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ShowStoppers®, the New York Angels and UP Global partner again with the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® to help entrepreneurs and startups raise early seed capital — by producing the second annual Official “pitch” event for startup companies at the 2014 International CES®.

“ShowStoppers LaunchIt” is a curated pitch event for 16 companies selected from the more than 200 young, innovative, transformative and entrepreneurial startups that exhibit in Eureka Park, a TechZone within CES where retailers, venture capitalists, manufacturers and others will find entrepreneurs launching new products, services, apps and ideas.

If you are a Eureka Park exhibitor, we invite you to take advantage of this no cost opportunity and apply now to pitch/demo your technologies or apps to press, analysts, potential investors and prospective strategic partners for deal making and fundraising.

A panel of experienced Angel investors and venture capitalists organized by the New York Angels will pre-screen the companies that apply, then select the best to present. One of the largest and oldest angel groups, the New York Angels is a member-led organization committed to finding, funding and mentoring great young companies from pitch through a successful exit.

Also supporting the event are UP Global; Gust, the world-wide official fund-raising deal management platform for angel investing; Vegas Valley Angels; Vegas Tech; and LaunchIt, a ShowStoppers partner.

UP Global exists to empower startup community leaders and the entrepreneurs they serve worldwide. With a platform offering action-based learning programs, resources, and networks for entrepreneurs and leaders, UP aims to be the leading organization furthering human welfare through entrepreneurship. The UP model is dedicated to leveraging existing strengths within communities while developing and offering additional high-impact programs. UP Global currently powers Startup Weekend, the Startup America Partnership, StartupDigest, and more. With a reach in over 110 countries, the UP impact is a fast-growing collaborative effort made possible by support from Google for Entrepreneurs, The Coca Cola Company, The Kauffman Foundation, The Case Foundation, Sprint, American Airlines, Amex OPEN Forum, and Intuit.

Each company selected to pitch will receive mentoring from McAdory Lipscomb Jr., former CEO at Accenture and now a venture capital partner. The winning company will receive a complementary exhibit space inside the ShowStoppers press reception that takes place Thursday, 7 January, as well as services from MSIPR, a technology PR company. More importantly you are positioning your company for greater exposure at CES -and it costs nothing!

ShowStoppers LaunchIt takes place:

Monday, 6 Jan. 2014  from 1:15 to 3:15 pm
Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino
South Seas Ballroom J – Level 3 of the South Convention Center