Every Spring, Telecom Council members select a group of communications startups to watch and dedicate a day to introducing them to the telco, vendor, and investor community. Annually since 2010, the Innovation Showcase competition introduces communications startups to communications service providers and vendors, helping dozens of young companies expand into new markets, meet there future business and technology partners, and occasionally fill a funding round.

Annual Telecom Council Innovation Showcase

May 10 Demo Day in Silicon Valley May 11 in Telecom Council's Portal

Join us to review the Class of 2022, watch them pitch on Demo Day, followup with private meetings through the MatchMaker serevice, and set aside time to meet the telco tech scouts and telecom vendors who are committed to discovering the next set of innovation partners for the telecom industry.

Tuesday May 10: Startup Pitches & Demos
Wednesday May 11: Demos and MatchMaker Meetings

Join Telecom Council members, telcos representing over 3B customers across 40 countries, and the vendors and investors that support innovation across the communications industry as we review the Class of 2022. through include rapid-fire pitches, demos, panel discussion with telecom tech scouts and investors, and the option to use Telecom Council's MatchMaker service.

SPEED DATING For Telcos, Vendors, Investors and Startups
Telecom Council's MatchMaker meeting service is speed dating for startups and telecom companies. During the Innovation Showcase, our MatchMaker will facilitate over 400 private discussions between companies with mutual interest. These pre-arranged, 15-minute meetings start after the startup presentations with opportunities to meet in person on May 10, or in live video calls on May 11.


The Class of 2022 was chosen by a panel of telco judges who selected companies who demonstrated their readiness to deploy, scale, and offer innovative solutions to telecommunication challenges including technologies that improve networks, increase subscriber satisfaction, lower OPEX, and cutting edge services that are ready to deploy.

The Class of 2022 companies will be introduced to Telecom Council's telco members who represent over 3 billion customers around the world along with the vendors and investors who support innovation across the industry through live rapid-fire pitches in May. Each company can take advantage of:
  • Free Registration
    Rub elbows with the tech scouts who reviewed your application on Innovation Showcase Demo Day. 
  • Free On-Agenda Pitch
    Introduce your technology to our global telco community of CSPs, vendors, and investors in a rapid-fire presentation. 
  • Free Promotion and Marketing
    Your company and product information promoted on our website with recognition on our newsletter and in mailers
Select startups may upgrade their participation to include:
  • MatchMaker Meeting Service
    2 days of personal, curated introductions and private meetings onsite and/or online with matching Telecom Council members and relevant showcase participants and attendees
  • Onsite Demo Table
    Available separately or included with the MatchMaker Meeting Service upgrade, provide in depth information, or a hands-on demo
  • Annual Product Listing
    An exhibit page in the Telecom Council Member Portal so that members can refer back to your company and product information for the next 12 months