The 5th Annual of AWS Start-up Challenge has launched and is open to start-ups worldwide. This contest is a great way for young, innovative companies using Amazon Web Services to gain exposure and compete for a chance to win $100,000 in cash and credits. This year, we will recognize 15 regional semi-finalists, 6 global finalists, and select one global grand prize winner. The application process is now open and the contest submission closes October 2, 2011. To learn more and enter the competition, visit the AWS Start-Up Challenge home page.