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Amazon and Seraphim support space start-ups

Luxembourg, 1 April 2021. – Amazon launched a four-week support program for start-ups, the AWS Space Accelerator, the company said.

“Helping startups succeed, from inception to IPO, has been an integral part of Amazon Web Services (AWS) since our beginning,” Amazon said. “(M) ore startups build on AWS than any other cloud provider, and many of our customers and partners started with AWS at an early stage.”

The AWS Space Accelerator is a four-week business support program that is open to space startups seeking to use AWS to help solve the biggest challenges in the space industry. Applications are open and proposals are due by April 21, 2021, Amazon said.

The program will provide technical, business, and mentoring resources to space startups around the globe. AWS is offering the opportunity in collaboration with the investment firm Seraphim, who will provide business development and investment guidance.

AWS and Seraphim will select space startups to participate in an intensive, four-week program with AWS Cloud and technical training, Amazon said.

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