This is the place for start-ups and early-stage companies to connect with industry leaders, investors, customers, and potential partners!
Connect (X) Innovation Hub
Communications infrastructure continues to be propelled forward by exciting innovations in technology, business models, and new applications. Investors and industry leaders attend Connect (X) to catch a glimpse of the future of the network. New in 2024, the Connect (X) Innovation Hub will provide a home for those exciting early-stage companies who will become the future of the industry.
The Connect (X) Innovation Hub is the place for start-ups and early-stage companies who will transform the future of connectivity. This area features streamlined exhibition pods that make it easy to participate, so you can focus on connecting with industry titans and investors and meeting new partners and customers.
Innovation Hub Award Presentations
Innovators may apply to present a 5-minute shark tank-style elevator pitch to an elite panel of judges on the Connect(X) Exhibition Stage. Judges will represent both the investment community and leading infrastructure providers.
The top submissions will be selected to present on the Exhibition Stage at Connect (X) to the judges in front of hundreds of attendees. One winner will be recognized by the judges and selected for a feature with an article in WIA’s Network Edge publication which is sent to over 10,000 industry subscribers.
Who Should Participate?
Are you an Innovator?
Start-ups (pre-revenue up to $1M annual revenue) can apply for Innovator Exhibition Package, which includes:
Turnkey pod in our Innovation Hub area on the exhibit floor
1 full access pass, 1 exhibition hall pass
Listed as an Innovator on our website, in the pocket guide, and on mobile app
Are you an investor, incubator, or industry advocate?
Get a front row seat to support and connect with some of the exciting new companies poised to propel the industry forward, with the Innovation Hub Sponsorship package, which includes:
2 VIP Passes to Connect (X)
Promoted as the Title Sponsor of the Connect (X) Innovation Hub
Listed on the Connect (X) website, mobile app, and pocket guide
1 company logo floor sticker
Logo featured on the two-meter boards listing Innovator Exhibitors on show floor