SEATTLE – Amazon Web Services, Inc. recently launched AWS Build, a new global program designed to support entrepreneurs early in their cloud journey to build, refine, and launch innovative applications.

According to an Amazon press release, a cohort of up to 500 startup founders from around the world will receive business and technical guidance during the next 10 weeks to leverage AWS’s tech stack to launch Minimum Viable Products (MVP). Startups will also learn technical fundamentals to incorporate the cloud technologies into their applications—from analytics and serverless, to artificial intelligence and machine learning.

The program will also help founders make strategic decisions related to product development, monetization of their idea, where to find and when to use beta customers, and other relevant themes to launch their products. Applications for the program will be accepted until September 22, 2023. Startups can enroll in the AWS Build program at

“AWS Build was designed to support founders at the earliest stages of their startup journey, helping them turn their ideas into innovative products,” said Howard Wright, vice president and global head of Startups at AWS. “Our goal is to help usher in a new generation of startups that are leveraging the power of the AWS cloud in new ways, and to help them get their fundamentals right, so they can be ready to scale.”

AWS Build’s curriculum will be offered fully online and largely self-paced, with live virtual engagements each week, including technical office hours with AWS solutions architecture experts, business-led Ask Me Anything sessions with venture investors and industry leaders, and peer-to-peer networking events.