Startup Stage in Eureka Park

Techstars at CES

Join us at Eureka Park for exclusive startup programming & pitch competitions!
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Startup Stage is located at Booth 50268 in the Sands.
Pitch Competitions
Retail
Tuesday, January 9th at 3pm PST
Entertainment
Wednesday, January 10th at 3pm PST
AI/VR/Robotics
Thursday, January 11th at 3pm PST
Prizes
- Invite to Amazon Exclusives, 30 day guaranteed placement on the storefront, and Brand Manager for 2018
- Twilio is offering the chance for 3 teams to win $5,000 worth of Twilio credit to build the future of communications in the programming languages you know and love.
- BB-8™ - the app-enabled Droid™ that's as authentic as it is advanced
- Techstars swag
- Invite to Amazon Exclusives
- Techstars T-Shirt
- Amazon Exclusives Swag bag
- Techstars T-Shirt
RULES:
  • Only startups with a booth at Eureka Park are allowed to participate in the pitch competition.
  • Startups that submit the form without a booth valid number will be immediately disqualified to participate.
  • Only one person on stage, no slides.
  • Visual aids are permitted. Examples could be prototypes, foam boards, etc.
The Pitch:
  • Pitch is 60 seconds. 3 minutes for Judge Q&A, and feedback
  • You will be judged based by: quality of pitch, business model, and customer validation
Startups will be selected to participate on a first come first served basis upon form submission.
We will email selected startups before December 31st. Those selected will be send confirmation email with next steps.
Programming
Tuesday, January 9th
10:30 - 11 AM
10:30 - 11 AM
Welcome to the Startup Stage
January 9th, Sands, Level 1, Hall G, Booth # 50268
Welcome remarks from Techstars and Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™ and an overview of the upcoming agenda.
11 - 11:45 AM
11 - 11:45 AM
Indiegogo - Entrepreneurship 202: bringing a Product to Life
January 9th, Sands, Level 1, Hall G, Booth # 50268
From concept, to market validation, to shipping, and to retail, bringing a product to life is full of unexpected challenges. Join other entrepreneurs and experts to share their best advice or how to build your innovations into a successful business. Moderator: Lydia Belanger, Associate Editor, Entrepreneur
Speaker: Sarah Meister, Design and Technology Growth Manager at Indiegogo
Speaker: Thin Ha, Director, Global Air Care R&D at P&G
Speaker: Jean Francois, Commerce Development Director, Ingram Micro
Speaker: Preston Moxcey, General Manager at Misfit
1 - 1:45 PM
1 - 1:45 PM
Smart Cities/CityOS
January 5th, Sands, Level 1, Hall G, Booth # 50268
Smart Cities/CityOS will feature startups and big brands that are accelerating both access to data that can benefit citizens and reduce barriers to entry and increase productivity at the level of the city.
Moderator: Lesa Mitchell
Speaker: Nick Bowden - EIR SideWalk Labs
Speaker: Adam Blake CEO of Zego
Speaker: Rodney Williams, CEO, LISNR
Speaker: Nagesh Rao, Chief Technologist, SBA
2 - 2:45 PM
2 - 2:45 PM
Finding Your Path to Market
January 9th, Sands, Level 1, Hall G, Booth # 50268
In this panel discussion, led by Ryan Broshar, Managing Director of the Techstars Retail Accelerator, you will hear industry experts from Indiegogo, Target and others discuss how to assess alternatives to market and how to manage the process for success.
Moderator: Ryan Broshar, Managing Director, Techstars
Speaker: Gene Han, Target
Speaker: Sarah Meister, Hardware, Design and Technology Growth Manager at Indiegogo
3-4:30 PM
3-4:30 PM
Pitch Competition: Retail
January 9th, Sands, Level 1, Hall G, Booth # 50268
Do you have an innovative Retail product that could be the next big thing?Find out at the Pitch Competition, emceed by John Hill, the Techstars Network Catalyst and judged by a panel of industry executives and investors.
Judge: Ryan Broshar, Managing Director, Techstars
Judge: Dan Werheimer, Target
Judge: Sarah Meister, Hardware, Design and Technology Growth Manager at Indiegogo
Judge: Rahul Singh, Business Development, Amazon Exclusives
Wednesday, January 10th
11 - 11:45 AM
11 - 11:45 AM
How Emerging Technologies Are Building a Better World
January 10th, Sands, Level 1, Hall G, Booth # 50268
From robotics and drones to emerging use cases of AR/VR and blockchain, learn how entrepreneurs are leveraging innovative technologies to build business models aimed at solving some of our most pressing global challenges at scale.
Moderator: Zoe Schlag, Managing Director, Managing Director of the Techstars Impact Accelerator
Speaker: Dr. Rick Schwerdtfeger, SBIR/STTR Program Director National Science Foundation
Speaker: Shuaib Siddiqui, Director of Impact Investing, Surdna Foundation
1 - 1:45 PM
1 - 1:45 PM
Learn from Profitable and Fundable Hardware Startups
January 10th, Sands, Level 1, Hall G, Booth # 50268
Hardware startups are experiencing monumental challenges: unfavorable fundraising environment, lack of role model companies, and lack of mentorship and guidance. These profitable early-stage hardware founders share battle stories and best practices around setting your company for success from day 1.
Moderator: Angelia Muller, Techstars IoT
Speaker: Ping Wang, Entrepreneur in Residence, Techstars
Speaker: Nate Williams, EiR, Kleiner Perkins
Speaker: Chris LaBelle, co-founder, Mosaic Manufacturing
Speaker: Jen McCabe, Director of Investments and Strategic Business Development, Foxconn
2 - 2:45 PM
2 - 2:45 PM
Music Tech isn't just Music Tech Anymore
January 10th, Sands, Level 1, Hall G, Booth # 50268
Music is fast becoming a technical business. "Music tech" means using technology for more than streaming — music startups are reinventing content creation, marketing, commerce and the live experience.
Moderator: Bob Moczydlowsky - Managing Director, Techstars Music
Speaker: Jen Hall - Director, Techstars Music
Speaker: Jeff Bronikowski - SVP, Global Business Development / Head of New Technology & Innovation Warner Music Group
3 - 4:30 PM
3 - 4:30 PM
Pitch Competition: Entertainment
January 10th, Sands, Level 1, Hall G, Booth # 50268
Do you have an innovative startup in the entertainment field? Find out at the Pitch Competition, emceed by John Hill, the Techstars Network Catalyst and judged by a panel of industry executives and investors.
Moderator: John Hill, Network Catalyst at Techstars, Techstars
Judge: Bob Moczydlowsky - Managing Director, Techstars Music
Judge: Jen Hall - Director, Techstars Music
Judge: Tyson Marian, Head of Emerging Technology - New Business Development, Comcast
Judge: Maya Baratz, Managing Director, Techstars
Thursday, January 11th
11 - 11:45 AM
11 - 11:45 AM
Great Companies Start Anywhere
January 11, Sands, Level 1, Hall G, Booth # 50268
Talented founders are born anywhere but most don't live in strong tech communities. In this session we'll discuss how all startup founders based can access networks, make connections and build relationships that will make their companies succeed.
Moderator: Karina Costa, Program Director, Techstars Anywhere
Speaker: Dawn Dickson, PopCom
Speaker: Stefanie Lemcke, GoKid
Speaker: Shantanu Bala, Somaticlabs
Speaker: Greg Cohn, Burner
Speaker: Michael Maylahn, Stasis Labs
1 - 1:45 PM
1 - 1:45 PM
How to Leverage Big Brands
January 11, Sands, Level 1, Hall G, Booth # 50268
Lesa Mitchell, Managing Director at Techstars Kansas City program, leads a panel featuring some of the world's biggest brands. They'll discuss their startup programs and success stories. You'll also hear from startup founders on what works and what to avoid with partnering with big brands.
Moderator: Lesa Mitchell, Managing Director at Techstars Kansas City Program
Speaker: Jon Carroll VP Product at Sphero
Speaker: Steven Taub Partner VC at GE
Speaker: Jed Wang, Head of Global BD and Partnerships, Amazon LaunchPad
Speaker: Rahul Singh, Business Development, Amazon Exclusives
2 - 2:45 PM
2 - 2:45 PM
What's Happening in VR, AR and Robotics?
January 11, Sands, Level 1, Hall G, Booth # 50268
This panel features startup founders and investors and hosted by Ryan Kuder, former runner of the Techstars Robotics program and the recent Virgin Media Accelerator, will discuss the trends we see emerging in VR, AR and robotics, including the intersection of all three.
Moderator: Ryan Kuder, Managing Director, Techstars
Speaker: Ian Bernstein, Head of Product, Misty Robotics
Speaker: Tony Mugavero, CEO and Co-Founder, Littlstar
Speaker: Silas Adekunle, CEO and Co-Founder, Reach Robotics
Speaker: Jen McCabe, Foxconn
3 - 4:30 PM
3 - 4:30 PM
Pitch Competition: VR, AR, and Robotics
January 11, Sands, Level 1, Hall G, Booth # 50268
Do you have an innovative VR, AR or robotics solution? Are you combining these emerging technologies together? Pitch in front of investors and industry executives to see if you can win as the best startup in this tech at Eureka Park.
Moderator: John Hill, Network Catalyst at Techstars, Techstars
Judge: Ryan Kuder, Managing Director, Techstars
Judge: Lucy Huang, Head of Venture Business Development, Amazon LaunchPad
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