2015 CES to witness record 375 startups

2015-CES-to-witness-record-375-startupsThe 2015 CES will witness record 375 startup entrepreneurs and innovation across the technology spectrum in an expanded Eureka Park Marketplace at CES Tech West.

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) today also announced new areas and events at CES dedicated to the startup community, including the Startup Stage.

The 2015 Eureka Park Marketplace will feature more than 375 exhibitors, 59 percent more than the 2014 CES. Presented by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and UP Global, Eureka Park provides a platform for new companies to introduce their innovations to venture capitalists, media and buyers.

Eureka Park also features concentrated exhibits from startups originating in France and Israel, as well as exclusive exhibits from Indiegogo and TechCrunch’s Hardware Battlefield finalists.

“CES is becoming known as the key event for innovative startups to increase their exposure and become successful,” said Karen Chupka, senior vice president, International CES and corporate business strategy, CEA.”

No other event provides the breadth and depth of exposure to potential customers, investors and media as CES. The growth of Eureka Park is testament to the fact that CES is the ultimate providing ground for companies of all sizes and the place to network and expand your business,”added Chupka.

The startup stage, presented by UP Global, in partnership with Magna, will showcase the startup community via four days of programming at CES. The startup stage will feature panels with entrepreneurs, VCs, media and other young companies.

TechCrunch is bringing the premiere startup launch competition, Hardware Battlefield, to CES. Sixteen startups will reveal a brand-new product for the first time to a panel of industry experts and investors while competing for $50,000 and the coveted Metal Man trophy.

ABC’s “Shark Tank” will host an open call on January 8 at CES for entrepreneurs who wish for the chance to appear on the television show.

Eureka ParkFloored within Eureka Park, the University Innovations Marketplace showcases technologies that stem from colleges, universities, and academic research centers. Along with startups in the beginning stages of development, Eureka Park also will host more established, mid-stage startup companies looking to expand their growth.

The 2015 CES will feature more than 3,500 exhibitors unveiling the latest consumer technology products and services across the entire ecosystem of consumer technologies.

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