QTOOTH is excited to be going to the 2014 International CES next week. This annual post-holiday feast of all of the latest in consumer electronics has it all. In fact it’s going to take a lot of discipline for us to stay focused on all things wireless, but you can be assured we will. From wearable tech to smart home devices to the Internet of Things, there is going to be plenty for us to report on. QTOOTH will do its best to bring all of the tastiest tidbits to you.
Adding to the fun will be the theme of the 2014 International CES®, where they will showcase the Global Startup Community. You’ve probably heard this before, but it it true that most of the radical and fastest innovation is not coming out of the tech giants, but rather from the world of independent startups and entrepreneurs. This year’s CES will spotlight the promise, power and future of technology in this rapidly developing area. In line with this theme, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® announced today tht new areas and events at CES will be dedicated to the startup community, including the Indiegogo Zone and UP Global LIVE Stage (see below for details and links). Owned and produced by CEA, they are proud that this annual event has become the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. The 2014 CES will run January 7-10, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“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 media.”
The all-new Indiegogo Zone, which will be housed within the Eureka Park TechZone, features 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.
The UP Global LIVE Stage, sponsored by GE, will also showcase the startup community, facilitate networking opportunities 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.
Here’s a short highlight reel of last year’s CES:
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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 the audience.
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, 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.
OTHER UPCOMING CES-RELATED EVENTS
- CES Unveiled LAS VEGAS January 5, 2014, Las Vegas, NV
- 2014 International CES January 7-10, 2014, Las Vegas, NV
- CEA Winter Break March 18-21, 2014, Vail, CO
- Digital Patriots Dinner April 29, 2014, Washington, DC
- CES on the Hill April 30, 2014, Washington, DC
- 2014 Technology & Standards Spring Forum May 19-23, 2014, Seattle, WA
- CE Week June 23-27, 2014, New York, NY
- CE Week Line Shows June 25-26, 2014, New York, NY