WASHINGTON, Oct. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CTIA-The Wireless Association® announced the winners of the CTIA Startup Lab 2015 class. The program, held last month in Las Vegas and San Francisco, sourced companies from around the world focused on mHealth, cybersecurity, identity management, wireless and the Internet of things.
The CTIA Startup Lab connects seed and growth-stage companies with the CTIA Innovation Council's mobile industry leaders. This year's winners are:
- ArmorText (Washington, DC) – First Place & Cybersecurity Category Winner
- YipYap (Austin, TX) – Second Place (Tied) & Wireless Category Winner
- Zest Health (Chicago, IL) – Second Place (Tied) & mHealth Category Winner
- CyberTimez (Winchester, VA) – Internet of Things Category Winner
- OneVisage (Lausanne, Switzerland) – Identity Management Category Winner
- PEQ (Kansas City, MO) – 2015 CTIA Innovation Council Investor Pick
"It was invigorating to share the space with such visionary founders," said Navroop Mitter, CEO of ArmorText, this year's first place winner. "We feel certain we're building something the world needs - a truly secure, eminently usable, and effortlessly manageable enterprise messenger."
The 2015 CTIA Startup Lab finalists were nominated and judged by the CTIA Innovation Network, a community of industry accelerator programs, innovation spaces and investor portfolios from around the world including: OpenAir Equity Partners, Mach37 – The Cybersecurity Accelerator, MoDev, Android BBQ, The ARK Challenge, Cooley LLP, Bootstrap Labs, Sony Growth Ventures, Microsoft Ventures Accelerator - Paris, Klak Innovit, Mucker Capital, Global Accelerator Network, Chinaccelerator, Innovation Pavilion, Producers Guild of America, Bessemer Ventures, In-Q-Tel, Trident Capital and Alcatel One Touch Innovation Accelerator.
"Innovation is at the very heart of the wireless industry. We look forward to watching the 2015 CTIA Startup Lab finalists innovate the future of the mobile ecosystem," said Stephanie Mathews O'Keefe, Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer, CTIA.
CTIA-The Wireless Association® (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.
SOURCE CTIA-The Wireless Association