Detailed Schedule

The Challenge commences with a call for concepts for voice-enabled solutions. The Challenge will stop accepting submissions at 5PM ET on Monday, May 22, 2017. After the open submissions period, an independent judging panel will evaluate the submitted concepts and select up to 5 finalists to receive $25,000 and 10,000 AWS credits each. All finalists will enter the Virtual Accelerator to develop their concepts into working prototypes.

The Virtual Accelerator will commence with an in-person Boot Camp at Amazon in Seattle, Washington* where experts will provide teams with guidance as they develop prototypes. At the conclusion of the Virtual Accelerator, finalists will present their iterated solution to the judges and a live audience of influencers, investors, and media on Demo Day in NYC*. After Demo Day, judges will select one winner from the pool of finalists to receive the $125,000 grand prize.

*Dates and locations subject to change

  • current stage

    Call for Submissions

    April 10, 2017

    Entrants can submit concepts for voice-enabled solutions here

  • Submission Deadline

    May 22, 2017

    The Challenge will stop accepting submissions at 5PM ET on Monday, May 22, 2017.

  • Finalists Announced

    July 2017

    Up to 5 finalists will be selected by the judges to receive $25,000 each and advance to Virtual Accelerator.

  • Virtual Accelerator

    July - September 2017

    Finalists will develop their concepts into working prototypes with coaching and mentorship.

  • Innovators' Boot Camp

    July 2017

    Finalists will participate in a 2-day, in-person Boot Camp at Amazon in Seattle, WA*. Finalist attendance is mandatory.

  • Demo Day

    September 2017

    Finalists present their prototypes in-person to the judges on Demo Day in New York City*. Finalist attendance is mandatory.

  • Winner Announced

    September 2017

    1 winner will be chosen by the judges to receive the $125,000 grand prize award.