The 2010 AWS Start-Up Challenge Final event will feature six innovative start-ups building businesses utilizing AWS. The final event will feature presentations by each finalist including Q&A from Venture Capital firms.
From the group of semi-finalists, seven finalists will be inivited to Silicon Valley for the finale on December 8th where they will compete for the grand prize of $50,000 in cash, $50,000 in AWS credits, and additional goodies such as a year of AWS Premium Support at no charge and some free consulting from the AWS team. Top regional semli-finalists have been selected from the Americas, Asia and Europe.
The top 5 regional semi-finalists from Europe are : Smmart, Mobshop, ThirdPresence, Vitaever and Zoombu.
SMMART (social media marketing analysis and reporting tool) is positioned in Spain in the field of corporate social reputation, measuring effectiveness of marketing campaigns, detection of new trends and monitoring of competition in the Internet.
Mobshop offers a new e-commerce solution to fully manage and develop online sales.
ThirdPresence is the platform for streaming live and on-demand video to all mobile devices.
Vitaever is a business unit of Nethical company. It is composed by agroup of technology enthusiasts that wants to innovate healthcare.
Zoombu is a travel search engine that helps you to find the best door-to-door route from your home to destination by searching thousands of routes across multiple modes of transport.