There are just two weeks left to apply for the SemTechBiz Start-Up Competition. Entry is free, so hurry and get your submission in! The competition page states, “At the 2013 Semantic Technology & Business Conference, and WebMediaBrands will award one company the prize as ‘Top Semantic Technology Start-Up.’ At 12:30 pm Monday, June 3rd, companies will have the opportunity to compete on stage as they deliver their pitches before a panel of expert judges! The companies competing will have met the following conditions: (1) Have a demonstrable product (at least in “beta” stage) in the SemTech and or SemWeb space. (2) Have received no more than a Series B round of financing. To apply, go to Please note, that the application deadline is April 1.”

It also states, “Upon committing to attend the event, the ten finalist companies will receive a ‘Survival Kit’ that includes: (1) One discount pass ($495 USD) to attend the full Semantic Technology & Business Conference. (2) Attendance for presenters at the “Start-up Competition” only is free and includes Exhibit Hall access. (3) An Air Travel Gift Card, Starbucks Gift Card or Apple Gift Card in the amount of $200.00 (USD). (4) A copy of “Confessions of a Public Speaker” by Scott Berkun. (5) Coverage at as a finalist. The winning company will receive: (1) An award, publicly given on stage at the June 4, 9:00am keynote. (2) A featured article at, to include interviews with key company officers and/or investors. (3) A speaking slot at a future Semantic Technology & Business Conference. (4) A 46″ Monitor/Television (to be shipped after the conference conclusion).”

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