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September 18, 2015 08:30 ET

Over 25 Startups Selected for MakerCon New York Innovation Showcase

Companies From All Over the World Join the After-Hours Event That Highlights Up-and-Coming Entrepreneurs

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 18, 2015) - MakerCon, the only conference by and for Makers, today announced the roster of companies selected to demo products and prototypes during the "Evening of Innovation," one of the hallmarks of the event.

The "Evening of Innovation," which is presented by Sprout by HP, is a product showcase that features over 25 startups. These emerging businesses will demonstrate their products, ideas, or services. What's more, attendees will be treated to a fashion show from designer Danit Peleg, whose latest collection is entirely 3-D printed using home printers. Thud Rumble, a DJ team who introduced a suite of digital DJ tools developed in collaboration with Intel at MakerCon Bay Area, will perform. To add to the festive atmosphere, Brooklyn's Rooftop Reds, the world's first commercially viable urban rooftop vineyard, will be offering a tasting of their homegrown wine to guests. 

"The Innovation Showcase infuses fresh energy into the event after a day of provocative panels. It's an opportunity for speakers and attendees to casually mingle as they meet Makers with exciting products and ideas," said Dale Dougherty, founder and executive chairman of Maker Media. "These prototypes may be the next big thing to make a mark in an existing industry or even create a whole new category. In the end, all Makers have the same intention -- to create something and share what they've learned through that experience with their peers."

Several companies are also shaking up the tech world with some of their newest products, on display for demonstration. These include:

  • Glowforge, a cutting machine that uses a laser beam to pierce wood, fabrics, leather, paper, linoleum, food and some plastics.

  • C.H.I.P., a $9 computer equipped with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technology, enables web browsing, document creation, and game playing. (And it's only the size of a matchbook!)

  • FLIR, the world leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of thermal imaging infrared cameras.

Other companies sharing their latest innovation include:

  • Flyte
  • Smart Vision Labs
  • Haddington Robotics
  • QFusion
  • PlasmonLAB
  • Sprout by HP
  • MakeBlocksFAR

Tickets are available at an advance price of $295 through Friday, September 18. For more information about attending MakerCon New York, the speaker lineup, session descriptions, and to register, visit makercon.com. The schedule of events for Maker Faire Week and World Maker Faire can be found at makerfaire.com.

About MAKER MEDIA
Maker Media is a global platform for connecting makers with each other, with products and services, and with our partners. Through media, events and ecommerce, Maker Media serves a growing community of makers who bring a DIY mindset to technology. Whether as hobbyists or professionals, makers are creative, resourceful and curious, developing projects that demonstrate how they can interact with the world around them. The launch of Make: magazine in 2005, followed by Maker Faire in 2006, jumpstarted a worldwide Maker Movement, which is transforming innovation, culture and education. Headquartered in San Francisco, Maker Media is the publisher of Make: magazine and the producer of Maker Faire. It also develops "getting started" kits and books that are sold in its Maker Shed store as well as in retail channels. The Make: brand caters to a universe of more than 25 million makers collectively across its Make: magazine, makezine.com, Maker Faires, and Maker Shed properties.

About Maker Faire Week New York
Maker Faire Week is a week-long celebration for Makers with activities, events, meetups, parties and more, all focused around the Maker Movement. With reach across all sectors, including tech, design, education, city planning and artistry, Makers will enjoy meeting and collaborating with their peers at events around the greater New York area from September 21-27, culminating with World Maker Faire. Maker Faire Week New York also hosts signature events presented by Maker Media including MakerCon, the professional conference by Makers for Makers on September 24, Make: Education Forum on September 25 and World Maker Faire on September 26 and 27. With over 150 Maker Faires worldwide, Maker Faire Week New York is just one of the ways that the Maker Movement reaches over 1 million people, including families, educators, inventors, artists, corporate professionals and investors each year. Learn more about Maker Faire Week New York here.

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