Amazon Web Services to open ‘pop-up loft’ for UK start-ups

London-based programme will give entrepreneurs access to technical workshops and advice to grow their business in the cloud

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is opening a ‘pop-up loft’ in London to help start-ups build on AWS cloud computing and expand their business.

Set to run from September 10 to October 29, the free-to-use AWS Loft will follow the openings of similar spaces in San Francisco and New York and will seek to act as a hub for entrepreneurs, developers, engineers and tech enthusiasts.

Visitors to the loft-which will be based in Moorgate-can receive in-person help and guidance on AWS and will be able to participate in training courses, boot camps, self-paced labs and networking events.

AWS is currently being used by several fast-growth tech start-ups such as YPlan, Hailo and GoSquared, and YPlan co-founder Viktoras Jucikas has said that access to training on AWS has been “fundamental to [its] growth and success”.

Werner Vogels, Amazon.com CTO and vice president, commented on the news:

“The UK is a hotbed of innovation and London is one of the main places where we see talented, ambitious entrepreneurs coming together to test ideas and start new businesses that leverage cloud computing.

“With the AWS Pop-up Loft in London we will be bringing together a host of AWS resources, and some of the brightest and most creative minds in the industry, to help start-ups across the UK.”

To find out more and register for the AWS loft, click here

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