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Amazon’s Quest To Find Hidden Gem

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) – programmatic access to Amazon’s data and infrastructure via open APIs – have announced a contest to find the next hot web start-up.

Amazon Web Services - Start-Up Challenge 

Contenders must leverage the pay-as-you-use AWS solutions and submit their idea or existing application by October 28. Five budding entrepreneurs will then be selected as finalists based on…

originality and creativity of the idea, likelihood of long-term success, how well it addresses a need in the marketplace…

and, oh yes, one other criteria… US residency. Doh! I just booked my ticket to Seattle.

[The finalists] will pitch their business to VCs, mingle with industry leaders and Amazon executives, and be featured at the AWS Awards Ceremony

The grand prize winner will get $50k in cash, $50k credit toward Amazon Web Services (mmm… would prefer the cash), and an investment offer from Amazon — that’s if you haven’t already bagged an offer over dinner. ;)

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Paul Bennett is an Internet Marketer of seven years plus and Director of Operations at UK web marketing firm, NetProspect.

Following commercial success with traditional media consultancy, Paul focused his business acumen on the Internet in the late 90’s and now advises a wide cross-section of client (and agency) in the processes of web site marketing.

Complemented by his extensive experience in web development, he has a growing passion for mobile site optimisation and has recently launched a dedicated Mobile SEO weblog and Google Group to discuss the latest progress in this emerging field.

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