Nominations for the CloudBeat 2013 Innovation Showdown close tomorrow, September 16, at 5pm PST.

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

Ten finalists will have four minutes to present live at CloudBeat 2013 in in front of 500-plus business and IT execs, investors, and press. Our team of judges — made up of industry experts, venture capitalists, and actual enterprise customers — will provide feedback on the products/services presented and determine the winners.

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 tomorrow, Aug. 16 at 5pm PST.

The room is filling up quickly for CloudBeat, and we’ve just announced that Salesforce COO George Hu will be making a rare appearance. Full event details can be found here. 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.