Houston-based technology start-up 'Novusport' wins place to prestigious Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) Line Shows
Jun 22, 2012 (PRNewsChannel.com via COMTEX) --
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Novusport has been selected as a finalist to compete at the Eureka Park Challenge to be held during the Consumer Electronic Association (CEA) Line Shows in New York City, June 26 - 28. Novusport is a new social media concept created by local sports fans and entrepreneurs, Hugo Aguilar and Daniel Iturbe, while working out of their garage.
Novusport, an innovative iPhone app and social media website, will allow users to create fantasy sports-style statistics that allow them to share their personal "Unique Sports Graph" with family and friends, and even compete with other users across the globe. The patent-pending algorithm measures the user's performance in a variety of predefined sports activities and quantifies it based on ten key elements:A Ground Speed, Water Speed, Endurance, Strength, Vertical Jump, Accuracy, Courage, Balance, Novusport IQ and Popularity. To use the app, gamers perform a predefined NOVUSPORT activity (ActivR), which they videoaEURrecord and upload via a Smartphone.A
Novusport is one of ten applicants selected to present at the conference. Founder President Hugo Aguilar says, "A win here will set Novusport on a direct route for a dynamic debut and potentially catapult our creation onto the marketplace."A He continues, "The timing of this event couldn't have been better.A The Olympics are around the corner and with it, the desire for viewers to jump into as many sports as possible.A Novusport will allow them to compete in their own Olympic-style game."
"We want to equal the playing field when it comes to sports," says Iturbe.A "And we want Novusport to bring people together.A Just for one example, rather than a gamer's popularity being measured in just fans and likes, we want to reward gamers for doing good things for others too, like participating in a charity event through the Novusport platform"A Iturbe adds.
ABOUT THE EUREKA PARK CHALLENGE:Produced by CEA, in a partnership with the National Science Foundation (NSF), Startup America Partnership and NY Tech Meetup, the Eureka Park Challenge recognizes entrepreneurs and start-ups with the most innovative and unique products, services or apps.A
ABOUT THE CEA LINE SHOWS:Over the course of two days at the CEA Line Shows, judges will interview each of the finalists and view demos of their products, services or apps. Each finalist will have the opportunity to make a final pitch on stage before a live audience and the grand prize winner will receive a free booth in the specialized Eureka Park TechZone at the 2013 International CES(R).
Novusport is based in Houston, Texas and its vision is to bring a new, innovative form of sports participation and interaction into the Internet social media spectrum and become THE new sports pastime by fusing new technology with global sports participation.
For more information contact:Hugo Aguilar, Founder President or Daniel Iturbe, Co-Founder CEOhugo@novusport.com / firstname.lastname@example.org / 832.544.4329
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