AWS EdStart: Meet Our Community
AWS EdStart Members and Collaborators provide solutions that are hosted on, or integrated with, AWS
Meet Our Members
Meet the companies who have been accepted into AWS EdStart and are building and scaling their solution with AWS.
Meet Our Collaborators
Education-focused organizations provide specialized solutions and support for AWS EdStart Members and AWS EdStart Innovators.
Meet Our Founders
Get to know select EdTech founders with a unique story to tell through their own words. Videos, case studies, and more.
Meet our community
AWS EdStart is designed to help entrepreneurs build the next generation of online learning, analytics, and campus management solutions in the AWS Cloud. Hear from each of the unique Founders whose companies have been accepted into the AWS EdStart program and are scaling their solution with AWS.
Making the English language easier to learn for all
Providing virtual learning STEM environments
Empowering educators to build and design
Igniting girls’ potential in STEAM with gaming
RYE Consulting and RYE Collective
Creating digital worksheets
Quotes from AWS EdStart Members
“AWS EdStart is a platform that provides educators with the tools to revolutionize education. The team is committed to developing new technology and adapting it for use in schools. AWS EdStart has helped us redefine how we can best reach our target audience, providing us with great insights into what they need from our organization and helping us develop innovative strategies. They have been a pleasure to work with, and I am confident that their services will bring about positive change in this sector of society!”
– Santosh Kumar AV, CEO
“AWS EdStart has allowed us to explore other solutions that we could not explore or afford before.”
– Oliver Nicolini, CTO and Founder
Cambridge, MA, United States
“With the support of AWS EdStart, scaling our infrastructure became easy, and Paperpile’s infrastructure quickly grew from two to 40 servers. The webinars and events provided us with the necessary insights into the EdTech space, helping us to launch our second product BibGuru four months ahead of schedule."
– Stefan Washietl, Founder
"AWS EdStart helped us build a robost infrastructure that is highly scalable. We leveraged the "Office Hours" benefit. As a result we are now able to auto-scale our product with limited manual intervention, and are supporting 300% year over year traffic growth with 99.99% uptime."
– Ruchir Arora, Founder and CEO
New Delhi, India
“AWS EdStart has provided us valuable resources that have helped us scale to over one million learners in India.”
– Ritesh Singh, Co-Founder
"We decreased our IT operating costs by 50 percent by migrating to AWS. This was very helpful, and we were able to invest that money into other areas of our company. Without AWS, we could not have implemented a solution that runs on any browser around the world. We have democratized a service that in the past would be impossible, expensive, and slow."
– Chema Roldán, CTO and Co-Founder
“AWS has played a central role in helping us scale our solution. UsingAWS Elastic Beanstalkand Amazon DocumentDB services, we have been able to create a complete environment for our company, capable of scaling without the need to dive deep into micromanaging our solution, since AWS services manage everything. In addition, AWS EdStart provided us with the funding we needed, via AWS Promotional Credit, to get our solution up and running, the training to improve it, and even connected us with customers and partners to leverage our business.”
– Daniel Epstein, CTO and Co-Founder
"AWS EdStart has helped to expand our industry network and allow us to meet with more like-minded people, where we exchange invaluable information and industry insights. Together with AWS Services, they enable us to better position ourselves in building an innovative personalised education solution for educators. We strongly recommend AWS EdStart program to entrepreneurs to gain a head-start in the industry."
– Glenn Low, Co-Founder and COO
Legends of Learning
Washington, D.C., United States
"AWS EdStart has given us access to resources, tutorials, and discounted AWS services, which have allowed us to be more efficient, invest in scaling our core business, and deliver better value for our end users. I'd strongly recommend the program to any entrepreneur in the education technology space.”
– Joshua Goldberg, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer
“AWS EdStart allowed us to scale globally and provide an excellent experience to more than 5.5 million students and thousands of teachers. Apart from its technical infrastructure and support, AWS EdStart has given us amazing business development and networking opportunities on a global scale. In short, they helped us increase our brand awareness, collaborate with global partners, and grow fast.”
– Resit Dogan, Co-Founder
"The AWS EdStart team been amazing to work with. It's been refreshing to work with a team that has deep domain expertise and is very proactive in helping us get out to market. I've been surprised at the level of effort, resources, and practical help we've received from the AWS EdStart program. I highly recommend the program to any startup working in the space."
– Adrian Mullan, CEO and Co-Founder
"Thanks to AWS EdStart, Omniscol has become as reliable as a Swiss clock: essential when dealing with school timetables! In addition to the world class technology, the business connections have been extremely valuable, and the community events are of great added value. A real win-win partnership!"
– Gilles Blanc, CEO and Co-Founder
Cape Town, South Africa
"Access to AWS Promotional Credit has allowed us to experiment and use various technologies that we wouldn’t have considered originally not worry about sizing resources to optimize for cost at this early stage. We can dedicate resources to solve problems vs. low-level optimization.”
– Federico Lorenzi, CTO and Founder
"The AWS program has helped us connect with over 75 customers and industry partners. It's a great way to network within the education sector. This has enabled us to scale our marketing efforts across a broad audience including educational enterprises and schools."
– Long Qin, CEO and Co-Founder
“AWS EdStart has provided us with a resourceful team of AWS experts, access to events and a liked minded community. Their private pricing & Solution Architects have helped us tremendously with long term cost savings. Truly happy with their partnership and collaboration.”
– Nikhil Poonawala, Co-Founder and CTO
California, United States
“AWS EdStart has been a tremendous benefit to Vocareum. Numerous valuable discussions with AWS Solutions Architects have guided our system architecture and enabled us to scale; customer introductions within AWS and external marketing opportunities have helped to refine and expand our business. Of course, the generous support through AWS Promotional Credit has been very welcome.”
– David Lin, VP, Business Development
“AWS EdStart has been an amazing experience. It's helpful to be supported by talented AWS experts while creating and continuously improving Think! Think!, our educational app. Opportunities to speak at AWS events and connections with other EdTech companies, investors, and partners enable us to gain valuable insights and relationships needed to scale globally. The financial support allowed us to focus on core capabilities. Needless to say, AWS EdStart was incredibly helpful.”
– Kei Kawashima, CEO
"AWS EdStart program not only helped us reduce infrastructure costs by 50%, but also made it possible to restructure cloud projects using best practices, bringing organization and performance improvement. We use Terraform in the AWS infrastructure that facilitates and allows the management of products by command. In addition, the program is distinguished by providing us with networking opportunities, connections with other startups and relationships with the educational market."
– Fernanda Verdolin, Founder
"I am very proud that Yeira is part of AWS EdStart, not only because it has given us the opportunity to scale our business through its community, technical support and world-class infrastructure, but also because we share the same purpose of positively impacting the education through technology. This inspires us and reaffirms that in Yeira we are on the right path."
– Adriana Caballero, CEO and Co-Founder
AWS EdStart, also known as the AWS educational technology startup accelerator, is an AWS program designed to help its participants grow their education technology businesses. AWS EdStart participants may have access to many benefits, such as AWS Promotional Credit, select marketing opportunities, global thought leadership, participation in live or virtual events, and access to the AWS EdStart web portal. The AWS EdStart web portal is a central online, self-service resource that includes an online directory of AWS EdStart participants, a community messaging forum, and a repository of content, technical, and business development trainings. The AWS EdStart Agreement, as may be updated from time to time, governs participation in AWS EdStart and use of the AWS EdStart web portal. AWS EdStart participants’ personal information, business contact information, and community forum messages may be accessed by AWS EdStart participants that use the AWS EdStart web portal. Please contact AWS EdStart by email or see the AWS EdStart Agreement for information about how AWS collects and uses personal information.
Organizations that wish to apply for participation in AWS EdStart must meet the application criteria described on the AWS EdStart Member application page or the AWS EdStart Innovators page. Government entities, including government-owned corporations and government-funded organizations, are not eligible to participate in AWS EdStart. Individual users of AWS EdStart must be from participant organizations and 18 years or older.