Judges select 10 companies to pitch most investable ideas at 9th edition of ShowStoppers® LAUNCHIT

Are you one of the hottest startups at CES 2020?


Steve Leon
Partner, ShowStoppers

Justin Siraj
Manager, Event Communications, CTA

Are you one of the hottest startups at CES 2020?

Ninth edition of ShowStoppers® Launchit is where Eureka Park exhibitors

pitch the most-investable ideas, entrepreneurs & companies

Arlington, VA, 7 Nov. 2019 The Consumer Technology Association™ (CTA), ShowStoppers® and the New York Angels today announced they are partnering again to help entrepreneurs and startups raise early seed funding – by producing the ninth-annual official “pitch” event for startup companies that exhibit at Eureka Park during CES® 2020, the global stage for innovation.

“ShowStoppers LaunchIt” is a CES 2020 Media Day Power Session scheduled for Monday, January 6 , 2:30-4:30 p.m. at Mandalay Bay, one day before the CES show floor opens.

Angel investors and venture capitalists will again judge 10 of the hottest companies to take the stage at ShowStoppers® LaunchIt, after selecting finalists from the more than 1,200 young, innovative, transformative and entrepreneurial startups that exhibit in Eureka Park, a marketplace within CES where retailers, venture capitalists, manufacturers and others will find entrepreneurs launching new products, services, apps and ideas.

Companies that exhibit inside Eureka Park are invited to apply to pitch for funding at ShowStoppers LaunchIt: http://launchit.showstoppers.com.

There is no application fee, and there is no fee charged to companies that are selected to pitch.

“We are looking for the best and brightest,” said Mark Schneider, chairman, New York Angels. “We have sourced exciting startups for new investment at ShowStoppers LaunchIt. This ninth edition of the Eureka Park pitch event will, again, highlight these innovative companies to CES attendees and the world.”

The winning company is invited to demonstrate and meet with more than 1,300 journalists expected to attend ShowStoppers @ CES, the press event that takes place Tuesday, January 7, at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas.

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About New York Angels

One of the largest and oldest angel groups, New York Angels is a member-led organization committed to finding, funding and mentoring great young companies from pitch through a successful exit.

About CES:

CES® is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for 50 years-the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. As the largest hands-on event of its kind, CES features all aspects of the industry. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM, it attracts the world’s business leaders and pioneering thinkers. Check out CES video highlights. Follow CES online at CES.tech and on social.

About Consumer Technology Association:

Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™ is the trade association representing the $377 billion U.S. consumer technology industry, which supports more than 15 million U.S. jobs. More than 2,200 companies – 80 percent are small businesses and startups; others are among the world’s best-known brands – enjoy the benefits of CTA membership including policy advocacy, market research, technical education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CTA also owns and produces CES® – the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. Profits from CES are reinvested into CTA’s industry services.

About ShowStoppers®

Now in its 26th year, ShowStoppers is the global leader in producing press and business events spanning the US, Europe and Asia. Each event organizes product introductions, sneak previews and demonstrations for selected journalists, bloggers, industry and financial analysts, venture capitalists and business executives. Industry leaders, innovators and startups exhibit to generate news coverage and product reviews, make new connections, promote brand, and open new markets. ShowStoppers produces events at CES, Mobile World Congress and Mobile World Congress Americas, among others; the official press events at CES, CE Week, IFA, and NAB; and partners with CEATEC, CTA and GSMA.

For questions relating to the ShowStoppers Launchit event, contact Dave Leon, director of sales, +1-845-638-3527.


CES Unveiled Las Vegas

January 5. 2020, Las Vegas, NV 

CES 2020

January 7-10, 2020, Las Vegas, NV

 ShowStoppers LaunchIt

January 6, 2020, Las Vegas, NV

 ShowStoppers @ CES 2020

January 7, 2020, Las Vegas, NV

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HyperX launches first lifestyle-gaming headset during MWC19 LA Showstoppers

  • HyperX announces lifestyle-gaming ready headset during MWC/Showstoppers.
  • Who enjoys great audio on-the-go and while gaming? Sports and music ambassadors like Post Malone, Juju Smith-Schuster (Pittsburgh Steelers), Gordon Hayward (Boston Celtics), Joel Embid (Philadelphia 76ers), Casemiro (Real Madrid) do, and are part of the HyperX ambassador team. Stop by and try out headsets that the pros wear.
  • Showstoppers, 5-7 pm for one-on-one demos of the latest lifestyle-gaming headsets from HyperX.
    • Review samples are available for lifestyle-gaming audio related opportunities.
    • Interviews are available with the HyperX PR team.

ViewSonic Holiday Gift Ideas: Projector Solutions for Gaming, Home Entertainment and Road Warriors

ViewSonic, a leading global provider of display solution products, will showcase its line of new projectors for the holidays. For gamers that want a 100-plus inch screen gaming experience, to those entertaining at home during the holidays, and even frequent travelers, ViewSonic has a projector solution that fits just about any need.

Performance driven, the ViewSonic line of award-winning projection solutions include 4K Ultra HD home theater projectors that are LED- or laser-based, as well as a line of ultra-portable projectors, including one of the smallest LED projectors from the company.

For portability and flexibility while traveling, check out the line of ViewSonic portable projectors:

  • M1 Mini – An ultra-portable, LED-based projector that weighs around 0.5 pounds. With native WVGA resolution and 1080p content support, it features an integrated JBL speaker, built-in battery, a convenient “smart” stand, and has HDMI and USB connectors.
  • M1+ – Weighing less than two pounds, this projector comes with integrated smart Wi-Fi connectivity and a Smart TV interface for streaming and sharing. Built-in Harman Kardon Bluetooth speakers and a battery that can last up to six hours (depending on usage), makes the M1+ a great go-to projector for work and play.
  • M2 – a native 1080p LED-based ultra-portable projector, the ViewSonic M2 features 16GB of storage, multiple connectivity options including USB Type-C and HDMI, as well as built-in Harman Kardon speakers, and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities. The M2 is bright at 500 ANSI lumens and has HDR content support, 125% Rec.709 color accuracy, and frame interpolation technology. It also has a screen mirroring function so users can “cast” content from mobile devices through the projector onto a screen.

For home entertainment and big-screen gaming, ViewSonic offers 4K resolution in laser- and LED-based projectors:

  • X10-4K – An LED-based 4K projector, the X10-4K supports Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant voice control, and features built-in Harman Kardon Bluetooth speakers, as well as an integrated Smart TV interface for streaming from popular sources. With HDR content support, 125% Rec.709 color accuracy and frame interpolation technology, images on the big screen never looked better.
  • LS700-4K – At 3,300 ANSI lumens with native 4K resolution, the LS700-4K is a laser-based projector that not only offers 360-degree projection for nearly unlimited installation possibilities, it also features HDR content support and Rec.709 color accuracy for amazing image quality in just about any environment.

Catalyst Provides the Highest Levels of Protection to the Latest Devices

Mobile devices are an expensive investment.  Early adopters don’t hesitate to shell out upwards of $1000 for a phone because it’s something we’ve all come to rely on in our daily lives.  And as fragile as they are – most of us don’t treat them as such. We get it. People don’t want to cover up their phones.  They’d rather show off their style than put on a bulky protective case, or they leave phones naked or unprotected for fear of losing function.

At Catalyst, we’ve taken all that into consideration with our designs. Catalyst makes the most protective everyday waterproof and impact protection cases on the market. We’ve managed to design cases for Apple, Samsung and Google that are highly protective and don’t ask you to sacrifice style or function. The Catalyst Waterproof cases are 5x more waterproof than any other everyday case on the market and the Catalyst Impact Protection cases are drop proof to 9.9 ft (tested over and over again).

Our designers don’t just build cases.  Their designs enable people to take their phones anywhere, live their adventure, and not worry about damaging or breaking their phones. Even for the latest devices including the iPhone 11 Series, the Samsung Galaxy S10 and the Google Pixel 4 and 4 XL  – we’ve got you covered!

Indoor Positioning Technology Company Forkbeardä to Showcase uniquely accurate Ultrasound-Based Solution at MWC19 Los Angeles

Norwegian Company Offers Revolutionary Solution for Indoor GPS

Forkbeard Technologies AS will present and demonstrate its revolutionary mobile indoor positioning technology at MWC 2019 (formerly Mobile World Congress), Tuesday through Thursday, October 22-24, at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Forkbeard’s innovative platform leverages industry-standard onboard smartphone audio processing capabilities to deliver down-to-the-centimeter location accuracy with sub-second latency, and always 100% room-level accuracy. Presently in extensive use in medical facilities worldwide, indoor positioning technology impacts dozens of enterprise industries including logistics, warehousing, smart buildings and homes, data centers, manufacturing plants, retail, hospitality, and more.

“The Forkbeard technology platform provides unparalleled accuracy and reliability for indoor positioning of smartphones, tablets and other smart devices running on Android and iOS operating systems,” said Forkbeard CEO Wilfred Booij, Ph.D. “The ability to leverage the existing capabilities of billions of smart devices already on the market enables rapid adoption across multiple market verticals.”

“From simple indoor navigation support to support of contextual location-based workflow and safety solutions, truly accurate indoor positioning technologies will spur accelerated growth in this multibillion-dollar global market,” said Forkbeard’s Senior Vice President of Business Development and Alliances Terry Aasen.

According to Dr. Booij, Forkbeard leverages its patented Ultrasound technology to produce positioning accuracy results that are far superior to the radio frequency-based technologies used by others within the industry. In fact, the Forkbeard sonar smartphone indoor positioning technology is roughly 100 times more accurate than standalone Bluetooth, WiFi, or RFID based positioning solutions.

The Forkbeard team will showcase their technology at MWC19 from Booth #1231 in the Los Angeles Convention Center. Forkbeard will also exhibit at Showstoppers at MWC, Monday, October 21, from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m., at the JW Marriott, 900 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles.

For additional information, please visit https://forkbeardtech.com.

ShowStoppers Announces New Press Event for Mobile and Wireless Devices, Apps, Gadgets, Content and Gear in Advance of 2019 “MWC Los Angeles, in Partnership with CTIA”

AUSTIN, TX., and LOS ANGELES, 3 Oct. 2019 – ShowStoppers® today announced a new invitation-only press event that helps makers of mobile devices, wireless services, entertainment content, mobile and wireless gear, gadgets and apps meet journalists for product launches, previews, hands-on demos and to conduct executive interviews.

The ShowStoppers press event will take place Monday, October 21, 5-7 p.m., at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles. Showstoppers is an MWC19 Los Angeles Supporting Media Partner.

The ShowStoppers press event is timed to help companies exhibiting at MWC19 Los Angeles generate coverage before the show – and for non-exhibiting startups, innovators, industry leaders, and companies to generate product reviews and news coverage ahead of the all-important fourth quarter and holiday season. MWC19 Los Angeles will convene the mobile industry, its vast ecosystem and adjacent industries at the Los Angeles Convention Center from October 22-24, 2019.

The new ShowStoppers event builds on decades of press events that ShowStoppers already produces at CES, IFA, MWC, NAB, and other tradeshows around the globe.

Now in its 25th year, ShowStoppers is the global leader in producing press and business events spanning the U.S., Europe and Asia. Each event organizes product launches, sneak previews and demonstrations for selected journalists, bloggers, industry and financial analysts, venture capitalists and business executives. Industry leaders, innovators and startups exhibit to generate news coverage and product reviews, make new connections, promote their brand and open new markets. ShowStoppers produces events at CES and alongside MWC, among others; the official press events at CES, CE Week, IFA and NAB, and partners with CEATEC.

To sign up to meet the press at ShowStoppers press events around the world, contact Dave Leon, +1 845 638 3527; or Lauren Merel, +1 908-692-6068, or Jennifer Hall, +44 7923378991.

IHS Markit | Technology Announces Innovation Award Winners at ShowStoppers @ IFA 2019 in Berlin

IHS Markit | Technology, now a part of Informa Tech, today announced the winners of the IHS Markit Innovation Awards. Presented at the ShowStoppers® @ IFA press event on Thursday, September 5, 2019 in Berlin, the awards showcased the most innovative technology products submitted by event exhibitors.“This was our third year hosting and judging the Innovation Awards at ShowStoppers @ IFA, and we are pleased to congratulate all the technology groundbreakers who participated in the event,” said Lisa Arrowsmith, executive director and head of consumer technology solutions at IHS Markit | Technology. “As in the past, we saw some extraordinary entries on display in Berlin. It’s always difficult to choose the victors in each category, but the winners truly demonstrated extraordinary vision and creativity.”The winners, by category, of the 2019 IHS Markit Innovation Awards at ShowStoppers @ IFA are:

  • Fitness, wearables and health devices: Withings, for Move ECG
    • Runner Up: GN Hearing A/S, for ReSound LiNX Quattro™ ITE
  • Mobile accessories: Fashiontekk AB, for Wilma Eco Cases
  • Mobile computing: Acronis International GmbH, for Acronis True Image 2020
    • Runner Up: Afilias Technologies, for DeviceAssure
  • Personal entertainment: Audiogum, for Intelligent Personalization and Bespoke Voice Driven Playlisting
  • Smart home and appliances: Snips, for Snips for Home Appliances
    • Runner Up: Vayyar, for Walabot HOME

The following products earned honorable mentions: Catalyst, for the Catalyst Waterproof case for iPad; Libratone, for TRACK Air+; PopSockets, for PopSockets PopWallet+; and Safera Oy, for Safera Sense.


The following technology industry research analysts at IHS Markit | Technology judged the awards at ShowStoppers @ IFA 2019:

  • Anna Ahrens, Senior Analyst, Smartphone and Mobile
  • Liliana Alvarez, Senior Analyst, Smart Home and Appliances
  • Paul Gray, Research and Analysis Director, TV, Consumer Electronics and Devices
  • Dinesh Kithany, Lead Industry Analyst, Wireless Power & Power Supply
  • Blake Kozak, Principal Analyst, Smart Home and Security Technology
  • Ken Park, Research and Analysis Director, TV, Consumer Electronics and Devices
  • Gerrit Schneemann, Senior Analyst, Smartphones

In addition, journalist judge Jaime Rivera, with Pocketnow, participated in the judging.

Upcoming ShowStoppers Event

The next ShowStoppers press event is ShowStoppers @ CES on January 7, 2020, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Companies exhibiting at ShowStoppers @ CES can submit up to three candidate products, technologies or services for the IHS Markit Innovation Awards. IHS Markit and ShowStoppers have agreed to an embargo on any announcements that should not be made public prior to the awards. For more information, visit http://awards.showstoppers.com/.

About IHS Markit | Technology (https://technology.ihs.com)

IHS Markit | Technology is now a part of Informa Tech, offering hundreds of additional subject matter experts and unique insights across the entire technology landscape. From silicon to subscribers, from emerging technologies to enterprise IT and beyond – IHS Markit | Technology is a trusted advisor and market research provider to businesses and governments. Leaders from some of the world’s largest industries rely on IHS Markit | Technology because of our proven ability to calibrate to the demand of their marketplaces and scale our thinking across virtually any operation or enterprise, from ground-level tactics to high-level strategy.

About ShowStoppers

Now in its 24th year, ShowStoppers is the global leader in producing press and business events spanning the US, Europe and Asia. Each event organizes product introductions, sneak previews and demonstrations for selected journalists, bloggers, industry and financial analysts, venture capitalists and business executives. Industry leaders, innovators and startups exhibit to generate news coverage and product reviews, make new connections, promote brand and open new markets. ShowStoppers produces events at CES, Mobile World Congress and Mobile World Congress Americas, among others; the official press events at CE Week, IFA, and NAB; and partners with CES and CE Week.

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Sage presents range of sleek, innovative kitchen appliances

An Australian-born brand and global success story, Sage Appliances launched into the UK market in May 2013, leading to its expansion in Europe including successful launches in Germany, Benelux and Switzerland with additional European markets on the horizon.

So far, the brand has made a name for itself in Europe primarily due to the enormous popularity of its lauded coffee business which has been the recipient of numerous awards, including most recently The Specialty Coffee Association’s “Best New Product Award” for its Barista Pro portafilter espresso machine.

From coffee and healthy living to tea makers and ovens, Sage will be presenting a comprehensive range of sleek and innovative kitchen appliances at ShowStoppers, including a never seen before product set to disrupt the blending category.

Monoprice Debuts New Monolith Audio Items at IFA 2019

Monoprice, affordable consumer electronics ecommerce leader, is showcasing the latest offerings across its  Premium Audio categories at IFA 2019. In the years since its international expansion, Monoprice has focused on bringing the highest quality technologies across its many product categories to global enthusiasts, without added cost markup. During this time, 3D Printing and Premium Audio have evolved into standout categories from the online retailer, who offers a growing selection of products that reflect industry trends and surpass industry standards.

Now in its third year, Monoprice’s premium Monolith audio line continues to defy the idea that great quality sound must come at a high price. At IFA, the retailer will show:

  • Monolith Home Theater Processor ($3,999.00)
    • A state-of-the-art 16-channel processor that boasts Dolby Atmos and DTS: X decoding, advanced room correction with Dirac Live, the latest generation AKM4493 DACs, and plenty of inputs for all sources.
  • Monolith Liquid Gold Balanced Headphone Amplifier and DAC by Alex Cavalli  ($999.99)
    • A smaller version of the Cavalli Audio’s Liquid Gold Amp, The Liquid Gold X is a fully balanced, differential front-end, solid state amplifier and introduces Monoprice’s new MCU-based products with computerized control of all features – including turn-on sequencing and DC offset detection.
  • Monolith by Monoprice THX AAA Balanced Headphone Amplifier featuring THX AAA 887 Technology ($399.99)
    • THX Achromatic Audio Amplifier (THX AAA™) promises high fidelity audio with infinitesimally low levels of noise and distortion.
  • Monolith  M1070 Planar Headphones
    • Featuring a 106mm planar driver, 2.5mm connectors and an open back design that produces a stunning aural landscape and resolves minute sonic detail. Spectacular imaging, low distortion, and perfectly balanced sound.