Friday, December 04, 2009
08:30 AM - 01:00 PM
FT / Orange Labs
801 Gateway Blvd.
South San Francisco, CA 94080
Members of the Telecom Council’s Service Provider and Investor Forums meet quarterly to hear startup pitches and to discuss current trends. On Dec 4th, we will have 6 pre-screened startups and we open the meeting to the vendor community and telecom VCs. Our quarterly Telecom Council Investor Forum serves 3 main purposes:
- To connect Service Provider members who are investing time, energy, and often capital into telecom startups to the larger telecom-focused venture community. Our quarterly participants include our SPiF members (from AT&T to Vodafone and from DoCoMo to SK Telecom), the telecom vendor community (from Intel Capital and Qualcomm Ventures to Nokia Growth Partners and Sony).
- To review pre-qualified telecom startups for new products and services, and investment opportunities
- To initiate dialogue and relationships between all the investors in telecom – including the carriers, the vendors, the VCs, and the entrepreneurs.
Attendees should expect to see 5-7 presenting startups, each with 30 minutes to address the Investor Forum. Dialogue before and after presentations, during breaks, and over lunch ensures that all participants have an opportunity to connect. Participants include Telecom Council members who are active investors: venture capital firms, corporate capital, angels, investment groups from the Service Provider Forum including AT&T, British Telecom, NTT, DoCoMo, France Telecom, Swisscom, Vodafone and many other fixed and wireless carriers from Europe, Asia, and the Americas. We maintain the executive and intimate nature of these events by making them available only to our Telecom Council Investor Forum members and their guests. Full details on the Investor Forum, the Service Provider Forum, and these meetings can be found at http://www.telecomcouncil.com/memberforum.php We maintain the executive and intimate nature of these events by making them available only to our Telecom Council Investor Forum members and their guests. We encourage companies who can add value to these meetings to join the Council, and we can accommodate invited guests for $300. A description of the Investor Forum and membership options can be found at www.telecomcouncil.com. If you would like to attend or send a colleague, but are not yet a member of the Investor Forum, invitations may be requested by responding to this e-mail or calling the Council at 408-834-7933. There are still a few presenter openings for this meeting. Startups who are interested in presenting to this forum, need to use the “speaker application” form at the Telecom Council website, www.telecomcouncil.com/speakers.php