We're going to CES and you should too!

If you’re planning to attend this year’s International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Sunny Las Vegas, you’re in for a treat. UP Global will be supporting startups in CES’s Eureka Park by hosting office hours, informative panels, pitch competitions and more.


Here are some exciting nuggets you’ll need to check out from UP Global’s Startup Stage (add to your calendar now):

  • The role of crowdfunding in the creation of hardware startups!
  • The importance of startups in the automotive and wearable technology markets!
  • The former CTO of the United States Federal Government!
  • The importance of female entrepreneurs in a thriving startup culture!

With Startup Stage, we’ve created a portal to selected, luminary programming on consumer entrepreneurship during CES, with help from Tech Cocktail, and others.

CES is an exciting preview of consumer culture, for the year to come– and in a year that is sure to feature drones, artificial intelligence, and startup policy discussion in the media, CES ‘14 is not to be missed.

Visit ces.up.co for a full list of panelists, up-to-date schedules, and contact information.

Join UP Global For 'Startup Stage' At CES 2015!

It’s almost that time of year again…CES! The International Consumers Electronic Show features the what’s what of new tech. Last year, I saw everything from a driverless golf cart to a palm-sized MiniDrone.


During the weekend of Jan 6-9 in sunny Las Vegas, techies and enthusiasts from all over the world will wander around neon showrooms and drool over the million dollar displays and exhibits.

Now, not everyone is excited by Sony’s next big thing or the new computer monitor Microsoft is releasing. If that’s the case for you, Eureka Park will be your playground.

Eureka Park is the flagship startup destination at CES, providing a unique exhibiting opportunity to launch a new product, service or idea. You’ll find the latest ideas and innovations from more than 20 countries within this marketplace. Discover the international breadth of budding entrepreneurs and home-grown innovation from fledgling prototypes to progressing startups, spanning the entire consumer technology spectrum.

Yeah, that copy is directly from the website, but you get the idea. New startups! New ideas! New talent! To harness this excitement for good, UP Global has partnered with CES and Magna to host Startup Stage in Eureka Park.

Over four days, Startup Stage will highlight the startup community by featuring prominent entrepreneurs, investors, executives, and media. In addition to the live stage, UP Global will host mentor sessions, pitch competitions, and provide resources and networking opportunities for exhibitors and attendees.

In UP Global’s third year at CES, one event has remained the most popular: The Pitch Challenge. We all know entrepreneurs love to get on stage and be judged by the effectiveness of their startup pitch. Startup Stage will give the entrepreneurs of Eureka Park the opportunity to pitch to a panel of iconic entrepreneurs, receive feedback and win prizes.

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To sign up for the pitch competition, stop by the UP Global stage in Eureka Park. Speakers, mentor sessions, and special events will be announced over the following weeks. Make sure to follow @UPGlobalHQ for updates.

Check out the video (below) from last years CES!

Interested in mentoring, judging or hosting with UP Global at the Eureka Park Startup Stage? Complete this form and we will be in touch!


Conoce la experiencia del UP Summit en Las Vegas

El UP Summit este año, unió a 530 personas de alrededor del mundo al centro de Las Vegas, Nevada, en Estados Unidos.

En esta cuarta edición, se triplicó el tamaño de la conferencia comparado con el del año pasado en Rio de Janeiro, Brasil;  y se confirma como el más grande hasta ahora. Este evento estuvo compuesto por múltiples experiencias, de aprendizaje y diversión. nuestros líderes de comunidad, tuvieron la oportunidad de conectar, manteniendo discusiones y participando en los talleres liderados por nuestra comunidad. Y así mismo, pudieron vivir paracaidismo, trapecios, cabalgata y mucho más!

Aquí te dejamos el Video de resumen de la conferencia. Ya queremos regresar a las Vegas!

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El UP Summit es nuestra conferencias más grande cada año y nuestra más valiosa oportunidad de conectar con nuestra comunidad – fue un placer para mí organizar esta experiencia inolvidable para todos. Quiero agradecer especialmente a Work In Progress, una iniciativa de Downtown Project , quienes nos apoyaron en el evento y es la razón por la cual estuvimos en Las Vegas. También, gracias a los líderes de comunidad quienes dirigieron sesiones y a nuestra comunidad entera por siempre ser maravillosamente energéticos y emocionados, a pesar del calor del desierto de Nevada!


Espero verlos a todos en el 2015 – en donde sea que estemos!

Este artículo fue escrito por Victoria Schramm, y publicado en nuestro blog global, para ver el artículo original haz click aquí. 

The UP Summit Recap Video And Infographic Are Here!

This year’s UP Summit brought 530 people from across the globe to Downtown Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

In it’s fourth year, the UP Summit was by far our largest one yet, almost tripling in size from last year’s Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The event was composed of multiple experiences, both learning experiences and fun adventures. Our Community Leaders got to have intimate discussions, listen and participate in workshops lead by the community, as well as skydive, trapeze, horseback ride, and explore the Hoover Dam – just to name a few!

Check out the 2014 UP Summit Recap Video. I WANNA GO BACK TO VEGAS!

UP Summit is our biggest event each year and our greatest opportunity to bond with the community – it was such a pleasure for me to organize a memorable experience for everyone. A special thank you to Work In Progress, a Downtown Project initiative, who sponsored our event and is the reason why we were so inspired to bring it to Downtown Las Vegas. Also, thank you to the Community Leaders who ran Learning Sessions and to our entire community for being so wonderfully energetic and excited, despite the Nevada Desert heat!

I look forward to seeing everyone in 2015 – wherever in the world we may be!

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Startup Weekend Teams Debut At CES 2014

CES is the largest consumer electronics trade show in the world. Thousands of products are launched and showcased across more than 15 product categories.

Among the 3,200 retailers there were massive displays from Sprint, Intel, Cannon, Polaroid, and more. But, over the past three years, CES has made space for smaller companies to join in the mix. ‘Eureka Park‘ was home to 140+ startup exhibitors including some Startup Weekend founded companies. UP Global was there to support, collaborate and host panels geared towards entrepreneurship.

Take a look below at the SW teams who were at CES.


Freak’n Genius

Make your pictures talk in seconds and create hilarious animated videos to save or send to friends. YAKiT is kid-friendly, yet hysterically fun for everyone! We all know you are funnier than your friends, but now YAKiT is here to make it painfully obvious. Blow your friends away by creating videos of them (or of anything) saying funny, dumb, or embarrassing things.



Nix is a patent pending device that allows anyone to become a color expert. Just grab Nix from your pocket, purse, or bag, touch it to an object and magically watch the exact color appear on your iPhone, Android, PC, or Mac. Once scanned, you can keep palettes of your favorite colors, match the color to real life pigments, and even receive directions to the nearest store where you can purchase the color.


Made Solid

MadeSolid was created with one purpose in mind: give everyone access to high quality 3D printing! We understand that 3D printing is hard. There are so many factors that go into creating an amazing product, such as the design of your masterpiece, the materials you choose, and the type of printer you use. MadeSolid wants to push the envelope with what is possible with 3D printing.


Bounce Imaging

Bounce Imaging develops sensor technology to save the lives of first responders by allowing them to safely view hazardous environments remotely and at low cost.



VoicePark’s goal is to be an agent of change in the parking industry and create a highly useful mobile app that makes urban mobility more efficient and sustainable. We have reduced the time that it takes to find a parking spot in San Francisco from 6.5 minutes to 45 seconds. We have now expanded that revolutionary experience network to over 3 million street and garage parking spots in 40 US cities and growing.


Sensible Baby

The wearable infant monitoring system that connects to your smartphone. Sensible Baby tells you your child’s orientation (on back, stomach) as they sleep and alerts you when their breathing is irregular.