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Innovation, will.i.am and Grommet scouting at CES


Me (Kate) and Ian at CES 2013

At CES two weeks ago, one of the events Ian and I attended was the Next Generation Innovators panel. We heard the forward-thinking thoughts of some very prominent start-up CEOs, who are working with new models and technologies that challenge the way we do things.


They talked about connectivity, the potential of the cloud, information sharing, talent scouting and even manufacturing. They shared their thoughts on start-up culture (something near and dear to our hearts at Daily Grommet). David Liev of Bump said that in a start-up, the things you think will be hard (like creating a product) are easy, and the things you think will be easy (like growing your organization from a start-up to an enterprise) are really, really hard as you work to maintain your vision and create a new thriving organization in the world.



Next Generation Innovators panel at CES

Next Generation Innovators panel at CES

will.i.am, best known for his work with The Black Eyed Peas, participated in this panel as well, to discuss his work with Beats Electronics. He inspired us with his ideas about educating children in science and math to grow the NEXT generation of innovators. He said that music helped him, but that math and science will be the skills kids need in the future. Mr. i.am is so charismatic, smart and charming, I have no doubt that he would have succeeded in anything he tried, and we're impressed with his decision to dedicate his mammoth influence to support children's education in technology.

Here are some other photo highlights from our trip at CES:

Ian and Grommet partner Justin of Zipbuds

Ian and Grommet partner Justin of Zipbuds

We are always eager to catch up with our Grommet partners when we are at trade shows. Justin from Zipbuds was having a great show, passing out zipper lanyards!

A lot of walking going on at CES!

CES definietly calls for comfortable walking shoes!

Ian and Dennis

Ian and Dennis

Ian and Dennis pose for a quick photo. Dennis part of the Aftershokz team who launched on Daily Grommet in April of 2012. They have some pretty exciting things in store!

We had a great time at CES and were thrilled to catch up with current Grommet partners (like Justin and Dennis) and meet so many new faces. We have a lot of great Grommet product launches in store, stay tuned!

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