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Flowthru, Proteg-GO, ThruView and VerbalizeIt Selected to Present at StartupCamp7
[January 28, 2013]

Flowthru, Proteg-GO, ThruView and VerbalizeIt Selected to Present at StartupCamp7

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Four Early-Stage Companies to Take Center Stage at ITEXPO (News - Alert) Miami on January 31
NORWALK, CT. - January 28, 2013 - TMC and EMBRASE Business Consulting announced the four technology startup companies that will be competing in StartupCamp7: Comms Edition, being held on Thursday, January 31 at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami, Florida. The competition is collocated with ITEXPO Miami 2013, the world's largest and best-attended communications and technology trade show, held January 30 - February 1, 2013.
StartupCamp is a unique forum for early-stage entrepreneurs to pitch their communications offerings to a discriminating audience of industry influencers, media, potential investors and customers who gather for an evening of rich networking.

This year's startups include:
  • Flowthru extends voice services to anywhere. By plugging into service providers' existing infrastructure, with near-zero impact, Flowthru enables voice services to be presented where it matters most to users: on smartphones, tablets and PCs.
  • Proteg-GO's 'Guardian on the Go' app keeps you and loved ones safe and informed during an emergency, via its one-touch alert system, call center and social media components that together serve as a compliment to traditional 911 services.
  • ThruView reduces truck-rolls and makes customer care agents more effective for large providers of services to the home. Its mobile applications stream video from smartphones directly to the customer agent, offering the visual context agents require to deliver more efficient customer service.
  • VerbalizeIt delivers real-time access to human translators to make sure that nothing is ever lost in translation. We empower businesses and travelers with the ability to instantly connect with a live translator any time of day, anywhere in the world and from any device or application. 
The evening will kick off with an intimate networking event sponsored by Momentum, connecting early-stage startups with potential collaborators, investors and clients. Following the networking event, John Sculley, former president of Pepsi Co. and CEO at Apple (News - Alert), will address the audience for a keynote address challenging businesses to take more calculated risks. StartupCamp7 participants will then take the stage for their high-level five-minute 'ready-set-pitch' presentations.
Participating companies in this year's program will be judged by a panel of esteemed judges, including:
  • Craig Walker, CEO, Firespotter Labs
  • Jeff Uphues, Vice President, Cbeyond (News - Alert)
  • Gerry Dehaven, Senior Partner, QAdvisors
For more information about StartupCamp 7, the participants or judges, please visit the ITEXPO website.
'StartupCamp is one of the most exciting elements of ITEXPO. This is where the industry is introduced to rising talent that will soon be the future of communications,' said Rich Tehrani (News - Alert), TMC CEO and ITEXPO conference chairman. 'This is a chance for industry players to give back and take an interest in rising young companies. The fast-paced format of the event makes it exciting for participants and attendees alike.'
StartupCamp7 is proudly sponsored by: Momentum, Cbeyond, Twilio (News - Alert), and UberConference.
ITEXPO is the world's largest and best-attended communications and technology trade show, and is held January 30 - February 1, 2013, at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach, Florida. Registration for ITEXPO Miami is now open.
For information about exhibitor or sponsorship opportunities, contact Joe Fabiano, 203-852-6800 x132 or Maureen Gambino, 203-852-6800 x109. For media registration, contact Ashley Baster. For the latest ITEXPO news, updates and information follow the event on Twitter (News - Alert) at @ITEXPO.

About Embrase Business Consulting
Embrase is a boutique consulting company offers market strategy and a range growth-focused solutions to Telco Service Providers, and to Entrepreneurs innovating the communications industry. Since 2003, Embrase has assisted a cross section of companies around the globe to make strategic decisions, successfully enter new markets and accelerate commercial success.
About TMC (News - Alert)
TMC is a global, integrated media company that helps clients build communities in print, in person and online. TMC publishes multiple magazines including CUSTOMER, INTERNET TELEPHONY, M2M Evolution and Cloud Computing. TMCnet is read by as many as 1.5 million unique visitors each month, and is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. TMC is also the producer of ITEXPO, the world's leading B2B communications event, as well as industry events: M2M Evolution; Cloud4SMB Expo; DevCon5; Super Wi-Fi Summit, CVx; Asterisk (News - Alert) World; StartupCamp, and more. Visit TMC Events for a complete listing and further information.
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Edited by Braden Becker

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