MINNEAPOLIS, April 18, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Violet Labs, building the first centralized software platform purpose-built for hardware engineering, has been selected to participate in the 2023 AWS Space Accelerator, a technical, business, and mentorship program for startups seeking to use AWS to help solve the biggest challenges in the space industry. This opportunity will catalyze the development of the Violet platform, which enables seamless software integration and data management for engineering teams building complex hardware products.
The four-week AWS Space Accelerator curriculum provides hands-on AWS Cloud and technical training, mentorship, coaching, and business support in collaboration with TechConnect, a global research and innovation leader with more than 20 years of experience connecting emerging technologies with unique funding and partnership opportunities.
Violet Labs is currently partnering with a cohort of founding customers in the Space and Autonomous Vehicle sectors to test the platform and build out features tailored to their workflows. The AWS Space Accelerator will enable Violet Labs to advance its capabilities in serving teams in the Aerospace and Defense sector, who have more stringent data security and export control needs.
“As an alum of Amazon’s Project Kuiper, I’m delighted to have the opportunity to work with AWS to improve and modernize the software tools that are available for hardware engineers,” said Lucy Hoag, Founder and CEO of Violet Labs. “For teams working on satellites, self-driving cars, medical robots or other machines ushering in the future, they deserve to have software tools as advanced and innovative as the products they’re building.”
As one of 15 companies chosen for this opportunity, Violet Labs will receive up to $100,000 in AWS credits, AWS training and support, mentorship, and additional business development resources including opportunities to speak with space-savvy venture investors.
“AWS looks forward to working with this group of innovative startups to enhance their space missions using the cloud,” said Clint Crosier, director of AWS Aerospace and Satellite. “Congratulations to all of this year’s participants, who were selected from hundreds of applicants worldwide for their inspiring vision for technology solutions that will help transform the future of space as well as how humanity can benefit from space-based knowledge.”
For more information on the AWS Space Accelerator, visit https://aws-space-accelerator.techconnectventures.com/.
About Violet Labs
Violet Labs is building the first cloud-based software integration platform purpose-built for the development of complex hardware products. The Violet platform will enable engineering, manufacturing and supply chain teams to manage and exchange data within a single centralized platform. The Violet team has experience building spacecraft, drones and self-driving cars for DARPA, Google, Waymo, Lyft and Amazon – and they are now seeking to transform how these products are built. Learn more at https://www.violetlabs.com/.