AWS Startups

Amazon Web Services provides the foundation for your ambition, where capability and community come together to help you build and scale your dreams.

From Airbnb to Zocdoc, the world's top startups build on AWS. But they didn't do it alone. So whether you need help solving a technical challenge, hiring the right engineers, or finalizing a fundraising round, we have all the resources you need to get started. There’s a reason more startups build on AWS than any other provider: we're here to help you succeed, from inception to IPO.


Being Sarah Nahm: A Day in the Life of a Startup CEO

Sarah Nahm is the CEO at Lever, a software company in San Francisco that’s building modern talent software to help companies power their next-generation recruiting. For Nahm, a typical day is shaped by a series of highly intentional interactions with her team. Some of these are scheduled, some are serendipitous, all are crafted to prime her employees, and therefore her company, for success. 

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Hiring for Culture – Using Amazon’s Hiring Process to Build Your Team

Hiring the right people for your startup is one of the most important things that you will do as a founder. Beyond finding product/market fit, it’s probably the most important thing that you’ll do. Before joining AWS, Richard Howard interviewed and hired dozens of people as the CEO and Co-Founder of the live event startup Shortcut. It was at Amazon, however, that he learned how to properly interview and hire. Here are his insights.

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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. 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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Startup Resources

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AWS Startup Events

From intimate chats to powerful keynotes, AWS Startup Events span the world and offer audiences curated advice and information for their respective regions and industries. 

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AWS Lofts

The AWS Lofts are physical spaces where founders, developers, and makers can grab a coffee and build their startup in between educational sessions and bootcamps, Ask an Architect office hours, and more.


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AWS Activate

AWS Activate is a program designed to provide your startup with the resources you need to get started on AWS. Join some of the fastest-growing startups in the world and build your business using AWS.


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AWS EdStart

AWS EdStart, the AWS educational technology (EdTech) startup accelerator, is designed to help entrepreneurs build the next generation of online learning, analytics, and campus management solutions on the AWS Cloud. Learn more.


AWS Public Sector

Public Sector startups drive technology and business innovation for government, education, nonprofit, and non-governmental organizations. AWS helps startups develop next-generation technology to combat homelessness, enable first responders, empower students, and more. Learn more.


AWS Marketplace

AWS Marketplace makes it easy for startups to grow at scale by giving you access to millions of AWS customers looking for innovative products from startups like you. We help you get the visibility you need to gain traction in the market, allowing you more time to focus on your core business. Learn more.


Amazon Launchpad

Amazon Launchpad provides resources, expertise, and global infrastructure to startups looking to sell and deliver innovative products to millions of Amazon customers. We work with leading venture capitalists, accelerators & incubators, and crowdfunding platforms to identify new and inspired products for the world to discover. Learn more.