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Where:Austin Convention Center
When: Thursday, October 4, 2012

Entrepreneurship is at an all time high. More people are starting companies than ever before, it is very in vogue to be one and even more so to support one. Many companies are building their growth on the backs on entrepreneurs by catering their offer to this large group of growing companies.

StartupCamp is an evening to celebrate entrepreneurship in telecom and an opportunity to learn, network and have fun! One of our returning sponsors told us this is where they spend their IT Expo dollars because it aligns them with messages of entrepreneurship, innovation and the cloud.

"Essentially all jobs created in the last 25 years were done so by NEW companies."– Sir Terry Matthews, StartupCamp5 Speaker

“Essentially all jobs created in the last 25 years were done so by NEW companies.” – Sir Terry Matthews, StartupCamp5 Keynote Speaker

Schedule

4:00 pm: Opening Reception
Sponsored by Cloud Communications Alliance

4:45 pm: Introductory Remarks: Larry Lisser, StartupCamp Host

5:00 pm: Opening Keynote: Michael Tessler, Co-Founder & CEO, Broadsoft
Before co-founding BroadSoft with Scott Hoffpauir in 1998, Tessler held several senior roles in product and services development for global leaders like Alcatel and Nortel. Tessler also has two patents in the area of local switching, AIN, and advanced call management services.

5:45 - Startup Presentations
Zello...People communicate most naturally by talking and listening, not by typing and reading. Zello is social radio for consumer, like voice twitter. Millions of consumers use Zello instead of traditional radio to participate or just listen in to public conversations, to stay connected with a group of friends, or simply out of boredom. For business, teams use Zello to replace 2-way radio or push-to-talk.

Ring DNA...RingDNA is a voice communications company attempting to revolutionize business telephony. Unlike traditional analog call solutions, RingDNA uses web-based telephony to deliver real-time CRM data, social media streams and behavioral marketing information to the right person at the right time with virtually no IT infrastructure requirements.

Vsnap...Vsnap makes it easy to grow business by using short video messages as a more personal alternative to email. Customers and prospects take action about 40% more when you reach them via Vsnap as compared to via email. This is because a vsnap feels so much more personal and more special than a text communication, and because it captures tone and emotion and enthusiasm and authenticity (and lots of other non-verbal stuff) in a way that actually translates -- which text and email can't do at all.

Phonism... Administrators of millions of phones have been waiting for a simpler method to provision their endpoints. Phonism.com is a cloud-based VoIP phone management service that goes beyond traditional provisioning systems. In minutes, Phonism can transform the complexities of provisioning into a simple task that anyone can perform. We’ve also given end users the ability to customize their desk phones similar to the way they customize their mobile phones with Backgrounds, Ringtones, Contacts, and more.

6:45 - Voting & Networking


Keynote

Michael Tessler
Co-Founder & CEO

Before co-founding BroadSoft with Scott Hoffpauir in 1998, Tessler held several senior roles in product and services development for global leaders like Alcatel and Nortel. Tessler also has two patents in the area of local switching, AIN, and advanced call management services.

Your StartupCamp6 Presenters!


People communicate most naturally by talking and listening, not by typing and reading. Live voice carries much more meaning, with less work. Zello is social radio for consumer, like voice twitter. Millions of consumers use Zello instead of traditional radio to participate or just listen in to public conversations, to stay connected with a group of friends, or simply out of boredom. For business, teams use Zello to replace 2-way radio or push-to-talk.


RingDNA is a voice communications company attempting to revolutionize business telephony. Unlike traditional analog call solutions, RingDNA uses web-based telephony to deliver real-time CRM data, social media streams and behavioral marketing information to the right person at the right time with virtually no IT infrastructure requirements.


Vsnap makes it easy to grow business by using short video messages as a more personal alternative to email. Customers and prospects take action about 40% more when you reach them via Vsnap as compared to via email. This is because a vsnap feels so much more personal and more special than a text communication, and because it captures tone and emotion and enthusiasm and authenticity (and lots of other non-verbal stuff) in a way that actually translates -- which text and email can't do at all. And it's all that non-verbal stuff that actually shapes how we feel about a business and whether we decide to work with them or not.


VoIP providers around the globe struggle daily with the pains of phone provisioning. Administrators of millions of phones have been waiting for a simpler method to provision their endpoints. We scratched our own itch and created Phonism, a phone management service that we think everyone will love just as much as we do. Phonism.com is a cloud-based VoIP phone management service that goes beyond traditional provisioning systems. In minutes, Phonism can transform the complexities of provisioning into a simple task that anyone can perform. We’ve empowered administrators to manage an endless number of endpoints through our easy-to-use multi-tenanted web interface, ultimately reducing support calls and speeding up deployments. Administrators can upgrade phones across their enterprise with just a few clicks, regardless of where in the world the phones are deployed. We’ve also given end users the ability to customize their desk phones similar to the way they customize their mobile phones with Backgrounds, Ringtones, Contacts, and more.

 

StartupCamp Presenter Testimonials

The startups put on stage on typically very raw and trying to find their way. Over the years, this event has helped so many of them.

Monica Liu
StartupCamp5 was absolutely electric, and I and Townhall 140 benefited tremendously from participating.  The judges, organizers, and audience enabled me to validate my idea, fine-tune my product and sustainability models, and connect with key partners that are already helping to drive our work moving forward. A founder would be hard-pressed to find a better group of mentors, collaborators, and other resources anywhere else.
Eric Klein - Verona
The thrill of being in front of hundreds of interested people was a rush, but the comments and contacts that I got the following day were beyond anything I expected. People kept coming up to me in the expo hall to talk about my presentation and how we might be able to work together. The whole process from lead up to day after was priceless and helped me to move into a whole new direction.
Olivier Taillieu
I want all involved to know how amazing of an experience StartupCamp5 was for me. From beginning to end, you guys did a great job prepping us, refining out pitch, and then give us an audience of 500+ to pitch to. What a thrill!!  It has dramatically improved the way I pitch--forever.  
Tim Tokarsky
Three big things we got out of StartupCamp5:
1. Before, during and after we got a lot of ideas and feedback refining out pitch.
2. The entire process helped us examine and further develop our go to market strategy. Feedback during the evening dinner was terrific in this respect.
3. High caliber partnership introductions we made during the event have already started to bear fruit.


Here Is What The StartupCamp Attendees Have To Say

The way it caused ITEXPO attendees to get away from big iron and start thinking about innovation at the startup level.
Great job on the Speaker and the Startup's. Look forward to seeing how these companies mature. Can't wait for the next one. It's a great venue to see what else is going on and to see that the Entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well.
Being a part of an audience to startups with exciting new ideas. I wish there were more entrepreneurs presenting.
We are a startup as well so if was a good opportunity to gain insight into how other startups are doing in comparison. Interesting to observe their strengths and weaknesses, i.e. ability to identify their target customer. Very enlightening...
Sir Terry Matthews....not much more I can say about him other than WOW, what an amazing business man! The panel was also great....I really like how they analyzed, and challenged the startups, but also gave them good advice.
Overall...I learned quite a bit and I was encouraged to keep on trying...never a second lost!
Draws a big crowd, better than anything else at the Expo. It's also the most distinct form of programming at the show, and happens to be of interest to me!

 

 

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