Celebrate Innovation, Disruption, Evolution and Acceleration at IDEA Showcase ITEXPO

Judge Startups and their Disruptive Potential: Thursday, February 15th at 4:00PM

Submit Your Startup By: Friday, December 1
Selected Companies Notified By: Friday, December 8

Hear from today's startups how they are shaking up their industries. IDEA Showcase is focused on bringing exciting companies transforming markets to a select audience looking to catch the next wave of technology innovation.

Companies will have five minutes to present their unique value proposition and the audience and panel of judges will determine who is the most disruptive.

IDEA Showcase @ ITEXPO will be an evening full of next generation innovation, powerful networking and high energy!

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IDEA Showcase Prospectus

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Jeff Pulver

Founder, PulverHWC


Jeff Pulver is a Futurist and American Internet entrepreneur known for his work as founder of, Free World Dialup and Vonage. Jeff is an Internet Pioneer whose work helped popularize the use and adoption of VoIP worldwide. He helped change the way the world communicates. The communication law issued by the Federal Communications Commission named after him known as The Pulver Order is the reason Internet based services like: FaceTime, Skype and Messenger are offered for free. Since 1997 he has invested in over 400 startups and has served as founder, co-founder and chairman of numerous startups. His most recent set of conferences started in 2016 is called MoNage, where he explores the future of communications.


Christopher Malter

Co-founder, The South Florida Accellerator

Christopher Malter has 20+ years specializing in life sciences, technology/telecom, energy and aerospace. He has completed numerous capital raises for life sciences and tech companies including, BCH Aerospace, Eyecast, Foxconn, Opticatel, Sharklet Technologies, BRS Aerospace and most recently VIKAND a marine telehealth company. Christopher was appointed as chairman to The Florida Life Sciences Council in 2007 by governor Charlie Crist. Malter is a founding Board Member of Innovation Florida and Board Member of The South Florida Technology Alliance and is committed to expanding Florida's innovation ecosystem. Christopher is quite dedicated to supporting the Museum of Science and Discovery and the eradication of homelessness in South Florida. He is a loyal Temple U Owl.