Expanded Eureka Park TechZone to Showcase 200 Entrepreneurs and Startups at the 2014 International CES®
New TechZones Eureka Park: NEXT and Academia Tech to highlight mid-stage startups and innovation from colleges and universities
Arlington, Va., October 7, 2013 - Featuring the latest and greatest homegrown innovations in consumer technology, the Eureka Park TechZone will expand by 30 percent to feature more than 200 exhibits at the 2014 International CES®. In partnership with UP Global (the merged entity between The Startup America Partnership & Startup Weekend), the National Science Foundation (NSF), General Electric Company (GE) and AT&T, Eureka Park is a dedicated area showcasing budding startups and entrepreneurs. The global gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technology, the 2014 CES takes place January 7-10, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Now in its third year, the Eureka Park TechZone will span more than 2,000 square meters and showcase more than 200 exhibitors at the 2014 CES. Eureka Park will be located on level one of The Venetian and returns as the vibrant hub for the entrepreneur and startup communities to learn, connect, inspire.
"The Eureka Park TechZone provides a stage for new companies with technologies for which we don't yet have product categories, to market their innovation to venture capitalists, media and buyers. Eureka Park's continued success solidifies the International CES as the ultimate proving ground for innovators of all shapes and sizes in consumer technology," said Karen Chupka, senior vice president, International CES and Corporate Business Strategy, CEA. "We are thrilled to once again partner with UP Global and the National Science Foundation for the 2014 CES, and can't wait to experience the 'Eureka' ideas that will fuel and transform our lives in the years to come."
Also new for 2014, the Academia Tech TechZone will be floored within Eureka Park. Academia Tech focuses on the unique technologies coming from colleges and universities. The TechZone will showcase a collection of academic institutions at the 2014 CES, with Columbia University, N.C. State, University of Texas at Austin and Penn State University already confirmed as exhibitors.
CEA today also announces the launch of the Eureka Park: NEXT TechZone, a dedicated area at the 2014 CES, designed for mid-stage startups that have launched a product within the past year. Eureka Park: NEXT will be located on level two in The Venetian Ballroom.
The 2014 CES will feature more than 3,200 exhibitors unveiling the latest products and services across the entire ecosystem of consumer technologies. Companies interested in exhibiting in the Eureka Park, Eureka Park: NEXT or Academia Tech TechZones should contact Kristen Nafziger at knafziger@CE.org or 703-907-7648.
Registration for the 2014 International CES is now open. For more information on the 2014 International CES, visit CESweb.org.
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: CEA Social Media.