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Summer of Innovation $2,000 to $25,000 Competition

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Semantic Seed is hosting a "Summer of Innovation" competition. 

The contest is open to anyone with bold ideas and tremendous talent. Whether you’re new to or an experienced coder, you could win up great prizes along with new opportunities to grow your business.






What you win:

The winner on Vator will receive between $2,000 - $5,000 cash and prizes to build a protype or "alpha" version of your application or services, and the opportunity to demo your winning application or service at a Semantic Seed specified event this fall to angel investors and venture capitalist from Silicon Valley. The winner will also become one of the six finalists, competing for the chance to win the Grand Prize of $25,000 or 2nd place of $15,000. Click here for more on the awards.






Bernard Slede, HP Ventures

Chris Redlitz, Trans Media Capital

Joy Tang, One Village Foundation

Ed Lambert, Bridge Bank

Tyler Rorabaugh, Semantic Seed

Ed Lucero, IPEVO

David Fleck, Wild Pockets

Quincy Jones Jr, III,, QD3 Entertainment

Howard Hartenbaum, August Capital

Eghosa Omoigui, Director Strategic Investments at Intel Capital    


Time frame:  The competition starts August 4, 2009 and runs through August 31, 2009.


Who should apply?

Entrepreneurs in the areas of Enterprise, Mobile, Gaming, Consumer, Semantic Technologies, Evangelical, Social  Network/Media categories.

We encourage entrepreneurs, innovators and inventors from around the world to join!


What should I submit?

Submissions are in the form of a Vator company profile. We encourage video in order for the judges to get a better sense of who's behind the company. It also gives you a chance to articulate your idea/concept or company. 


How do I submit?

Already on Vator?
Just click the "participate in this competition" button on the top right of this competition page.

Not yet on Vator?
It's quick, easy and free. First register. Then create a profile for your company. The more comprehensive your company profile is, the more likely to get votes, ratings and be reviewed.  Once you create your company profile, then just click the "participate in this competition" button on the top right of this competition page.  


How to win?

Get out the vote on Vator! More votes on Vator will drive up your chances of winning. The popular vote on Vator will be considered as part of the judging process. The criteria the judges will use include: Quality/Functionality. Uniqueness and novelty value. Usability. Commercial viability.
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