Astar Network has introduced AWS Activate by Amazon Web Services to extend support to the startups registered for the incubation program. The integration has been organized to further the development, growth, and adoption of the Polkadot ecosystem.
Engineers and mentors would be available for the candidates whenever candidates seek support. Not just during the program, but startups will be able to access the benefits of AWS Activate for a longer time. A total of $100,000 of AWS Activate credits have been announced to be offered to startups. These will be accommodated at the time when startups begin utilizing the services.
While the credits remain intact, startups will have ample opportunities to build and scale their solutions. The process is automatic, with credits appearing in the AWS account shortly after applying for it.
Engineers from the AWS Cloud service will spend sufficient time with the candidates to ensure that they have all the required help. The 24/7 support service will remain at the tips of the fingers of startups for them to never stop when working day and night. Upto $5,000 for 1 year of Business Support will be extended under the grant.
Individual technical mentoring is another benefit that will bring a lot of startups to the program. The individual technical mentoring will consist of experts offering advice or solutions to the startups, and they would additionally share insights about the best industrial practices.
Sota Watanabe, the Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Astar Network, stated that the collaboration came at a great time. Sota Watanabe added that the goal for both partners has always been to allow developers to build the application that the community needs, and AWS Activate will make it easier for them to do so.
Hiroshi Hata, the Head of Japan Startup Business Development at Amazon Web Services Japan, expressed excitement over the support extension, saying that it would spark a diverse, interesting, and innovative project that would benefit everyone.
Other offerings of AWS Activate are free tools and resources to get started and scale the operations. Startups, through these offerings, will be able to optimize their performance, keep costs under control, and manage risk.
Astar’s Incubation Program, which was launched in February 2022, already offers funding opportunities to accelerate the time to market the project. Collaboration with AWS Activate has another helping hand on board to better help startups with more features.
It operates on Polkadot as a smart contract hub for WASM + EVM. Astar Network utilizes Build2Earn and the Astar Incubation Program to help builders develop their projects on a secure, scalable, and interoperable blockchain.
Applications, or infrastructure, being built by startups are pushing Web3 forward to meet the needs of the blockchain community. Astar, including AWS Activate, brings in a new partner for the brand and the builders.