AWS US University Startup Competition

AWS US University Startup Competition

Enter your startup into the AWS US University Startup Competition for the opportunity to win an equity-free cash prize to help fund your venture! The top 10 finalists will pitch their startups to a panel of investors and AWS Startups Team members at a virtual event, and three winners will be chosen for up to $20,000 in cash prizes and $100,000 in AWS Activate credits. Apply using the link below before the November 1st deadline!

ApplicationCLICK HERE.

1st place – $20K cash + up to $100K in AWS credits
2nd place – $10K cash + up to $100K in AWS credits
3rd place – $5K cash + up to $100K in AWS credits
All startups that apply are eligible for $1,000 in AWS Activate credits that are valid even if you’ve redeemed Activate in the past.

AWS is also excited to announce the launch of the University Startup A.I. Prize, a new award for the top A.I. centric company in the AWS US University Startup Competition. The University Startup A.I. Prize will offer $20K in cash, as well as founder coaching from an exclusive advisory roundtable of A.I. technical and business thought leaders.

Companies that apply to the AWS US University Startup Competitionare automatically eligible for the A.I. Prize. Startups can win up to $20,000 in cash prizes and $100,000 in AWS Activate credits in the regular prize pool AND $20,000 in cash if they’re an A.I. centric company. The deadline to submit an application is November 1st, 2021 at 11:59PM PT.

Your program can also earn $5,000 in cash if you’re one of the top 3 referrers of startups to this competition, so encourage startups to apply using your unique link below. The more startups that you get to apply, the more likely you’ll win $5,000, so get the word out to as many startups as you can now!

Your unique application link: HERE.

Important Dates:
November 1st, 2021 (11:59 PM PT) – DEADLINE to apply
November 8th, 2021 – Semifinalists selected
Week of December 6th, 2021 – Finalists participate in Final Event

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