Arlington, Va., May 31, 2012 – The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® announced today that the following 10 companies have been selected as finalists in the Eureka Park Challenge at CE Week, scheduled June 27-28, 2012, in New York:
Austin, TX Force Innovations, LLC
Pittsburgh, PA Intuitive Motion
Houston, TX Perpetua Power Source Technologies, Inc.
New York, NY Tactus Technology, Inc.
U Grok It
Steamboat Springs, CO Vook, Inc.
New York, NY
Produced by CEA, in a partnership with the National Science Foundation (NSF), Startup America Partnership and NY Tech Meetup, the Eureka Park Challenge recognizes entrepreneurs and start-ups with the most innovative and unique products, services or apps.
Over the course of two days at the CEA Line Shows at CE Week, judges will interview each of the 10 finalists and view demos of their products, services or apps. On closing day, each finalist will have the opportunity to make a final pitch on stage before a live audience. A panel of four judges and attendees will vote for a grand prize, second place and fan favorite winner. The grand prize winner will receive a free booth in the specialized Eureka Park TechZone at the 2013 International CES®.
“The Eureka Park TechZone at the International CES was bursting with game-changing technologies and services from budding entrepreneurs and fledgling start-ups that caught the eyes of key attendees and reaffirmed the importance of innovation in the consumer electronics industry,” said Karen Chupka, senior vice president, events and conferences, CEA. “We are excited to see the technologies on display at the Eureka Park Challenge that will fuel the next generation of bleeding-edge technology advances.”
Entries for the Eureka Park Challenge were evaluated by 12 judges. The 10 finalists were selected based on the following criteria: level of innovation and uniqueness; potential to make a profound impact on the market; feasible design; user-friendliness and functionality; and viability of business model.
For more information on the Eureka Park Challenge, including rules and entry criteria, prizes and judges, visit the Eureka Park Challenge homepage.
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $195 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also owns and produces the International CES – The Global Stage for Innovation. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA’s industry services. Find CEA online at www.CE.org and www.DeclareInnovation.com. Follow CES at www.CESweb.org and through social media:
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