Nominations are in full swing for the CloudBeat 2013 Innovation Showdown, one of the highlights of our third annual event that focuses on revolutionary cases of cloud adoption.

We’re looking for companies — from young startups to more established players — that are innovating in, and around, the cloud.

Do you have a product or service that will change how businesses serve customers, empower employees, and deliver tangible value to investors? This is a great opportunity to showcase it in front of 500-plus business and IT execs, investors, and press.

Finalists have four minutes to present live at CloudBeat 2013. Our team of judges — made up of industry experts, venture capitalists, and actual enterprise customers — provide feedback on the products/services presented and determine the winner from each group.

The winners will be announced onstage at CloudBeat 2013 and will receive VentureBeat coverage, introductions to investors, and/or relevant potential customers in our network, and other prizes yet to be announced.

Apply here for the Innovation Showdown. The deadline is Aug. 16.

Full CloudBeat 2013 details can be found here, and make sure to register today!

Special thanks to Norwest Venture Partners for sponsoring the Innovation Showdown, and thanks to all of the industry leaders who are supporting CloudBeat 2013: IBM jStart as Gold Sponsor; ArchPoint Partners as Silver Sponsor; and CareCloud, Norwest Venture Partners, & Plex Systems as Event Sponsors.