The Open Search - held twice a year in June and December - gives Insiders the opportunity to submit ideas from any product category.
It works just like our sponsor-specific Live Product Searches, except we’ll work with any consumer goods retailer or manufacturer in any mass-appeal category.Learn more about becoming an Insider
Live Product Search
Edison Nation runs idea searches to match your inventions with the needs of the world’s largest brands.
Simply tell your invention’s story through our secure Live Product Search system. Our team reviews each idea and narrows the submissions down to the finalists, which are presented to the search sponsor.
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In the film, in theatres this holiday season, Rogen plays an underachieving inventor who travels across the country on a road trip with his mother, played by Barbra Streisand, as he attempts to interest retailers in his product invention.
Founded as the first shopping network, HSN has been the launching pad for entrepreneurs and innovative ideas for the past 35 years. If you think you have the next big thing – idea, product or invention – this search is for you!
Together with Edison Nation, the multichannel retailer will give one inventor the opportunity of a lifetime – to see their product sold on HSN.
Pitch your product idea through our secure and confidential submission form, and watch as your idea is reviewed by Edison Nation’s product experts within your personal dashboard.
The top five ideas will be presented to one of the actors from the film and one idea will be selected! The inventor of the selected idea or product will get to appear on HSN on December 23, 2012 to discuss their inventing experience.
The biggest reward of all? The final selected invention will be sold on HSN!
Known for reinventing and re-energizing the retail industry, HSN offers a curated assortment of exclusive products and top brand names to its customers through its multiple, interactive platforms. HSN incorporates entertainment, inspiration, personalities and industry experts to provide an entirely unique shopping experience – the ideal destination for inventors everywhere to see their dream come true.
We ask for well-communicated ideas. This includes filling out our easy-to-use submission form to the best of your ability. Upload images, sketches and any other media that support your idea. Tell us your story. We even encourage you to create a video demonstrating your innovation. Don’t worry. We aren’t expecting you to break out your inner Spielberg. Please keep videos to less than 2 minutes.
As always, your submission should be unique and protectable (patent protection is helpful but not a requirement).
Each idea costs just $25 ($20 for Edison Insiders) to submit. If you are an Edison Nation Insider, your idea may be submitted to as many searches as you would like at no additional cost. Click here for more details on Live Product Searches.
Please note that employees of HSNi, LLC (“HSN”), its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising or promotional agencies and members of their families are not eligible to participate.