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Edison Nation’s search with HSN’s Joy Mangano to close in two short weeks

Joy Mangano

As you know, Edison Nation—on behalf of Joy Mangano—is searching for new home and lifestyle products! While any given search could be your big break, this is an especially remarkable opportunity. Plainly stated: Joy is a certifiable rockstar [and with her help, you can be one, too].


  • Joy is much more than a TV personality and public figure. She is the President and Founder of Ingenious Designs LLC, a subsidiary of HSN, Inc.

  • Since 1991, when IDL was founded, Joy has been in charge of all corporate operations, product development and designing, manufacturing, marketing, and distributing IDL’s innovative products (we weren’t kidding – rockstar).

  • Her successes include: My Little Steamer®, Clothes It All® luggage system, Elevations® oven with adjustable heating elements, Comfort & Joy® bedding, ClothesDrier™, the Designer Drop Bag™ collection and SHADES reading glasses (with over one million sold). And believe us, we’re barely scratching the surface!

  • Joy has appeared on 20/20, NBC’s Today Show, ABC’s The View, and The Ellen DeGeneres Show. She and her products have also been profiled in Newsday, USA Today, Investors Business Daily, People, Entrepreneur, Glamour, Lucky, InStyle, Good Housekeeping, Town & Country, Redbook, and O, The Oprah Magazine.

In case you’re having trouble reading between the lines, Joy Mangano is a brand-building mogul and has created an empire of iconic brands. Yes, empire. Lucky for you, there are still 14 days left until the HSN/Joy Mangano search closes!

Get creative and happy inventing, Edison Nation!


Bed Lifts Proves to be a Back-to-School Success

During the 2012 Back-to-School season, we announced the debut of Jonathan C. Smith’s Bed Lifts in select Bed Bath & Beyond stores. We’re excited to share that last year’s testing period proved to be a huge success! Due to such a strong performance, Bed Lifts are now rolling out in all Bed Bath & Beyond stores nationwide!

Bed Lifts appear in Bed Bath & Beyond’s July 2013 Back-to-School circular:


…And they’re even making news! Read about Bed Lifts on Gizmodo.

Congrats to Jonathan C. Smith on this product’s continued success!


 Have you ever thought, “wouldn’t it be cool if…”?

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Even if you don’t have an invention idea right now you can still join Edison Nation for free and learn from our community why we’re the trusted source for bringing product ideas to market.

Good Housekeeping Search Selections Announced

Good HousekeepingEarlier this year, Good Housekeeping and Edison Nation teamed up to find the best, undiscovered new consumer products to bring to market. Well, after receiving great product submissions from our community we’re excited to share some results!

The Good Housekeeping team has made their selections and wish to congratulate the following inventors on their invention ideas moving forward:

  • Marilyn Hilton – San Jose, CA
  • Priscilla Hawkins – Silver Springs, MD
  • Phillip Allred – Kernersville, NC
  • Frederick Robinson – Bellingham, MA
  • Elizabeth Wen-Tortora – Chapel Hill, NC
  • Peter Shaw – Southampton, NY
  • Robin Ferrante – Hartsdale, NY
  • Mai-Lis Bahr – Charlotte, NC
  • LeAura Alderson – Walkertown, NC
  • Michael Burchette – Harmony, NC
  • Gabe Gegoski – Rock Hill, SC
  • Karren Moreland – Phoenix, AZ
  • Nicholas Alcov – Arroyo Grande, CA
  • Team Talva (Don Darnell, Toni LaCava, Jane Jenkins, Chris Anderson, Sherri English)

So what’s next? The Edison Nation team will actively seek licensing and manufacturing partners on behalf of these inventors. Our goal is to turn these idea into real products available on the market. Beyond this, the Good Housekeeping team is excited to have new products that can be talked about in their magazine, blog, and within the walls of the Good Housekeeping Research Institute.

We look forward to next steps in the development journey for each of these inventors. Congrats to all!


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Mike Chiarella Signs Licensing Deal with J&H International

Mike ChiarellaBig news for Glen Cove, NY resident and EN member Mike Chiarella! Mike has landed a licensing deal through our Insider Licensing Program with J&H International for his cooking product!

Born in Brooklyn, NY, Mike grew up in the dry cleaning business and has now turned to a career in professional sales. Aside from his work experience, Mike has kindled a passion for cooking and has channeled that love into his new cooking innovation. Initially Mike attempted to market his invention on his own, but when he wasn’t able to make the progress he’d hoped for, he submitted his idea to us where our licensing team sealed the deal with J&H.


Please join us in congratulating Mike on his accomplishment; we’re excited to be a part of his success!


 So far we’ve earned over $200 million in sales for our inventors, all at no risk to them. Is your idea the next big thing?

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Even if you don’t have an invention idea right now you can still join Edison Nation for free and learn from our community why we’re the trusted source for bringing product ideas to market.

Small Business Breakthrough: Help your favorite business grow!


During the month of May, Edison Nation is proud to participate in The Small Business Breakthrough, a national movement to promote small businesses so they can amplify their word of mouth marketing and grow.

We’re participating in this movement with other like-minded businesses because we know that small business is the lifeblood of the American economy. When small businesses grow, we all win.

Please join us in promoting small businesses by visiting The Small Business Breakthrough website and nominating your favorite small businesses to win some fantastic prizes (including a free Edison Nation Insider membership), and then by sharing that nomination with your friends via Facebook, Twitter, or email. Be sure to use hashtag #SBBreakthru.

Thank you for helping us support small businesses!

Betsy Kaufman Talks Eggies and Edison Nation on The Jeff Probst Show

Did you miss Betsy Kaufman on Wednesday’s episode of The Jeff Probst Show? See the Eggies® inventor discuss working with Edison Nation to launch her big idea in the clip below:

From the “Moms with Million Dollar Ideas” segment

Read even more about Betsy’s Eggies story from submitting the idea to seeing it on store shelves.

February & March 2013 Search Presentations

With every search that closes comes a sponsor presentation, and we have several on the horizon! Below is the current schedule of  presentations that will take place over the next few weeks:

Thursday, February 14
Good Housekeeping

Tuesday, February 26
Karl Champley
Kyle Richards (may move to Feb. 27)

Wednesday, February 27
Dean McDermott
Molly Sims – follow up

Monday, March 4

Tuesday, March 5
Bob Timberlake

Thursday, March 7
Belk (luggage)

Friday, March 8
Belk (Men’s Gifts)

Mon., March 11 & Tues., March 12
Chicago Cutlery

Friday, March 15

Is your idea in the running for one (or more!) of these presentations? Let us know which search in the comments below!

Submit an ASOTV Idea, Win a Trip to Edison Nation HQ!

Today we launched our first quarterly As Seen On TV search of 2013 – and you may have noticed a fun, new perk we’ve added! In addition to a chance to have your idea developed and brought to market, this quarter we’ll randomly select one person who’s submitted to the search and fly them to our headquarters in Charlotte, NC!

That’s not all! Along with an exclusive look behind the scenes at Edison Nation and our direct response production team, you’ll also get a cameo role in one of our upcoming ASOTV productions!

One submission is all it takes – whether your idea is ultimately selected, or loses steam at stage 4 – if you submit an idea to the search, you’re eligible to win the trip.

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to invent an ASOTV product? Now’s your chance to find out. Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work and play at Edison Nation? Now’s your chance to find that out too!

We look forward to hosting the lucky winner at our offices this year! Good luck!

New ASOTV Selection for Irene Truskalo

Big news for EN member, Irene Truskalo. Her As Seen On TV (ASOTV) submission has been selected and will move forward for on-air testing! Please join us in congratulating (and cheering on) Irene as her idea makes this big step in commercialization! Learn more about Irene and how she came up with her great, new ASOTV invention idea below!

“I grew up in the suburbs of Washington Crossing, New Jersey. New York City is now my home. I began inventing when I had an idea for a new product that I wanted to use myself, that solved a problem for me in my own life. I became an Edison Nation member when I created that new product and needed help in trying to launch it. After becoming a member of Edison Nation, I continue to submit ideas that occur to me. My ideas so far have all been products that I want to use myself that I think others would also like.

My ASOTV idea came about because I decided I wanted more versatility in my personal hairstyling. As an active mom I found myself wearing ponytails constantly, and I wanted a dressier look and more variety. The idea really came to me because of my own desire to expand my hairstyle options, and the tool I needed did not exist.

I have enjoyed the creative process of inventing and being a member of Edison Nation, and I am excited and grateful for this amazing opportunity. On a personal note, I love spending my time keeping up with my son in NYC. In my spare time, I enjoy writing poetry and songs.” – Irene Truskalo.

We look forward to seeing where we can take Irene’s great idea from here. Congratulations, Irene!

So far we’ve earned over $200 million in sales for our inventors, all at no risk to them. Is your idea the next big thing?

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Even if you don’t have an invention idea right now you can still join Edison Nation for free and learn from our community why we’re the trusted source for bringing product ideas to market.

Meet the EN Team: Larry DeLeon

Q1. What is your position and what does it entail?

A. Supervising Producer of Everyday Edisons. I have managed the TV show and video operations since November 2006.

Q2. What do you enjoy most about working at Edison Nation/Everyday Edisons?

A. I learn something new every day. We see such a variety of ideas, challenges, and projects that it never gets old.

Q3. What’s your favorite food?

A. Italian

Q4. What are 3 items you can’t live without?

A. Air conditioning, modern medicine and my computer.

Q5. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A. A pilot

Q6. If you could live someone else’s life for just one day, who would it be?

A. Richard Bramson

Q7. Who are you often told is your doppelganger?

A. Eric Clapton and Steven Spielberg

Q8. If your life had a soundtrack, what’s at least one song that would be on it?

A. Hotel California

Q9. What’s a favorite funny EN office memory?

A. 2006 office Christmas Party. Daniel Cordero and Michael Cable sumo wrestled in fat suits. Hilarious.

Q10. What do you think is the greatest invention in your lifetime and why?

A. The combination of the integrated circuit and microchip. These led to modern computers, which increased the pace and progress of virtually every area of innovation, and made the ability to create and innovate accessible to everyone from governments to big companies, and the independent inventor.

Be sure to check back next month to meet another member of the Edison Nation/Everyday Edisons team.