NEW YORK, WASHINGTON and AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ShowStoppers® and the New York Angels are excited to announce their partnership with the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, to help entrepreneurs and their startups raise early seed capital by launching a new event exclusively for Eureka Park exhibitors at the 2013 International CES®, the world's largest annual innovation event, scheduled January 8-11, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The official Eureka Park pitch event at the 2013 CES, ShowStoppers LaunchIt, is scheduled for Monday, January 7 from 3:15-5:15 p.m. during the 2013 CES Press Day at Mandalay Bay, one day before the CES show floor opens. Ten companies will be chosen from the more than 140 Eureka Park exhibitors.
ShowStoppers LaunchIt is a curated pitch event built around the young, innovative, transformative and entrepreneurial companies that exhibit in Eureka Park, a TechZone within CES where retailers, venture capitalists, manufacturers and others will find entrepreneurs launching new products, services, apps and ideas.
Companies that exhibit inside Eureka Park are invited to apply to pitch for funding at ShowStoppers LaunchIt – launchit.showstoppers.com
There is no application fee, and there is no fee charged to companies that are selected to pitch.
A panel of experienced Angel investors and venture capitalists organized by the New York Angels will pre-screen the companies that are selected to present. One of the largest and oldest angel groups that is coordinating support for ShowStoppers LaunchIt, the New York Angels is a member-led organization committed to finding, funding and mentoring great young companies from pitch through a successful exit. Supporting members of the network include Gust, the world-wide official deal management platform for angel investing; Vegas Valley Angels, Vegas Tech and LaunchIt, a ShowStoppers partner.
LaunchIt is a self-publishing event news and social information management platform that "leaves no new product, service or idea behind," where companies use built-in social networking tools to engage directly with the media and consumers around the world. ShowStoppers works with LaunchIt to power a ShowStoppers-branded news service that is socially engaged, to better connect startups and industry leaders with consumers and journalists.
"The New York Angels is no stranger to CES and ShowStoppers," said Brian Cohen, chairman, New York Angels. "We have had our invested startups at ShowStoppers and sourced exciting startups for new investment. This Eureka Park pitch event is the natural next step in highlighting these innovative companies to CES attendees and the world."
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $206 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also owns and produces the International CES – The Global Stage for Innovation. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA's industry services. Find CEA online: www.CE.org and www.DeclareInnovation.com. Follow CES at www.CESweb.org and through social media: .
Note to Editors: The official name of the global technology event is "International CES." Subsequent references to the show can be shortened to "CES." Please do not use "Consumer Electronics Show" to refer to the International CES. For more information about the 2013 CES, visit CESweb.org.
Now in its 20th year, ShowStoppers, http://www.showstoppers.com, is the global leader in producing press and business events spanning the US, Europe and Asia. Each event organizes product introductions, sneak previews and demonstrations for selected journalists, bloggers, industry and financial analysts, venture capitalists and business executives. Industry leaders, innovators and startups exhibit to help generate news coverage and product reviews, make new connections, promote brand, and open new markets. ShowStoppers produces events at CES, CTIA and Mobile World Congress, among others, and the official press events at IFA, NAB, Sandbox Summit and the CEA LineShow.
To exhibit at ShowStoppers events, contact Dave Leon, director of sales, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1-845-638-3527.