Las Vegas – (January, 8, 2018) – Three teams of Las Vegas-area student entrepreneurs will compete at CES® 2018 – owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) – pitching their original business ideas to three expert technology innovators, who will serve as judges and select a winning team.

The high school students successfully completed the CTA Future Innovators program – established by CTA and EVERFI – which teaches students how to apply math and creative skills to think entrepreneurially about business. CTA is committed to addressing the nation’s current skills gap, growing the number of high-quality jobs and transitioning the country into a fully-equipped, highly-skilled, 21st century workforce.

CES is open to members of the technology industry, and attendees must be at least 18 years old.

WHEN:       10-11 AM, Friday, Jan. 12, 2018

WHERE:     CTA Stage, Grand Lobby, Las Vegas Convention Center

                   3150 Paradise Road

                   Las Vegas, NV 89109

WHO:        CES attendees and media are welcome to attend. This event is not open to the general public.    

JUDGES:   Deena Ghazarian, Managing Partner, TargetPath, LLC (Judge)

                   Kyle Walker, Head of New Business Strategy, Amazon (Judge)

                   Ximena Hartsock, Co-founder and President, Phone2Action (Judge)