provides speedy, safe access to any number of remote employees no matter where they choose to work.

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Building your App from Idea to MVP: Part 1

Given Sr. Product Manager Nikhil Swaminathan’s background both as a founder and at a big tech company, Swaminathan wanted to share his experience and advice for turning your idea for an app into a working MVP. In Part 1, he’ll start by walking you through how to take an idea — in today’s case, an online poster business — from a concept to a real app.

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