CES: Eureka Park Marketplace Expands Exhibitor Base by More Than 16 Percent
The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™ today announced that the Eureka Park Marketplace will expand by more than 16 percent at CES® 2017 to accommodate a growing application pool of highly qualified candidates. Driven by market demand, the curated exhibit area will house 600 innovative startups looking to build brand awareness and forge cross-market partnerships. CES 2017, the global stage for innovation, will run January 5-8, 2017 in Las Vegas, NV.
A platform for innovators of all sizes, CES draws some the most brilliant minds representing a wide array of industries. CES 2016 featured the latest innovation from 500 startups representing 29 countries, with more than half coming from outside the U.S., including newcomers to CES: Austria, Czech Republic, Greece, Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, Taiwan, Turkey and UAE.
"Startups represent the heart and soul of innovation, working from the ground up - many times under less than ideal conditions - to make their dreams a reality and launch a product, service or app that might change our world," said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association. "CES is about making business dreams comes true and showcasing the most promising new innovations. Since 2012 CES startups have been funded at more than $1 billion, underscoring our value proposition. Eureka Park is one of the most unique and dynamic areas of the show floor with everything from wearables and sports tech to smart home tech and virtual reality."