5 Philly Startups Spotted at CES 2018

It’s at least a little ironic that Wednesday, at what is arguably the biggest and flashiest technology show in the world, the power went out for a good couple of hours.

Naturally, chaos ensued at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas: some attendees were evacuated, some people got their phones trapped in fancy charging stations and others fumbled in the dark unable to get their usual doses of peppy demos.

“It was crazy,” said Anthony Gold, COO of ROAR for Good, who attended the event alongside cofounder Yasmine Mustafa. “But thankfully it didn’t hit our booth.” The duo spoke Wednesday on a panel called “A New Face of Tech: Empowered Women and Male Allies.”

Mustafa credits the company’s 2017 CES attendance with landing key connections, like meeting Chinese manufacturer Flex, retail partners and HSN. “We’re excited to go from attendees to exhibiting in our own booth at Eureka Park this year,” the founder said.

Tern Water founder and CEO Mohamed Zerban, who penned an op-ed last year on why Philly should have a unified presence at the trade show, was also in Vegas doing the rounds.

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