AWS Startups Blog

The City of Lights Hosts Startups on Air

Earlier this month, Global Startup Evangelist Mackenzie Kosut headed to the 13th arrondissement of Paris to interview startups at Station F, the largest startup campus in the world. Backed by billionaire Xavier Niel, Station F boasts 3,000 desks, 31 startup programs, 4 kitchens, and a pop-up shop—not to mention several fantastic pieces of art by Jeff Koons and Takashi Murakami. It was also bursting with startup founders, engineers, and CTOs, all eager to share their stories of how they got started, detail how they’re overcoming challenges, and demonstrate how they’re leveraging AWS to grow and develop their respective companies.

First up was Pepeats, which provides carefully curated recommendations for restaurants and bars, utilizing Elastic Beanstalk. The company has given the phrase “word of mouth” a whole new meaning and power! https://www.periscope.tv/w/1vAxREZzZqqJl?t=5s

Launching soon is Kannelle, a simple tool for creating videos! https://www.periscope.tv/w/1MYGNqbBMkwKw

Invenis is empowering data users and using Docker and Hadoop in order to democratize big data and AI for businesses. https://www.periscope.tv/w/1LyGBQPlLazKN?t=3s

Do you ever tire of answering the same question over and over again? Clevy is attempting to change that for both sides, with the slogan “Ask someone, bother no one”, using chatbots, GPU, and AI. It allows you to create information chatbots that answer employees’ recurring questions on all subjects, like IT, HR, legal, change management and more. https://www.periscope.tv/w/1jMJgEbnomOKL

Matcha is an AI-based wine advisor for suppliers, built by two French wine sommeliers. https://www.periscope.tv/w/1RDGlWVwwokKL?t=1s

Parent-teacher communications have been reinvented thanks to Klassroom. https://www.periscope.tv/w/1lDxLXZqrevxm

Fluo is leveraging ECS to help you ensure you are sufficiently covered by your insurance and not overpaying. https://www.periscope.tv/w/1BRJjeblEmwGw?t=1s

Symaps is a smart data platform that allows you to localize your business in real time. Leveraging Tensorflow, this is an AI app that helps its users find locations to open new stores or businesses. https://www.periscope.tv/w/1YqxogYOZykxv

To round off an awesome day, Mackenzie chatted with askAndy, a service providing real, on-demand handyman service that uses Elastic Beanstalk. https://www.periscope.tv/w/1ZkJzNPlPeoJv

 

See Mackenzie’s previous SoA videos here.