AWS launches AWS Public Sector Startup Ramp in India
Published on : Wednesday 14-07-2021
India is the first to roll-out the program focused on enabling early-stage startups in the public sector.
July 13, 2021 – Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced the launch of AWS Public Sector Startup Ramp in India, a new program to help early stage public sector focused technology startups build solutions on AWS.
AWS Startup Ramp is an acceleration program for startups that are building innovative solutions for public sector customers worldwide, including but not limited to customers in national and local government, space and defense, and healthcare. Startups in their early stage growth can apply to join the AWS Startup Ramp in one of two tiers: pre-revenue startups can apply to the Innovator tier, and post-revenue startups (with up to INR 100 crores in revenue) can apply to the Member tier. Startups meeting all qualifying application criteria will be reviewed and evaluated for participation based on their potential contributions to public sector customers.
AWS Startup Ramp is modelled after AWS EdStart, which works with education technology (EdTech) focused startups, and AWS GovTechStart, our US-based program that supports commercial technology companies serving state and local governments. Each program offers eligible companies support including access to AWS Promotional Credit, technical training and support, a community of experts, and more.
“We are excited to launch the AWS Startup Ramp in India where there is incredible opportunity for startups to solve public sector challenges through their innovative solutions. This global initiative is a critical way for us to support startups who are using technology to change the world,” said Sandy Carter, vice president of public sector partners and programs at AWS.
“Our experience in India has shown that public sector organisations are increasingly keen to experiment with new ideas and technologies to advance their missions at speed and scale. Startups bring disruptive innovative solutions that create broad impact, and can pivot quickly to meet society’s changing needs. We are doubling down on our focus to serve the public sector, and empower startups with the new AWS Startup Ramp program. We are thrilled to introduce the program to expand the capabilities of India’s strong and aspiring startup ecosystem,” said Rahul Sharma, President, Public Sector – AISPL, AWS India and South Asia.