NEW YORK and WASHINGTON and AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ShowStoppers® and the New York Angels today announced they are partnering again with the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® to help entrepreneurs and startups raise early seed capital -- by producing the third annual official "pitch" event for startup companies that exhibit at Eureka Park during the 2015 International CES®, the world's largest annual innovation event.
"ShowStoppers LaunchIt," the official Eureka Park pitch event at the 2015 CES, is a 2015 CES Press Day Power Session scheduled for Monday, January 5, 1:15 to 3:15 p.m. at Mandalay Bay, one day before the CES show floor opens. Click here for Press Day information.
ShowStoppers LaunchIt is a curated pitch event for 12 companies selected from the more than 300 young, innovative, transformative and entrepreneurial startups that exhibit in Eureka Park, a marketplace within CES Tech West 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: http://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 applications and select the best to present. The top three companies selected by the judges receive an array of business services provided by investors and marketing firms. The winner is also invited to demonstrate and meet with more than 1,500 journalists expected to attend ShowStoppers @ CES, the press event that takes place Tuesday, January 6, at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas.
One of the largest and oldest angel groups, 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 fund raising deal management platform for angel investing; Vegas Valley Angels, Vegas Tech, and LaunchIt, a ShowStoppers partner.
"New York Angels is looking for the best and brightest," said Brian Cohen, chairman, New York Angels. "We have had our invested startups at Showstoppers and sourced exciting startups for new investment at CES. This third edition of the Eureka Park pitch event will, again, highlight these innovative companies to CES attendees and the world."
LaunchIt is a news and social engagement 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 Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $211 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: http://www.CE.org and http://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 2014 CES, visit CESweb.org.
Now in its 22nd 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 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; the official press events at IFA, NAB and GITEX; and partners with CES, the CEA LineShow and CTIA.
For questions relating to the ShowStoppers LaunchIt event, contact Dave Leon, director of sales, +1-845-638-3527.
Chairman, New York Angels