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My Product & I Will Be On ABC: Steve Harvey's Funderdome

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hey inventors, just a quick note!

I am very excited to announce that my product and I will be on Steve Harvey's Funderdome!

Air date is Septemer 17th at 9:00PM EST

Hope you cane tune in!

Lisa Illman

@lisaillman

@KritterKondo

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Elizabeth Crouch
Leo Gauthier III
Kathy Day
Michelle Sartori
Vee R___
Karen C Adams
Sarah Mann
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Lisa,

How exciting!!! I'll definitely be watching for you!!!

Aviv Butvinik
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Congrats and very exciting!!!!!!

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Best of luck Lisa!

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Hello Lisa!

Yep... Im still hanging around here... I remember the NASA search and the incrediable thread that went crazy during those high tide days...

I will be watching, and bet you did well!

More importantly I hope it was a awesome experience.

Lisa Inventor
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Hi Lisa,

I just saw all the reviews on your Kritter Kommunity website.

Tons of happy customers. Even one from cousin Rob...lol

Congrats on the spot!

Lisa Inventor
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Lisa,

I checked out the Kritter Kondos- what a great idea!

You're also making the pet gates? It's about time someone came up with an aesthetic choice for those!!

I hope you get the $ on the show!!!!

Lisa Inventor
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Wow, great hope you win!

Lisa Inventor
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Steven, I just sent an audition video. It provides an email of steveharveysfunderdome@gmail.com. It didn't provide any instructions and just the producer's email.

Lisa Inventor
Steven J. Frey
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It did give this disclaimer that you have to agree to before it gave you the email...

Send Producer an Email

IMPORTANT NOTICE - IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THE FOLLOWING DO NOT APPLY:

By making an email submission, you acknowledge and agree that you are making a submission solely for purposes of being considered by Finnmax LLC ("Producer"), American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. and their respective affiliated or related entities (collectively "Business Show Entities") to be a participant on Steve Harvey's Funderdome (the "Series") and will not receive any compensation or credit for making a submission. BY MAKING AN EMAIL SUBMISSION, YOU ARE ACCEPTING AND AGREEING TO THE BUSINESS SHOW ENTITIES' USE OF ALL SUBMITTED INFORMATION FOR ANY PURPOSE IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERIES. You understand that your email submission is not confidential nor submitted in confidence or trust and no confidential or fiduciary relationship is intended or created by making an email submission. You understand that the Business Show Entities are diversified companies who may possess or come to possess information similar or identical to information contained in your email submission, and you agree that any such similarity or identity shall not give rise to any claim or entitlement, whether for compensation, credit or otherwise. By making an email submission, you hereby release the Business Show Entities and their respective directors, officers, shareholders, employees, licensees, assigns and successors from any and all claims relating to your email submission, including without limitation arising from the risk of misdirection or misdelivery of your email.

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Erin, was the video you sent of a idea/product you have a PPA filed?

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mmmbopingmommy's Avatar

No, I can't afford that. Unless I missed it, that wasn't a requirement, but these legal statements are not very easy to understand sometimes.

Lisa Inventor
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I think it means that any thing contained in the email is theirs to use as they want, however they want, whenever they want. I think it also means that if they have similar information or material from another source you can't sue them for copying you.

Lisa Inventor
erin hoff
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Sarah, that doesn't sound very good. I guess for people like myself, that won't get it made any other way, it's a chance worth taking.

Lisa Inventor
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Erin,

Yes! Go for it!

Will you tell them that if you win and can get your product made and sold you plan to donate part of the proceeds from sales to St. Jude's?

Lisa Inventor
erin hoff
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Congratulations and I'm rooting for you friend! I'll definitely be tuning in :)

Lisa Inventor
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mmmbopingmommy's Avatar

I would donate it all to St Judes. I'm not sure if I can say that, though, because they may think it's a sympathy vote. In reality, though, it would all go to St Judes.

Lisa Inventor
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Sounds exciting Lisa. Congrats.  Enjoy the experience, and hope everything works out for you.

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Great for you! I,ve heard that pet products usually do very good. I hope that is the case for you.

Lisa Inventor
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hi inventors, thank you for the kind words!

So I flew out to LA a year ago and this was taped before the live studio audience. Obviously I cannot say a peep, but I can say that it was a fabulous experience, the set crew, Harvey and producers are so incredibly nice, helpful and even gracious.

I'm hoping to get a bump in traffic to the website for sure!

My product on my website is the Kritter Kondo, the kitty cat enclosure. The other items are not my brand, I offer them drop ship.

Thank you again, and here pretty soon I'll be submitting for a pet product here. I have the idea, patent search is clear, just need the right search.

See you all again soon

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PS

Yes - to apply send them an email!

Then the process begins if you are selected. 

erin hoff
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If you can answer this, how long did it take you to hear back, from the email. Thanks.

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I'll be sure to be watching it! Congrats!

Elizabeth Crouch
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Congrats Lisa! 

Being on Funderdome is a huge accomplishment and is so exciting!

I will be watching for sure and rooting you on!

Be prepared for a ton of orders following the airing!  Have your product ready to ship and be sure to know how to print multiple packing slips and shipping labels all at the same time.  

Best of success,

Liz

Lisa Inventor
Sarah Mann
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Good for you!  Awesome product line and very inspiring!  Wishing you continued success.... enjoy the ride!

Lisa Inventor
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1walnut1's Avatar

thank you!

Answer to the email response turn around: 10 minutes

Don't let that discourage you though. There are a million reasons any 1 thing can simply roll out differently. 

Elizabeth Crouch
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miss you Kathleen C and I am so glad you have the same profile photo (I just love that!!!!)

Elizabeth, thank you so much for your words of wisdom. You are an inspiration to many of us!!!! #CupcakesRock 

Elizabeth Crouch
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* Bump * everyone be sure to tune in tonight!

Vee R___
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mmmbopingmommy's Avatar

Great product, and congratulations. It seems like you are doing well, regardless. Did anyone else feel the same way that I did on that Monster Towel. I call it a blanket.

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Also both of you had great products. I think why the other girl won is because you are already successful. They probably thought she needed the money more since you can't even keep inventory in stock.

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Lisa,

You were great! Loved the kitty ears! I hated that he interrupted your presentation. You handled it with grace and poise!!

You were indeed up against a strong competitor. Luck of the draw. Had you been against someone else you would have won. As Erin said, you both had great products.

Does the show coach you on how to present?

I liked the green haired pregnant woman, she was so tongue in cheek!

When I first watched the show I thought Steve Harvey was a total buffoon. I wasn't familiar with him before. He's toned it down a bit, but it hit me what I can't stand about him, even when he's toning it down- he's a classic UNCLE TOM. Right down to the wide eyed facial expressions. I CRINGE to watch him!!!!

When I googled Steve Harvey Uncle Tom I realized it's not just me-- plenty of hits came up. 

Yeeech.

Lisa Inventor
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I really enjoyed watching you Lisa!  Great product...best of luck to you!

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letm31n's Avatargold

You did an awesome job Lisa! Great presentation! May you sale many KritterKondo's. :) 

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Lisa, I agree you did an awesome job on the show and I wish you much success with your product. There is one thing you may want to address quickly that I will PM you about.

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thanks so much everyone! As everyone here knows, the inventing journey has lots of loops and bumps! I am grateful for the exposure the show gave me, capital came in from another source and I'm getting additional PR from being on the show. 

Hanging out with so many other people who are actually doing something with their ideas in the green room during the taping was one of my favorite experiences of Funderdome. It reminded me of this fabulous forum. It is a challenging journey a minority takes and less understand.

Thankful to share the journey. 

Peace out and thanks again for all the kind comments. 

Lisa

PS

Roger thank you!!!! 

Elizabeth Crouch
Robert Pontius
Sarah Mann
Kathy Day
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