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5 Startups Join IDEA Showcase to Pitch the Latest Technologies to a Live Audience

July 13, 2016

Companies to present new solutions from Wearable Tech to Connected Platforms, Ratings Surveys, a Music App and Security Hardware

Norwalk, CT – July 13, 2016 – TMC today announced that AVIwear ™, Niwa, Peacube, Stereotheque and VGL Labs will join the IDEA Showcase held on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event will celebrate Innovation, Disruption, Evolution and Acceleration by providing new companies the opportunity to take center stage to present their ideas and business plans. IDEA Showcase is a part of All About the API, the only event focused on the language of the interconnected ecosystem of technology solutions, services, apps and platforms that are already powering the workplace and personal lives, taking place July 19-21, 2016.

IDEA Showcase provides a forum for companies to cut through the industry clutter and pitch their ideas to a panel of judges and an audience full of industry experts, media, investors and end users. Exciting new companies will continue to be added to the program but here is a look at the latest to join:

AVIwear creates and licenses wearable electronics technology integrated into sunglasses, goggles, helmets and other products and accessories that seamlessly integrate with your smartphone or computer.

 Niwa’s Platform puts advanced gardening knowledge into the hands of everyone, making it easy to not only grow, but to share, experiment, collaborate and optimize for maximum yields. All to drive a revolution towards a sustainable food and plant production system.

PeaCube is a patent-pending ratings app which allows in-store salespersons to privately send store customers quick and easy ratings surveys to evaluate their shopping experience.

Stereotheque allows for the exploration of music through music scenes based on location, music preferences and pure raw serendipity.

VGL Labs is a patented hardware based solution providing yet another layer of protection to give users peace of mind and the confidence to conduct your life online.

Judges include:

  • Sara Hill, Managing Partner at The Mill
  • Christina Aldan, Entrepreninja at TEDx Speaker
  • Heather Wilde, Coach, Author of Finder of Unicorns
  • Tom Yoritaka, Global Managing Director at Cisco Entrepreneurs in Residence

“We are excited to welcome these disruptive companies to IDEA Showcase as they represent some of the most innovative and cutting edge technologies in the industry,” said Rich Tehrani, TMC CEO and conference chairman. “The competition will be fierce and we can’t wait to see which pitch wins it all”

All About the API is sponsored by: Platinum Sponsors: Oracle,Ytel; Gold Sponsors: Agora.io, Nexmo, SmartBear; Silver Sponsors: Acxiom, APIMATIC, AxiaTP, Cloud Elements, Dialogic, Phone.com, Teli, TIBCO, Verizon and Vidyo.

Registration for All About the API is now open.

For more information, contact Frank Coppola at 203-852-6800 x131. For media registration, contact Jessica Seabrook. Companies interested in exhibiting, sponsorship or advertising packages should contact Maureen Gambino at 203-852-6800 x109 or Joe Fabiano at 203-852-6800 x132.

For the latest All About the API news, updates and information follow the event on Twitter at @AllAboutTheAPI.


About TMC

Global buyers rely on TMC’s content-driven marketplaces to make purchase decisions and navigate markets. This presents branding, thought leadership and lead generation opportunities for vendors/sellers.

TMC’s Marketplaces:

  • Unique, turnkey Online Communities boost search results, establish market validation, elevate brands and thought leadership, while minimizing ad-blocking.
  • Custom Lead Programs uncover sales opportunities and build databases.
  • In-Person and Online Events boost brands, enhance thought leadership and generate leads.
  • Publications, Display Advertising and Newsletters bolster brand reputations.
  • Custom Content provides expertly ghost-crafted blogs, press releases, articles and marketing collateral to help with SEO, branding, and overall marketing efforts.
  • Comprehensive Event and Road Show Management Services help companies meet potential clients and generate leads face-to-face.

For more information about TMC and to learn how we can help you reach your marketing goals, please visit www.tmcnet.com.

Media and Analyst Contacts:


Jessica Seabrook  

Marketing Director

203.852.6800 ext.170


Edited by Alicia Young
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