The 2017 Startup Stage will provide startups with a place to meet other entrepreneurs, investors, executives, media, as well as Techstars staff and alumni. Startup Stage also will provide entrepreneurs with the opportunity to learn:
- Fundraising: From Angel to Series A
- How to find the path to market
- From experts about IoT, VR, robotics and healthcare
In addition to enabling entrepreneurs by providing an opportunity to network and build business relationships at CES, the Startup Stage program will feature Techstars’ annual pitch competition. The competition gives startups the opportunity to pitch their business to a panel of iconic entrepreneurs and win prizes.
Techstars executives will be participating in a variety of panels on the Startup Stage. Jenny Fielding, managing director for Techstars IoT, will lead a panel on the Internet of Things. Cody Simms, executive director of Techstars, will participate in a panel to talk about VC fundraising. Matt Kozlov, managing director of Techstars Healthcare, in partnership with Cedars Sinai, will participate on a healthcare focused panel. Ryan Kuder, managing director, will speak about VR and robotics. Ryan Brosher, managing director for Techstars Retail, in partnership with Target, will be hosting a panel on distribution channels.
CES attendees will find some of the biggest technology companies in the world at CES, but they will also discover some of the most innovative startups. Now in its sixth year, the Eureka Park Marketplace is a curated exhibit area that will have 600 exhibiting startups, an increase from 500 companies from 29 countries in 2016. Through the Eureka Park Marketplace, rising stars have an opportunity to connect with suppliers, manufacturers, investors and media to grow their businesses. Since 2012, more than 1,100 startups have used the CES brand to showcase their products and have been funded at more than $1 billion.
Join Techstars at the Startup Stage January 5-8, 2017, in the Eureka Park Marketplace located in the Sands, Level 1,booth #50248. For the full schedule of events and to register for the pitch competition, please visit http://events.techstars.com/ces.
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 50 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. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM, the technology trade association representing the $287 billion U.S. consumer technology industry, it attracts the world’s business leaders and pioneering thinkers. Check out CES video highlights. Follow CES online at CES.tech and on social.