CES Press Release

CTA Hosts Startup Fast Pitch Contest at 20th Annual CEO Summit

Tel Aviv, Israel – 06/20/2016 – 
The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™ today announced that nine Israel-based startup companies will compete for a booth in the coveted Eureka Park Marketplace, the center stage for innovative startups at CES® 2017. The Startup Fast Pitch Contest will take place at CTA’s 20th annual CEO Summit in Tel Aviv, Israel. CEO Summit is an invitation-only event for C-level executives in the consumer technology industry. In addition to the CEO Summit delegation, the Startup Fast Pitch Contest also will be open to select Israeli media. Participating startups include:

11:30 AM-12:30 PM
Wednesday, June 22
InterContinental David Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv, Israel

The Startup Fast Pitch Contest winner will be determined by an audience vote based on the following criteria: business model, likelihood to succeed, product’s ability to meet a need in the market, aesthetic design and engineering qualities.
The winner will receive booth space in the Eureka Park Marketplace at CES 2017. Results will be announced during a CES 2017 media briefing following the Startup Pitch Contest, and in a CTA-issued press release on Thursday, June 23.
Returning to CES for its sixth year, Eureka Park is the flagship startup destination at CES, providing a unique opportunity to launch a new product, service or idea. Israel is an important market to both the success of CES and the tech industry as a whole. Israeli startups had a strong presence at CES 2016 with 18 exhibiting companies in Eureka Park. For more information about exhibiting in Eureka Park, contact Sasha Spellman.
Note to Editors:  The official name of the global technology event is “CES®.”  Please do not use “Consumer Electronics Show” or “International CES” to refer to the event.

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 almost 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. And because it is owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™ ,the technology trade association representing the $287 billion U.S. consumer technology industry, it attracts the world’s business leaders and pioneering thinkers to a forum where the industry’s most relevant issues are addressed. Check out CES video highlights. Follow CES online at www.CES.tech and on social.

About Consumer Technology Association
Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM, is the trade association representing the $287 billion U.S. consumer technology industry. More than 2,200 companies – 80 percent are small businesses and startups; others are among the world’s best known brands – enjoy the benefits of CTA membership including policy advocacy, market research, technical education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. The Consumer Technology Association also owns and produces CES® – the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. Profits from CES are reinvested into CTA’s industry services.

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