Where Telecom Meets Innovation

Our Mission

The Telecom Council introduces startups and innovation to global telcos, telecom vendors and communications investors who are dedicated to partnering with new companies, investing in new technologies, and exploring new market opportunities.

Upcoming Meetings

Meetings listed below are open to the public. For complete details of past and future public and private member-only meetings and events, see our calendar.
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April Innovation Review

Apr 22, 2021 9:00-11:00am PT

Monthly Innovation Review meetings introduce Telecom Council members to curated startups and relevant innovations. This April we will discover several IoT and ComTech startups, and review a Telco deployment Case Study. Through regular meetings with curated introductions, live demos, archived startup presentations, and corporate matchmaking, there are many ways to get involved. 

11th Annual Innovation Showcase

May 13-14, 2021

Join Telecom Council members, telcos representing over 3B customers across 40 countries and the vendors and investors that support innovation across the communications industry to review 18 Showcase companies who have been selected for the Innovation Showcase Class of 2021, covering a broad range of technologies, including 5G, Cloud, Edge, Open WiFi, AR, consumer engagement and more! This year's Demo Day will include pitches, demos, roundtable discussion with telecom tech scouts and investors, online exhibits and the option to use Telecom Council's MatchMaker service. 

Get Involved

Through regular meetings in-person in Silicon Valley and online for remote attendees, curated introductions, in-person and online demos, live and stored startup presentations, and corporate matchmaking, with the occasional marketing opportunity mixed in, everyone from global telcos and T1 telecom vendors to seed-funded startups can get involved.