Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced that it is offering $100,000 in AWS promotional credits, special training, and access to Amazon partners and customers to selected startups in the 2023 AWS Space Accelerator.
The AWS Space Accelerator, powered by TechConnect, is now in its third year and is a hybrid tech, business and mentorship opportunity open to space startups around the world looking to power their space missions with AWS. .
AWS states on their website: “To support the innovative ideas needed to support this effort, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced the launch of the 2023 AWS Space Accelerator, open to startups worldwide.”
For the 2023 cohort, AWS will provide startups with cloud-powered solutions that support the use of space as a sustainable and usable environment for years to come, as well as offerings that are positive for sustainability and climate goals on Earth. Solutions for impact (tracking changes in weather patterns and climate change, and other areas of scientific discovery).
The program will select up to 15 startups from around the world to help solve some of the industry’s biggest challenges using AWS to transform the future of space.
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According to information on its website, selected startups will receive specialized AWS training, networking opportunities with other startup cohort participants, VCs, customers and partners, and AWS and TechConnect space and technology experts. You will also receive mentoring from
Other benefits include business development and guidance from both AWS and TechConnect, and opportunities for collaboration with AWS commercial and public sector customers and members of the AWS Partner Network.
Privateer CEO Alex Fielding said:
Privateer Space, the data and intelligence platform powering the future of space safety and sustainability by providing easy access to accurate data about space objects, joined the final cohort.
According to the organization, “the project ran from May 1st to May 25th, 2023 and the application is currently live until March 6th”.
“Startups will advance to the final selection in order, so we recommend applying early.
“The AWS Space Accelerator is calling on the teams and resources of Amazon, customers, and partners to help emerging startups focus on cloud-powered solutions that support the sustainable and responsible use of space as an environment in the years to come. It supports cohorts, including solutions that positively impact life on Earth.”