Stanford's Cool Product Expo 2013 Presents: The Top 30 Products that Could Change Your Life in 2013

CPX has selected its best line-up in the history of the event.

STANFORD, Calif.--The Stanford Graduate School of Business, with sponsorships from Cisco and the GM Foundation, is proud to present the 2013 Cool Product Expo (CPX2013).


The team behind Solar Impulse, a solar-powered airplane that can fly day and night without fuel, will be participating in this year's expo. Visitors to this year's CPX will have the opportunity to enter a lottery to visit Moffett Field ahead of the plane's journey across America.

CPX has selected its best line-up in the history of the event. Eleven out of CPX2013's 30 exhibitors are Kickstarter success stories. Headliners include:

*BRD Motorcycles - the first electric motorcycle to combine design and technical superiority

*Instacube - a real-time streaming canvas for Instagram and Facebook photos

*Revolve Robotics, Double Robotics, and Motrr - a collection of iPad and iPhone enabled telepresence companies that will revolutionize how people interact in the workplace

*gTar by Incident - digital guitar detecting user actions in real-time

*Lunatik - the first Kickstarter project that broke records and raised nearly one million dollars in less than 30 days, created by award-winning designer MNML / Scott Wilson

*Black + Blum - award-winning London-based design firm

CPX is an annual event bringing together the coolest products and latest R&D from global innovators, budding start-ups, design studios, and more. The mission of CPX is to amaze our audience with a glimpse of the future and to promote the cross-pollination of ideas across industries, geographies, technologies, and business models, impacting audience and exhibitors alike.

This year's event will be held on Wednesday, April 10, 12-6PM at the Arrillaga Alumni Center on the Stanford campus. It is free and open to the public.

Last year's CPX attracted over 1,200 attendees, from Silicon Valley companies and investors to students and faculty, regional press, alumni and the local community. CNET reported "Cool Gadgets shine at Stanford" and CPX has been called "The best free event in the Bay Area." Previous exhibitors have included Cubify with its personal 3-D printer, Nest's programmable thermostat, and Tesla's electric car, all of which have since become part of mainstream culture.

We expect to showcase 30 to 35 companies that will display their products for visitors to touch, interact with, play, or use. Profiles of confirmed exhibitors to date can be found in the CPX2013 Media Kit, downloadable on our website http://cpx.stanford.edu.

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