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Applications Are Now Open for the Impact Accelerator for Women Founders

Applications Are Now Open for the Impact Accelerator for Women Founders

Female founders receive just a portion of the funding that male founders do. That’s not just bad news for women who want to build a startup—it’s bad news for everybody. Women are the driving force behind a thriving economy. AWS recognizes the immense need for an increase in inclusivity in the startup ecosystem. That’s why we are excited to be launching applications for the second cohort of our Impact Accelerator, exclusively focused on women-led businesses.

AWS Announces 25 Startups Selected for Inaugural AWS Impact Accelerator for Black Founders

In April, we announced a 3-year, $30 million commitment to the AWS Impact Accelerator, a series of programs is designed to help high-potential, pre-seed startups led by underrepresented founders succeed. We also launched the first of these programs, the AWS Impact Accelerator for Black Founders, and today we’re excited to announce the startups that will make up this inaugural cohort. Meet the startups, and learn more about this exciting opportunity.

AWS Launches $30 Million Impact Accelerator for Underrepresented Founders

Learn more about the new program that will provide up to $225,000 in cash and credits for early stage startups led by Black, women, Latino, and LGBTQIA+ entrepreneurs, as well as training, mentoring, and technical guidance. Then hear from three founders about what access to capital and resources means for the next generation.