Our GamesBeat 2011 conference is coming up on July 12-13 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. This year’s conference is focused on the meteoric rise of mobile games and looks at best cases for money-making and growing user bases in mobile games. We’re calling it Mobile Games Level Up. And it will feature our third annual edition of the “Who’s Got Game?” contest that highlights the best game startup.

We’re looking to ferret out the best startups in the game industry. We’ll choose five to seven finalists who will present live, on stage at our GamesBeat conference in front of a big crowd. Those finalists will be able to pitch their company to our audience of media, entrepreneurs, CEOs, investors and industry executives.

An all-star panel of judges will be selecting the most promising startup, based on the following criteria:

» freshness
» innovation
» potential for business success.

The requirements are that the entrant be a startup company in the game space. Publicly traded or large, well-known private companies are not eligible.

The winner will be announced at GamesBeat and covered in a blog post and will receive introductions to game investors in our network.

Deadline for submission is June 21 at 5:00pm Pacific Standard Time. Here’s the link for the game contest. We’ll also have a contest for MobileBeat 2011 (use this MobileBeat contest link). To register for GamesBeat 2011, follow this link. For sponsorships, send a message to sponsors@venturebeat.com.