You might have already heard about the 6th AWS Global Start-Up Challenge, which is now accepting entries for this year’s contest. This contest, launched in 2007, is away for promising start-ups to get noticed and compete for an opportunity to win some great rewards.
This year, Amazon Web Services will select four grand prize winners – one from each of the following categories:
- BigData & High Performance Computing
- Consumer Applications
- Business Applications
Each grand prize winner will be awarded $50,000 in cash, $50,000 in AWS credits, as well as AWS Business Support services for one year and technical mentorship from AWS.
The final judging event for the Challenge will take place on January 23-24, 2013 at the W hotel in San Francisco, California. 12 finalists will be flown from their place of residence to participate in the final judging round, where they will present to the Amazon Web Services Executive Team, as well as representatives from VC firms such as Sequoia, First Round Capital and Madrona. After the final judging round, we will be hosting a finale event at Dog Patch Wine Works in San Francisco, CA where we will announce the 4 Grand Prize Winners. Here, the 12 finalists will get to present to a large audience of start-ups, entrepreneurs and like-minded business professionals. This event is open to everyone to attend and registration will be announced shortly.
Don’t miss your change to win big. Learn more about this year’s Challenge and enter by visitinghttp://aws.amazon.com/startupchallenge . The deadline to enter is 11:59:59P.M. (PT) on Wednesday December 5, 2012. If you have more questions about the contest or your entry application, please refer to the Official Rules, Frequently Asked Questions page, or email email@example.com.
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In addition to sessions on developing for Kindle Fire tablets, there are also great sessions at AWS re: Invent specifically for start-ups. Whether your start-up is running on AWS today or if you’re prototyping your mobile app, AWS re:Invent is the place to learn how to build and scale your business on the AWS Cloud.