New additions for the Japanese Startup Ramp programme include AWS, getting the total of up to nine countries in the APAC region.
FREMONT, CA: AWS has added Japan to its Startup Ramp programme, making it the ninth country in the APAC region to benefit from the business support network. Startup Ramp intends to assist entrepreneurs who are interested in offering modern goods and platforms to the public sector, particularly in fields such as government, civic technology, smart cities, healthcare, agriculture, and space technology.
Last year, the initiative began in India, Southeast Asia, and South Korea, intending to provide members with training and tools to help them grow their businesses and develop technology for the public sector. A startup in Japan, South Korea, India, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, or the Philippines, can apply for the first AWS Startup Ramp cohort before April 7, 2022. Startups that are older than ten years old, have less than 10 million dollars in annual revenue and seek to serve public sector consumers who are eligible for the programme.
By applying for over 100,000 dollars in AWS promotional credits, founders and their teams will be able to obtain training and support, network with the startup community, and secure financial backing. The AWS Startup Ramp allows the public sector to collaborate with startups to quickly design, test, and deliver solutions to complex problems, said Ushio Usami, Japan's national leader for AWS worldwide public sector. As the Japanese government looks to startups to help drive the country's digital transformation, entrepreneurs using cloud technology may address real-world citizen requirements when they work effectively with the government.
The first cohort will participate in virtual technical and business training sessions beginning soon in 2022. AWS executives who are previous founders and entrepreneurs will speak, and their teams will have the opportunity to network with other firms in their cohort. Following its launch in India in July 2021, several successful firms, notably Unmiti, an agritech startup that intends to monitor and assess agriculture initiatives, have emerged. The majority of Unmiti's data includes sensitive information on farmers and fields, according to Praveen Kuruganti, co-founder of the startup. He applauded AWS for its security capabilities, which allowed the company to handle data security with ease.