On Wednesday October 22nd 2014, twenty-two excited and energetic inventors converged on the campus of Robert Morris University in Coraopolis, PA (a suburb of Pittsburgh) for InventionHome’s 4th 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.
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.
By the end of the day 22 inventors had presented their products and almost all of them left with at least one company interested in conducting additional reviews. Each of the companies in attendance is now diligently reviewing the products to determine which products to make license agreement offers.
David Hull, Inventor
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 and 2 or 3 appear to have mega hit potential.
Great feedback from both inventors and companies
Gary Sullivan, Lenfest Media
From the Inventors
“Overall I thought the DRTV Product Summit was amazing and I truly appreciate the opportunity to pitch so many great companies in one place.”
“I want to thank you for your efforts in facilitating our invitation to the DRTV Product Summit event. The experience was outstanding! It was well run and timely. The event was an amazing opportunity, and we felt honored to have been chosen.”
– Andrea S
“Thank you again for the invitation to your DRTV Summit. You did a great job of organizing a successful venue.”
– Joe P
“Thank you so much for the invite to the Invention Home Product Summit. It was a really awesome experience. We had a great time and received good feedback. The exposure and experience were invaluable.”
“I love the summit. All of the companies did a good job and were honest with their feedback. I didn’t expect the photographer and interview with the newspaper. I think you should highlight that aspect of the summit too. The whole thing was wonderful.”
“We had an amazing experience at the Summit and are so glad we got invited. It was very obvious all the time and effort you guys put into planning this event. I thought everything was perfect! I loved having the private rooms for each of the pitches. We can’t wait to hear any and all feedback you receive.”
“I have been to events all over the country and this is by far the best inventor event I’ve seen.”
“It was great seeing you guys. Thanks for working so hard to plan and host yesterday’s event and provide inventors with a potential path to market. “
“Thanks again for having me at the Summit! …I just want to get stuff into our process as soon as possible.”
“I just wanted to thank you again for allowing us to be part of the summit. It was a very well run event and we were very happy we were able to participate.
“Thanks for having me. This was a great event”