Thursday, February 25, 2010
05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
430 Emerson Street
Palo Alto, CA 94301
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.
Vodafone presents The Edison Award for Most Innovative Start-Up
BT presents Ground Breaker Award for Engineering Excellence
Verizon presents The San Andreas Award for Most Disruptive Technology
RCR Wireless presents The Fred & Ginger Award for Most Supportive Carrier
AT&T presents Graham Bell Award for Best Communication Solution
Ericsson presents The Core Award for Best Fixed Telecom Opportunity
SK Telecom presents Prodigy Award for the Most Successful SPiF Alumni
DoCoMo presents The Zephyr Award for Best Mobile Opportunity
In 2009, the SPiF and the Telecom Council reviewed over 100 young telecom companies. By simply being invited to present, these start-ups were already identified 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, our carrier members honor the effort, energy, and ideas of all telecom entrepreneurs and celebrate the best of the them.
At the 3rd annual SPIFFY Awards, the Telecom Council and SPiF will announce outstanding companies from the presenting alumni, and honor their innovation and execution. Over 20 global carriers judged every startup that presented to the Telecom Council in 2009, across 8 award categories. You will find the evening informative, entertaining, and a great opportunity to meet with an impressive crop of entrepreneurs, telcos, and major equipment vendors alike.
Liz Kerton, President of The Telecom Council
The Telecom Council reviewed over 400 startups last year and presented over 100 of them in over 40 different meetings. Many of these startups were recommended by our carrier members and the VC community both of which are needed to keep the innovation and entrepreneurs energizing the industry.
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.
As always, members attend for FREE, and non-members are welcome to attend for a registration fee of $50. For more information on becoming a Telecom Council member, please visit http://telecomcouncil.com/membership