Then there are first-time suppliers, such as Ekid Studio, a Vietnamese company that produces flashcards with advanced reality features for children, for which CES was the start of a multi-month US trip to seek investors. There are Flyser from Belarus, the startup behind a training framework, which is coordinated with VR experiences to give the impression of flying or swimming. The company came to CES after seeing the success of Black Box VR over the past year. It only costs $ 1,000 for a standard booth in the CES launch area. However, this ignores the multi-leg flights to a country they may never have visited, and prepares their public information, as well as room and boarding costs. What is it like for these companies to be one of the few representatives of your country? How do you stand out among the thousands of other exhibitors in Las Vegas? What do you get for your money and your efforts? MMH Labs "You will not find it anywhere, I can challenge it throughout the CES," says Muhammad Hussain. He is a professor of electrical engineering at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, the first mixed university in Saudi Arabia. He is also the "Principal Innovator" of the MMH Lab, an experimental hardware unit within the university that will present their prototypes here. Hainain shows Bluefin, which is essentially a wafer-thin 2.4-gram sub-dollar wearable that can hold fish and can measure water pressure, depth and pH levels in parts of the ocean that people can not reach. The ethos of his lab is to create devices with (literally) flexible and nature-inspired form factors that are easy to understand and "democratized" in his words. "If you look at CES, most technologies are very much focused on the people who can afford it, but most people in the world can not afford it," he said. Along with several current and former undergraduates, he's trying to meet potential business partners and receive instant feedback on early-stage products: "If you go to movies or Broadway, you'll get immediate feedback on Broadway," he said. "These types of conferences or CES give us the opportunity to receive direct feedback [on] How people perceive what we do. "In fact, I did not see any fish for the fish at this year's fair." Next year, "said Hussain. We bring wearables for plants. The only company from Armenia with US branches at CES says the representative Armen Mardirossian, but they are the only ones who registering under their home country. "We are proud Armenians," he said. Yerevan's capital is testing the reception for its product: an all-in-one Macbook charger that also has connections for USB, HDMI, SD cards and a They plan to start crowdfunding on Indiegogo this spring. "Actually, Amazon came and they wanted to sell it on their marketplace, so we were very excited, this was the beginning of our day," said Mardirossian, his grandparents are from Armenia, but he was born and raised in LA, part of an Armenian diaspora larger than the country of three million.As a 24-year-old He visited Armenia for an internship and then worked in the technology field nd is embedded between local powers like Russia and Iran. "Some strange neighbor who is near you?" Said Mardirossian. "The technology industry is booming because it's firmly anchored, it's hard to get our products out, so our heads make the products." Nevertheless, his way of working in Armenia is considered an unusual path by the locals, according to Mardirossian. "You assume that I am a tourist who shocked the people who want to return," he said. In the 20th century, Armenia experienced the genocide, the collapse of the Soviet Union and the Spitak earthquake. "Many people are shocked, people are coming back." Orbus PayDaniel Sarr has traveled the 6,000 miles from Dakar (Senegal) to Las Vegas (Nevada) to meet other Africans. He represents Orbus Pay, which allows companies to handle cash and smartphone payments and bank cards on one platform. In Senegal, he explains, only a minority of people use cards, while the majority use their phones and cash, essentially skipping Western payment methods. Orbus Pay wants to sell its API to other African companies facing similar problems as those in Kenya, Ivory Coast and Nigeria. " [you can] Africans know more when you present at CES with the press release and all the hustle and bustle, "said Sarr, director of partnership and promotion at Gainde 2000, the parent company of Orbus Pay. As an African technology company credibility is one of our key challenges," said Sarr "In the technology industry, it's easier to use Japanese technology or technology from Europe or the US." At a rigorous level – no ornaments, just a small stack of business cards – – Sarr says they're also trying to meet and showcase global investors that in Africa, innovation generally takes place. In fact, there was another Senegalese stand next to Sarrs, which was empty as the owner roamed the ground. ConnectAmber Connect is not only the only Jamaican company at CES, it's also the only one from the entire Caribbean, it can also be one of the few companies whose profits primarily benefit a guru. This is now the vehicle technology, the company's third CES, and it has reached the ground floor. For founder and CEO Dushyant Savadia, CES is something of a motor show – it's here to meet car manufacturers, parts dealers and dealers. Savadia is based in Jamaica. "If we were stationed outside the US, perhaps I could have achieved much more in half the time, but if we leave Jamaica, we have to make an enormous effort to show what we have around the world by going there ourselves and, of course, platforms like CES are bringing the world to one place. "He wants to make Jamaica the focus of the Caribbean tech scene, he says. "My vision has always been, why does anyone have to go to Silicon Valley and turn a country or location into the technical center for the world? My vision is that every country we operate in makes Silicon Valleys out there ourselves. "If Savadia is full of optimism, his background could help explain it. The native Indian has been a member of the Art of Living Foundation for nearly two decades – the nonprofit organization run by spiritual guru Ravi Shankar. Savadia, who used to be an alcoholic, "changed his life" after his boss at Xerox commissioned the workshop for all employees. Savadia owns all shares in the Amber Group, the umbrella company with Amber Connect and Amber Fuels (a gas payment) platform), Kuya Technologies (a software and data analysis company) and Amber Pay (a QR code-based payment system). He sends about 80 percent of the group's profits to the Art of Living Foundation. With his flowing hair, the CEO beats an unusual figure among the glitz and gambling of Vegas. When I point out, he diplomatically says, "I think people find different ways to get some luck."