430 Emerson Street
Palo Alto, California 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 Nominees on the event website.

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

At this Awards event, the Telecom Council and SPiF will announce outstanding companies from the presenting alumni, and honor their innovation and execution. 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.

Free for members, $50 for non-members.

Official Website: http://www.telecomcouncil.com/spiffies

Added by FullCalendar on January 31, 2008