|4:00PM: Networking Reception
|4:45PM: Introduction/Event Kickoff by Larry Lisser
|5:00PM: Keynote Presentation By John Sculley, Former CEO of Apple/President of Pepsi
|5:45PM: Startup Presentations and Judging
- Flowthru extends voice services to anywhere. By plugging into servicer providers’ existing infrastructure, with near-zero impact, Flowthru enables voice services to be presented where it matters most to users: on smartphones, tablets, PCs.
- Proteg-GO's "Guardian on the Go" app keeps you and loved ones safe and informed during an emergency, via its one-touch alert system, call center and social media components that together serve as a compliment to traditional 911 services.
- ThruView reduces truck-rolls and makes customer care agents more effective for large providers of services to the home. Its mobile applications stream video from smartphones directly to the customer agent, offering the visual context agents require to deliver more efficient customer service.
- VerbalizeIt delivers real-time access to human translators to make sure that nothing is ever lost in translation. We empower businesses and travelers with the ability to instantly connect with a live translator any time of day, anywhere in the world and from any device or application.
See Products And Services That Will Revolutionize
Your Every Day
The free networking and early stage startup event is an intimate gathering connecting early stage startups with potential collaborators, investors and clients. StartupCamp is a unique program that offers insight and buzz generation for early stage startups, new business opportunities for investors, and allows the audience to participate in seeing what new products and services they can take advantage of. It is the place to discover the companies that are set to change how business and employees connect, communicate and achieve goals.
The event’s fast-paced, “ready, set, pitch” format brings early-stage communications companies, developers, industry leaders and investors together to network and validate entrepreneurial pitches in real time.
Former President of Pepsi, CEO of Apple kicks off evening of next-generation ideas & business models.
John Sculley has been an innovator since his youth. By the age of 10, Sculley was dismantling radios and converting them into intercoms. By age 30, he was Pepsi’s youngest vice president of marketing and in 1977, Sculley was named the youngest president to-date of Pepsi-Cola— is known as the man behind the original Pepsi Challenge. By the time Sculley left Pepsi in 1983, before moving on to become CEO of Apple, the Pepsi brand had become the largest-selling consumer packaged goods brand in America, surpassing Coca-Cola in market share.
Today, Sculley is focused on sharing his considerable experience with corporate executives, “serial entrepreneurs,” and third-wave companies that are ready to take risks, to adapt to change or to use technological advances to achieve their goals—much like he will do with the IT and telecom entrepreneurs and market leaders attending StartupCamp7 in Miami.
StartupCamp7 Judging Panel - Moderator: Gary Pudles
CEO Firespotter Labs
(creator of Google Voice)
Craig brings 15 years of experience as a serial entrepreneur in the communications space to Firespotter Labs, a start-up focused on making complex telephony products easy to use. Products in the Firespotter family include TechCrunch award-winning ÜberConference, Nosh, NoshList and Jotly. Firespotter is funded by Andreessen Horowitz and Google Ventures.
In past lives, Craig was CEO of Dialpad Communications, which was acquired by Yahoo! in 2005 (now Yahoo! Voice), co-founder and CEO of GrandCentral Communications, acquired by Google in July 2007 (now Google Voice), and Entrepreneur in Residence at Google Ventures. He was also a technology venture investor at Sterling Payot Capital and TeleSoft Partners and a corporate attorney at top-tier law firms in Silicon Valley, where he represented companies ranging from early stage start-ups to Cisco Systems.
Jeff Uphues is the Vice President of Business Development for Cbeyond (Nasdaq: CBEY), a provider of technology and communications solutions for small to mid-sized enterprises. In this role, Jeff is responsible for leading Cbeyond's strategic and corporate development for Cloud Services, Independent Software Vendors (ISV's) strategy and sales and marketing enablement programs to further enhance the market position of the company. Additionally Jeff currently serves on several corporate advisory boards including cloud enabled video conferencing service provider Vidtel, IP focused Platform as a Service provider Shango and cloud least cost routing company SIPRoutes. In a career spanning more than 20 years in technology, cloud services and telecommunications Uphues has held numerous leadership positions in sales, corporate development, product development, marketing and executive management with Bandwidth.com, Voila IP, WorldCom, Wiltel & Vyvx. Jeff lives in Alpharetta, GA with his wife Aimee and their two daughters.
Senior Partner QAdvisors
(top M/A firm in the space)
Gerry DeHaven is a Partner at Q Advisors, a leading communications and technology investment bank. Gerry is based in Princeton, NJ and has over 25 years of successful investment banking and operating experience in the communications and technology markets. Gerry’s investment banking experience includes M&A and debt and equity financings in a variety of communication and technology sectors including traditional telecom, IT services, data center, hosting, managed services, unified communications, wireless, and other related technology sectors. His client experience includes Broadvox, CallTower, Excel, Fidelity, General Telecom, IDT, Net Access, Net2Phone, New Global Telecom, Saturn Telecommunications, Speakeasy, Transcend United, and VoIP Logic.
Prior to joining Q Advisors, Gerry was the Founder and President of Iridius Capital Group, an M&A advisory and strategic consulting firm that worked primarily with emerging communications and technology companies. Gerry also served as Managing Director of Communications and Technology for Palladium Capital Advisors, and Managing Director of Blue Beacon Capital. In addition, Gerry has held senior management positions with several communications and technology companies and also co-founded several successful communications companies including Blink Data and Vista International Communications (acquired by ACC, now a division of AT&T). He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and has served on the Board of Directors for several communication and technology companies throughout his career. Gerry is a graduate of Marist College.
Michael leads Symantec’s Business Development Team for Latin America which is responsible for driving strategic alliances and go to market objectives for the region. Michael’s team is responsible for regional Thought Leadership and fostering large strategic partnerships in the region to bring new Cloud Services to fruition. Our Strategic Partners include Telco’s, Data Centers, Service Integrators, ISV’s, and Large VARS. Symantec Latin America teams operate across the entire region with over 300 professionals supporting the region from 5 hubs; Mexico, Miami, Brazil, Argentina, and Colombia.
Prior to his role at Symantec, Michael was responsible for the Cloud Strategy and Rollout for Latin America as well as M&A integration across the Region at Dell. Additionally, Michael led the business development team at MessageOne which was acquired by Dell in 2008. MessageOne was an early pioneer on Cloud Continuity and Availability Services in the Cloud.
Michael holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and BA in Americas Studies from The University of Texas at Austin.
Previous StartupCamp presenters Include:
Participate In StartupCamp
If you represent an early-stage company developing products or services that enable, or that are enabled by communications technologies such as voice, SMS and video, then you should be a StartupCamp participant. Startups seeking exposure and opportunity are invited to apply online, no later than January 1, 2013. Submit Your Application
You must be less than three years old, and privately or angel-funded. Up to five startups will be selected to give high-level, five-minute "pitch" presentations at the event.
In addition to showcasing your startup, presenting companies will receive:
- A video shoot produced and distributed by TMC
- Participation in marketing and promotional campaigns leading up to, and after the event
- A table in the StartupCamp Pavilion on the ITEXPO exhibition floor