The last week for submitting the applications for the AWS Startup Challenge has started. Looking at the proposals that are being submitted it looks like this will be another very inspiring challenge. These proposals are reviewed by a panel and five finalists will be selected. The finalists will come to Seattle to compete for $50K in cash, $50K in AWS credits, 2 years of Premium Support and more. All finalists will receive Rightscale Premium for 6 months and there will be a number of promotional events that includes all the finalists.
Last year there were 900 applications which made for very intense proposal reading sessions. Eventual Ooyala won the challenge and got to smash the server to bits. The videos of last year's finalists are still online.
If you have a brilliant idea/business that we should be evaluating you have until October 10 to let us know.