Thursday, February 26, 2009
04:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Le Petite Trianon Theatre
72 N 5th St
San Jose, CA 95112
- The Oscars, the Emmy’s, the Palme D’Or, the Nobel, Pulitzer, and Darwin awards. Exceptional achievement deserves exceptional recognition.
The SPIFFY Awards recognize the most outstanding telecommunications start-ups in Silicon Valley, as judged by the members of the Service Provider Forum (SPiF) of the Telecom Council of Silicon Valley. Nominated companies for the 8 award categories are located by clicking the 'Nominees' tab above.
- The Edison Award for Most Innovative Start-Up Ground Breaker Award for Engineering Excellence The San Andreas Award for Most Disruptive Technology The Fred & Ginger Award for Most Supportive Carrier Graham Bell Award for Best Communication Solution The Core Award for Best Fixed Telecom Opportunity Prodigy Award for the Most Successful SPiF Alumni The Zephyr Award for Best Mobile Opportunity
In 2008, the SPiF and the Telecom Council reviewed 96 young telecom companies. By simply being invited to SPiF, these start-ups were already filtered as the young companies that have the ideas, relevance, and traction that most appeal to communication service providers from around the globe. And at the SPIFFYs, we honor the best of the best. At this Awards event, the Telecom Council and SPiF will announce outstanding companies from the presenting alumni, and honor their innovation and execution. As our 2nd annual awards event, our SPIF members judged every presenter from 2008, across 8 award categories. You will find the evening entertaining, interesting, and a great opportunity to meet with an impressive crop of entrepreneurs, telcos, and major equipment vendors alike.
- Entertainment: We will kick off the event with a professional comedian who will poke fun at the dynamism and culture that is Silicon Valley. Mark Pitta takes on the Telecom industry and Silicon Valley. Keynote: One of our industry indsiders will share with us his take on what telecoms and startups need to do in order to be winners in the industry over the difficult coming year. Social Networking: After a short awards ceremony in the theatre, we'll move out for a hosted bar and some mixing with telcos, entrepreneurs, financiers, and some of the smartest minds in telecom. Social Networking – it’s the next big thing in business, and, turns out it’s better in person over drinks than it ever was on facebook.com.
Attending this event is free for members and $50 for non-members.