12 November 2020

AWS Activate supports SAIS 2’s 2020 BOOST UP Programme Startups

AWS Activate supports SAIS 2’s 2020 BOOST UP Programme Startups

SAIS 2 is proud to announce that we are collaborating with AWS Activate for BOOST UP Scale Up.

BOOST UP is a startup support programme that runs in three phases to train tech-driven impact startups in the art of pitching as well as other entrepreneurial skills that will enable them to scale up and become more investible. The programme is currently in its third stage, Scale Up, which consists of an online incubation programme and bootcamp held for national pitch competition finalists from Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zambia. 

AWS Activate is providing all of the 18 startups participating in the 2020 BOOST UP Scale Up with AWS credits as well as one-on-one mentoring to help them work on their cloud strategies and utilise the credits in a way that best supports their business.

About AWS Activate

AWS Activate provides the finalist startups with a host of benefits, including AWS credits, resources, technical support and training, to help grow their businesses. Activate benefits are designed to give the startups the right mix of tools and expert support so they can succeed with AWS while optimizing performance, managing risk, and keeping costs under control. With AWS, startups can lower costs, become more agile, and innovate faster. Click here to learn more.

The BOOST UP 2020 Finals

The BOOST UP 2020 final pitch competition takes place tomorrow, 13 November 2020, at 11 a.m. This event will be broadcast live from five countries, and it is open to the public. If you would like to watch and find out who wins, please click here for more information.