Are you an enterprise 2.0 company up to something cool in 2010?Launch Pad wants to know about it.The Launch Pad contest has been a part of theEnterprise 2.0 Conference for many years, providing a platform for innovation to shine on the keynote stage.[gallery]Who qualifies?The contest is open to all enterprise 2.0 companies - big or small - that have released or announced something new in 2010. A new product, a new version, a new partnership or integration point - so long as the announcement was made this year, it counts.How do I enter?Well, things start off rather simply. Beginning August 9th, 2010, you have until August 30th, 2010 to make your Twitter pitch to the Launch Pad hashtag: #e2conf-lp. We want to hear, in 140 characters or less, what makes you Launch Pad worthy.Then what?After Twitter submissions close on August 30th, myself and the esteemed Enterprise 2.0 Launch PadJury will vet the entries and choose our 8 favorite. Those 8 will then be asked to create a 3 minute video demoing their product. We'll open up a community vote on September 20th, 2010. The four videos with the most votes will be asked to demo on the keynote stage at Enterprise 2.0 Santa Clara on November 10th, 2010. The contest culminates with a live audience vote to select the Launch Pad winner.More info on rules and key dateshere.Any cool prizes?Of course. In addition to the exposure our Launch Pad qualifiers receive with their involvement in the program, our Final Four receive a special publicity package to help get as much buzz as possible out of the contest.To get a taste of what our previous winners have submitted, take a peek at our videoarchive.Looking forward to your Tweets starting August 9th!
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