Norwalk, CT, (November 20, 2009) — Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC®), a leading global media company, today announced a partnership with Embrase Business Consulting to jointly host “StartupCamp Telephony at ITEXPO”, a forum where early stage communications companies, investors and on-lookers alike can share information and validate pitches in a live setting.
Collocated with TMC’s very successful ITEXPO conference, StartupCamp Telephony will take place Thursday evening, Jan. 21 at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami, Florida – day two of the three-day ITEXPO (News - Alert) event.
This is the inaugural StartupCamp Telephony; the event is dedicated to everything Startup in emerging communications. Companies will learn from each other about the ins and outs of pitching an emerging communications startup. Keynote speakers will offer unique insight into keys to successful commercialization in this fast changing environment. All are welcome. Space is limited, so you need to register soon to attend.
Five startups will be selected to give brief five-minute “pitch” presentations following which the audience will ask questions and provide five to 10 minutes of valuable feedback to the presenting companies, in an open forum format. Early stage companies wishing to be included in the pitch roster need to enter their details on the Startups Attending page.
“ITEXPO was founded more than a decade ago as the venue where communications technology buyers could review and select the absolute leading-edge technologies – many of which were developed and brought to market by emerging startups. In order for these energetic companies to prosper, they first needed someone to believe in them and provide the funding necessary for success,” said Rich Tehrani, TMC CEO.
“Although the IP communications market continues to mature, there remains a powerful legion of startup companies who fuel innovation. We are glad to partner with EMBRASE to provide a forum for these companies to ensure their exciting products are supported to the point where they can become tomorrow’s industry standards,” Tehrani added.
“As we move into an improved economic environment, we are again reminded how critical innovation in communications is to the global economy,” said Larry Lisser (News - Alert), Leader of EMBRASE’s Telephony Practice. Lisser adds, “StartupCamp Telephony has been created to both provide a mantle piece for early stage innovators in the telephony industry and to encourage more entrepreneurs that their ideas can be commercialized. The giants in mobile, cable, voice and business telephony need a place to find the companies that can drive their innovation requirements; StartupCamp Telephony will offer the most innovative ideas a place to pitch their vision”
Registration for StartupCamp Telephony at ITEXPO is now open.
Sponsorship opportunities are also available for companies to showcase their offerings to attendees. Interested parties should contact TMC’s Joe Fabiano for more details.
ITEXPO is the leading communications and technology conference with an educational program that teaches enterprises, SMBs, and government agencies how to select IP-based voice, video, fax, and unified communications to purchase or resell. It's also where service providers learn how to profitably roll out services their subscribers are clamoring for. ITEXPO is where buyers, sellers, resellers, and manufacturers meet to forge relationships and close deals.
Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) is a global, integrated media company helping clients build communities in print, in person and online. TMC publishes Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Unified Communications, and NGN magazines. TMCnet, TMC's Web site, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. TMCnet is read by as many as 3 million unique visitors each month worldwide, according to Webtrends. TMCnet has ranked within the top 3,000 in Quantcast's (News - Alert) Top U.S. sites, placing TMCnet in the nation’s top .03 percent most visited Web sites. In addition, TMC produces ITEXPO, 4GWE Conference (in conjunction with Crossfire Media), Digium|Asterisk World and AstriCon (in conjunction with Digium (News - Alert)), and Communications Developer Conference.
With extensive expertise and knowledge in emerging communication and telephony markets, EMBRASE is a consulting firm that provides positioning, corporate development and go-to-market services to early-stage technology-based ventures facing challenging time-to-market issues, lengthy customer adoption cycles and demanding investor requirements. Through recognized methodologies, Embrase identifies target market segments, optimizes resource alignment and accelerates revenue growth to increase its clients' business value and attractiveness to both end-user customers and investors. With its proven international track record, technical expertise and extensive network of contacts, EMBRASE successfully partners with clients from strategy creation to execution.
TMC Contact: EMBRASE Contact :
Todd Keefe (News - Alert) Larry Lisser
For Immediate Release PR Embrase Business Consulting
617-262-1968 x 101 (415) 710-5947