TMCnet Feature
January 05, 2012

Calling All Early Stage Communications Startups - Be A Part of StartupCamp Comms Edition

Submit an Application for a Pitch Slot for StartupCamp Comms by January 13

Norwalk, CT – January 5, 2012 – StartupCamp Comms, 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 is collocated with ITEXPO (News - Alert) East, January 31 – February 3, 2012, at the Miami Beach Convention Center and is produced by TMC and Embrase Business Consulting.

This fifth installment of StartupCamp will kick off with a free reception Thursday, February 2 and run from 4PM – 7:30PM in Room B217. StartupCamp4, held last September in Austin, crowded in 600 people to hear from the legendary Bob Metcalfe, along with a select group of panel members and the five pre-selected early stage startups.

The fast-paced, “ready, set, pitch” format of StartupCamp offers innovative companies the opportunity to validate their vision in real time, and network with potential investors and partners. Twilio, TokBox and – all companies that in their own way power entrepreneurs forward – are among this year’s event sponsor partners.

Companies qualified to pitch are those that are:

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

Startups seeking exposure and opportunity are invited to apply online, by January 13, 2012. Selected companies will receive, at no cost:

  • Speaking Slot at StartupCamp
  • A video shoot produced and distributed by TMC (News - Alert)
  • 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

StartupCamp Comms was launched in Miami back in early 2010 and has grown into a premiere ITEXPO event. Outside of being a unique forum for early-stage entrepreneurs to pitch their products or services, StartupCamp is widely recognized for attracting unique and rare speaking appearances. Sir Terry Matthews (News - Alert), this year’s keynote, is a world-renowned entrepreneur who has founded or funded over 80 companies since 1972, including Newbridge Networks and Mitel (News - Alert).

Registration for StartupCamp and ITEXPO is now open. Media inquiries should be directed to Todd Keefe at For Immediate Release PR. Sponsorship opportunities are available – companies interested in sponsoring StartupCamp, and showcasing their technology innovations to the audience, should contact TMC’s 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) (
News - Alert) - For Immediate Release PR
617-262-1968 x 101


Edited by Jennifer Russell
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