We received an incredible number of submissions for the AWS Start-Up Challenge!
We'd like to offer our congratulations to all seven of the finalists and we'd also like to thank everyone who submitted an entry. The quality, creativity, and diversity of thought present in the entries was beyond impressive.
Ooyala developed a platform which provides viewers with high quality interactive video with non-intrusive advertising. Their ad system uses computer vision and machine learning to deliver a targeted advertising experience.
Justin.tv operates a massively scalable live video platform using AWS. The custom-built Python Media Server has been written from scratch to perform optimally on lightweight EC2 instances. The end result is that live video publishers have a free, easy to use, and completely scalable platform for hosting any type of live video broadcast.
WeoGeo creates a one-stop marketplace for mapping using EC2 and S3 services. It supplies surveyors, engineers, cartographers, and scientists with the ability to conveniently store, search, exchange high-resolution CAD and GIS mapping products. Mappers easily list their data for sale and researchers quickly find the data they need.
Brainscape, a product of the Neuroinformatics Research Group, is an engine for measuring the networks in the brain. Researchers are using Brainscape to discover new brain networks and measure the effects of new drugs in clinical trials. Soon, doctors will be using Brainscape to diagnose disease and aid in treatment.