Pitch Perfect: Vayyar Named Winner of Startup Fast Pitch Contest during CTA’s 20th Annual CEO Summit

Vayyar earns booth space in Eureka Park Marketplace at CES 2017

Tel Aviv, Israel, June 22, 2016 –  The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™ announced that Vayyar, a 3D imaging sensor startup based in Israel, was selected as winner of today’s Fast Pitch Contest, which took place as part of CTA’s 20th annual CEO Summit in Tel Aviv, Israel. Of the seven curated Israeli startups who participated in the competition, Vayyar took home the grand prize, a booth within the Eureka Park Marketplace at CES® 2017 . Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association, CES 2017, the global stage for innovation, returns to Las Vegas, Nevada, Thursday, January 5-Sunday, January 8, 2017.

“Israel is a critical tech hub with a booming startup community, so it made sense to host the Fast Pitch Contest here alongside our CEO Summit,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association. “It was incredible to see the diverse range of innovations these Israeli startups brought to the stage, while providing the opportunity to interact with top media from the region along with industry leaders from our delegation of C level executives leading and shaping the tech industry. Congratulations Vayyar. This honor is well-deserved.”

During the Fast Pitch contest, each startup had four minutes to pitch its business/product and one minute to answer questions. Contestants were judged on business model, the product’s likelihood to succeed, assessed market need and aesthetic design and engineering qualities. Results were determined by an audience vote.

Vayyar develops leading-edge 3D imaging sensors, opening the world to a new generation of safe, mobile and low cost imaging devices. The sensors look into objects using technology that breaks through known barriers and brings highly sophisticated imaging capabilities to the user’s fingertips. Vayyar sensors enable an extensive breadth of applications ranging from breast cancer screening to enhanced robot vision, food safety monitoring and many more.

“We are thrilled to have been chosen by the CEO Summit delegation as the Fast Pitch contest winner,” said Raviv Melamed, CEO, Vayyar. “We are excited to share with the world our 3D imaging technology, and use it to change breast cancer medical imaging, smart homes, the Internet of Things (IoT), agritech and much more.”

As the Fast Pitch champion, Vayyar will join an expected 600 companies exhibiting in the Eureka Park Marketplace at CES 2017. Returning to CES for its sixth year, Eureka Park is the flagship startup destination at CES, providing a unique opportunity to launch a new product, service or idea. Check out the Eureka Park Leaderboard to see which exhibitors have contributed towards the more than $1 billion USD in cumulative funding since Eureka Park launched in 2012.

For more information about exhibiting in Eureka Park at CES 2017, contact Sasha Spellman.

CES 2017, the global stage for innovation, returns to Las Vegas, Nevada, Thursday, January 5-Sunday, January 8, 2017 and will feature more than 3,800 exhibitors unveiling the latest consumer technology products and services across the entire ecosystem of consumer technologies. Visit CES.tech for more information.

About CES:

CES is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for almost 50 years-the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. As the largest hands-on event of its kind, CES features all aspects of the industry. And because it is owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM, the technology trade association representing the $287 billion U.S. consumer technology industry, it attracts the world’s business leaders and pioneering thinkers to a forum where the industry’s most relevant issues are addressed. Check out  CES video highlights. Follow CES online at http://click.ceainfo.org/?qs=e1682c6158159d579c0d0b104b93766420c461162038ccac4b9b13f3649b8c75 and on social.


  • CEO Summit
    June 21-24, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Innovate! and Celebrate
    September 20-22, San Jose, CA
  • CES Unveiled Prague – Register
    October 20, Prague, Czech Republic
  • CES Unveiled Paris – Register
    October 25, Paris, France
  • CT Hall of Fame Dinner
    November 9, New York, NY
  • CES Unveiled New York
    November 10, New York, NY
  • CES Unveiled Las Vegas
    January 3, Las Vegas, NV
  • CES 2017
    January 5-8, Las Vegas, NV
  • CES Asia 2017
    June 7-9, Shanghai, China

About Consumer Technology Association

Consumer Technology Association (CTA) is the trade association representing the $321 billion U.S. consumer technology industry, which supports more than 15 million U.S. jobs. More than 2,200 companies – 80 percent are small businesses and startups; others are among the world’s best known brands – enjoy the benefits of CTA membership including policy advocacy, market research, technical education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CTA also owns and produces CES® – the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. Profits from CES are reinvested into CTA’s industry services.


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