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Innovation Showcase

We are on the lookout for the Next Big Thing !
Applications are Open Now – Deadline is April 1st, 2016


Cumulus Networks makes the first Linux operating system for networking hardware and fills a critical gap in realizing the true promise of the software-defined data center.
DataGravity unlocks the value of data by combining storage, protection, governance and search and discovery in an integrated data-aware appliance.
Infinio Systems provides software-based storage acceleration technology that enables organizations to improve data center performance while reducing costs, complexity and inefficiencies.
Numerify provides IT business analytics applications that help IT leaders gain valuable insight into their business operations.
Platform9 makes private clouds easy - its OpenStack powered service transforms existing servers into an AWS-like agile, self-service private cloud within minutes.
Rifiniti’s Optimo software-as-a-service enables customers to reduce wasted office space by 50% and is currently monitoring >35 million sq.ft. worldwide.
Sqrrl is the Big Data Analytics company that lets organizations pinpoint and react to unusual activity by uncovering hidden connections in their data.
The hyper-converged operating system that combines compute, storage and network resources into single resource pools available to virtualized and container workloads.
VIRSEC is the first product to identify and block zero-day cyber attacks with micro-second response and no signatures or heuristics.
ZAIUS is a behavioral marketing automation platform, connecting deep customer analytics with multichannel actions.

The Innovation Showcase highlights 10 outstanding early stage companies with cutting edge solutions that combine both value and innovation to Enterprise IT.

If you think your early stage company is unique, and want a special opportunity to meet with the world’s best, brightest, and most successful technology executives and companies, then we want to hear from you. Apply Now!

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Where Are They Now?

Since the inception of the Innovation Showcase, several of our Finalists have achieved significant success:

  • CloudSwitch (2010 Finalist) was acquired by Verizon.
  • Desktone (2012 Finalist) was acquired by VMware.
  • Gazzang (2012 Finalist) was acquired by Cloudera.
  • Hadapt (2011 Finalist) was acquired by Teradata.
  • Nimbula (2012 Finalist) was acquired by Oracle.
  • Rypple (2011 Finalist) was acquired by
  • Twinstrata (2012 Finalist) was acquired by EMC.
  • Yammer (2010 Finalist) was acquired by Microsoft for $1.2B.
Selection Criteria
  • Enterprise IT solution with product available in the market
  • Innovation and/or strategic value, or uniqueness of the solution
  • Potential impact on the Top and/or Bottom Line
Qualification Criteria
  • Start-up with <$10 million in annual revenues
  • Selling enterprise IT solutions to CIOs or corporate departments.

Thank you for your interest in the Innovation Showcase. We encourage you to direct any questions or comments to us at