The AWS ISV Innovation cup is a unique opportunity for independent software vendors (ISVs) to build an innovative solution that meets their everyday customer needs, with technical support from AWS. As part of the challenge, participating ISVs must define a real-world customer requirement or identify a product improvement area in their current offerings and propose an innovative solution that also leverages AWS Machine Learning (ML) services. The three best innovative ideas will be rewarded, and AWS will continue to support the ISVs in making the idea a reality through technical mentoring and architecture review during the prototype build stage, and joint go-to-market (GTM) activities to launch the product in the market. Top 3 winners of the challenge will be announced at the Amazon AI Conclave in December 2021.
Any company that offers B2B solutions for commercial use through a SaaS offering, leverages one or more AWS services, and is a registered AWS Technology Partner with at least 250 employees, can register for this challenge.
Congratulations on registering! You will receive an email with a standard template which you can leverage to build your idea and solution architecture. Once you submit your idea, it will be evaluated and the 6 finalists shortlisted will present their solution ideas in front of a jury of industry experts to identify the winners.
AWS will organize free ML workshops and provide guidance on the architecture and design, during the Ideation phase from 15 Sep to 10 Nov.
The finalists will pitch their ideas to a jury of industry experts through a virtual meeting. The jury will then identify the top 3 winners of the AWS ISV Innovation Cup based on - innovation (30%), solution architecture (40%), Go-To-Marketing Plans (20%), and optional ML model (10%).
Winners will be announced at the Amazon AI Conclave in Dec’21, after which AWS will mentor and guide the winners (Jan’22 - May’22) to build the ideas into minimum viable products that can be taken to market.