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Startup Membership

Join more than 2,000 corporate members. Invest in the Consumer Electronics Association to strengthen your business' future. 

What is a Startup Membership?

CEA has introduced a membership category for startups. Companies who qualify can access all the benefits of regular CEA membership* at a reduced rate of $95 per year (regular membership dues start at $850). To qualify for this membership, companies must be in development of a technology product, service or app that has been introduced into the market within the last year or will be within the next year; have annual sales under $1 million; be located in North America; and not have been a CEA member within the past two years. Companies can receive regular CEA membership benefits at the reduced rate in the startup category for no more than two consecutive years.

*Startup membership does not qualify for a discount on exhibit space at the International CES.

How Do I Join?

You may complete the online membership application to join CEA. If you prefer, you can fax your completed membership application to 703-907-7950 or email it to

Please note: Access to member benefits is not available until your membership dues are paid in full. Membership dues are nonrefundable.

Do You Have a Brochure?

Yes, please view our membership brochure.

What is the Cost to Join?

Companies who qualify can access all the benefits of regular CEA membership at a reduced rate of $95 per year. 

What are the Benefits of Startup Membership?

Get advice and learn how to grow your business with access to the Member Exchange, Mentor Program, Small Business Certificate Program and Small Business Council sponsored webinars.

Industry Credibility

Support the CE industry and CEA initiatives by joining CEA.

Free access to industry trends, consumer research, economic evaluations and a staff of qualified researchers for help.

CES exhibitor members get a free LVCC parking pass, space selection priority, discounts on Innovations Awards entry fees and may be eligible for  discounts on booth space. Attendees get a discount on registration and conference passes (this covers all employees of each member company).

Get involved in member programs to contribute to the growth of the CE industry.

Network with peers and potential business partners at CEA events and members-only webinars.

List your company and access information for fellow members.

Promote your services or access CE-specific services offered by fellow members.

Member Savings Programs

Train and certify your employees with CEA resources and programs.

Free participation in CEA's Technology & Standards committees, subcommittees and working groups. Members also receive 25-percent off published standards.

Track state legislative activity and have a collective voice in your industry.

Reach fellow members through the Member to Member (M2M Program), promote your product on the Digital Answer Man Tour, enter the Mark of Excellence or the International CES Innovations Design and Engineering Awards programs and more.

Get your daily dose of industry news with CEA SmartBrief. CEA's member e-newsletter Plugged In will keep you informed of CEA activities and member benefits. CEA's flagship publication It Is Innovation (i3) magazine covers in depth some of the top topics in the industry.

Still have questions?
Contact us or complete our online request form for more information.

Ready to Join CEA?

Complete the online application today.

Contact Membership

Alicia McGrail
Sr. Manager, Membership Development