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SPIFFY Awards: The Service Provider Forum Annual Networking and Recognition Event

Thursday, February 28, 2008
05:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Aquarius Theater
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 Providers Forum (SPiF) of the Telecom Council of Silicon Valley. Companies nominated for the 8 award categories are listed under

    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 Providers Forum (SPiF) of the Telecom Council of Silicon Valley. Companies nominated for the 8 award categories are listed under Nominees 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
Since 2001, the SPiF has reviewed approximately 45 pre-screened start-ups per year. 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 SPIFFY's, 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 first annual awards event, we will be going back two years, for the best of 2006 and 2007, 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. Dan St. Paul takes on the Telecom industry and Silicon Valley. Keynote: Brian Modoff from Deutsche Bank, one of the visionaries of the wireless telecoms sector, will share with us his take on what telecoms and startups need to do in order to be winners in the industry. Social Networking: After a short awards ceremony at the theatre, we’ll skoot next door to Bistro 412 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.

 

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