Every year since 2010, Telecom Council members select a Class of exceptional young communications and networking companies who represent the future of the communications industry.

The annual Innovation Showcase competition is open to startups and scaleups on the cutting edge of communications and networking. Companies selected for the Class of 2024 will be introduced to the network operator, telecom vendor, and communications investor community through pitches, MatchMaking, and demos. These telecom giants are looking for new innovation and technology partners that they can work with to expand into new markets, improve their current products and services, grow customer satisfaction, and occasionally invest in.


12 companies will join Telecom Talks on May 8th to pitch, demo and take meetings

Telecom Council’s Innovation Showcase is specifically designed for busy technology companies who are looking for a high yield opportunity to meet multiple potential partners in a single day. These exceptional young companies will get the opportunity to introduce their propositions to our Telecom Talks audience as they pitch, demo and take meetings on May 8th.

May 8: Demos, Pitches & MatchMaker Meetings in Silicon Valley May 9: MatchMaker Meetings online in the Telecom Council Portal

Telecom Council’s Innovation Showcase winners are rewarded with business-tangible introductions that open doors to future customers, partners, and investors.

All Class of 2024 companies can participate in our annual meeting, Telecom Talks, on May 8 to take advantage of a curated audience of telco tech scouts to present their propositions and take questions. Class of 2024 companies will also have access to our private, in-person MatchMaker Meeting Service for those who want to take advantage of pre-arranged 1:1 introductory meeting with telcos, vendors, and investors who express interest in their product or service. For participating companies, extra MatchMaker meetings will also available online on May 9.

  • Presentation: Stage time in front of an in-person audience of telecom tech scouts and communications investors
  • Demo/Meeting Table: Optional in-room meeting table for demos, follow up, and private conversations
  • Private Introductions: Unlimited, curated, pre-scheduled meetings between you and matching BD, tech, strategy, and VC representatives arranged by our MatchMaker Meeting Service at Telecom Talks; available as an upgrade.
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