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The AWS Global Start-Up Challenge is a global contest for start-ups who are built using one or more AWS products as part of their solution, such as Amazon Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2), Amazon CloudFront and Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3). With one month to go until the entry period closes, there’s still plenty of time for you to submit your business idea for consideration.  No matter where you are in the development process, this is a great opportunity for start-ups to win $100k in combined cash and AWS credits, present their ideas to the AWS executive judging team and meet 1:1 with VCs such as Madrona, Sequoia Capital and SV Angel.

If you are new to AWS or you are looking for ways to enhance your application, here are some resources to help you through the process:

Being a truly global contest, we’ve been able to attract people from all over the world to enter this year. From Australia to India, from France to Israel, and from Pittsburgh to Portland, we have a great mix of exciting start-ups. We even have one entry from Ghana.

The contest entry period ends on November 9, 2012. Judging will take place in late November and we will announce the semi-finalists in December, and finalists in early January. The finalists will be flown to San Francisco to present on stage at the finale event on January 24, 2013. Best of luck to everyone entering the contest.

For contest related inquiries and questions, email awsstartups@amazon.com . More information including the Official Rules can be found on the AWS Website.


Mitchell Cuevas
(@mcuevasm) I am the Sr. Marketing Director here at Techstars, am passionate about helping entrepreneurs, and am obsessed with finding, playing with, and implementing all the best new marketing (and other) technology I can get my hands on.