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Next20 Startup Program

The Next20 is TM Forum's startup program connecting startups with CSPs and technology suppliers to strengthen the ecosystem and inspire the next wave of innovation and growth. This program ignites conversations and builds partnerships that enable the startups to scale and the corporations to empower their innovation cycles.

Participating startups gain the opportunity to immerse themselves in and shape the telecommunications industry through a dedicated program. They receive valuable mentoring, exhibit their innovations, and compete in an exclusive pitching competition at TM Forum’s DTW - Ignite event series.

Questions? Reach out to Hugues Bardin at hbardin@tmforum.org.

2024 Challenges:

AI Revolution Challenge

How can startups lead the AI revolution in the telecommunications sector with innovative AI-based tech solutions? We seek pioneering startups developing cutting-edge AI technologies such as machine learning, natural language processing, or computer vision, poised to transform the industry.

Efficiency Challenge

How can your solutions enhance efficiency within the telecommunications sector? We seek startups dedicated to driving operational excellence and fostering advancements that make the telecommunications industry more streamlined, effective, and resource-efficient.

Growth Challenge

How can innovation ignite solutions to shape the telecommunications sector of the future and propel every TelCo into a true TechCo? We are on the lookout for startups unlocking new growth opportunities for the industry and pushing the boundaries of telco companies to impact enterprises, governments, and society.

Want To Learn More?

Visit all of the Next20 startups in the Quad and make sure to attend their pitch sessions in the Park. View the agenda.

Meet the Next20:

atkrypto.io

atkrypto.io

atkrypto is an Enterprise Private Blockchain Platform taking blockchain to the data, rather than data to the Blockchain.

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BE-IN-G

BE-IN-G

Facing the challenge of digital sustainability, BE-IN-G's primary goal is to bring transparency to the energy consumption and carbon footprint of digital assets (both hardware and software).

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Halleyx

Halleyx

Halleyx’s SaaS BSS is your all-in-one solution, automating everything from product cataloging to customer billing, bringing a whole new level of agility and simplicity to the telecom IT.

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Humaitrix AI

Humaitrix AI

AI SaaS B2B Platform.

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iQrypto

iQrypto

iQrypto is a Belgian, deep-tech start-up, specialized at the intersection of quantum tech, semiconductor, and post-quantum cryptography. iQrypto develops a Quantum Random Number Generator (QRNG) chip product based on proprietary IP.

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Jusi

Jusi

Poor communication in custom web and app development causes extended performer selection times, 60% project deadline breaches, and 46% expense hikes, all of which are mitigated by using Jusi - that coordinated AI agents.

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LabLabee

LabLabee

LabLabee is an EdTech company providing hands-on learning experiences in future network technologies. With a strong focus on cutting-edge technologies in Telco, Telco Cloud, Enterprise, Industry 4.0 and Networking, we are revolutionizing the world of telecommunications through innovative virtual hands-on training labs.

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Lotus Microsystems

Lotus Microsystems

Lotus Microsystems is a fabless manufacturer of highly-integrated power converters for applications with a need for miniaturization of platform power management and delivery system. Based on a patented silicon interposer technology, Lotus Microsystems offers power management solutions that serve the current demand for higher power density and superior thermal performance in telecom and networking applications, such as compact radio solutions.

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MIMOPT Technology

MIMOPT Technology

Companies that own optical communication systems can benefit from MIMOPT’s knowledge, expertise, and MIMOPT simulator to design or upgrade their optical communications system.

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Mitigant

Mitigant

Mitigant is a cloud-native security and cyber resilience SaaS solution that empowers companies to proactively secure their infrastructures in Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, and Kubernetes from cloud attacks

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MLNETWORKS

MLNETWORKS

MLnetworks is revolutionizing telecom network management with its advanced AI-driven platform. By integrating seamlessly with existing systems, MLnetworks enables telcos to intelligently design, operate, and optimize their networks.

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Net AI

Net AI

Net AI’s pioneering and proprietary suite of cloud-native and AI-powered solutions provides mobile network operators with the opportunity to significantly lower network-related energy consumption, while also improving customers' Quality of Experience, by unlocking the value of data through real-time/predictive analytics, preventive actions and automation.

[Learn more](https://netai.tech/.

OPT/NET BV

OPT/NET BV

OPT/NET is a Dutch company that builds AI products for monitoring and managing the increasing data volumes and complexity of telecom networks. Our flagship product “OptOSS AI” leverages AI to detect anomalous activity in your streaming telemetry data (e.g. Syslog, SNMP, etc) in real-time.

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Qool Company

Qool Company

qool is a startup at the forefront of revolutionizing autonomous navigation through quantum algorithms. Our strategy revolves around leading the quantum AI sector by addressing current computational limitations in trajectory optimization for autonomous vehicles. Our implementation aims to be full-quantum-ready, leveraging quantum computing to overcome computational hurdles and provide unparalleled speed, scalability, and reliability in multi-body autonomous control.

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Shabodi

Shabodi

Shabodi is the leading innovator of network-aware application enablement platform (AEP), transforming advanced networks (LTE, 5G, 6G, and Wi-Fi6) into intelligent assets.

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Sparklehaze

Sparklehaze

SparkleHaze is the winner of the United Nations ( UNWTO) most innovative product in Hospitality and tourism. The WooHoo® Voice AI Assistant speakers (powered by Sound by JBL) combine traditional in-room devices like Desk Phone, alarm clock, speakers, tablets into an all-in-one device and brings the convenience of contactless in-room ordering and automation using just voice or Touch commands.

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Staex

Staex

The Staex public network operates as a zero-trust infrastructure, serving as the vital backbone for today's Internet of Things landscape. It functions as an Internet overlay, concealing actual device IP addresses and employing public keys as identifiers, while imposing a default prohibition on all traffic.

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syntheticAIdata

syntheticAIdata

We help businesses overcome the challenge of acquiring high-quality data for training their vision AI models. Our solution generates synthetic data that empowers clients to easily create diverse datasets at scale.

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Telgea

Telgea

Managing mobile plans for employees across multiple countries is complex and time-consuming, making it difficult to scale your growing business. Telgea empowers companies to deploy mobile plans globally and instantly, directly within their HRM system.

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XL8

XL8

Founded in Silicon Valley in 2019 by former executives of Google and Apple, XL8 specializes in AI-driven machine translation tailored for media content. Our technology optimizes workflows with features such as hyper accurate AI transcript and translation, seamless subtitling automation, and synthetic voice dubbing.

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Sessions:

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Next20 Piching Session: AI Revolution Challenge

Come join us for a thrilling pitching session to discover startups working to shape the future of the Telecommunications industry developing cutting-edge AI technologies such as machine learning, natural language processing, or computer vision,. Each startup will have only 5 minutes to pitch and answer the questions of an experts committee!

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19 June 2024

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15:00-16:00

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Next20 Piching Session: Growth Challenge

Come join us for a thrilling pitching session to discover startups working to shape the future of the Telecommunications industry by unlocking new growth opportunities. Each startup will have only 5 minutes to pitch and answer the questions of an experts committee!

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19 June 2024

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16:00-17:00

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Next20 Piching Session: Efficiency Challenge

Come join us for a thrilling pitching session to discover startups working to shape the future of the Telecommunications industry dedicated to driving operational excellence and fostering advancements that make it more streamlined, effective, and resource-efficient. Each startup will have only 5 minutes to pitch and answer the questions of an experts committee!