AWS Start-Up Challenge 2010 Asia Semi-Finalists
November 23, 2010 by Gwendolyn Regina T
For the first time since it started 4 years ago, the Amazon Web Services Start-Up Challenge was brought to Asia Pacific. The competition closed November 1st and fifteen semi-finalists have been selected, of which 5 are from Asia. The judges looked at applications, business models, management teams, and use of AWS.
Update: M-Dot Network from the US won.
From the group of semi-finalists, seven finalists will be invited to Silicon Valley for the finale on December 8th where they will compete for the grand prize of USD $50,000 in cash, USD $50,000 in AWS credits, and additional goodies such as a year of AWS Premium Support at no charge and some free consulting from the AWS team.
The regional semi-finalists from Asia are Cinemacraft, Dialify, Kaggle, LabSlice, and Mediology:
Cinemacraft – Japan
Cinemacraft service enables every Mobile device to be transformed into a IPTV. Our patented compression and format (Prime Streaming Format) combined with our decoder can be used to stream live and Video on Demand to any mobile device on any network. Our service can stream over 2.5G (30 – 60 kpbs), 3G (100 – 250 kbps), 4G (300 – 500 kbps) & Wi-Fi (400 – 1000 kpbs). We currently support over 70 unique GPRS mobile devices (Asia & Emerging markets) & over 200 unique 3G mobile devices including iPhones, iPads, Androids, Windows and Blackberry devices. We provide end to end solution for telecoms & Content holders to deploy Mobile TV.
Dialify – India
Dialify develops audio games & applications for delivery over all telephony networks making our games ubiquitously available. We believe core voice networks are a powerful medium, capable of delivering complex interactions, data exchange & engaging user experiences. Our products feature – immersive sound stages, interactive gameplay, PvP/PvS & Multi-player interaction models and social engagement – over simple voice calls.
Kaggle – Australia
Kaggle provides predictive analytics solutions via global data modeling competitions. Companies, researchers and governments upload datasets and problems, the world’s best data scientists then submit solutions and compete for prizes. The result for clients is cost effective and more powerful analytics.
LabSlice – Australia
LabSlice allows you to create demos, evaluations and training environments that are stored in the cloud and can be easily shared. We extend the Amazon EC2 cloud to create a self-service and policy controlled lab, where you can share a machine simply by sending an email. Get started with a free trial.
Mediology – India
Mediology DigitalEdition is a SaaS platform that enables print publishers to digitize their content, add interactivity to it and then distribute the content via web, mobile and e-reading platforms. The system achieves its massive scale for content digitization and delivery using event centric cloud computing services.
Find out more about SGE’s research arm: SGE Insights, providing customized in-depth research reports to help you navigate the business of technology in Asia.
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Gwendolyn Regina T - Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief
Gwen is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of SGE. Previously, she was a partner of early stage technology investment firm, Thymos Capital and she has had two exits, one of which is iHipo. She is also an investor in Padlet, a Y-Combinator startup. Gwen also sits on the Board of Advisors for the Singapore Innovation & Productivity Institute, Steering Commmittee for the Singapore Infocomm Technology Federation Awards 2013, and Board of Advisors for Social Media Week 2013. A frequent public speaker, mentor and judge at various startup bootcamps, events and competitions, Gwen loves meeting founders, developers, designers and scientists across all ages. An alumnus of the National University of Singapore and its University Scholars Programme, Gwen also spent some time in Silicon Valley and is a graduate of the NUS-Stanford University overseas college programme. She is also a mentor at Polish tech startup incubator Gamma Rebels, the Singapore curator for US-headquartered StartupDigest and the Singapore Ambassador for the Sandbox Network - the leading global network of innovators under 30. Gwen has also been a Worldwide Judge for Imagine Cup - the premier student technology competition helmed by Microsoft. She has also spoken in Hong Kong at one of its largest youth conferences, MaD Asia, and was recently in Austria to help envision the future of the country's economy in 2032 on invitation from an Austrian governmental organization. Gwen speaks 3.25 languages, loves physics, travelling, dance and adventure sports. She can be found on LinkedIn and Twitter.Read other posts by Gwendolyn Regina T