Entrepreneur builds the bank of the future in the cloud
After the banking crisis of 2008, Anne Boden saw the opportunities offered by new technologies as the key to redefine the relationship between banks and their customers. At 50, she set out to build the bank of the future. Today, her mobile-only Starling Bank serves customers all over the UK thanks to Amazon Web Services.
The most radical and transformative of inventions are often those that empower others to unleash their creativity—to pursue their dreams. These are the stories of the inventors, authors, and small business owners who are transforming their lives with Amazon.
Using augmented reality technologies to make science more accessible and fun for children and adults alike is the mission of Curiscope, the startup founded by Brighton-based Ed Barton and Ben Kidd. Thanks to Amazon Launchpad, Curiscope is making kids all over the world fall in love with anatomy through its interactive t-shirts.
Journalist and football aficionado Martin Smith has found self-publishing to be an opportunity to raise awareness on cystic fibrosis, a condition that has affected him since childhood. It turned out to be the start of a new, unexpected chapter in his life.
Kano is the company behind the computer anyone can make, with simple steps, playful projects, and creative tools for people who want to make technology, not just use it. Kano launched in 2013 and developed with the help of hundreds of young people, artists, and teachers worldwide.
Henry and Tracey left the corporate life behind when they moved to the coast of Dorset. In e-commerce, they found the key to a more balanced lifestyle, and a source of strength during a difficult time.