AWS Emerging Technologies Accelerator

Apply now to the first AWS Emerging Technologies Accelerator, an online equity-free program designed for early stage startups operating in emerging technologies such as blockchain, web3, IoT, AI/ML: GenAI & Causal AI from UKIR. The selected cohort will have the opportunity to receive up to $100k* in AWS Activate credits, fundraising support, expert mentorship, technical workshops, and business strategy sessions.

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  • Ina Yulo Stuve, AWS

    Ina Yulo Stuve

    Head of Startup Marketing, UK & Ireland, AWS

  • Ewa Chronowska, Vestbee & Next Road Ventures

    Ewa Chronowska

    CEO, Vestbee & Partner, Next Road Ventures

  • Jed Rose, Antler

    Jed Rose

    Partner, Antler

  • Ash Arora, LocalGlobe

    Ash Arora

    Partner, LocalGlobe

  • Quynh Ho, GSR

    Quynh Ho

    Head of Venture Investment and Corporate Development, GSR

  • John Frizelle, Sure Valley Ventures

    John Frizelle

    CTO & Venture Partner, Sure Valley Ventures

  • Andrew Betteley, Frog Capital

    Andrew Betteley

    Operating Partner, Frog Capital

  • Sally Duckworth, Fabric Ventures

    Sally Duckworth

    COO, Fabric Ventures

  • Harry Uglow, Atomico

    Harry Uglow

    Software Engineer, Atomico

  • Marcin Łączyński, Next Road Ventures

    Marcin Łączyński

    Partner, Next Road Ventures

  • Sebastian Hunte, AlbionVC

    Sebastian Hunte

    Investment Manager, AlbionVC

  • Anthony Rose, SeedLegals

    Anthony Rose

    Founder & CEO, SeedLegals

  • Leon Rees, AWS

    Leon Rees

    Principal Tech BD, Startups and VC, AWS

  • Michail Basios, TurinTech

    Michail Basios

    CTO, TurinTech

  • Lory Kahoe, Blockchain Ireland

    Lory Kahoe

    Founder & Chair, Blockchain Ireland

  • Candice Ren, 173tech

    Candice Ren

    Co-Founder, 173tech

  • Maddy Bergen, Zephyr Social

    Maddy Bergen

    Partner, Zephyr Social

  • Jarrod Barnes, NEAR Foundation

    Jarrod Barnes

    Head of Ecosystem, NEAR Foundation

  • Chirag Dhull, Chainlink Labs

    Chirag Dhull

    Head of Product and Industry Marketing, Chainlink Labs

  • Arik Galansky, Fireblocks

    Arik Galansky

    VP of Technology, Fireblocks

  • John Kinson, deepset

    John Kinson

    Growth Advisor, deepset

  • Noelle Reno, SmartMedia Technologies

    Noelle Reno

    VP of Growth - Emerging Technologies, SmartMedia Technologies

  • Teana Baker-Taylor, Circle

    Teana Baker-Taylor

    VP, Policy and Regulatory Strategy, EMEA, Circle

  • Daniel Verten, Synthesia

    Daniel Verten

    Strategy Partner, Synthesia

  • Stéphane Marbeau, OKX

    Stéphane Marbeau

    Head of Content, OKX

  • Lorna Hutchman,

    Lorna Hutchman

    Senior Marketing Manager,

  • Maëlle Baud, RDX Works

    Maëlle Baud

    Head of Developer Ecosystem, RDX Works

  • Lavinia Osbourne, Women in Blockchain Talks

    Lavinia Osbourne

    CEO, Women in Blockchain Talks

  • Alexandre Matsuo, AWS

    Alexandre Matsuo

    Senior Web3 Business Development Manager, AWS

  • Konrad Koncerewicz, Vestbee

    Konrad Koncerewicz

    Head of VC & Startups, Vestbee

Participation Benefits

Up To $100k* in AWS Activate Credits

Accepted startups will get up to $25k, and the winner up to $100k in AWS Activate credits*

*AWS Activate eligibility criteria must apply
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Cloud Support

1:1 mentoring sessions with AWS Solution Architects and access to specialized resources and industry specialists

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Fundraising Support

Fundraising tools & support along with access to wide network of global leading VC funds

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Marketing & PR

Co-marketing resources and media coverage for selected startups

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Pitching Session

Pitching opportunity to investors and ecosystem players through Demo Day

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Ecosystem Engagement

Access to wide network of community, VC funds, compliance, technology & innovation experts and more!

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Funding Preparation

Become funding-ready with hands-on workshops and concrete use cases and validate your strategy, pitch deck and storytelling

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Alumni Community

The community brings together all program members, including alumni founders for both CEOs and CTOs

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Business Boost

1:many sessions, workshops and 1:1 mentor meetings with subject-matter experts and advisors

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Up To 90% Off

Up to 90% off on HubSpot for eligible startup teams

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€15,000 Credits

Stripe Credits: €15,000 for all applicants!

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$50,000 Credits

$50,000 on the Mixpanel Growth Plan for all applicants!

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6 months for free

6 months of free Notion towards a Plus Plan, including unlimited AI for all applicants!

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6 Months For Free

Get 6 months free of Zendesk Suite & Sales CRM as well as 15% off for first annual subscription!

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Oct 15, 2023

Applications Close

Oct 16 - 31, 2023

Jury Work

Nov 3, 2023

Cohort Announcement

Nov 14, 2023

Cohort Start date

Dec 8, 2023

Cohort end date


The AWS Emerging Technologies Accelerator is a 4-week online equity-free program for seed-stage to series A startups from UKIR specifically designed to support companies developing emerging technologies in the following categories:



AI/ML: GenAI & Causal AI



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  • LocalGlobe logo
  • GSR logo
  • Antler logo
  • Frog Capital logo
  • Atomico logo
  • Albion Venture Capital logo
  • Sure Valley Ventures logo
  • Fabric Ventures logo
  • Next Road Ventures logo
  • SeedLegals logo
  • Fireblocks logo
  • TurinTech logo
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  • OKX logo
  • Circle logo
  • SmartMedia Technologies logo
  • Radix logo
  • Chainlink logo
  • deepset logo
  • Synthesia logo
  • 173tech logo
  • Zephyr Social logo
  • NEAR Foundation logo
  • Stripe logo
  • Blockchain Ireland logo
  • WiBT logo
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Accelerate your growth with our online equity-free startup accelerator!