City partners with Amazon Web Services to offer workshops to Baltimore entrepreneurs - Technical.ly Baltimore

Access

Jan. 23, 2019 3:16 pm

City partners with Amazon Web Services to offer workshops to Baltimore entrepreneurs

AWS CloudStart partnered with Baltimore city government to provide three workshops on utilizing cloud computing to build a business.

AWS CloudStart partners with economic development orgs to offer tools for small businesses.

(Still via YouTube)

Baltimore city government is working with an Amazon Web Services program that’s designed to provide resources to entrepreneurs who are in turn working on ventures that can help the city.

According to a blog post, the AWS CloudStart program held a series of three workshops in Baltimore that provided training on cloud computing. In all, 40 entrepreneurs were selected to participate in the program. They’re working in areas including public health and financial wellness, as well as with government and education customers, according to AWS.

The aim of the program is to help business owners harness the cloud computing resource. Participants also get access to a portal that provides additional resources and technical advice. One example, per AWS, came from Natasha’s Just Brittle. Founder Natasha Wainwright offers a shared-use facility for food businesses, and came up with an idea to use AWS to improve scheduling.

CloudStart works with economic development organizations, and in Baltimore it partnered with the Mayor’s Office of Small, Minority and Women Business Development and the Emerging Technology Centers (ETC). ETC President Deb Tillett said AWS can help startups in ETC’s AccelerateBaltimore cohort, as well as tech companies working in health and public safety. In its role as a convener of the tech community, Tillett said ETC brought tech companies together.

Leaders also said product manufacturers who participate in Made in Baltimore and “Main Street” small businesses can benefit, according to AWS.

Advertisement

“AWS Cloud computing has many adaptable uses in the public sector, and we look forward to exploring and mobilizing how we use these tools to help entrepreneurs and residents access opportunities and resources in Baltimore,” Mayor Catherine Pugh said in a statement.

The program shows a role for the city government in providing access to resources for entrepreneurs. Facebook also came to the city last year to offer digital marketing training for small businesses.

-30-
JOIN THE COMMUNITY, BECOME A MEMBER
Already a member? Sign in here
Connect with companies from the Technical.ly community
New call-to-action

Advertisement

5 questions with Kara Redman: How a creative agency thrives on its own terms

Water bills are being issued in Baltimore for the first time since the May ransomware attack

Looking to turn an idea into a business? ETC opens app for PioneerBaltimore

SPONSORED

Baltimore

Verizon is looking for the brightest ideas on how to use its 5G technology

Baltimore, MD 21201

14 West

Junior Database Administrator

Apply Now
Baltimore, MD

SmartLogic

Account Executive (Baltimore)

Apply Now
Baltimore, MD

14 West

Product Operations Manager

Apply Now

Baltimore Police Department launches digital marketing campaign to recruit officers

5 tips for female founders from DMV investors and tech leaders

BCAN Pilot looks to provide creative entrepreneurs with the ‘infrastructure’ to grow a business

SPONSORED

Baltimore

Escape the August heat with cool AI tech

Philadelphia OR Baltimore

Technically Media

Technical.ly Editorial Intern (Fall 2019)

Apply Now
Baltimore

Fastspot

Business Development Manager

Apply Now
Columbia, MD

Vectorworks

Python Engineer (Software Systems Development)

Apply Now

Sign-up for daily news updates from Technical.ly Baltimore

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!