If you’re an ambitious infrastructure or enterprise software startup less than two years old, check out the Structure 2014 Launchpad competition. This is a golden opportunity to strut your stuff on stage at Gigaom’s 7th annual Structure event for a premier audience of industry luminaries, reporters and VCs.
Past contestants include Saltstack, last year’s champion, with its enterprise-focused configuration management tool. And, previous winners are Keen.io which went on to snag seed funding; DotCloud, now known as Docker the super-hot container technology; and CloudSwitch, which was subsequently acquired by Verizon and is now a core of Verizon’s cloud story. That’s some pretty heady company.
If your company is selected as one of the 2014 finalists by Gigaom’s editors, you will make your pitch before a panel of top venture capital execs and get the benefit of their feedback. And you get to check out the whole show, which focuses on how cloud technologies can facilitate, accelerate, and take advantage of the internet of things. Speakers will include Amazon CTO Werner Vogels, Google SVP Urs Hölzle, Microsoft EVP Scott Guthrie and many, many more.
Apply here, but hurry! The deadline is April 30.