More than industry-expert keynotes and trend-predicting panel discussions, the Nov. 16 Texas Wireless Summit will put the spotlight on Central Texas’ most compelling wireless startups by bringing the CEO’s to you. The following four companies will have seven minutes of exclusive stage time to present to the entire summit audience.
- Blacksand — CEO John Diehl will pitch his Austin-based fabless semiconductor company, which specializes in combining analog with digital circuits in silicon to optimize both sensitivity and power for wireless devices.
- Nitero — CEO Pat Kelly will present for the Austin-based semiconductor company, which is currently running in stealth mode. Come to TWS for an exclusive peek at what they’re doing under the radar!
- Unwired Nation — CEO Eric Smith will pitch for his Austin-based and ATI-Wireless-member company, which boasts in Kinita™, a platform that leverages a customers existing web apps to deliver native apps across major smartphone platforms.
- Mavenir Systems — CEO Pardeep Kohli will present for his Dallas-based company, whose products and services enable telecomm carriers to handle more voice, video and text data.
“The Texas Wireless Summit has consistently showcased a unique mix of researchers, startups, and thought leaders from large wireless companies, not to mention venture capitalists and wireless regulators,” said Jeff Andrews, director of UT’s Wireless Networking and Communications group and TWS keynote speaker. “This year for the first time, we’ll have a dedicated startup session featuring four dynamic Austin-area startups, and another with venture capitalists, that will highlight the strength of the industry during the economic downturn.”
More than 10 other Austin-based wireless startups will demo and display their innovations as MobileMonday Austin, a group that exists to connect wireless consumers to industry and academia, is partnering with TWS this year to create the MoMoATX Showcase, a forum for Austin’s most interesting mobile applications to interact with the Summit audience.
The MoMo showcase still has slots available. Participating companies will receive one complimentary registration and discounts on additional registrations. Email Enrique at MoMo Austin for more information.