Announcing the 6th annual Amazon Web Services (AWS) Global Start-Up Challenge!

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Big news for our Startup Weekend participants!  We’re excited to announce that the 6th annual Amazon Web Services (AWS) Global Start-Up Challenge is now accepting entries from around the world through November 9, 2012. This contest is a way for promising start-ups to get noticed and compete for an opportunity to win some great rewards.

This year’s challenge offers big prizes, including 4 grand prizes of $100K in combined cash and credits, VC introductions, global PR, and more. If your project this weekend is built using AWS, we want you to apply!

This year, we will announce one Grand Prize winner in each of the following categories:

1. Big Data & High Performance Computing;
2. Gaming;
3. Consumer Applications;
4. Business Applications.

The winners will be announced at the final pitch event, taking place in San Francisco on January 24, 2013.

The contest entry period ends on November 9, 2012. For other contest related inquiries and questions, feel free to email awsstartups@amazon.com. More information including the Official Rules can be found on the AWS Website.