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Calling All Early Stage Communications Startups

posted 5 Jan 2011, 12:14 by Mpelembe Admin   [ updated 5 Jan 2011, 12:15 ]


Submit Applications for one of five Pitch Slots at StartupCamp Comms Edition at ITEXPO East this February

ITEXPO East 2011

NORWALK, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--StartupCamp Comms Edition, a unique forum for early-stage entrepreneurs to pitch their communications products or services to a discriminating audience of potential investors, media, bloggers and industry cognoscenti, has issued an open call for entrepreneurs seeking exposure.

“StartupCamp was an amazing opportunity for us to pitch our story. The response to our Android based IP telephony solution was overwhelmingly positive, with dozens of potential channel partners and customers resulting from our participation.”

This third installment of StartupCamp Comms Edition, sponsored by TokBox, Inc., creators of OpenTok, to be held February 3 at the Miami Convention Center is collocated with ITEXPO and is produced by TMC and Embrase Business Consulting.

The fast-paced, “ready, set, pitch” format of StartupCamp enables five pre-selected early-stage companies to validate their pitches in real time, and network with potential investors and partners. Companies developing products or services that enable or are enabled by communications technologies such as voice, SMS and video will be considered for a ‘pitch slot’.

Qualifying companies include those that are:

  • Developing products, services or applications that leverage communications technologies such as voice, SMS and Video
  • Less than 3 years old
  • Privately or angel funded

Startups seeking exposure and opportunity are invited to apply online, no later than January 17, 2011. Selected companies will receive, at no cost:

  • Speaking Slot at StartupCamp
  • A video shoot produced and distributed by TMC
  • Participation in pre- and post show marketing and promotional campaigns, as well as onsite press opportunities
  • Space in the StartupCamp Pavilion on the ITEXPO exhibition floor

At StartupCamp in Los Angeles this past October, Cloud Telecomputers was selected as the overall winner. Cloud Telecomputers Chairman Jim Willenborg noted that “StartupCamp was an amazing opportunity for us to pitch our story. The response to our Android based IP telephony solution was overwhelmingly positive, with dozens of potential channel partners and customers resulting from our participation.”

StartupCamp 3: Comms Edition is collocated with ITEXPO. Other events taking place at ITEXPO in Miami include: 4GWE Conference; Smart Grid Summit; M2M Evolution Conference; Cloud Communications Summit; Social CRM Expo; SIP Tutorial; VIPeering; Business Video Expo; Digium|Asterisk World; ChannelVision Expo (CVx); and Super WiFi Summit.

Companies interested in sponsoring StartupCamp should contact TMC’s Joe Fabiano (203-852-6800 x132) or Maureen Gambino (203-852-6800 x109).

Registration for ITEXPO is now open. ITEXPO registration allows access into StartupCamp. Media inquiries should be directed to Todd Keefe at For Immediate Release PR.

About EMBRASE:

EMBRASE is a boutique consulting firm that provides positioning, corporate development and go-to-market services to companies in communications sector. With its extensive expertise and knowledge in emerging communication and telephony markets, Embrase has assisted a cross-section of communications solution and service providers in closing funding, entering new markets and growing revenues.

About TMC:

Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) is a global, integrated media company helping clients build communities in print, in person, and online. TMC publishes Customer Interaction SolutionsINTERNET TELEPHONYUnified CommunicationsNGN and InfoTECH Spotlight magazines. TMC is the producer of ITEXPO, the world’s leading B2B communications event. TMCnet.com, which is read by two million unique visitors each month, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. In addition, TMC runs multiple industry events: 4GWESmart Grid SummitM2M EvolutionCloud Communications SummitSocial CRM ExpoSIP TutorialVIPeeringBusiness Video Expo;ChannelVision Expo (CVx)Digium|Asterisk WorldStartupCampMSPAlliance MSPWorld and more! Visit TMC Events for a complete listing and further information.

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