AWS and Accel Launch “ML Elevate 2023” to Empower India’s AI Startup Ecosystem

K. C. Sabreena Basheer 02 Aug, 2023 • 3 min read

In an exciting collaboration, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Accel have unveiled “ML Elevate 2023,” a revolutionary six-week accelerator program aimed at empowering startups in the generative artificial intelligence (AI) domain. This program seeks to revolutionize healthcare delivery, entertainment, and much more by harnessing the power of generative AI applications. With India’s booming AI landscape, the program is a beacon of hope for startups looking to innovate & make a difference. Let’s dive into the details of this game-changing initiative.

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Amazon Web Services launches ML Elevate 2023 program to empower India's generative AI ecosystem.

Generative AI: Unleashing the Power of Creativity

Generative AI, powered by large Machine Learning (ML) models, can create realistic conversations, stories, images, videos & music across diverse domains. It offers innovative solutions that remove friction from supply chains, personalize digital experiences, and make goods & services more accessible & affordable. AWS and Accel recognize the potential of generative AI and aim to support startups that are trailblazing in this field.

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The Surging Generative AI Landscape in India

According to a NASSCOM study, generative AI startups in India have raised a staggering US$475 million in private investments from January 2021 to May 2023. This exponential growth showcases the country’s immense interest and potential for generative AI applications.

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AWS and Accel launched the ML Elevate 2023 program to empower India's generative AI ecosystem.

Empowering Startups with ML Elevate

ML Elevate is a game-changing accelerator program designed to empower generative AI startups. The program provides startups access to impactful AI models, technical mentorship, resources, AWS Activate program benefits, and up to US$200,000 in AWS Credits. Additionally, startups can benefit from peer support, networking opportunities, and the chance to pitch to leading VC funds and angel investors during Demo Week.

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The 6-week ML Elevate 2023 program by AWS empowers generative-AI.

Building a Strong Community of AI/ML Startups

Since its inception in 2020, ML Elevate has successfully accelerated over 50 early-stage AI/ML startups in India. The program has fostered an active community of leading Indian AI startups, including AarogyaAI,,,, and more.

AWS’s Commitment to India’s Growth

AWS’s extensive experience in ML, coupled with its recent innovations like Amazon Bedrock and Amazon CodeWhisperer, aims to make generative AI accessible to startups of all sizes. The company’s long-term commitment to India includes a planned investment of US$12.7 billion by 2030, expected to contribute US$23.3 billion to India’s GDP and create approximately 1,31,700 full-time jobs annually.

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The AI landscape in India is developing at a fast pace.

Our Say

ML Elevate 2023 represents a powerful opportunity for India’s generative AI startups to flourish and drive innovation across various sectors. With the unwavering support of AWS and Accel, these startups can now unlock their potential and make a lasting impact on the AI landscape. As India’s startup ecosystem thrives, initiatives like ML Elevate pave the way for a brighter, more technologically advanced future. With the fusion of AI and human ingenuity, India is poised to make a significant mark on the global stage.

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