Startup Stage in Eureka Park

Techstars at CES

Join us at Eureka Park for exclusive startup programming & pitch competitions!
Startups are everywhere. But what makes a startup stand out? Learn how to connect with local startup ecosystem, how to finance your startup and attract diverse employees. Join Techstars to learn how novel products and technologies came into being, why they have a shot at making it, and how they are progressing?
Startup Stage is located at Booth 50248 in the Sands.
Pitch Competitions
Apply by December 15th: Win prizes, get press, and perfect your pitch!
Prizes
IBM
Winners of the Startup Stage will be invited to join IBM Global Entrepreneur and will be eligible for up to $120,000 of cloud credits, which can be applied to servers and services on IBM Bluemix, including SoftLayer servers, Watson API's and many more services. In addition, the IBM Global Entrepreneur team provides business mentorship, technical expertise, and go-to-market support. To learn more, visit ibm.biz/cloudstartup.
Twilio
Twilio is offering the chance for four teams to win $5,000 worth of Twilio credit to build the future of communications in the programming languages you know and love.
Sphero
BB8: Meet BB-8™ - the app-enabled Droid™ that's as authentic as it is advanced. BB-8 has something unlike any other robot - an adaptive personality that changes as you play. Based on your interactions, BB-8 will show a range of expressions and even perk up when you give voice commands. Set it to patrol and watch your Droid explore autonomously, make up your own adventure and guide BB-8 yourself, or create and view holographic recordings.

Swag from Echo Dot and Techstars
Win swag from Techstars and Amazon Echo Dot teams to complete your haul!
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
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Thursday, January 5th
10:30 - 11 AM
10:30 - 11 AM
Welcome to the Startup Stage
January 5th, Sands, Level 1, Hall G, Booth # 50248
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: Does a Smarter Home Mean a Smarter Life?
January 5th, Sands, Level 1, Hall G, Booth # 50248
Does a smarter home mean a smarter life? How are products like IoT and smart home technologies changing the way we live? Get a sense for where the market is heading and how to position your startup for success.
1 - 1:45 PM
1 - 1:45 PM
Fireside chat with Fitbit: From Inspiration to IPO
January 5th, Sands, Level 1, Hall G, Booth # 50248
Join us for a fireside chat with venture capitalist Brad Feld and Fitbit co-founder and CEO James Park. In this session he will discuss the evolution of Fitbit, from inspiration to IPO, and the challenges encountered along the way.
2 - 2:45 PM
2 - 2:45 PM
Enterprise IoT: Looking beyond Gadgets
January 5th, Sands, Level 1, Hall G, Booth # 50248
The opportunities in enterprise IoT are limitless. From operational cost savings to collecting and analyzing data in real-time, IoT provides impactful and sustained value creation. However, to realize this potential we must first navigate challenges including interoperability, network reliability and security.

3-4:30 PM
3-4:30 PM
Pitch Competition: IoT and Wearables
January 5th, Sands, Level 1, Hall G, Booth # 50248
Do you have an innovative IoT or wearable product that could be the next big thing? Compete in the Techstars Pitch Competition! Led by Jenny Fielding, the Managing Director of the Techstars IoT Accelerator, the competition will feature industry-leading judges.
Friday, January 6th
11 - 11:45 AM
11 - 11:45 AM
Diversity in Tech
January 6th, Sands, Level 1, Hall G, Booth # 50248
Join Brad Feld and a group of startup founders to discuss the challenges of diversifying tech talent. This panel will explore how unconscious bias can affect hiring processes and what we can do now to change the ecosystem..
1 - 1:45 PM
1 - 1:45 PM
Fundraising: From Angel to Series A
January 6th, Sands, Level 1, Hall G, Booth # 50248
Cody Simms, Executive Director, Techstars Americas, leads a panel on fundraising best practices. You'll learn what VCs look for when green lighting a startup, how to find the right fit for your company, and the cultural aspects of VC negotiation.
2 - 2:45 PM
2 - 2:45 PM
Healthcare: Building Traction for Your Startup
January 6th, Sands, Level 1, Hall G, Booth # 50248
From initial revenue through the certification process, the healthcare space can be lucrative, but challenging. Matt Kozlov, Managing Director for the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator Powered by Techstars will lead a discussion on how to bring your healthcare-focused startup to market while building traction and revenue.
3 - 4:30 PM
3 - 4:30 PM
Pitch Competition: Lifestyle and Digital Health
January 6, Sands, Level 1, Hall G, Booth # 50248
Do you have an innovative Lifestyle or Digital Health startup? Find out at the Pitch Competition, emceed by John Hill, the Techstars Network Catalyst and judged by a panel of industry executives and investors.
Saturday, January 7th
11 - 11:45 AM
11 - 11:45 AM
Finding Your Path to Market
January 7, Sands, Level 1, Hall G, Booth # 50248
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.
1 - 1:45 PM
1 - 1:45 PM
How to leverage Big Brands
January 7, Sands, Level 1, Hall G, Booth # 50248
Dave Drach, Techstars VP, Corporate Strategy, 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.
2 - 2:45 PM
2 - 2:45 PM
What's Happening in VR, AR and Robotics?
January 7, Sands, Level 1, Hall G, Booth # 50248
This panel featuring 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.
3 - 4:30 PM
3 - 4:30 PM
Pitch Competition: VR, AR, and Robotics
January 7, Sands, Level 1, Hall G, Booth # 50248
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.
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