On Thursday October 24th 2013, twenty-three excited and energetic inventors converged on the campus of Robert Morris University in Coraopolis, PA (a suburb of Pittsburgh) for InventionHome’s 3rd annual DRTV Product Summit.
The Chance of a Lifetime
The opportunity to pitch their inventions directly to six of the ‘As Seen On TV’ industry’s top companies was the chance of a lifetime for many of these inventors who traveled to the summit from all over the United States and Canada, and even as far away as South Africa.
10-minute Product Presentations
The day began with a high energy presentation by Scott Hynd, a product expert and on-air talent for QVC. From there, each inventor met one-on-one with representatives from each of the six companies for 10-minute product presentation sessions. During these sessions, inventors were able to showcase their products and then receive valuable feedback from the company reps.
At the conclusion of the event, 95% percent of the products showcased had inspired requests for further review from one or more of the companies. Many inventors left with multiple companies vying for their products and several had companies ready to put offers on the table. While only time will tell how many licensing agreements come to fruition as a result of the DRTV Product Summit, InventionHome is confident that many of the products have already shown solid potential for success.
On top of the fantastic results related to the products themselves, the feedback from the inventors and companies in attendance was tremendous.
From the Inventors
“WOW!!!!! My experience at the summit far exceeds anything I ever did throughout my 17 year career as a systems engineer!!!!!”
Therese M., Inventor (Utah)
“I wanted to personally thank you and your team for a job well done and the opportunity to meet such a skilled team of professionals. The summit was above and beyond my expectations. Well done.”
Nelson D., Inventor (Texas)
“Thank you so much! That was such an incredible opportunity and I got so much good feedback. I was so impressed with all of you and it is really nice to know that I am in such good and capable hands with InventionHome.”
Jill K., Inventor (California)
“I just wanted to thank you again for our invitation to the summit. We had such a great time yesterday! It was an amazing opportunity.”
Jeannette F., Inventor (Massachusetts)
“I wanted to thank you for inviting me to participate in the 2013 DRTV Summit. I never once underestimated this incredible opportunity! The excitement was palpable and I can’t stop smiling. I can’t shake the feeling that big things are on the horizon and I owe it all to you guys!”
Sue M., Inventor (North Carolina)
“Absolutely spectacular event today—best one by far!! You should be incredibly proud of the quality level of the products.”
Scott Hynd, Brand Innovations
“Thank you for inviting us. Great event. So well run.”
Gary Sullivan, Lenfest Media Group
“It was great to meet and spend time with you guys. It was a well-run process with great items. I’ll come for all of your summits, anytime. Thank you so much for putting everything together.”
Al Diem, Hampton Direct
“I just wanted to thank you for inviting me to your summit. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and hopefully we have some new and exciting products to work with.”
Jeff Feierstein, Global TV Concepts