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Google Ventures Wesley Chan joins Colleague Craig Walker as Keynotes at StartupCamp ITEXPO
[January 18, 2011]

Google Ventures Wesley Chan joins Colleague Craig Walker as Keynotes at StartupCamp ITEXPO

NORWALK, Conn. --(Business Wire)--

TMC (News - Alert) and EMBRASE Business Consulting announced that they have added Google Ventures' Wesley Chan to its keynote address lineup for their StartupCamp event, taking place Thursday, February 3 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

This third edition of StartupCamp Comms, spotlights early-stage entrepreneurs and innovators in communication technology. Industry leaders, investors, developers and media will converge for rich networking and to validate entrepreneur pitches in real time.

As an early employee at Google, Mr. Chan helped to start, launch, and grow Google Analytics and Google Voice-products which millions of users depend on worldwide. He is also a recipient of Google's founder award-the company's most prestigious recognition-for leading the development of Google Toolbar and building out Google's early client efforts.

"We are very excited about Mr. Chan's Keynote at StartupCamp. It is a great opportunity for attendees and exhibitors alike to gain invaluable knowledge and insight into what it takes for to be successful," notes Rich Tehrani, CEO and group editor-in-chief of TMC.

StartupCamp co-founder Larry Lisser adds, "Wesley will bring valuable insights to an event already well-known for equipping startups, industry leaders and investors with views and strategies they can use to succeed in the communications sector."

Five early stage startups innovation with communications or collaboration technologies will be selected to speak at the event. The deadline for submitting an application is today, Tuesday, January 18 at 5:00 PST. Interested startups should apply here.

StartupCamp Agenda

4:00-4:50PM: Networking & Welcome Beverages, Sponsored by Rackspace Hosting
4:50PM: Introduction by Larry Lisser, StartupCamp Kicks Off
5:00 - 5:45PM: Keynotes by Craig Walker and Wesley Chan of Google/Google Ventures, Followed by a Q/A Session
5:45 - 7:00PM: Startup pitches and judging (More information coming soon on startup specifics)
7:00 - 8:0PM: Networking

View the StartupCamp 3: Comms Edition Agenda in its entirety.

StartupCamp is collocated with ITEXPO (News - Alert). Other events taking place at ITEXPO in Miami include: 4GWE Conference; Smart Grid Summit; M2M Evolution, Cloud Communications Summit; SIP Tutorial 2.0: Bringing SIP to the Web; VIPeering; Business Video Expo; ChannelVision Expo (CVx) Digium|Asterisk (News - Alert) World; and Super WiFi Summit.

StartupCamp is sponsored by Rackspace Hosting, OpenTok, Skype and Twilio. Companies interested in sponsoring StartupCamp or showcasing their technology innovations to the audience, should contact the ITEXPO Sales Team at 203-852-6800 for more details.

Registration for ITEXPO is now open, your ITEXPO Registration allows you access into StartupCamp. Media inquiries should be directed to Todd Keefe (News - Alert) at For Immediate Release PR.


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.

About TMC:

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, NGN and InfoTECH Spotlight 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: 4GWE; Smart Grid Summit; M2M Evolution; Cloud Communications Summit; Social CRM Expo; SIP Tutorial; VIPeering; Business Video Expo; ChannelVision Expo (CVx); Digium (News - Alert)|Asterisk World; StartupCamp; MSPAlliance MSPWorld and more! Visit TMC Events for a complete listing and further information.

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