Pluralsight, Inc. announced its first-ever Create the Future Awards, which will debut at Pluralsight LIVE 2018. The awards recognize the changemakers who are creating the technology-based innovations that will lead the world into the future.

The Create the Future Awards provides an opportunity for entrepreneurs and small businesses to compete for a grand prize of $50,000—sponsored by Nasdaq, Insight Venture Partners, ICONIQ Capital, Sorenson Capital, and EPIC Ventures—and a chance to pitch their technology solution or service to potential investors and buyers. Entries, judged by industry experts in technology, will be evaluated on creativity, functionality and market size. Ryan Hinkle, Managing Director of Insight Venture Partners, will serve as the lead judge.

The top five finalists will be notified on August 8. Each will receive a full-access pass to Pluralsight LIVE 2018, travel accommodations to and from the event, and two Pluralsight subscriptions. The finalists will also secure dedicated space at Pluralsight LIVE Exchange to show off their products or services.

Finalists will pitch their idea to the judges on August 29 at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City, UT in front of an audience of CIOs, CTOs and technologists from some of the world's biggest companies. The winner of the Create the Future Awards and the $50,000 grand prize will be announced that evening.

Entries may be submitted now through August 1, 2018. To learn more and apply, visit www.pluralsight.com/awards.