$100-Million Lessons from AWS and Lyft | Ammirati on Innovation

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Each month, “Ammirati on Innovation” episodes will look at ways that the disruptive-startup mentality is spreading beyond young entrepreneurs to big established corporations. Serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist and Carnegie Mellon B-school professor Sean Ammirati, who sits at the intersection of these high-change dynamics, provides insight.

Episode 1

In this episode, Sean and I discuss what innovation looks like in 2019: where it’s coming from, who gets funding for their ideas and how, and why cloud has been so transformative in terms of the business models for entrepreneurs and innovators. Sean also shares his thoughts on the recent story about Lyft and Amazon’s $8-million-per-month partnership for AWS services. (Spoiler alert: he thinks it’s worth every penny.)

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Sean Ammirati is one of our regular Digital All-Stars, experts who will appear in regular video podcasts focused on the critical themes shaping (and re-shaping!) the business world here in the digital age of 2019. Our intention is to provide regular chunks of timely ideas, insights and conversations on high-priority subjects from industry veterans with diverse backgrounds.


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