re:Invent offers four days (give or take) to rub backpacks with tens of thousands of entrepreneurs, and the generally cloud-obsessed. converted to joules, that’s enough nerd heat to power Las Vegas for at least a month. It would take another several months just to take in all the technical sessions, hackathons, labs, pub crawls, and wing-eating contests on offer at re:Invent. And you have only a few days. Point is, use your time (and joules) wisely.
This year at re:Invent, we’ve designed a set of technical sessions, mentorship opportunities, and straight-up fun for the startup entrepreneurs (and would-be startup entrepreneurs) attending re:Invent. Most of it happens at the Expo Hall at the Venetian, within a space called Startup Central. Think of it as sort of a startup VIP area. We do. So, what do you get? re:Invent is a technical conference, and these are mostly technical sessions that describe how some of the smartest startups out there are building what they build. They’ll dive deep into what works, and where they went wrong. Do you have to be a startup jockey to get something out of these session? No. You just need to want to operate at the speed and scale that the fastest growing startups do. And who doesn’t want that?
When we asked Amazon CTO Werner Vogels his top three tips for startup entrepreneurs at re:Invent, his answer was, “One: Prepare. Two: Prepare. Three: Prepare.” You get the idea. What follows in the Startup’s Guide to re:Invent are some of the key moments from the overall re:Invent schedule, and the startup specific sessions. The final curation us up to you, but this this guide should help. We look forward to seeing you at re:Invent and at Startup Central, our Venetian-based hub for all things startup at re:Invent.
from AWS Startups Blog