Pitch Perfect: CES 2020 Pitch Contest Winners

Overview Pitch competitions and award programs at CES celebrate stand-out tech and promising innovations. Learn more about some of the companies recognized at these CES 2020 events.

Every year at CES, businesses of all sizes are given the opportunity to showcase their creativity and innovation at competitions and award programs across the four days. Here are the winners of a few of these events from CES 2020.


ShowStoppers LaunchIt Media Days Power Session

In this curated pitch competition, 10 Eureka Park startup companies pitched their products for funding and a product review.

WINNER: Caregiver Smart Solutions

A remote caregiving system enabled through connected, discreet sensors that show insights through an app and encourage independence.


CTA Foundation Pitch Competition

Sponsored by AARP Innovation Labs, the CTA Foundation Pitch Competition featured innovative technologies that enable people of all ages stay active and performing at their best.

WINNER: Zibrio

The Zibrio SmartScale measures balance to assess fall risk, helping older adults and assisted living facilities anticipate needs.


Ignite the Night Pitch Competition, Presented by NASA iTech

NASA iTech seeks new ideas and technologies that could benefit future space missions. Ten innovators had the opportunity to fast pitch their technologies to an audience and panel of judges, including NASA chief technologists and investors.

WINNER: Otolith Labs

Otolith’s core technologies are developed to address vertigo solutions and motion sickness. The technology can be integrated with any head-worn device, including virtual reality headsets, headphones and military headsets.


New Voices $100K Pitch Competition

New Voices, an initiative committed to supporting female entrepreneurs of color across the globe, provides access, capital and expertise to women at all stages of business, across diverse sectors.

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Mark of Excellence Awards

The Mark of Excellence Awards, presented by the Smart Home Division of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, recognize the best in custom integration and installed technology.

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Last Gadget Standing

Finalists competed live on stage to determine the product most likely to succeed. Hosted by Emmy Award-winning tech-life columnist Jennifer Jolly, a New York Times "Wired Well" columnist and host of the digital lifestyle series TechNow for USA Today.


  • Ambassador Interpreter: Waverly Labs Ambassador is an over-the-ear automatic translation tool that provides instant interpretation through speech recognition.

  • Medwand: A telemedicine tool that collects multiple vital sign readings and key patient assessments.


Young Innovators to Watch

The next big innovators in tech, all under the age of 20, were showcased in a ceremony honoring students’ outstanding inventions.

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Best of CES

Engadget’s editors applied their extensive knowledge of the tech industry to choose winners in 16 categories, running the gamut from TVs to sports technology. 

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