Berlin-based company builder, Next Big Thing, supports cross-industry IoT & Blockchain early-stage ventures with access to Amazon’s AWS Activate program.

Activating NBT Ventures

Next Big Thing AG (NBT) is pleased to announce a new partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to bring our ventures into the AWS Startup Activate program. Benefits of this program’s package include trainings, credits, business support, and an additional team devoted to helping our ventures scale their technology and their companies.


The program includes substantial credit in AWS services, redeemable over a period of 2 years, and promotional credits for AWS premium business services (including online trainings and self-paced labs) for 1 year. The program will boost our ventures as they implement new solutions and services incorporating IoT and blockchain across diverse industries such as the Economy of Things, Energy, HealthTech, PropTech, Logistics and Agriculture, and more.

The AWS Benefits

NBT’s CTO, Jasmin Skenderi predicts the AWS Activate program will play an important role in how our ventures efficiently build solutions saying: “I’m excited about this partnership with AWS. We are convinced that AWS provides the best framework for building our products. With this program, we go even deeper into the cooperation and can provide our ventures with a strong and stable infrastructure.”

This program has specific benefits to advance our ventures:

  • AWS Credit: Promotional credit to help startups get started with AWS
  • AWS Support: Fast response from Cloud Support Engineers
  • AWS Training: Access to business and training essentials
  • AWS Spotlight: Potential coverage & storytelling via the AWS Spotlight Series

Sharing the Benefits

In addition to this activated status for our ventures, we are pleased to be able to nominate other qualified startups for this exciting program. Through this network activity, NBT can help boost external startups to grow their businesses, too.

AWS is just one of many benefits our ventures receive. Check out our Entrepreneur in Residence program and learn more about becoming a founder at NBT! 



About NBT and AWS

Next Big Thing AG is a Berlin-based IoT and blockchain company builder designing and co-founding high-tech ventures. NBT promotes entrepreneurship, catalyzes innovation for corporate partners, and grows Europe’s digital economy. As an operational VC, NBT provides mentorship, financing, and engineering know-how. By building new services and products on top of technology, NBT develops scalable business models. As Germany’s Digital Hub for IoT, NBT attracts a strategic network of investors, business partners, policy-makers, startups, and German SMEs to make entrepreneurship accessible– translating new technologies into value, which benefits stakeholders across industries.

Amazon Web Services provides startups with low cost, easy-to-use infrastructure needed to scale and grow. The AWS Activate program provides startups with resources to quickly get started on AWS – including credits, training, and support. Some of the world’s hottest startups use AWS – including Airbnb, Lyft and Slack