WASHINGTON – CTIA-The Wireless Association® announces that the CTIA Innovation Council Investor Advisors selected 26 forward-thinking, innovative companies to participate in the CTIA Startup Lab 2015 class. This year’s will be featured during Super Mobility 2015 in Startup City on September 9.
During Super Mobility 2015, the CTIA Startup Lab finalists will pitch their products and services before the CTIA Innovation Council who will select three winners.
The CTIA Startup Lab connects seed and growth-stage companies with the Council’s mobile industry leaders. It targets mobile technologies that increase efficiency and improve customer engagement through the Internet of Things, wireless, mHealth, identity management and cybersecurity. This year’s finalists are:
“These companies are developing transformative mobile products and services to benefit the end-users. By connecting these young innovators with intellectual and financial resources, we will help them grow,” said Robert Mesirow, Vice President and Show Director, CTIA.
The CTIA Startup Lab finalists were nominated by industry accelerator programs, innovation spaces and investor portfolios from around the world, including OpenAir Equity Partners, Mach37 – The Cybersecurity Accelerator, MoDev, Android BBQ, The ARK Challenge, Cooley LLP, Bootstrap Labs, Sony Growth Ventures, Microsoft Ventures Accelerator Paris, Klak Innovit, Mucker Capital, Global Accelerator Network, Chinaccelerator, Innovation Pavilion, Producers Guild of America, Bessemer Ventures, In-Q-Tel, Trident Capital and Alcatel One Touch Innovation Accelerator.
The CTIA Innovation Council is comprised of executives from AT&T, Verizon Ventures, T-Mobile, Sprint, LG, Samsung, Blackberry, Ericsson, Sony, Honda Silicon Valley Lab, Telefonica, Orange Labs, British Telecom, Docomo Capital, US Cellular, Intel Capital, Zettics, Bessemer Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Mayfield Fund, Handmade VC and In-Q-Tel.
The CTIA Startup Lab is made possible by the CTIA Innovation Council and invited advisors, a generous sponsorship of Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
and in-kind support from F6S
CTIA-The Wireless Association® (www.ctia.org) represents the U.S. wireless communications industry. With members from wireless carriers and their suppliers to providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products, the association brings together a dynamic group of companies that enable consumers to lead a 21st century connected life. CTIA members benefit from its vigorous advocacy at all levels of government for policies that foster the continued innovation, investment and economic impact of America’s competitive and world-leading mobile ecosystem. The association also coordinates the industry’s voluntary best practices and initiatives and convenes the industry’s leading wireless tradeshow. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, D.C.
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