If you have an existing application built on Amazon Web Services (AWS), then this could be a great opportunity for you: Amazon is offering $100,000 in cash and AWS credits and a potential investment offer from Amazon to the winner of its 2008 AWS Start-Up Challenge.
You can submit your application by October 10th, 2008 at this link. The judging panel will review the applications and select five finalists based on: how AWS services were used, originality of the idea, how well it address a need in the marketplace and its potential long-term success. For the final round, contestants will be flown to Seattle by AWS where they will also get an opportunity to pitch to VCs, network with Amazon executives and finally get featured at the AWS Start-Up event.
All qualified entries get a $25 AWS credit as well. However, the contest is only open to US-based entities.