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Launchpad exhibitors made a grand entrance into the residential tech industry at CEDIA Expo!

In 2023, CEDIA Expo welcomed 13 new-to-market brands in the Launchpad on the show floor who displayed new products ranging from security, lighting, sound, online tools and so much more where more than 15,000 attendees were able to learn about the next up-and-coming brands.

Launchpad exhibitors participated in the TechStarter Competition.

Three industry leaders who served as judges visited each exhibitor in the Launchpad, taking part in “Shark Tank” style pitches from brand executives. Top brands were named to the TechStarter FIVE, which included Dejero, Firewalla, Light & Shade Solutions, Specifi.IO and ZapperBox. The program culminated with the judges selecting the Overall TechStarter Winner, Dejero and Best Start-Up Winner, Specifi.IO.  Each winner received $5,000 and bragging rights for their best new products.  Congratulations to Dejero and Specifi.IO!

Ready to LAUNCH into the residential technology industry? Apply to be a part of the 2024 Launchpad Area and TechStarter Competition below. Deadline to apply for TechStarter Competition consideration is July 15, 2024.

Criteria for exhibiting in the Launchpad and participating in the TechStarter competition include: Company in business no more than 3 years; Never exhibited at CEDIA Expo; Never exhibited in the Launchpad area.

CEDIA Expo Show Management’s decision for a brand to participate in the Launchpad area and TechStarter competition is final.

CONGRATS TO THE 2023 TECHSTARTER WINNERS

 

TechStarter Grand Prize Winner

 

TechStarter Best Startup Award Winner

2023 TechStarter Five

Thank You to Our 2023 Judges

Tom Doherty
Director of Technology Initiatives
HTSA 

Roberta Lewis
President
Roberta Lewis & Associates

Franklin Karp 
Founder
Franklin Karp & Co. 

LAUNCH YOUR BRAND

Hear from the 2023 judges and some of the Launchpad participants about how exhibiting in this dedicated area on the show floor impacts businesses and the importance of the Launchpad to new-to-market brands.

Criteria for exhibiting in the Launchpad and participating in the TechStarter competition include: Company in business no more than 3 years; Never exhibited at CEDIA Expo; Never exhibited in the Launchpad area.

Deadline to apply to be a part of the TechStarter Competition is July 15, 2024. CEDIA Expo Show Management’s decision for a brand to participate in the Launchpad area and TechStarter competition is final.

2024 LAUNCHPAD REQUIREMENTS

 

Are you a new product or service ready to enter the home tech market?

The Launchpad is your cost-effective opportunity to mass market at the leading event in home technology and automation.

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Been in business less than 3 years

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Never exhibited at CEDIA Expo

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Never exhibited in The Launchpad

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