StartupCamp Comm Edition: The chosen four


StartupCamp Comm Edition, in partnership with TMC’s ITEXPO West, will feature four early stage startups among  30 applicants to make their pitch. The event is held on Monday, October 4, in Los Angeles, and any registered ITEXPO attendee can join the fun!

The lucky four are:

  • VAL9000 is a cloud-based system that lets physicians and nurses access clinical information systems using natural-language spoken conversations to help practitioners get things done instantly.
  • AdelaVoice <http://www.adelavoice.com/> blends voice with state-of-the-art recognition technologies to create an innovative and interactive relationship between consumers and their smart devices.
  • Vokle <http://www.vokle.com/> provides a virtual townhall platform that enables anyone to broadcast live to a virtual auditorium, assign remote co-hosts on the fly, and take live video and text questions from the audience.
  • GroupMe <http://groupme.com/>, founded just this Spring, enables you to instantly organize and communicate with the groups of people in your life that are important to you, by SMS and voice.

Here’s the press release:

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Four early-stage companies have been chosen for highly sought after presentation slots at the upcoming West Coast edition of “StartupCamp: Comm Edition,” to be held in conjunction with TMC’s ITEXPO West 2010 Conference Oct. 4 – 6 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

“For the first time, we had several European applicants.”

Slated for the evening of Monday, Oct. 4, StartupCamp is a fast-paced, “ready, set, pitch” event that gives early-stage entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch their communications innovations to an audience of industry leaders, media and investors.

StartupCamp Communications is a joint production of Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC®), a leading global media company based in Norwalk, Conn., and Embrase Business Consulting of Montreal.

The companies chosen range widely in their offerings, evidence of how communications is changing:

  • VAL9000 is a cloud-based system that lets physicians and nurses access clinical information systems using natural-language spoken conversations to help practitioners get things done instantly.
  • AdelaVoice <http://www.adelavoice.com/> blends voice with state-of-the-art recognition technologies to create an innovative and interactive relationship between consumers and their smart devices.
  • Vokle <http://www.vokle.com/> provides a virtual townhall platform that enables anyone to broadcast live to a virtual auditorium, assign remote co-hosts on the fly, and take live video and text questions from the audience.
  • GroupMe <http://groupme.com/>, founded just this Spring, enables you to instantly organize and communicate with the groups of people in your life that are important to you, by SMS and voice.

StartupCamp co-founder Larry Lisser said the sheer number of applications to present at the Los Angeles event and the fact that they represent such a wide range of telecom-powered offering is “huge,” and surely points to continued vitality and innovation in the industry.

“Companies that power their applications with the tools of telecom are sprouting everywhere, and not just in the United States,” he said. “For the first time, we had several European applicants.”

Lisser said that given the outpouring of interest in presenting at StartupCamp, the event organizers are trying to accommodate one more company to the slate of presenters. That decision will come by week’s end.

Keynote speaker at StartupCamp will be Xobni CEO Jeff Bonforte, who has been actively involved in the future of communications for years, dating back to his involvement in what became the Gizmo Project, and to his executive roles with Yahoo!’s Real-time Communications Group.

Twilio, a leader in the fast-growing field of cloud communications, is back as platinum sponsor of StartupCamp; Alcatel-Lucent and Skype also are sponsoring the event, which debuted at ITEXPO in Miami earlier this year.

StartupCamp Communications is free to attend and admission is included with any ITEXPO registration plan. Attendees are encouraged to RSVP to attend StartupCamp.

ABOUT EMBRASE

With extensive expertise and knowledge in emerging communication and telephony markets, Embrase Business Consulting provides positioning, corporate development and go-to-market services to early-stage, technology-based ventures facing challenging time-to-market issues, lengthy customer adoption cycles and demanding investor requirements. Through recognized methodologies, Embrase identifies target market segments, optimizes resource alignment and accelerates revenue growth to increase its clients’ business value and attractiveness to both end-user customers and investors. With its proven international track record, technical expertise and extensive network of contacts, EMBRASE successfully partners with clients from strategy creation to execution.

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 SolutionsINTERNET TELEPHONYUnified Communications, and NGN magazines. TMCnet, TMC’s Web site, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. TMCnet is read by two million unique visitors each month on average worldwide, according to Webtrends. TMCnet has ranked within the top 3,500 in Quantcast’s Top U.S. sites, placing TMCnet in the nation’s top .03% most visited Web sites. In addition, TMC produces ITEXPO4GWE Conference and M2M Evolution (in conjunction with Crossfire Media); Digium|Asterisk World (in conjunction with Digium); and Smart Grid Summit (in conjunction with Intelligent Communication Partners). TMC serves other communications market segments with the Cloud Communications Summit (in conjunction with Light and Electric); CVx ChannelVision Expo (in conjunction with Beka Publishing); and MSPWorld™ (in conjunction with the MSP Alliance).

TMC also serves technology professionals with industry-specific Web sites: InfoTech Spotlight4GWE, M2M Evolution, Smart-Grid.TMCnet.comSmart Products Ecosystem,Robotics.TMCnet.comCable.TMCnet.comSatellite SpotlightGreen.TMCnet.comHealthcare.TMCnet.com, and Education.TMCnet.com.

Contacts

Embrase Business Consulting

Larry Lisser, 415-710-5947

larry.lisser@embrase.com

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