Abu Dhabi’s Hub71 and AWS accelerate startup growth on the cloud
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Abu Dhabi’s Hub71 and AWS accelerate startup growth on the cloud

Abu Dhabi’s Hub71 and AWS accelerate startup growth on the cloud

Collaboration provides Hub71 startups with access to AWS Activate, with AWS credits worth up to $100,000 and access to technical support

Hub71 partners with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to enable tech startups to build scalable and secure cloud services that accelerate their growth. Announced at GITEX Future Stars, the collaboration offers Hub71 startups access to AWS Activate, a programme that provides tools and resources to help startups innovate and scale faster.

Through AWS, startups can experiment frequently and optimise business performance while reducing technology costs. Hub71 startups will benefit from AWS Activate credits worth up to $100,000 for each, in addition to AWS support credits. They will also have access to technical support and architectural guidance from AWS cloud support engineers and technical and business success training by AWS experts.

AWS recently announced it will open data centres in the UAE in the first half of 2022 as part of the Abu Dhabi Investment Office’s (ADIO) efforts to attract investments that build technology capabilities in the emirate. The new collaboration with Hub71 extends the partnership between AWS and ADIO across Abu Dhabi’s knowledge economy on various ecosystem and education initiatives, training, and startup enablement programmes.

Mohammed Ali Al Shorafa, chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development, said: “The collaboration between ADIO, AWS, and Hub71 intensifies Abu Dhabi’s support for startups, ensuring that innovators and entrepreneurs can take full advantage of the wave of digitisation sweeping across all sectors and take their businesses to the next level. From technical guidance to infrastructure requirements, startups will have complete access to all the support they need to succeed.”

Jida Itani, chief operating officer, Hub71, said: “Marc Andreessen once said in an interview that ‘software will take over the world’, and today we see that, with all our successful startups with robust tech stacks that are shaping the technological landscape and contributing to a notable economic shift.”

Isabella Groegor-Cechowicz, vice president of Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), AWS Worldwide Public Sector, said: “Cloud computing has revolutionised the way businesses operate, especially for startups. We are pleased to be extending our collaboration with ADIO and supporting Hub71 to empower startups to use AWS Cloud to innovate and grow.”

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