Do you have an invention idea that would be perfect for Amazon.com?
Edison Nation and Amazon?want to hear it at the Amazon Inventions Tour!
Amazon?and Edison Nation are teaming up to host the ?Amazon Inventions Tour??in Atlanta, GA on September 25-26 (www.amazon.com/inventions). At the Amazon Inventions Tour, startups and innovators are invited to privately pitch their invention ideas in-person to Edison Nation?s evaluation team for possible funding and further development. Edison Nation has secured a $50 million investment commitment to fund the launch of selected products, including new product inventions and ready-to-scale companies that may require financial support to potentially make their products available on Amazon.com.
Inventors with ready-to-sell products will have the opportunity to present directly to Amazon for possible inclusion in Amazon Launchpad, a new program that makes it easy for inventors to launch, market, and distribute their products to Amazon?customers worldwide.
Not quite ready to pitch?
Highlighting the event will be a number of high-profile speakers including venture capitalists, innovation experts, and industry leaders. This portion of the event is open to the public and free of charge. Speaker topics will include raising capital for your new business, protecting your intellectual property, manufacturing, digital marketing, brand building, healthcare and consumer product innovation and more. In addition, event attendees will have the opportunity to network with speakers, other inventors and attendees, and with team members from the event hosts?and sponsor organizations.
What we’re looking for:
At the Amazon Inventions Tour, Edison Nation is looking for physical consumer product innovations including consumer goods and electronics, consumer health items, wearable technology, Internet of Things products, aging-in-place products, problem-solving inventions, and more. The Amazon Inventions Tour is?not?the right venue to present new business solutions, new ideas for services, process improvements, technologies, or digital solutions. Product pitches ranging from early-stage invention concepts all the way to startups with manufacture-ready products are welcome. Amazon is looking for physical products that could potentially be sold through its e-commerce platform and will be working directly with Amazon Inventions Tour registrants who fit the appropriate criteria. Select inventors may receive an invitation to participate in the Amazon Launchpad program.
So what’s this all about?
Amazon?s desire to foster a dynamic ecosystem of creativity and innovation for startups and inventors led to the collaboration with Edison Nation for the Amazon Inventions Tour. Edison Nation has more than 14 years of experience in uncovering, validating, developing, and commercializing inventions from individual innovators around the world. Edison Nation?s marketplace model, which is grounded in the protection of intellectual property, has generated hundreds of millions in retail sales.
The speaker series and networking portion of the event is free and open to the public. Presenting a ready-to-sell product to Amazon is also free to inventors. There is a $25 registration fee per invention for those interested in pitching an invention idea to Edison Nation. Space is limited and all attendees must register in advance at www.amazon.com/inventions. ?