Fifteen days until deadline for best game startup contest

Battle Royal is GamesBeat 2013's theme.

Above: Battle Royal is GamesBeat 2013's theme.

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Gaming is in its golden age, and big and small players alike are maneuvering like kings and queens in A Game of Thrones. Register now for our GamesBeat 2015 event, Oct. 12-Oct.13, where we'll explore strategies in the new world of gaming.

Step right up. It’s time to apply.

Back for its fifth year, the Who’s Got Game Innovation Showdown will spotlight ten companies — from young startups to more established players — with the freshest ideas and most disruptive technologies in gaming.

This is your opportunity to showcase your product/service in front of 500 plus industry execs, investors, and press.

7 Finalists will have four minutes to present live at GamesBeat 2013. Our team of judges — made up of gaming industry experts & venture capitalists — will provide feedback on the products/services presented and determine a winner based on the following criteria:

» Freshness
» Innovation
» Potential for business success

The winner will be announced onstage and will receive VentureBeat/GamesBeat coverage, introductions to investors and/or relevant potential experts in our network, and other prizes yet to be announced.

The application deadline is October 4th, 2013 at 5pm PST.

Additional guidelines/rules:

– We suggest you submit a short video telling us more about your company or product with your application. This should not be an elaborate production. We are just looking for a no frills video of the entrepreneur or executive talking clearly about the idea.

– A person from your company (ideally the person in the video) must be available to pitch live at GamesBeat 2013.

– We do not allow powerpoints. Instead you can do a live demo, video, or other creative ways of presenting your technology.

– We’ll accept products that haven’t even been launched yet, and in fact we encourage this, and prioritize this.

To submit your product/service, fill out the application here. Email with any questions.

Press can apply for press passes here.