2014 International CES has dedicated startup areas
The 2014 International CES will run January 7-10, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Consumer Electronics Association has revealed that there will be new areas and events at the 2014 CES that are dedicated to the startup community and entrepreneurs, including the Indiegogo Zone and UP Global LIVE Stage.
The Indiegogo Zone will feature hardware campaigners from around the world showcasing products and shating their experiences about raising funds on Indiegogo. The Indiegogo Zone also provides an opportunity for anyone interested in learning more about crowdfunding for hardware.
Sponsored by GE, the UP Global LIVE Stage will showcase the startup community, facilitate connections and provide programming. Featuring panels with iconic entrepreneurs, leading investors, corporate executives and media, UP Global will host mentor sessions and pitch competitions and provide resources and networking opportunities for exhibitors and attendees.
In partnership with UP Global, the National Science Foundation, General Electric and AT&T, the 2014 Eureka Park TechZone will feature more than 200 exhibitors (30% more than the last year). Providing 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.
Hosting the progressing stage of Eureka Park startups, the Eureka Park: NEXT TechZone is designed for mid-stage startups that have launched a product in the past year. Retailers, venture capitalists, manufacturers and more will discover established startups looking to expand their growth.
Focusing on technologies emerging from colleges and universities, Academia Tech is housed within Eureka Park. 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.
Karen Chupka, Senior Vice President, International CES and Corporate Business Strategy, CEA, commented: “CES is a platform for innovators, big or small, who come to CES to take their business to the next level. 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 media.”