June 01, 2015 10:30 ET

Legendary Tech Event, DEMO Traction, Comes to Boston for First Time

DEMO Traction Launches Open Call for Submissions From Enterprise and Consumer Tech Companies on Edge of Major Growth

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Jun 1, 2015) - For the first time, DEMO, the launch pad for emerging technology and trends, will be hosting high-potential tech companies during a unique, one-day growth conference on Sept. 16 at Boston's Westin Waterfront: DEMO Traction. The DEMO Traction conference will feature the fastest-growing startups and products, as well as presentations from unicorn startups (companies that have reached $1 billion in valuation), and deep dives into the technologies and products changing the enterprise computing and consumer landscapes.

This will be an ideal event at which to find high-quality deal-flow and international networking opportunities with IT and business executives, CIOs, CMOs, founders, engineers, designers, and investors. A particular focus of DEMO Traction Boston will be on enterprise technology themes around big data, artificial intelligence (AI), cloud computing, software as a service (SaaS), CRM, and robotics. The deadline for startups to apply to present July 29, 2015.

Targeted companies from the U.S. and Europe will showcase their creative products which are solving problems around the following topics (among others):

  • Can Big Data Predict The Future?
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • From BYOD to Bring Your Own Apps: How SaaS is Changing The Way We Work
  • Conversational Marketing
  • The Golden Age of Robots

"Our Traction companies are tomorrow's unicorns," said DEMO executive producer Erick Schonfeld. "We are looking for innovators who may have launched and successfully introduced a first product, but are now ready for the next big thing. Along with showcasing major innovations, important news will also be breaking. We are still in the vetting process, and any interested companies should apply as soon as possible."

The DEMO family of conferences is composed of the world's most successful and best known technology events. Every year, hundreds of entrepreneurs, developers and inventors apply to be a part of DEMO, and after careful vetting, only the most innovative technologies and best companies are hand-picked to participate. The DEMO conferences have earned their reputation for consistently identifying tomorrow's cutting-edge technologies, and have served as launchpad events for numerous companies. DEMO Traction is committed to allowing recognized, innovative players to show the world what is possible when creativity, great design and entrepreneurship combine to solve big problems.

About DEMO
Produced by IDG, the DEMO conferences in the United States, China, Brazil, Russia, and Vietnam focus on emerging technologies and new product innovations. The DEMO conferences have earned their reputation for consistently identifying tomorrow's cutting-edge technologies, and have served as launch-pad events for companies such as Palm, E*Trade, Salesforce, WebEx, TiVo, VMware, Fusion-io and thousands of others, helping them secure venture funding, establish critical business relationships, and influence early adopters. The DEMO Scholarship Partner Program, subsidized by corporate sponsorships, offers multiple scholarship opportunities to ensure that deserving entrepreneurs have the chance to introduce cutting-edge technological products at DEMO that might otherwise go undiscovered. To attend or apply to DEMO, please go to

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