TechCrunch debuts startup hardware competition at CES 2014, welcomes
Martha Stewart to stellar panel of judges
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
TechCrunch today announced 15 finalists for the first-ever Hardware
Battlefield, debuting at International CES 2014 in Las Vegas. Hopeful
founders began submitting their secret hardware companies last fall for
the opportunity to launch at consumer electronics' biggest event.
Modeled after TechCrunch's popular Startup Battlefield, the Hardware
Battlefield gathers emerging hardware companies to demo on a worldwide
stage. Competitors have mere minutes to pitch the judge's panel all for
a shot at a $50,000 prize, brand new Hardware Battlefield trophy and
exposure at CES and online to a global audience.
The Hardware Battlefield stage is open to all and there is no need for a
conference badge to enter, attend the Battlefield events, or simply look
on to see who nabs TechCrunch's honors as the best hardware product.
At-home viewers can watch the event live on TechCrunch.com. The winner
will be announced at the TechCrunch stage during a closing ceremony at
4:45 p.m. local time on Thursday afternoon, January 9.
"Hardware is the future and these hardware startups are some of the most
exciting products I've ever seen," says John Biggs, East Coast editor of
TechCrunch. "We're proud to bring these amazing companies from almost a
dozen countries to our Battlefield stage."
The list of Hardware Battlefield finalists for 2013 includes:
- The Eye Tribe
The Pocket Drone
Featured judges at this competition include:
Competition entry is free, and eligible competitors must have met the
Much launch product or crowdfunding campaign before January 7, 2014
Must be a single proprietor or small company
Cannot be a feature update to an existing product
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