AWS has launched a new initiative to support early-stage tech entrepreneurs here reach their potential through the Cloud.

The AWS Startup loft is located in one of AWS's Dublin city centre offices in Charlemont Street.

The co-working space is free to use for startups and is equipped with open seating, phonebooths, WiFi and coffee to keep startups fuelled.

The loft regularly hosts office hours and talks with venture capital, legal and accounting firms.

Every Wednesday and Thursday startups can sit down with an AWS solution architect or account manager for "Ask the Expert" sessions.

This is an opportunity for entrepreneurs to discuss a startups technology roadmap, architecture guidance or cost optimisation.

Mike Beary, Country Manager, AWS Ireland, that one of the company's leadership principles is to "Think Big".

"Here in Dublin, we want to enable a culture of "thinking big" by providing some of Ireland's brightest entrepreneurs with a space for their ideas to grow," Mr Beary said.

"This new Startup Loft will create the ideal forum for new companies to meet other founders, interact with VCs, and discuss how to take their businesses to the next level," he added.

Minister of State in the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment Dara Calleary said the Start Up Loft initiative is an important addition to the entrepreneur and start up ecosystem here.

"This space and others like it play a vital role by supporting early stage and start-up companies test out their ideas, pitch for investment, and build their networks," Mr Calleary said.

"I'm pleased to support the launch today which will complement the range of government supports and schemes available through our enterprise agencies, including the Local Enterprise Office network and Enterprise Ireland, to help Irish start-ups scale up, grow, and succeed both at home and on the global stage," he added.