Calling all those eager to break into the world of open source! If you'd like an opportunity to raise capital or catch the eye of a potential partner or two, we recommend taking a trip to Gay Paree.

On October 2nd, during the Open World Forum in Paris, twenty open source hopefuls will each have an opportunity to take the stage and promote their company and projects to venture capitalists and major systems integrators. Participants will also compete for the "Open Innovation Awards" which will be awarded by an international jury of experts to the most promising businesses, and presented during the closing keynote address.

The event will provide valuable visibility and feedback from the financial and systems integrators' community, not to mention a fantastic networking opportunity. For more information, including a link to the application form, check out the Open World Forum site.

If you won't be anywhere near Paris, browse our list of upcoming events for something a little closer to home.