Startup Business Development Manager @ Amazon Web Services

Shayan currently manages the Early Stage Startup business at Amazon Web Services for France. He is directly responsible for helping Startups scale on AWS across Incubators, Accelerators, and bootstrapped startups through mentoring, resource engagement, and dedicated startup programs and connections across the company. Shayan has several years experience as a Startup founder, operator or enabler, both in Silicon Valley and in London. He was previously head of partnerships & integrations at leading SaaS workforce management provider Planday, where he set up their global partnerships program, and was also responsible for scaling up their integration strategy. Before this, he headed product and partnerships as well as operations at hospitality-tech SaaS player BarChick, where he launched an awesome service that helped people discover, and book into the best bars in the world. Prior to that, he spent over a decade holding leadership positions in both Startups as well as bluechip companies in the telecommunications industry. He’s passionate about open data, ethics and AI, as well as startups that create defensible data assets.