ShowStoppers® & Keiretsu Forum SoCal @ CES 2023

600+ journalists, analysts, investors, and prospective strategic partners are expected to attend The ShowStoppers Exhibitor Showcase, and more than 100 are expected to attend the Keiretsu SoCal Pitch Competition in-person with 200 more expected to attend the Pitch Competition online.

We invite you to apply now to participate in the official Keiretsu SoCal Forum Pitch Competition and ShowStoppers Demo Showcase for startups and emerging growth companies at CES ® 2023. Keiretsu Forum's community of investors has invested more than $1billion into start-up and emerging growth companies and is the world’s largest network of angel investors, with 64 chapters on 4 continents.

Keiretsu SoCal Forum and ShowStoppers LaunchIt Event

Thursday, January 5, 2023
Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas
4:00-6:00 PM PT

ShowStoppers Press Showcase
Thursday, January 5, 2023
Bellagio Hotel, Grand Ballroom, Las Vegas
6:00-10:00 PM PT

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ShowStoppers LaunchIt

ShowStoppers is the global leader in producing press and business events in the United States, Europe, and Asia — for more than 26 years. It produces world-class events that bring together select journalists, bloggers, media influencers, industry and financial analysts, venture capitalists, and other C-Level executives — for press conferences, product introductions, sneak previews, hands-on product demonstrations, and strategic deal-making.

  • More than 100 journalists, analysts, investors, and prospective strategic partners are expected to attend this pitch event in person during CES, powered by Keiretsu Forum SoCal and ShowStoppers. Plus, 200 investors are expected to attend the pitch event online. They are looking for early-stage startups bringing ideas and innovations to market for the first time. They want to hear innovative pitches. Each of the finalists takes the stage for a four-minute pitch to the audience. There will be a short Q&A period following each pitch. The winning company pitching will receive a number of professional services.

    Each of the 8-10 Finalists, presenting at the Keiretsu SoCal Forum/ShowStoppers LaunchIt event also receives exhibit space at the ShowStoppers @ CES press reception that takes place Thursday, January 5 from 6-10 PM PT at the Bellagio Hotel, Grand Ballroom, Las Vegas, immediately following the pitch competition. 

  • CES 2023 Industries/Specialties of Interest
  • Keiretsu Forum SoCal and ShowStoppers are looking for entrepreneurs focused on AI/Robotics, Vehicle Tech & Advanced Mobility, Digital Health, Space Tech, and Sustainability. Lifestyle, Sports Tech, Fin Tech, Accessibility, Audio/Video, IoT Infrastructure, Enterprise, 3D Printing, Accessories, C Space, Medical Devices and....

    Home & Personal Entertainment (includes AR, VR & gaming), Smart Home & Robotics (includes drones and smart appliances), Mobile Computing Mobility (includes Cell phones, accessories, and tablets) Fitness, health, and well-being (includes air quality sensors/sanitizers), Productivity (includes work from home), Portable power and outdoor solar utilities.

    Exhibit spaces are also available for non-finalists.

CES 2023

The Deadline is December 7, 2022

A representative will contact all companies that qualify for the pitch competition and/or the exhibitor showcase.

You can expect

LIVE Presentations judged by investors and media... AND online streaming

Pitch Competition & Showcase

8-10 Companies will present as finalists for the Keiretsu Forum SoCal Pitch Competition and exhibit in the ShowStoppers Showcase.


Cindy Fraley