Applications Open for 2017’s Best Communications Startups

20 startups to be chosen by global telcos for Innovation Showcase Class of 2017

​The countdown is on for the Telecom Council’s annual INNOVATION SHOWCASE, now in its 8th year. Getting a new product or service in front of leading technology scouts in the communications industry just got easier. This matchmaking industry event happens on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at Juniper Networks’ Aspiration Dome in Sunnyvale, CA.

The Innovation Showcase features a group of early-stage communication start-ups for private, face-to-face meetings with strategic fitting telcos, vendors, investors, and potential partners. Applications due by March 10, 2017. Telecom Council members will review applications and select the 20 start-ups that will ultimately be the Innovation Showcase Class of 2017. These start-ups will have a solution with a demonstrable positive impact on communications subscribers or networks along with a proven record of innovation, momentum, viability and strong management.

“Innovation Showcase is a must-attend event for all start-ups, VCs and telecom execs that aim to play a big role in the future of communications.”


While typically a private event, this year, the public as well as local and national media will be welcomed to meet the start-ups, see demos, and network with the innovation community at large.

Hundreds of attendees will join this year’s Innovation Showcase including leading industry companies listed below who are among those taking meetings with the Class of 2017. These companies and their colleagues are looking for next generation products and services and Innovation Showcase matchmaking allows them to see and meet with already vetted start-ups who are matched with their road maps.

2017 IS judges

Deadline for start-up submissions is Friday, March 10, 2017. Please visit the Telecom Council Innovation Showcase page to begin the process today.

About the Telecom Council: The Telecom Council of Silicon Valley is Where Telecom Meets Innovation. We connect the companies who are building communication networks, with the people and ideas that are creating them – by putting those companies, research, ideas, capital, and human expertise from across the globe together in the same room. Last year, The Telecom Council connected over 2,000 executives from 750 telecom companies and 60 fixed and wireless carriers across 40 meeting topics. By joining, speaking, sponsoring, or simply participating in a meeting, there are many ways telecom companies of any size can leverage the Telecom Council network. For more information and to join our invitation list, visit:

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Linda Hull at 408-834-7933 Telecom Council or email at

Source: The Telecom Council


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