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2014 International CES to Showcase Global Startup Community

New areas and events dedicated to startups and entrepreneurs

The Consumer Electronics Association says the Eureka Park TechZone at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show will feature approximately 200 exhibitors, 30 percent more than the 2013 CES. The 2014 event will run Jan. 7-10.

Karen Chupka, senior vice president, International CES and corporate business strategy for CEA said the number of startups attending CES to launch products is “ever-growing.”

The all-new Indiegogo Zone, housed within the Eureka Park TechZone, will feature hardware campaigners. CES says these innovators will showcase products and share experiences about raising funds on Indiegogo. The Indiegogo Zone provides an opportunity for those interested in learning more about crowdfunding for hardware.

The UP 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 entrepreneurs, investors, corporate executives and media. In addition to programming, UP Global will host mentor sessions and pitch competitions, as well as provide resources and networking opportunities.

The second annual ShowStoppers power session is a curated event built for the young, entrepreneurial startups that exhibit in Eureka Park. Sixteen exhibitors will pitch to a panel of angel/VC investors along with media, analysts and industry experts in the audience.

In partnership with UP Global, the National Science Foundation, General Electric and AT&T, Eureka Park provides a stage for new companies with technologies to market their innovation to venture capitalists, media and buyers. It will have a French pavilion for the first time with UbiFrance bringing 11 startups to the area.

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.

In the same space, Academia Tech focuses on the technologies coming from colleges and universities. CES also offers networking events curated for startups and entrepreneurs such as the invitation-only Entrepreneurs Reception and Tech Cocktail’s Startup Night.