CES 2017: Join us at the Startup Stage, Presented by Techstars

It’s almost time to kick off another year at The International Consumer Electronic Show! We are proud to once again partner with CES to present the Startup Stage in Eureka Park. Join the Techstars team January 5th-7th in Las Vegas for exclusive startup programming and pitch competitions.


At the Startup Stage, we’ll highlight the startup community by featuring prominent entrepreneurs, investors, and Techstars staff and alumni. Throughout the conference we’ll be discussing the latest topics in startups and consumer electronics, from finding your path to market, to fundraising your Series A round.


We’re also bringing back the Startup Stage Pitch Competitions! Looking to get your startup in front of our audience and judges? This is your opportunity to pitch, receive feedback, and win prizes. Apply to pitch here!

Check out some of the events below (full agenda here), and a recap of Techstars at CES last year. See you in Las Vegas!

Thursday, January 5th

11:00am – Indiegogo: Does a Smarter Home Mean a Smarter Life?

1:00pm – Fireside chat with Fitbit: From Inspiration to IPO, hosted by Brad Feld

2:00pm – Enterprise IoT: Looking beyond Gadgets

Friday, January 6th

11:00am – Diversity in Tech Panel

1:00pm – Fundraising: From Angel to Series A

2:00pm – Healthcare: Building Traction for Your Startup

Saturday, January 7th

11:00am – Finding Your Path to Market

1:00pm – How to Leverage Big Brands

2:00pm – What’s Happening in VR, AR and Robotics?

Techstars Returns to CES 2017 to Present Startup Stage

Techstars will return  to CES® for the fourth consecutive year to present the Startup Stage within the Eureka Park Marketplace, January 5-8, 2017

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.

About 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.

Techstars at CES: What’s Next for Startups?

If you’re at CES this week, here is a quick rundown of the best of the startup activity.

Connect with Techstars’ companies and founders, meet our Managing Directors, learn more about our startup programs and accelerator programs, and  — don’t miss the Pitch Competitions!

First, meet us at the Startup Stage at Eureka Park:

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Startups are everywhere. But what makes a startup stand out? Learn how to connect with your local startup ecosystem, how to finance your startup, and how corporate partnerships can accelerate your startup. Hot topics this year include startups working on mobility & transportation solutions, IoT & wearables, and lifestyle & digital health.

Pitch Competition Schedule

Next, be sure to check out the pitch competitions – kicking off every day at 3 p.m. Winners announced at 5 p.m.!

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Wednesday Schedule

Don’t miss A Founder’s Journey – the Story of Sphero and Star Wars!

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Thursday Schedule

Check out our panel on Fundraising – How to get from Angel to Series A.

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Friday Schedule

Meet Ryan Broshar and Matt Kozlov – our MDs from our Target and Healthcare accelerators.

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To learn more, check out the Techstars CES Event website and download the app.

We look forward to an exciting week at CES! See you there!


CES 2016: Meet Us at the Startup Stage, Presented by Techstars

The time is nearly upon us. Join the Techstars team at The International Consumer Electronic Show (CES) January 6th-8th in sunny Las Vegas!

This year we are proud to once again partner with CES to present the Startup Stage at Eureka Park.

Startup Stage will highlight the startup community by featuring prominent entrepreneurs, investors, executives, media, and Techstars staff and alumni.

Learn the ins and outs of crowdfunding and fundraising, how to attract diverse employees, how to find your path to market and more. This year’s Startup Stage festivities will also include our annual pitch competition. The pitch competition is your opportunity to pitch to a panel of iconic entrepreneurs, receive feedback and win prizes. Apply to pitch here!


Stay up to date with Startup Stage by using our app or check out the Startup Stage Schedule below.

Startup Stage Schedule:

Wednesday, January 06

11-11:45 AM

Plugging Into Your Local Startup Ecosystem

11-11:45 AM

Crowdfunding: Changing the Way Products are Launched

1-1:45 PM

A Founder’s Journey: From an Idea to Techstars to Star Wars

2-2:45 PM

Connectivity on the Move

3-4:30 PM

Pitch Competition: Mobility and Transportation Solutions

Thursday, January 07

11-11:45 AM

Changing the Game: Diversity in Tech

1-1:45 PM

Fundraising: From Angel to Series A

2-2:45 PM

What’s Next for IoT?

3-4:30 PM

Pitch Competition: IoT and Wearables

Friday, January 08

11-11:45 AM

Finding Your Path to Market: Distribution

1-1:45 PM

Startup culture: beyond ping pong tables

2-2:45 PM

Digital Health

3-4:30 PM

Pitch Competition: Lifestyle and Digital Health

Stay connected! Download the Techstars CES app. Works on Android, Apple and Windows.
Questions? Comments? Contact us: specialevents@techstars.com