The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) plans to expand by some 40 percent the size of the Eureka Park TechZone, a dedicated area showcasing innovative start-ups and entrepreneurs, at the 2013 International CES. In addition, CEA has renewed its partnerships with two Eureka Park sponsors, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Startup America Partnership, to secure participation from start-up companies.
The Eureka Park TechZone launched at the 2012 CES with 102 exhibitors covering 10,200 square feet. The TechZone was a strong attraction among venture capitalists, media, buyers and other attendees, says CEA. At the 2013 International CES, the Eureka Park TechZone will cover at least 14,000 square feet, allowing an additional 40 startups to participate.
CEA has also started the Eureka Park Challenge, a competition for startups to win the opportunity to present and compete at the CEA Line Shows at the 2012 CE Week in New York. 10 finalists will be featured within a two-day interactive exhibit area and competition at the CEA Line Shows, with live on-stage presentations to determine the top company. Winners of the Eureka Park Challenge will receive free booth space at the 2013 International CES.
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