Nominations have just opened for the Innovation Showdown, one of the highlights of our seventh annual MobileBeat event (July 8 and July 9) at the Hilton in San Francisco.

We’re looking for companies — from young startups to more established players — with the very best new ideas in mobile technologies. Is your product or service providing mobile tools to help businesses effectively grow revenue and/or reduce costs? Then this is is your opportunity to showcase your company, product, app, or service in front of more than 1,000 business and mobile execs, IT decision makers, venture capitalists, investors, and press.

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 MobileBeat. Our team of judges will provide feedback and determine the winner from each group.

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.

Each finalist will also be invited to attend a special bootcamp session hosted by Sequoia Capital, taking place at Sequoia’s offices in Menlo Park prior to the Showdown.

The application deadline is Tuesday, June 10, at 11:59 a.m. Pacific.

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

NOTE: Get one of the first 50 MobileBeat tickets and save $400. We anticipate these being gone by early next week. Grab yours now!

For full event details, check out the MobileBeat 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 MobileBeat: Factual and Tapjoy as Gold Partners; Flurry, HasOffers, Sequoia Capital, RadiumOne, and SupersonicAds as Silver Partners; Upsight, Cotap, New Relic, and Splunk as Event Partners; and Bizzabo as Strategic Partner.