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Join Our Digital Innovation Challenge!

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At, we love innovation. And we have a special soft spot for startups with big dreams and bigger ideas. That’s why we’re teaming up with AWS and the government of West Bengal to sponsor an exciting new Digital Innovation Challenge that could win you and your AI-based startup!

Here’s how it works.

June 5-June 15 is our call to entry. We’re looking for the biggest new digital solutions and innovations in the areas of Healthcare (Public Healthcare), Agritech (Government Facilitated Agriculture), Smart infrastructure and Power, and Digital Governance and Citizens Impact. All initial entries will be carefully reviewed by an esteemed jury of government dignitaries and subject matter experts to arrive at a shortlist of 40 (10 in each area of interest).

On July 5, these 40 finalists will be invited to Pitch Day at the Crystal Ballroom, Taj Bengal, Kolkata. Each one will have the opportunity to present their solution to our panel of judges. After what’s sure to be a difficult round of deliberation, our judges will arrive at a decision, and winners will be determined from each category.

Builder and AWS have a history of working hand-in-hand. Our status as an AWS Advanced Partner is what allows us to optimize and predict usage for thousands of AWS accounts. Our Builder Cloud clients benefit by taking advantage of our bulk buying power and the killer deals we’ve negotiated to reap huge savings that just wouldn’t be available to them otherwise.

This particular partnership with AWS and the West Bengal government culminates when the winners of our Digital Innovation Challenge are named on August 2 at the AWS Innovate Day Event. It’s a day-long event, bringing together a range of leaders who share a desire to develop innovative ways of solving real customer problems with technology.

As Amazon puts it, “Amazon Innovation Day 2019 showcases three technology tailwinds that we believe are transforming our world; Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, and Robotics. We’ve brought together global and local leaders from Amazon, industry, and science to share with you how they use these technologies to solve customer problems today, and how they see this evolving in the future.”

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has said, “We’re at the beginning of a golden age of AI. Recent advancements have already led to inventions that previously lived in the realm of science fiction—and we’ve only scratched the surface of what’s possible.”

Our own Founder and Chief Wizard Sachin Dev Duggal says, “Our vision is simple – If we can take away the limitations for people to build software; then we can make them less afraid; by giving them an equal right to be part of the economy which is today digital by default, we are giving them their right to stay relevant. From a small shop owner or ski school to a producer at a media company to a little girl who wants to build Pinterest for butterflies – everyone belongs to the #BuilderGeneration.”

It’s that vision and mission that drives us to continually search for and identify new innovators, dreamers and builders. We’re looking for you. Get your best pitch ready.

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