Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently announced that it had launched India’s first public sector startup ramp. This platform will enable small-scale based businesses in the field of science, technology, healthcare, defense, and government to develop solutions easily.
Addressing the demand for new innovations in the public sector, Amazon has come up with this startup ramp project that would provide all the necessary tools to a startup to overcome common challenges.
Vice President of public sector partners and programs at AWS, Sandy Carter, said, “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.”
Amazon officials said that India is the first country where this project is being launched. The company plans to support and grow public sector startups with this unique initiative. AWS Startup Ramp is divided into two tiers –
- Innovator tier for pre-revenue startups
- Member tier for post-revenue startups with revenue up to ₹100 crores
Startups can now start applying for either of the tiers on AWS’ official website, depending on their status. AWS Startup Ramp’s team will screen the applicants on the basis of their potential contributions to the public sector.
President of public sector AISPL, AWS South Asia and India, Rahul Sharma, said, “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.”