IMEX America, the meetings industry show launching in October in Las Vegas, hopes to attract some up-and-coming technology talent with its Techno-How Zone Contest.

The show is inviting young companies that have an innovative product or app for the meetings, incentive, or events industry to apply for free booth space in the Techno-How Zone and Gadget Bar on the show floor. Applications are being accepted until April 29.

To compete for one of the three complimentary spots, companies must be less than three years old, have an active customer and product base, do less than $1.5 million in annual revenue, and complete an application.

In addition to booth space, winners receive free marketing and public relations support and an invitation to the Meeting Professionals International Foundation Rendezvous, a networking event at the show. Application forms can be found on the IMEX America Web site.