CEDIA Expo is introducing TechStarter, an all-new program that offers Innovation Alley exhibitors the opportunity to pitch their business models to c-suite executives and enter the running to be one of the “TechStarter FIVE”. TechStarter winners will be announced during CEDIA Expo which runs Sept.10-14 at the Colorado Convention Center.
The “Shark Tank” style program will identify five Innovation Alley exhibitors from all areas of the industry who demonstrate the most promise for a successful business model. TechStarter judges will walk the Innovation Alley show floor looking for a strong current business approach and a vision for the future of their product or service. After judging and deliberation concludes, the “TechStarter FIVE” will be chosen.
“CEDIA Expo aims to be a spring board for our new-to-industry brands exhibiting within Innovation Alley,” says Brian Pagel, senior vice president, Emerald Expositions. “The TechStarter program will introduce the newest brands to the brightest minds within our industry and give them the platform to make their innovations successful.”
Tabatha O’Connor, CEO, CEDIA; Alex Capecelatro, CEO and founder, Josh.AI; and Hagai Feiner, founder and CEO, Access Networks, will judge the TechStarter FIVE. The winners will receive dedicated promotion from CEDIA Expo channels, in-booth signage, interviews with three select media outlets attending the show, and an appearance on the TechStarter FIVE Q&A panel on the CEDIA Expo SmartStage.
Hear from the TechStarter FIVE and program judges Fri., Sept. 13 from 12:15-1:15 p.m on the CEDIA Expo SmartStage. The panel discussion will be moderated by Walt Zerbe, sr. director of technology and standards, CEDIA.
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