The Virtual Worlds Innovation Awards

Virtual Worlds Management are launching a new awards programme at the LA show. These awards are to recognise companies and initiatives pushing the boundaries of the sector in new and exciting ways.

The winners will be announced at 5pm PST on Wed Sep 3. I’m one of the judges for these awards, joined byChristian Renaud (CEO, Technology Intelligence Group), Erica Driver (Co-Founder and Principal, ThinkBalm), Steve Prentice (VP and Fellow, Gartner), and Robert Bloomfield (Founder and Host, Metanomics; Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Director of the Business Simulation Laboratory, Cornell’s Johnson School, pause for breath).

I haven’t submitted my shortlist of companies yet but I’m focusing more on early stage/beta phase companies more than existing platforms.

Which companies/initiatives are on your radar?