July 09, 2013

StartupCamp8 Calls for Early-Stage Communication Technology Startups

Applications now open to present at “ready-set-pitch” event on August 27 at ITEXPO

NORWALK, Conn. – July 9, 2013 – TMC and Embrase today announced the Call for Startups for StartupCamp8, a free networking event that connects early-stage startups with potential collaborators, investors and clients in order to exchange insight and generate excitement about new products and services.

The event is hosted by Embrase, a leading strategy and go-to-market consulting firm to next-generation communications providers, and is collocated with ITEXPO, the world’s largest and best-attended communications and technology trade show, held August 26-29, 2013, at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

StartupCamp8 will be held Tuesday, August 27 at 4:30 p.m. PDT, and companies interested in participating should submit their application online.

To be considered to present at StartupCamp8, companies must be building a communications or collaboration-related service or application enabled by voice, video, SMS or other mode; must be under three years old; and must be privately- or angel-funded. Early-stage startups will be selected to present high-level, five-minute presentations in a “ready, set, pitch” format.

Participants will be evaluated by both a panel of judges and the StartupCamp8 audience members to determine which company most deserves interest from investors. Previous companies that have participated in StartupCamp events include CallTrunk, FastCall411, Fonolo, GroupMe, HookFlash,,, Phonism, RingDNA, Townhall 140, Verona, Vokle, Vsnap, Zello and others. “StartupCamp was created to bring next-generation thinkers to the forefront of the communications technology industry and help bring tomorrow’s technologies to today’s market. We’re excited to bring the event’s eighth installment to ITEXPO in Las Vegas,” said Larry Lisser, principal of Embrase and organizer of StartupCamp.

“StartupCamp8 brings a unique opportunity to ITEXPO attendees, delivering the forum for the industry to discover solutions that will revolutionize everyday communications by providing a stable launch pad for early-stage startups,” said Rich Tehrani, TMC CEO and ITEXPO conference chairman. “The winner at ITEXPO Miami earlier this year – Verbalizeit – has grown significantly since appearing on the StartupCamp stage, and has even made it to the small screen with its appearance this spring on ‘Shark Tank.’ We look forward to seeing the incredibly innovative solutions that contenders will bring to the table in Las Vegas.”

StartupCamp8 is supported by Platinum Sponsor Momentum Telecom, Gold Sponsors UberConference and TelePacific, and Silver Sponsor

ITEXPO is supported by Platinum Sponsors NETXUSA, Interactive Intelligence, Sansay and Audio Codes; Gold Sponsors Snom, 888VoIP, Sagemcom, Yealink, Sangoma, Vitelity, Voxbone, Taqua, ShoreTelSky and FreePBX; and Social Media Sponsor VoIP Innovations.

Register and RSVP for StartupCamp8 today, pass includes access to all keynotes, general sessions, free workshops, networking receptions and unlimited Exhibit Hall access.  Contact Frank Coppola at 203-852-6800 x131 for more information. For media registration, contact Ashley Baster.

Companies interested in exhibiting, sponsorship or advertising packages for ITEXPO and StartupCamp8 should contact TMC's Maureen Gambino, 203-852-6800 x109, or TMC’s Joe Fabiano, 203-852-6800 x132.

For the latest ITEXPO news, updates and information, follow on ITEXPO Twitter at @ITEXPO.

About Embrase Business Consulting:
Embrase is a boutique consulting company offers market strategy and a range of 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:
TMC is a global, integrated media company that supports clients' goals by building communities in print, online, and face to face. TMC publishes multiple magazines including Cloud Computing, M2M Evolution, Customer, and Internet Telephony. TMCnet is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries, and is read by as many as 1.5 million unique visitors monthly. TMC produces a variety of trade events, including ITEXPO, the world's leading business technology event, as well as industry events: 3D Printing Conference & Expo; Asterisk World; AstriCon; ChannelVision (CVx) Expo; Cloud4SMB Expo; DevCon5 - HTML5 & Mobile App Developers Conference; M2M Evolution Conference & Expo; Secure Mobility Conference; Small Cell Summit, Software Telco Congress, StartupCamp; Super Wi-Fi & Shared Spectrum Summit; SIP Trunking-Unified Communications Seminars; Wearable Tech Conference & Expo; WebRTC Conference & Expo; and more. Visit TMC Events for additional information.

Media and Analyst Contact:        
Sue O’Keefe      
Connect2 Communications          
(508) 494-7771   
[email protected]

Edited by Alisen Downey

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