December 03, 2018

The Industry's Most Disruptive Startup Competition, IDEA Showcase Opens Applications for ITEXPO


Start-ups are invited to apply to pitch their company live to thousands of end users, partners and investors at Florida event.

Trumbull, CT – December 3, 2018 – TMC today announced the deadline to apply for IDEA Showcase 2019 at ITEXPO, held January 30 - February 1, 2019 at the Greater Ft. Lauderdale/Broward Country Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Startups looking to compete and pitch their company live to a panel of judges and thousands of to thousands of end users, partners and investors must apply by December 19, 2018. IDEA Showcase which will take place on January 31st 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. 

“Many of the companies featured at our event over the decades have been sold for a total of tens of billions of dollars. Skype for example was most recently sold to Microsoft for $8.5 billion, BroadSoft sold to Cisco for just under $2 Billion and Jamie Siminoff’s Ring was sold to Amazon for $1 billion.” said Rich Tehrani, TMC CEO and conference chairman. “We can only imagine what amazing disruption and incredible exits await this year’s participants!”

 To submit your startup for IDEA Showcase, please complete a submission form at: . For more information about expanding your presence with a startup exhibitor package contact TMC's Joe Fabiano at 203-852-6800 x132 or Maureen Gambino at 203-852-6800 x109.

IDEA Showcase is a part of ITEXPO which is one event where telecom and IT professionals, C-levels and business owners, developers, and the Channel all gather to learn in conference sessions and conduct business on the show floor. This event has become the annual meeting point for buyers of communications hardware and services to sit face-to-face with hundreds of manufacturers and solutions providers in one place, for three incredibly productive days.

ITEXPO is a part of a super show that includes includes SD-WAN Expo, MSP Expo, CVx, Asterisk World, IoT Evolution Expo, The Blockchain Event and brand new events dedicated to AI and Machine Learning, The New Intelligence, The Future of Work Expo, AIOps Expo and Adaptive Intent-Based Networking Expo.

ITEXPO is supported by, Diamond sponsor, Digium a Sangoma Company, Platinum sponsors  Fiber Mountain, Grandstream, Jive Communications, Sansay, Telnyx, VoIP Supply, Yealink and Gold sponsor Bandwidth, Trasker and Zip911.

Early bird rates are in effect through November 30th. For more information or to register for ITEXPO, contact .  For media inquiries, contact Jessica Seabrook.

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

About TMC
Through education, industry news, live events and social influence, global buyers rely on TMC's content-driven marketplaces to make purchase decisions and navigate markets. As a result, leading technology vendors turn to TMC for unparalleled branding, thought leadership and lead generation opportunities. Our in-person and online events deliver unmatched visibility and sales prospects for all participants. Through our custom lead generation programs, we provide clients with an ongoing stream of leads that turn into sales opportunities and build databases. Additionally, we bolster brand reputations with the millions of impressions from display advertising on our news sites and newsletters. Making TMC a 360-degree marketing solution, we offer comprehensive event and road show management services and custom content creation with expertly ghost-crafted blogs, press releases, articles and marketing collateral to help with SEO, branding, and overall marketing efforts. For more information about TMC and to learn how we can help you reach your marketing goals, please visit and follow us on FacebookLinkedIn and Twitter@tmcnet .

Media and Analyst Contact:
Jessica Seabrook             
Marketing Director
203.852.6800 ext.170

Edited by Maurice Nagle

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