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August 27, 2014 07:55 ET

Wearable World, Inc. Announces Partnership With DEMO Fall 2014 Conference

Wearable World Will Host the Official DEMO Fall Hackathon and Showcase Wearable World Labs' Startup Companies, Nov. 18 to 20, San Jose, California

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 27, 2014) - Wearable World, Inc., the San Francisco-based media and ventures company, today announced a partnership with DEMO Fall 2014 and that it will be hosting the official conference hackathon, as well as showcase Wearable World Labs' companies at the DEMO Conference, Nov. 18 - 20, 2014, at the San Jose Convention Center.

Wearable World CEO and co-founder Redg Snodgrass views the partnership with DEMO as an exciting opportunity for both companies to deliver a shared vision.

"As large corporations evolve from a mobile-first strategy to the wearable revolution, many senior executives at these corporations are seeing that they missed mobile completely," said Snodgrass. "We are here to ensure that they don't miss wearables, which have the ability to disrupt every vertical in every region around the world. We're excited to partner with DEMO because we are committed to delivering the information necessary so that none of those executives miss the next logical leap in technology."

The Wearable World at DEMO official hackathon will focus on developing wearable and IoT (Internet of Things) applications for wearable devices, and will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 18, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., location to be announced. It will conclude with a competition judged by industry experts. The team with the winning idea will then present its idea on the DEMO main stage in front of approximately 500 conference attendees and media. There is no cost to participate in the hackathon and hackathon attendees can receive a special discount DEMO ticket for $200 (regularly priced at $1,695).

DEMO conference-goers will have the opportunity for an exciting first-look and demos from startup companies in the current Wearable World Labs tech incubator and accelerator Summer 2014 Class, including: Grush, InHome, Petbot, TouchPico, Sensilk, Stylematic, Healium and Loopd.

"Computing is moving beyond mobile to every part of our bodies. We are excited to partner with Wearable World to bring the pioneers of this next phase of computing to DEMO," said Erick Schonfeld, executive producer of DEMO.

The DEMO Fall agenda will showcase an eye-opening array of products, making their public debut, which are focused on solving big problems for businesses and consumers alike. For decades, the conference has earned a reputation for consistently identifying tomorrow's cutting-edge technologies, and has just announced that Steve "Woz" Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, will launch his next company onstage at DEMO Fall.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to hear from industry-leading thinkers, including a Founder School Session keynote by Peter Thiel on "How To Build The Future," as well as the CEOs of some of the world's fastest growing startups. SKULLY CEO Marcus Weller, the 2013 DEMO God Winner and recent Wearable World Labs alumnus, will provide an update on the company and its current Indiegogo crowdfunding effort, which reached its goal of $250,000 in 6 minutes and is currently zooming past the $1.4 million mark in just the first two weeks of the campaign.

Tickets for DEMO Fall can be purchased online. For more information, visit www.demo.com.

About Wearable World
Wearable World, headquartered in San Francisco with active WW communities in 18 cities around the globe, is an organization dedicated to creating the social fabric for business around Wearables and the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem. Our Mission is to connect technology experts, thought-leaders, corporate/startup executives, and investors to build these game-changing emerging technologies. Through our five service offerings -- Strategic Advising, Events, Incubation Programs, Content and Thought-Leadership -- our Vision is to be the instrumental leader and driving force behind fostering dynamic relationships between brands, businesses, and bright minds. We bring a network of strategic hardware, software, and service partners that are positioned as innovators in their respective industries. Our reach includes 30,000+ of the leading developers, innovators, thought leaders, investors and startups in the Wearable and IoT space. For additional information, please visit www.wearableworld.co.

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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 to secure venture funding, establish critical business relationships, and influence early adopters. TheDEMO 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 which might have otherwise gone undiscovered. To attend or apply to DEMO, please go to www.demo.com.

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    Angela Bourne
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