It’s no secret that some of the most successful startups were founded by entrepreneurs who were in college. At Amazon Web Services, we believe this is because students are often creative thinkers who are willing to take risks and collaborate with their peers—all essential qualities in a founder. With this in mind, we launched the University Startup Competition in order to find and support student entrepreneurs as they build and launch their ventures.

After last year’s success, we are thrilled to announce that the third AWS University Startup Competition is now accepting applications. The top 10 finalists will have the opportunity to pitch their startups to a panel of investors and AWS Startup Team members. All prize categories below. Past winners have used these resources to build software, connect with mentors, and grow their companies exponentially. Apply today to set your startup on its path to success!

Important Dates:

  • November 7, 2022 11:59pm PT – Application page closes
  • December 6, 2022 – 20 semi-finalists announced
  • December 12, 2022 – 10 finalists announced
  • January 2023 – Virtual final pitch event and winners selected