Audience & Judges each select Winners in Tight Contest
Norwalk, Conn—August 18, 2014—TMC and EMBRASE wrapped up StartupCamp9, held Tuesday August 12, 2014, at The Rio in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event was collocated with ITEXPO Las Vegas, held August 11-14, and gave bold technology entrepreneurs the chance to pitch their ideas and new innovative technology to a panel of judges and live audience. This year’s StartupCamp winners are NexCaller and Onkol.
The audience voted and proved what a close contest it was this year. Ultimately, the audience chose ONKÖL, a young company aiming to enable the elderly to participate in the Internet of Things. ONKÖL's first product is a cellular-enabled wireless base station that accepts inputs from a diverse array of personal health and home monitoring sensors, transmitting that information directly to family and caregivers without the need for an intermediate cloud. ONKÖL anticipates public availability of its base station in early 2015. Audience voting was tabulated leveraging PHONE.COM’s platform, which enabled enabling easy and real-time, texting-based polling.
This year, StartupCamp added a Judges Choice winner and NextCaller, which allows business to identify unknown inbound landline and mobile calls from customers and prospects with Advanced Caller ID, was chosen as the winner. Leveraging the highest mobile match rate on the market, NextCaller delivers a caller's full name, address, and email, as well as social and demographic data to agents in real time.
StartupCamp9 also featured an opening keynote from Jamie Siminoff, founder and CEO of DoorBot and recent SharkTank contestant. For the first time, StartupCamp’s keynote was delivered remotely, thanks to ZOOM’s high-resolution, videoconferencing technology.
StartUpCamp9 was supported by Platinum Sponsor Edgewater Networks, Gold Sponsor Momentum Telecom and Silver Sponsors Phone.com and ZOOM.
This year’s judges included Brad Bush, CMO of GENBAND; Catherine Trebnick, senior research analyst for Dougherty & Company, LLC; and Dave McLaughlin, CEO for Vsnap. The entire list of companies participating in StartUpCamp9 included:
“StartupCamp9 is always an incredibly exciting event. It provides new companies the opportunity to share their ideas, receive helpful feedback and network with some of the industry’s leading visionaries and executives,” said Larry Lisser, President of EMBRASE Business Consulting and co-founder of StartupCamp. “This year’s event was extremely successful. It brought the business technology community together to discuss today’s boldest ideas and provided a glimpse into what’s coming soon for this constantly-evolving marketplace.”
The next StartUpCamp will be held in Miami, January 29, 2015. Those interested in participating in the next StartUpCamp should submit their proposal via the online form here http://startupcampcomm.com/apply-to-present_1.html. Companies interested in exhibiting, sponsorship or advertising packages for future StartUpCamp or ITEXPO events should contact TMC's Joe Fabiano at 203-852-6800 x132.
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Edited by Maurice Nagle