Amazon will quickly be a giant a part of the house financial system within the type of its Kuiper satellite tv for pc web constellation, however right here on Earth its ambitions are extra commonplace: get an accelerator going. They’ve partnered with space-focused VC outfit Seraphim Capital to create a 4-week program with (amongst different issues) a $100,000 AWS credit score for a carrot.
Purposes are open now for the AWS Area Accelerator, with the one requirement that you simply’re aiming for the house sector and plan to make use of AWS sooner or later. 10 might be accepted; you’ve till April 21 to use.
The program sounds fairly straightforward: a “technical, enterprise, and mentorship” deal the place you’ll probably learn to use AWS correctly, get some good suggestions from the AWS Companion Community and different space-focused consultants on tech, rules, and safety, then rub shoulders with some VCs to speak about that spherical you’re placing collectively. (Little question Seraphim’s workforce will get first dibs, however there doesn’t look like any strict fairness settlement.)
“Chosen startups could obtain as much as $100,000 in AWS Activate credit score,” the announcement says, which does hedge considerably, however in all probability authorized made them put that in.
There are an excellent quantity of space-focused applications on the market, however not practically sufficient to cowl demand — there are quite a lot of house startups! And so they typically face a particular problem of being extremely technical, have prospects within the public sector, and wish somewhat quite a lot of money to get going in contrast along with your common enterprise SaaS.
We’ll perceive extra about this system as soon as the primary cohort is introduced, probably not for no less than a month or two.