TextGen has an exciting product in its arsenal, one that's looking to give normal business telephone numbers a variety of new methods in which to provide contact with customers that goes well beyond the standard voice contact. With TextGen's exciting potential on its side, it's not surprising to see quite a bit of interest in the product itself, and the company, which makes it all the more appropriate that TextGen will be making an appearance at ITEXPO's StartupCamp8 event.
For those not already familiar, StartupCamp8 is a pitch event, the eighth of its kind, in which entrepreneurs get a chance to pitch a company line to a variety of attendees, and a few other events tossed in. The event runs a little over three hours—it only has scheduled events from 4:00 PM until 7:15 PM, though the last one, a networking session, likely doesn't have much in the way of an end time. The event starts with open networking and cocktails, followed by an introductory session, and then into the four pitches of the evening. Each gets just 15 minutes to make its presentation, and this is followed by a voting session on the winner and a general wrap-up before launching into the second networking portion of the evening.
TextGen itself, meanwhile, is offering a novel value proposition: as mentioned previously, the service essentially looks to offer an easy way for companies to get access to the full range of methods a customer might use to get in contact with businesses. It's a basic application, with very little in the way of installation or hassle to get up and operational. But when it's in place, it can offer up a wide variety of useful services, complete with things like Web-based reporting and operation to make everything not only run smoother but also provide status reports on how the various contact measures are doing.
Interestingly, TextGen's co-founder, Gary Pudles (News - Alert), has previously been on the other side of the proceedings before. At StartupCamp7, he was part of the keynote presentation, made famous by his interview of John Sculley, former CEO of Apple (News - Alert). He had also been part of the judge and moderator array for other installments of StartupCamp, and now, he's bringing his company in to be judged in StartupCamp8.
It's likely that TextGen will see a lot of interest out of the StartupCamp event, even if it doesn't win the event. After all, it's got an unusual product with a lot of potential value, and it's backed up by a company whose head has been through several rounds of StartupCamp. The presentation is likely to be sharp and just what the attendees are looking to hear. Throwing in the product itself makes the whole package look a lot more attractive. While only time will tell just who comes out on top of StartupCamp8, it's a safe bet that TextGen will be at least somewhere near the head of the pack.
Edited by Blaise McNamee