It’s time for our CES 2016 Recap! What a whirlwind week we had. Five brave Nima teammates headed to Las Vegas to demo and showcase Nima to more than 150,000 attendees at the show. Our biggest news at CES came from TechCrunch Hardware Battlefield, where Nima was named the winner of the hardware startup competition and took home the grand prize of $50,000 (as well as the Metal Man trophy). Beating out hundreds of startups that applied, narrowed down to 14 startups selected in the first round of pitches and ultimately four breakthrough finalists (Wiivv, Identilock and Carbon Robotics), Nima was recognized as a life-changing device by esteemed judges from Intel, Highway1, CyPhy Works and TechCrunch.
The entire team was honored to be recognized, and we will be using the extra funding toward bringing Nima to market and developing tests for peanut and dairy at a more rapid pace. If only you could have seen us carrying the XXL check through the airport! We share it with all of you who continuously support our mission.
In addition to competing in Hardware Battlefield, co-founders Shireen Yates and Scott Sundvor participated in panels covering everything from hardware product development to breakthroughs in baby technology.
Speaking of baby tech, Nima was also celebrated as a finalist in The Bump’s Best of Baby Tech awards in the Baby Eats category.
Nima was also showcased in the Refinery29 Dreamers’ Suite – a model smart home with connected devices that help millennial women achieve their dreams.
The rest of our time was spent at booths in Baby Tech Summit and Eureka Park. We met lots of current and potential customers, partners and peers, and we even had a chance to talk to media about Nima. Take a glance at some of the notable mentions below.
Refinery29 – 13 New Gadgets Every 20-Something Needs
TechCrunch – This Gadget Tests Food For Gluten In Under 2 Minutes
Yahoo! Tech – Spotlight On Nutrition At CES 2016
TechCrunch – 10 Of The Coolest Gadgets We Saw At CES 2016
We’re already brainstorming ideas for CES 2017 – it’ll be hard to top this CES, but we’re excited for the year ahead.