TMCnet Feature
December 06, 2011

StartupCamp5 Returns to ITEXPO East in Miami, Florida on February 2

Legendary Industry Entrepreneur Sir Terry Matthews (News - Alert) Announced as Keynote Speaker; Early-Stage Companies Vie for Investment

Norwalk, CT, December 6, 2011— TMC and EMBRASE Business Consulting announced that the fifth installment of StartupCamp Comms will occur at ITEXPO (News - Alert) East, February 1-3, at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

StartupCamp Comms was launched in Miami back in early 2010 and has grown into a premiere ITEXPO event, packing in crowds of over 600 industry influencers, potential investors, media, and bloggers. Outside of a forum for early-stage entrepreneurs to pitch their communications products or services, StartupCamp is widely recognized for attracting unique and rare speaking appearances from the likes Craig Walker (founder of Google (News - Alert) Voice), Bob Metcalfe (inventor of the Ethernet), and now Sir Terry Matthews.

Matthews is a world-renowned entrepreneur who has founded or funded over 80 companies since 1972, including Newbridge Networks and Mitel (News - Alert). Matthews will open the event at 4:45PM on February 2.

Beyond its highly inspirational, educational and interactive keynotes, StartupCamp’s draw is its fast-paced, “ready, set, pitch” format that offers five selected early-stage companies a forum to validate their pitches in real time, and for discerning panelists and audiences the opportunity to see what’s next and voice their opinions – positive or not.

“Sir Terry Matthews is a name synonymous with entrepreneurialism in our industry; his track record has little parallel and when he speaks publically, I’m told he holds little back. We could not be happier to have Sir Terry kicking off StartupCamp5”, said StartupCamp Comms co-founder, Larry Lisser.

Companies developing offerings that enable or are enabled by communications technologies such as voice, SMS and video, that are under three years old and are angel or privately funded, should apply for a ‘pitch slot’.

Registration for StartupCamp and ITEXPO is now open. Media inquiries should be directed to Todd Keefe at For Immediate Release PR. Companies interested in sponsoring StartupCamp, and showcasing their technology innovations to the audience, should contact TMC’s (News - Alert) Joe Fabiano at 203-852-6800 x132. 

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. Embrase also produces regional StartupCamp events, the annual International Startup Festival, and various conferences focused in the cloud communications arena.

About TMC:
TMC is a global, integrated media company that helps clients build communities in print, in person, and online.  TMC publishes the Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Next Gen Mobility, and Cloud Computing magazines.  TMC is the producer of ITEXPO, the world’s leading B2B communications event., 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: 4G Wireless Evolution; M2M Evolution; Cloud Communications Expo; SIP Tutorial 2.0:Bringing SIP to the Web; Business Video Expo; Regulatory 2.0 Workshop; DevCon5; HTML5 Summit; CVx; AstriCon; StartupCamp; MSPAlliance MSPWorld and more. Visit TMC Events for a complete listing and further information.

TMC Contact:
Todd Keefe (News - Alert) 
For Immediate Release PR
617-262-1968 x 101

Edited by Jennifer Russell
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