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An Interview with Mary Camarata, Global Director, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

After hearing Mary Camarata speak on stage, we just knew we had to get an interview with her. To our delight, she accepted. Here’s what she said…

What was your first professional job like?

Mary: My first professional job was right after I graduated from college. My father gave me $500 and basically told me I had one month to figure things out. So, I was desperate to find a job.

How May 16 Changed the Startup World

So what does this mean and why is it important for startups?
 

Three Ways to Growth Hack Your Way to Success like an Olympian.

The most famous growth hack used in sports was by Sir David Brailsford, who became the performance director of British Cycling in 2003. Brailsford used the concept known as marginal gains - making small improvements that add up to major improvements when added together - to improve the performance of the team. In Brailsford’s case, he set out to improve every area of the British cycling team by 1%.

Alumni Profile: Freight Farms

What was your ​"A-ha!"​ moment?

BM: I don’t think we had one moment where we said “Wow, that’s it!” It was more of a progressive awakening if you will. Jon and I had started working together in rooftop greenhouse space and recognized a massive opportunity in mainstream food production in the urban environment. There just was nothing there that could service that need, and that sort of progressed into, “We should fill it.”

Startup/Corporate Collaboration: The New Face of Innovation

Today, a growing proportion of those interactions are taking place at a much earlier stage, with both parties looking to share the risks and rewards of such connections.

Corporates Lower Barriers for Startup Success

Organizations like Microsoft, Zipcar, Cydan Development Inc., Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, EYP, and The John W. Henry Family Foundation are well aware of this and in order to achieve this impact, they have teamed up with several MassChallenge startups to foster engagement and collaboration through scholarships.

 

How MassChallenge is Helping Entrepreneurs Win in Northern Spain

One of the ways we did this was through our four-day boot camp, a customized program for aspiring entrepreneurs in the Basque region, which was held at MassChallenge Boston.

On a regional level, our global partnerships team worked with the Biscay government to develop training and guidance for aspiring entrepreneurs in the Region.

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