August 22, 2017

IDEA Showcase Opens Applications for Startup Competition and Expands Event at ITEXPO


The communications transformation event brings back a bigger startup event to celebrate Innovation, Disruption, Evolution and Acceleration

Trumbull, CT – August 22, 2017 – TMC today announced IDEA Showcase will return with a new startup pavilion at ITEXPO being held February 14-16, 2018 at the Greater Ft. Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  The startup competition will take place on February 15th and is accepting applications through December 1st. IDEA Showcase is a friendly competition for new companies to take center stage and present their innovative ideas and business plans. Judging for IDEA Showcase will be based on the submission of a completed entry form plus a 5-minute live pitch, and Q&A with the judging panel.  Audience members will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite pitch as well. 

“IDEA Showcase began with the vision of giving companies at the bleeding edge a vehicle to pitch their solutions to the thousands of potential customers, partners and investors that attend ITEXPO. Over the years, the event has grown and many of our participants received funding as a direct result of competing,” said Rich Tehrani, TMC CEO and conference chairman. “This year, as we began planning, it was clear we needed to expand and offer more startups the opportunity to be a part of ITEXPO with an exhibit hall opportunity. We look forward to seeing all the applications and building a truly exciting event.”

To submit your startup for IDEA Showcase, please complete a submission form at:  . For more information on becoming a part of the startup pavilion contact TMC's Joe Fabiano at 203-852-6800 x132 or Maureen Gambino at 203-852-6800 x109.

Registration for IDEA Showcase at ITEXPO is now open, contact for more information. For media inquiries, contact Jessica Seabrook.

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

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203-852-6800 x 170

Edited by Maurice Nagle

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