This is How AWS Public Sector Startup Ramp in India Benefit Startups

Amazon Web Services has announced accelerator programmes for the early-stage technology startups that will focus on solving challenges for the public sector customers not just limited nationally but internationally as well.


The public sector organisations in India are yet mired in their archaic working methods and operations thereby, hindering them to match up with the fast-paced technology advanced world. 

With India wearing the crown of the world’s third-largest start-up ecosystem, more number of startups with its innovative technology solutions can eliminate the bottlenecks in the public sector space that have existed for long. The solutions provided by the startups can empower the entities working under central and state governments towards self-reliance. 

But hurdles appear for an early-stage startup to whom investors might deny funding due to being apprehensive about the idea’s success, which in turn discourages startups wanting to serve the public sector space.

Realising these challenges, Amazon Web Services has (AWS) announced the launch of the AWS Public Sector Startup Ramp in India- a new programme designed to aid technology startups to build solutions for the public sector using its platform.

What is Amazon Web Services (AWS) Public Sector Startup Ramp?

The AWS Public Sector Startup Ramp is an accelerator programme designed for startups focused on building innovative solutions for public sector customers worldwide and not just limited to customers of national and local government, space and defense, and healthcare. 

This accelerator programme is based on AWS EdStart, which works with edtech focused startups, and AWS GovTechStart, a US-based program that backs commercial technology companies serving state and local governments.

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Amazon Web Services has (AWS) announced the launch of the AWS Public Sector Startup Ramp in India- a new programme designed to aid technology startups to build solutions for the public sector using its platform.

Eligible Startups for Amazon Web Services (AWS) Public Sector Startup Ramp

The eligible startups for this programme should be in their early-stage growth and should belong to either of the two tiers Innovative and Member. 

Startups in Innovative Tier must : 

    • Have been founded in the past two years.
    • Be Pre-revenue. 

Startups in Member Tier must : 

    • Have been founded in the past 10 years or pre-IPO / acquisition
    • Have annual revenues not exceeding 100 crores 

Must-Haves for startups of both tiers : 

    • Focused to solve problems in the public sector customers in the region.
    • Demonstrate an innovative solution for the public sector that addresses either a current challenge or a future challenge. 

Why is Amazon Web Services launching this initiative? 

Several public sector organisations and entities under central and state government are devoid of cutting-edge technologies and innovation that impedes their efficiency and productivity. The accelerator programmes will benefit the public sector by encouraging more startups to ideate and develop disruptive innovative solutions creating a broader impact and quickly pivot to meet society’s changing needs. 

Benefits to the Startups through the Amazon Web Services Startup Ramp? 

The startups from Innovation Tier and Membership Tier will be benefited from this accelerator programme in four areas namely -Community, Technical, Financial, and Go-to-Market. 

Benefits for Innovation Tier Startups : 

Community: 

        • Monthly newsletter 
        • Thought leadership 
        • Business and SME Mentorship 

Technical: 

        • Customised trainings 
        • Monthly Webinars 
        • Startup Kits 
        • Technical Office hours 

Financial: 

        • AWS promotional credits 

Benefits For Membership Tier Startups: 

Community: 

        • Monthly newsletter 
        • Thought leadership 
        • Business and SME Mentorship
        • Pitch days
        • Founder dinners/ roundtables 
        • Investor and accelerator connections 

Technical: 

        • Customised trainings 
        • Monthly Webinars 
        • Startup Kits 
        • Technical Office hours 
        • Architecture design/optimisation reviews 
        • Cost optimisation
        • Security workshops 
        • Scalability readiness 

 Financial: 

        • AWS promotional credits 
        • POC funding 
        • Periodical marketing vouchers 
        • Sponsorships to conferences

 Go-To-Market: 

        • Government Corner 
        • Founders Corner
        • Conference Engagements 
        • Accreditation report 
        • Design Thinking / Working Backward workshops 
        • Blogs 
        • Case Studies 
        • White Papers 
        • Social Media 
Shalmoli Sarkar
Shalmoli Sarkar
An MBA in marketing and a BTech in chemical engineering, Shalmoli writes on marketing strategies and business technology for new and aspiring entrepreneurs.

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