The Challenge commences with a call for concepts for voice-enabled solutions. The Challenge will stop accepting submissions at 5 PM 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 at AWS pop-up loft 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
Call for SubmissionsApril 10, 2017
Entrants can submit concepts for voice-enabled solutions here.
- current stage
Submission DeadlineMay 22, 2017
The Challenge will stop accepting submissions at 5 PM ET on Monday, May 22, 2017.
Finalists AnnouncedJuly 2017
Up to 5 finalists will be selected by the judges to receive $25,000 each and advance to Virtual Accelerator.
Virtual AcceleratorJuly - September 2017
Finalists will develop their concepts into working prototypes with coaching and mentorship.
Innovators' Boot CampJuly 25 - July 26, 2017
Finalists will participate in a 2-day, in-person Boot Camp at Amazon in Seattle, WA*. Finalist attendance is mandatory.
Demo DaySeptember 25, 2017
Finalists present their prototypes in-person to the judges on Demo Day at the AWS Pop-up Loft in New York City*. Finalist attendance is mandatory.
Winner AnnouncedOctober 2017
1 winner will be chosen by the judges to receive the $125,000 grand prize award.