Attention All Startups in the VoIP Industry!

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Attention All Startups in the VoIP Industry!

itexpo-logo.jpgI thought I'd share some TMC news about a very cool opportunity TMC is providing to startup companies. At the next Internet Telephony Conference & Expo (ITEXPO), TMC will offer startup companies the ability to pitch their products and services. It was very successful at the last ITEXPO and so we decided to do it again. Here's the full news release including news about the keynote speaker:

TMC and Embrase Business Consulting Announce Keynote Speaker, Platinum Sponsor for StartupCamp at ITEXPO

Cloud Communications Innovator Twilio Returns;
Xobni CEO Jeff Bonforte to Keynote Oct. 4 in Los Angeles

Norwalk, CT, July 21, 2010 - Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC®), a leading global media company and Embrase Business Consulting, today announced the return of Twilio as a Platinum sponsor, and Jeff Bonforte as keynote speaker for this fall's "StartupCamp, Communications Edition," at Internet Telephony Expo (ITEXPO).

StartupCamp will take place Monday evening, October 4th at the Los Angeles Convention Center, kicking off the three-day ITEXPO event. In a fast-paced, "ready, set, pitch" format, the second production of this event brings early-stage communications companies, developers, industry leaders and investors together to network and validate entrepreneur pitches in real time.

Twilio is widely recognized as a leader in the fast growing field of cloud communications, and was Platinum sponsor at the inaugural event, held earlier this year in Miami.  "The enthusiasm in Miami was gratifying in so many ways, and we're excited to be a part of the upcoming Los Angeles event," said Twilio CEO Jeff Lawson.  "We'll be doing what we can to make this a long-term success for the developer community."

Keynote Jeff Bonforte 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.  Having raised over $35M as an entrepreneur, Jeff is now CEO of Xobni, a company whose next-generation products help millions of people quickly search and manage their contacts in Microsoft Outlook and on mobile devices.

"Our goal is to ensure that our attendees come away from the event highly enthused and well educated," said event co-founder Larry Lisser.  "As an entrepreneur, Jeff is regularly sought for high-profile interviews, and can be found in more than 500 published articles.  We're excited to feature Jeff's content and his unique speaking style, and again make StartupCamp a highlight of the ITEXPO event."    

Up to five startups will be selected to give five-minute "pitch" presentations at the event. Early-stage companies building services or applications leveraging communications technologies that wish to be on the pitch roster, should apply online.


Twilio provides a web-service API for businesses to build scalable, reliable communications applications that make and receive phone calls. Whether you are a small business or a Fortune 500 company, Twilio can be used to build apps for lead generation, customer support, and to integrate voice communications into your business processes and products.


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 Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Unified 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 ITEXPO; 4GWE 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 Spotlight, 4GWE, M2M Evolution,, Smart Products Ecosystem,,, Satellite Spotlight,,, and

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