AWS Startups Blog
AWS announces 21 startups selected for the AWS generative AI accelerator
AWS is excited to announce the cohort of startups accepted into the global AWS Generative AI Accelerator. The program kicks off May 24th at our San Francisco AWS Startup Loft and closes on July 27th. Over the course of their 10-week program, participants will receive tailored technical advice, dedicated mentorship, an opportunity to pitch their demos to venture capitalists (VCs) in the AWS network, and up to $300,000 in AWS credits. Critically, they will also have the opportunity to foster lifelong connections with their fellow founders and within AWS. Read on to meet the startups.
Autonomous driving startup TIER IV uses AWS to change the future of mobility
In the automotive industry, TIER IV is an innovative and disruptive startup that is transforming the vehicle production process and the future of mobility. Founded in 2015 by Shinpei Kato in Japan, TIER IV builds platforms based on open source software—platforms they manage using AWS—that their partners use for building autonomous vehicles.
How startups lower AI/ML costs and innovate with AWS Inferentia
When choosing the infrastructure for their ML workloads, startups should consider how to best approach training and inference. Training is process by which a model is built and tuned for a specific task by learning from existing data. Inference is the process of using that model to make predictions based on new input data. Over the last five years, AWS has been investing in our own purpose-built accelerators to push the envelope on performance and compute cost for ML workloads. AWS Trainium and AWS Inferentia accelerators enable the lowest cost for training models and running inference in the cloud.
Evolutionary architectures series, part 4
“Evolutionary Architectures” is a four-part blog series that illustrates how solution designs and decisions evolve as companies go through the different stages of the startups lifecycle. In this series, we follow the aptly named Example Startup whose idea is to create a “fantasy stock market” application, similar to fantasy sports leagues. In part 4, we’ll see Example Startup formalizing their security and backup posture to meet various compliance standards, as well as setting a data strategy for the organization and explore additional lines of business to diversify their product portfolio.
Announcing the startups selected for the AWS Impact Accelerator Latino Founders cohort
As part of our $30 million commitment to provide underrepresented founders with the resources, capital, and community they need to level the startup playing field, we are announcing today the 20 companies that will participate in the AWS Impact Accelerator Latino Founders Cohort. The program kicks off this week in our HQ in Seattle and closes in 8 weeks, with an investor pitching day in New York—including the Nasdaq Closing Bell Ceremony, which is set to foreshadow a successful journey to the Latino-led companies that joined this cohort.
Bessemer’s Jeff Epstein on the best advice to startup CFOs navigating uncertain times
The Evolving Role of the Startup CFO” features perspectives from prominent players in the startup ecosystem to help CFOs better navigate—and ultimately enable—the relationship between technical leaders, CTOs, and engineering teams.
Leading our second spotlight is Jeff Epstein, Operating Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners.
8 Highlights from AWS Startup Day Miami you want to experience
Tech enthusiasts, engineers, startup founders, vendors, and more–from Miami and beyond–attended AWS Startup Day Miami for the kickoff of Miami Tech Month. Here are some of our favorite moments and takeaways from the AWS Startup Day Miami event.
Andreessen Horowitz cofounder Ben Horowitz on the cloud, weathering economic turmoil, and building lasting relationships
Few people have seen the technology sector transform like Ben Horowitz. The Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) cofounder, entrepreneur, and New York Times-bestselling author has spent decades fostering innovation and building strong business relationships—and has plenty of wisdom to share. Horowitz spoke with Ruba Borno, Amazon Web Services (AWS) Vice President of Worldwide Channels and Alliances, at […]
Evolutionary architectures series, part 3
“Evolutionary Architectures” is a four-part blog series that shows how solution designs and decisions evolve as companies go through the different stages of the startups lifecycle. In this series, we follow the aptly named Example Startup whose idea is to create a “fantasy stock market” application, similar to fantasy sports leagues. They envision holding four “tournaments” over the course of a year. The second blog described how the startup started evolving their technical solutions while the founders were getting ready for fund raising. In part 3, we will see how Example Startup further progresses in maturing their tech stack and positioning themselves well for scale.
AWS launches global generative AI accelerator for startups
Building on the exciting new developments around generative AI, we are happy to launch the AWS Generative AI Accelerator, a 10-week program designed to take the most promising generative AI startups around the globe to the next level.