This is the third year in a row we’ve run the contest and things seem to be going smoother than ever. Well, so far. Big thanks to Darcy Laycock, Erin Shine, and Jeff Rafter for being incredible co-conspirators, to all our competition sponsors, and especially to the participants who are really pouring their everything into this. I can’t wait to see how some of these ideas turn out.
In case you’re curious, we’re running the voting process a little bit differently this year, and have assembled a fine panel of expert judges to help qualify the best of the best before they go on to public voting. These people come from all corners of the web startup ecosystem and I’m really amazed that most of them were able to find the time in their busy schedules to help us out — we’re honored! So a big thanks to them, too.
The competition wraps tomorrow (Sunday) night at midnight UTC, and then the expert panelists have a couple days to work their magic. Public voting should probably open on Thursday if all goes to schedule. If you’re not competing you can still register for an account and help us judge! For more information, head on over to the competition site or check out the blog. Make sure to subscribe for updates. Thanks!