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My product idea is now in G8 review!

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Wow, im so grateful!  My kitchen gadget made it through G7 and is now in G8!  Im very pleased and happy to know that its a finalist and is being pitched to companies!  I'll keep y'all informed!

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Zeno
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Congratulations Duane! 

Which search is it in?

Duane Bartlett
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Duane,

Congratulations!

That is very awesome and exciting!

Whenever I see G7s and 8s I'm so curious! I wish we could share the ideas! 

Can't wait to hear more!!!

Duane Bartlett
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WOW fantastic! How exciting - cant wait to hear more!

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Duane: 

Kudos and felicitations! I'm guessing that since it's a kitchen gadget this is in the "All Categories" search?

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Robert yes it's in the 'All Category' search!  Fingers crossed!

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Duane:

Please, please keep us posted. I've had a lot of G7's go to presentation but those were all sponsored (LPS) searches and there were always set dates for EN to present the multiple finalist ideas to the one sponsoring company.

With the "All Category" search I believe EN is tapping their network of partners and the wide, wide world in the industry, finding meeting times with a company or companies to present (presumably) just the ONE idea. It seems more like "outside sales" than the normal "inside sales" of an LPS. So this could be a very different ballgame than a LPS. On the other hand, my guess is that before giving out the G7 EN would already have a company or companies in mind for the product.

I'm considering submitting a number of ideas to "All Category" so I'd be very keen to follow your experiences and adventures as you go down the final part of that path Duane.

Sarah Mann
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I'll share more soon!

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Robert thats what Ive gathered as well from this process.  Before EN passed my product in G7 they already had in hand a highly interested company (or companies?) that were good matches...and had determined that there was a big enough market appeal.  I havent done an LPS yet but that sounds really interesting and fun.  I'll keep you posted on what happens!

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Thanks Duane! Best fortune to you as you continue on this wonderful adventure!

Duane Bartlett
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Thanks Robert!

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Very exciting Duane. Congrats!

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Great news! I would expect as much from a Bartlett

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Wow Duane congrats!. Hopefully I'll be in your "team" pretty soon, expecting any time a G-8 in the "Bath And Beyond" pet products search in a absolutely new and exiting idea, not an innovation (this field is full of copy-cats) so no doubt on my side that it would be great success on the shelves but, still one step to go. My 3rth in G-7, this is the one!

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Great job Duane!  Congrats!

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SOOOOO COOOOOOL YOUU HOO!  Cant wait to see what happens!  Take a breath and enjoy the moment - as I have said - Mesmerize, memories, memorize ...you choose!

Duane Bartlett
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Thanks for posting Duane!

A reminder to all, the power of EN.

Best of luck.

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Thanks for the encouragement!  This is my first G7 so its really helpful to read posts of others that have been there before, some more than once.  I heard from EN and they're busy pitching to 4 different companies they thought would be the best matches. This is where the EN team really deserves applause... I've heard that the licensing process can be pretty challenging to just one company...theyre pitching to four for my product!  So basically their success is our success! I wish them all the success in the world!

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Duane,

This is so exciting!!! I hope you get a bidding war lol!

Thanks for the update. Rooting for you!!!

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Duane, can you tell us how long it took you to get to G7? Thanks. 

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Or if you don't mind, about how long did it take moving from satge to stage?

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Good luck Steven with your G7 "Beach Dog" search! I'm on the other search with Bad and Beyond, thanks GOOD not competing with you in the same one. Keep paws crossed!

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Justin it didnt take me long to get through the stages.  A whole lot depends on your presentation to EN.  I submitted my kitchen gadget after quite a bit of preparation.  I learned a lot from a course i took on product development.  I developed a sell sheet as well as a promotional video with a voiceover, and of course i filed a PPA.  The whole thing took approx 3 months to get through G7.  Every product submission is different, and whether you submitted to an open search or through open category too.  Mine was submitted through open category to outside possible licensing companies EN thought were good fits for my product.

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Way to go Duane!

Wishing you much success with your product!

Duane Bartlett
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Good luck Sal and Steven with your G7's as well! 

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that's awesome, well congratulations!

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