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Strong Showing for WashU and St. Louis at the Consumer Electronics Show

Skandalaris Center
January 14, 2019

More than 4,500 exhibitors and 180,000 attendees were on hand for the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas earlier this month; well represented among them were St. Louis ventures and and Washington University alumni. Tech highlights from the show vary from the cool – Samsung’s 98-inch 8K TV Wall and the Nreal Light mixed reality glasses – to the weird – Monit’s smart diaper sensor and Pepe’s pet dryer.

Many St. Louis startups showcased products over the course of the week including Flipstik – housed at T-Rex downtown, SABRE – who debuted their new connected pepper spray device at the show, and – a cutting-edge artificial intelligence platform.

David Karandish (EN ’05), CEO of, presented at YPO’s pre-show event and commented that “CES is a great way to connect and learn from a variety of influencers from all over the world and to get a taste of what the future of technology holds.”

The Skandalaris Center is considering holding a WashU meetup during CES 2020 – if you plan on attending email us at and let us know so we can add you to the invite list.