GrowthBeat, VentureBeat’s brand-new event on the data, apps, and science of successful marketing, is coming up on August 5-6 at Hotel Nikko in San Francisco.

Today we’re excited to announce that nominations are open for the GrowthBeat Innovation Showdown, a lively startup competition on day two of the event.

We’re looking for companies — from young startups to more established players — with the very best new ideas in marketing tech. Is your product or service providing marketing tools to help businesses effectively grow revenue and/or reduce costs? Then this is your opportunity to showcase your company, product, app, or service in front of more than 500 business and marketing execs, IT decision makers, venture capitalists, investors, and press.

NOTE: We anticipate that GrowthBeat “best price” tickets will be sold out by Thursday July 10. Grab yours now and save $300!

We’ll pick 10 finalists, broken into two groups: early-stage companies (late seed to Series A funding) and mid-stage companies (Series A to Series B funding). They’ll each have four minutes to showcase live at GrowthBeat.

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

The application deadline is Friday, July 18, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific.

To apply for the Innovation Showdown, please fill out the application here.

For full event details, check out the GrowthBeat website. We’ll also be announcing a bunch of program and speaker updates over the coming weeks, so stay tuned!

Special thanks to the following industry leaders for supporting GrowthBeat: Demandbase as Gold Partner; Ion Interactive as Silver Partner; AT&T, Swrve, Act-On, Personagraph, and Looker as Event Partners; and CommandIQ as Nest Partner.