After some tough decision-making, we’ve settled on the ten companies to present to the full audience on stage at MobileBeat next Thursday, July 24.

They’ve beat out far more than a hundred companies after several rounds of selection. They are as follows:

Applications:

Infrastructure/service

These companies were culled from the MobileBeat Top 30 companies, all of which have been invited to MobileBeat to show their stuff.

The Top 30 remain our real focus, however, and that’s why they’re eligible for a few of the MobileBeat Tesla Awards (design at left; the brass awards will be ready by event day). Also, while each of the final ten will have five minutes to present, the remaining 20 will also have a chance, via our “wild card” option.

We’ve got a stellar Panel of Experts lined up to help with the judging process.

We’ve got some cool stuff lined up for the event (including some looks at early iPhone application and analytics data from pathbreaking folks like Medialets and Pinch Media), but the best part is that it will be great networking, with a cocktail party to close.

MobileBeat 2008 tickets can be bought here.

Finally, thanks to our sponsors, Blackberry Partners Fund, Forum Nokia, Sun Microsoystems, Norwest Venture Partners, Amiando, Zanox, mTouch and Mippin for making this possible. If you’re interested in sponsoring the event, please contact Jacob Mullins.