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StartupCamp7: Judging Panel Ready to Eye the Next Big Startup
[January 09, 2013]

StartupCamp7: Judging Panel Ready to Eye the Next Big Startup

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Multi-exit Entrepreneur, Deal-Maker & Industry Veterans Crowd this year's Judging Bench
Norwalk, CT - January 9, 2013 - TMC and EMBRASE Business Consulting announced the judging panel for StartupCamp7: Comms Edition, collocated with ITEXPO Miami 2013, on January 31 at the Miami Convention Center in Miami, Florida.

StartupCamp is a unique forum for early-stage entrepreneurs to pitch their communications offerings to a discriminating audience of industry influencers, media, potential investors and customers who gather for an evening of rich networking. John Sculley, former CEO of Apple (News - Alert)/President of Pepsi, and recognized leader in big brand marketing, kicks off evening as the keynote speaker.

StartupCamp7 Judging Panel Includes:

  • Craig Walker, CEO of Firespotter (News - Alert) Labs, a telecom focused incubator that's launched UberConference, Nosh, NoshList and Jotly since its founding in April 2011.
  • Jeff Uphues, Vice-President, Cbeyond (News - Alert), a leading communications provider that delivers cloud services and communications to SMBs.
  • Gerry Dehaven, senior partner, QAdvisors, a top merger and acquisition firm deeply rooted in technology, communications and business services.
The panel will be moderated by serial entrepreneur Gary Pudles, CEO of AnswerNet (News - Alert) which was recently named a 'Best Run Company' by SmartCEO.
"StartupCamp is designed to foster entrepreneur success in the communications industry," said Larry Lisser, co-founder of StartupCamp. "With this mind, each year we build out an expert judging panel to offer constructive feedback on stage, and to create access to high-impact relationships for the presenting startups.'
The fast-paced, "ready, set, pitch" format of StartupCamp will offer four pre-selected early-stage companies the opportunity to validate their pitches in real time and network with potential investors and partners. Companies developing offerings enabled by communications technologies such as voice, SMS and video, that are under three years old and are angel or privately funded, should apply for a 'pitch slot' here.  The deadline to apply is January 13, 2012.
StartupCamp7 is proudly sponsored by: Momentum, UberConference, Twilio and
ITEXPO (News - Alert) is the world's largest and best-attended communications and technology trade show, and is held January 30 - February 1, 2013, at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami, Florida. Registration for ITEXPO is now open. Platinum Pass is $99 until January 25, and allows access to all ITEXPO Conference Events. Your ITEXPO conference registration also includes access to sessions within the collocated Asterisk World and Cloud4SMB programs.
For information about exhibitor or sponsorship opportunities, contact Joe Fabiano, 203-852-6800 x132 or Maureen Gambino, 203-852-6800 x109. For media registration, contact Ashley Baster.
For the latest ITEXPO news, updates and information, follow on Twitter at #ITEXPO. Share news of your participation in StartupCamp7 and ITEXPO to your audience by distributing announcements, giveaways, relevant press releases, etc. through your social media channels. Contact TMC's Diana Bakowski (203-852-6800 x122) to learn the benefits of joining the social team.

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.
Contact Information
Todd Keefe
For Immediate Release PR 
617-262-1968 x 101

About TMC
TMC is a global, integrated media company that helps clients build communities in print, in person and online. TMC publishes multiple magazines including CUSTOMERINTERNET TELEPHONY, M2M EvolutionITEXPO, the world's leading B2B communications event, as well as industry events: M2M Evolution; Cloud4SMB Expo; DevCon5; Super Wi-Fi Summit, CVx; Asterisk World; StartupCamp, and more. Visit TMC Events for a complete listing and further information. and Cloud Computing. TMCnet is read by as many as 1.5 million unique visitors each month, and is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. TMC is also the producer of ,
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Edited by Braden Becker

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