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CTIA Announces CTIA StartUp Lab 2016 Winners

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today CTIA® announced the winners of CTIA StartUp Lab 2016, a program that connects wireless-focused companies with mobile industry leaders and corporate and venture capital investors. 

CTIA StartUp Lab's 2016 26 finalist companies, which represent 14 states and 4 countries, fast pitched their products and services on CTIA Super Mobility's show floor Sept. 7-8 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Nominated and judged by worldwide accelerator programs and CTIA member companies, the CTIA StartUp Lab 2016 winners are:

  • Wireless Registry – First Place Overall, Internet of Things Category Winner
  • Vodi– Second Place Overall, Wireless Category Winner
  • StrideAI – Advertising/Marketing/Retail Category Winner
  • Orbii– Cyber/Safety/Social Impact Category Winner
  • InnovaEV – Transportation Category Winner
  • Teltoo – Video/Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality Category Winner
  • Vodi – Wireless Category Winner

"We thank CTIA, the judging panel and all the participating companies. This is a great endorsement for our company as we continue in our pursuit to build identity and intelligence solutions for the Internet of Things," said Patrick Parodi, Wireless Registry co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer.

"CTIA congratulates the StartUp Lab winners on their ingenuity and innovation. We are excited to connect these startups to industry leaders so that we will soon see these companies' products and services widely available to benefit consumers," said CTIA VP Wireless Internet Development David Diggs.

The CTIA StartUp Lab is made possible by the CTIA Innovation Council and invited advisors, generous sponsorships of iconectiv and Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, and in-kind support from f6s.com.

CTIA® (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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