AWS has announced the launch of the AWS Public Sector Startup Ramp in India. AWS Startup Ramp is an acceleration program for startups building innovative solutions for public sector customers worldwide, including but not limited to customers in national and local government, space and defence, and healthcare.
“We are excited to launch the AWS Startup Ramp in India, where there is an 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, VP, Public Sector Partners and Programs, AWS.
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.
- Post-revenue startups (with up to INR 100 crores in revenue) can apply to the Member tier.
Startups meeting the criteria will be reviewed and evaluated for participation based on their potential contributions to the public sector.
“Our experience in India has shown that public sector organizations 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.
AWS Startup Ramp is modelled after AWS EdStart, which works with education technology-focused startups, and AWS GovTechStart, the company’s US-based program that supports commercial technology companies serving state and local governments. Each program offers support to eligible companies, including access to AWS promotional credit, technical training and support, a community of experts, and more.
Learn more about the AWS Startup Ramp here.