We’re just a few weeks away from Silicon Alley Insider’s Startup 2009, an entrepreneur’s conference in NYC on June 3. Startup 2009 will showcase 10 top startups competing for bragging rights, buzz, and a $50,000 prize.

It will also feature in-depth conversations with Jason Calacanis, Facebook’s Chris Hughes and John Battelle, as well as panels on How To Raise A Boatload Of Money In A Bad Market and The 10 Biggest Mistakes Promising Companies Make.

The conference takes place June 3 at the Schimmel Auditorium at NYU’s Stern School. There’s also an open-bar after party. Click here for more information.

Two lucky WebNewser readers will also be attending the conference for free. Just email us here, or drop us a comment (you’ll have to use your real name) and let us know why you should win.

We’ll select the winners this Friday.