|[December 30, 2013]
2014 International CES to Showcase Global Startup Community
ARLINGTON, Va. --(Business Wire)--
International CES® will spotlight the promise, power and
future of technology through innovative startups and entrepreneurs. The
Consumer Electronics Association (News - Alert) (CEA)® today announced new
areas and events at CES dedicated to the startup community, including
the Indiegogo Zone and UP Global LIVE Stage. Owned and produced by CEA,
the 2014 CES (News - Alert), the world's gathering place for all who thrive on the
business of consumer technologies, will run January 7-10, 2014 in Las
"CES is a platform for innovators, big or small, who come to CES to take
their business to the next level," said Karen Chupka, senior vice
president, International CES and corporate business strategy, CEA.
"Startups are attending and launching their products at CES in
ever-growing numbers, underscoring CES' importance as the proving ground
for innovators in consumer technology. We're thrilled to bring new areas
and events to the show floor that showcase these entrepreneurial
companies and their groundbreaking innovations and provide them access
to potential customers, partners, and investors as well as the global
The all-new Indiegogo
Zone, housed within the Eureka
Park TechZone, will feature hardware campaigners from around the
world. These innovators will showcase products and share experiences
about raising funds on Indiegogo.
The Indiegogo Zone provides an opportunity for anyone interested in
learning more about crowdfunding for hardware.
Global LIVE Stage sponsored by GE, will showcase the startup
community, facilitate connections and provide programming in Eureka
Park. The stage will feature panels with iconic entrepreneurs, leading
investors, corporate executives and media. In addition to programming,
UP Global will host mentor sessions and pitch competitions and provide
resources and networking opportunities for exhibitors and attendees.
The second annual ShowStoppers
Launch.it power session is a curated pitch event built exclusively
for the young, transformative and entrepreneurial startups that exhibit
in Eureka Park. Sixteen exhibitors will pitch to a panel of high profile
angel/VC investors along with media, analysts and industry experts in
An anchor for the startup community at CES, the 2014 Eureka
Park TechZone will feature more than 200 exhibitors, 30 percent more
than the 2013 CES. In partnership with UP Global, the National Science
Foundation (NSF), General Electric (GE) and AT&T (News - Alert), Eureka Park provides a
stage for new companies with technologies to market their innovation to
venture capitalists, media and buyers. Eureka Park will have a French
pavilion for the first time with UbiFrance bringing 11 French startups
to the area.
Building off the success of Eureka Park, the new Eureka
Park: NEXT hosts the progressing stage of Eureka Park startups. This
TechZone is designed for mid-stage startups that have launched a product
in the past year. In Eureka Park: NEXT, retailers, venture capitalists,
manufacturers and more will discover established startups looking to
expand their growth.
Floored within Eureka Park, Academia
Tech focuses on the technologies coming from colleges and
universities. CES also offers special networking events curated for
startups and entrepreneurs like the invitation-only Entrepreneurs
Reception and Tech Cocktail's Startup Night.
The 2014 CES will feature more than 3,200 exhibitors unveiling the
latest consumer technology products and services across 15 product
categories. For more information on the 2014 International CES, visit CESweb.org.
Note to Editors: The official name of the global technology event is
"International CES." Subsequent references to the show can be
shortened to "CES." Please do not use "Consumer Electronics Show"
to refer to the International CES. Media registration is still open. If
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The International CES is the world's gathering place for all who thrive
on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving
ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for more than 40
years-the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced
to the marketplace. As the largest hands-on event of its kind, CES
features all aspects of the industry. And because it is owned and
produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the technology
trade association representing the $203 billion U.S. consumer
electronics industry, it attracts the world's business leaders and
pioneering thinkers to a forum where the industry's most relevant issues
are addressed. Follow CES online at www.CESweb.org
and through social media: http://www.cesweb.org/social.
CES Unveiled LAS VEGAS
January 5, 2014, Las Vegas, NV
2014 International CES
January 7-10, 2014, Las Vegas, NV
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