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FIVE (that's right FIVE) NEW searches have launched with Apothecary Products!!!

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We've just launched FIVE NEW innovation searches with Apothecary Products!

Innovation is at the core of Apothecary's business, and they take pride in developing products that solve consumer needs, having secured over 70 patents to date. They are a worldwide partner with the majority of US retailers (food, drug, mass, club), independent pharmacies and drug wholesales. They have an international presence in over 80 countries.

Not to mention the fact that we've already run SIX searches with them resulting in EIGHT licensing deals. THREE of those deals are currently active with ONE product slated to launch in January!

The team at Apothecary has been a fantastic partner and they're ready to roll with their next round of searches to grow their existing Ezy Dose brand as well as expand the brand into Ezy Dose Kids and Ezy Dose Self-Care!


Here are links to the landing pages for each search!

Apothecary Products is searching for Simple Sensory Wellness innovations for their new Ezy Dose Self-Care brand.

Apothecary Products is searching for Acute Self-Care and First-Aid innovations for their new Ezy Dose Self-Care brand.

Apothecary Products is searching for Mobility and Agility innovations for their new Ezy Dose Self-Care brand.

Apothecary Products is searching for Inner Health and Sensory Solutions for Families within their new Ezy Dose Kids brand.

Apothecary Products is searching for Simple Inner Health Solutions for their Ezy Dose brand.


Please review the criteria for each search carefully and remember, the Apothecary team is looking for all types of products in each category.

Happy Inventing!!!

Robert Pontius
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Yeah!

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very exciting!!!

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I have some ideas simmering on the back burner for this one.  This is a great company to have looking at any innovations you may come up with.  I love the excitement of a new search.  For me there is an ebb and flow in my ability to innovate.  I am always coming up with new ideas though they mostly aren't winners, but sometimes you just feel like you are in a groove. Right now I am feeling on the up side. 

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This one is hard, but I think I have something pretty good. GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!

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Robert Leonard - this is the one to really push yourself on. My G8 is from a previous Apothecary search and I can't express how great they are to work with (via EN) once you get a licensing deal. They are selective, yes (even after you get a G8), but it's because they are extremely serious about developing innovative new products to sell throughout their extensive distribution networks.

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As I mentioned in another thread, the purchase of Aetna by CVS in a ~$69 Billion deal could be very good news for Apothecary Products, which has massive (almost 10,000 doors) distribution into CVS stores, which in turn will probably soon have easy access to 22 million Aetna customers:

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-12-03...

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At the risk of completely taking over this thread with my posts, I just had to mention that I received a *spectacular* update from EN this morning regarding my invention previously licensed to Apothecary Products. Oh how I wish I could share all the details with my community here and now, but it's not quite time yet. That time will come soon and I'm really looking forward to sharing my Edison Nation+Apothecary Products inventing journey with everyone!

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Robert  

 I can’t wait to hear the details. Just the sort of thing  to stoke  The fires and get my innovative genes racing.

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Man I'm on the edge of my computer seat Robert, have a great ride!

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Happy for you, Robert!

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Thanks everybody - this is the real deal and Apothecary is a *great* company - put on those thinking caps people!

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Congratulations Robert on the news. I can't wait to see it on the shelves, and you are not hijacking this thread. You are just letting us know that Apothecary is a good company that is ready for innovation. Thanks

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Robert, you asked a great question in the Inventors Lounge; in reference to submitting my latest tech to Apothecary through EN.

There are a few factors that take this instance beyond my typical think it and submit it method.

I would prefer to defer to the professional opine of our community monitors:

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Michelle and/or Kristina,

What does the EN standard operating procedure dictate for a product submission which contains the following characteristics:

Previously submitted to EN, is non provisional patent pending, is currently being crowdfunded, and currently has orders.

That's a lot to consider, but Apothecary is a great company, and I approve of their branding and marketing.

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Hi Jacob!

You're certainly welcome to submit this idea for consideration by Apothecary - they are looking for products similar to yours. I would just do two things before submitting:

1. Ensure you are comfortable with the standard terms and conditions of our agreement given how far along you are in the process.

2. If you do submit, include all details about sales, crowdfunding efforts and more within your submission.

Hope this helps and best of luck!

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Im in! Fingers crossed, prayers going up. Good luck to all in these searches!

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Excellent Kathy - congrats on getting one in! I missed your post back a while ago - been busy with family and of course with *inventing*. 

I haven't submitted yet but my accomplishment for this search so far is that I've whittled my ideas for Apothecary down to the 19 best (from a much larger number) and hope to whittle those 19 down further to the very best 3 (or so). I've been working with prototypes for a few of these for many months now so hopefully it will all start to coalesce soon and I can finally distill them down into submissions. That's the hard part for me - to stop iterating and tinkering and "freeze" these invention adventures into submittable form!

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Thank you Robert! Im so happy for you on your licensing deal with Apothecary and excited to hear all the details when the time is right! I just know you will have many more deals come through in the New Year! I just hope I can be as blessed in the New Year! :)

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Hey guys! 

Breaking news! 

We've extended the deadline for these five searches through January 22! 

Stay tuned to the site and our blog for new information and helpful tips to help you come up with your next great idea!

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Excellent! I for one can really use the extra time. 

So many ideas, so little time...

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That works really well for me. 

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Hey guys!

We've taken a deep dive into the Apothecary Searches to help you come up with your next idea! 

Check out the blog now!

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Hey guys! 

We're starting the final countdown for these five Apothecary Searches! They close on Monday, 1/22 at midnight! Get those ideas in now! 

Happy Inventing!

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Quick reminder! We're in the final day to submit to the five searches with Apothecary Products!

Best of luck!

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Michelle:

For the benefit of those of us last-minute types who are racing the clock  - when you say the searches close at midnight - is that midnight *PST* (3AM EST)?

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Hi Robert! 

Yes, confirming Michael's response - it is PST.

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I got 3 submissions in just hours before the deadline (1 to Ezy Dose Self Care/First Aid and 2 to Ezy Dose Kids) .

Who else is in with me?

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Hi Robert

I have 3 in also.  One is an opt in that was declined in the Open Search right after I put it into this search.  So I expect that one is toast already.  I put one into the First Aid Search on Sunday which I had been working on for awhile.  Then another one just popped into my head on the weekend which I submitted on Monday to the Sensory Wellness Search. This second one is very simple but who knows, sometimes those are the best.  

Best wishes for a G8

Anybody else out there who hasn't chimed in yet.  We are on our way towards Presentation Day and we will see how far we get.

Michelle Sartori
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Good luck Robert and Fred!  I have two submissions one in the Mobility and agility search and one in the sensory search. 

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Good luck to everyone. Last year they had this I made it to a RED 8. I have a new one this time around in the "Simply Sensory Wellness" section. Fingers crossed for a GREEN 8 this time around.

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Great work Fred, Ray and David - good luck!

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Good luck to all, let's follow Robert's lead!

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I got two last minute ideas in just before the deadline. Wish I had had the  time to do a prototype and video. Here's to hoping my words and visuals were good enough to convey the ideas... and that they are good ideas :) 

Good luck everyone!

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Carrie: you probably know this but you can add content, including prototype pics and video, right up until G7. I've done so MANY times.

Also, any "insiders" following this thread really should visit Room 5 ASAP! (Wink Wink, Nudge Nudge, Say No More).

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Okay, thanks! I've done that in the past but thought I had read something about making sure your submission was complete before submitting... hmmmm. 

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Of course it's best if everything is complete before submitting and I think there are some things that are truly "mandatory". But you CAN add/change things, including adding pictures and video. Just make sure to indicate that you've made an update right in the title - something like "Update 1/25 - added prototype video".

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Hi Carrie!

Robert is right - we are okay with some placeholders for submissions that are sent in at the end of the search. Just please plan on completing them within 72 business hours so we can continue our evaluation process.

Best of luck to all!

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Thanks Michelle and Robert. 

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Great job to everyone who was able to enter in time! You are the makers!

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Okay - status check - who is still in?

Now that my EN+Apothecary Products "story" is public, everyone can see now why I'm such a big fan - I'm really hoping to see a bunch of other EN members' inventions joining mine on store shelves!

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I'm still in with 3 submissions: 1 x G4 and 2 x G6.

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Hi Robert, only did one and it is still alive. Looking at their products at Walmart, this is a big deal company you are hooked up with. Continued success brother!

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Thanks Jim -  glad to hear you are still in! I'm guessing Apothecary products are in *at least* 30,000 doors, probably many more - CVS alone has almost 10,000 stores and Apothecary is also in Walmart, Target, Walgreens, Meijer, and other chains, as well as many independent drugstores and pharmacies. Here's hoping you and other EN community members get hooked up with them as well!

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Big credit to EN for bringing this opportunity to our little community.

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Congrats on staying alive Jim! That is impressive Robert! I have a G6. Good luck to both of you. 

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Agreed Jim - without EN I don't know that we'd have any hope of getting our ideas in front of Apothecary: https://store.apothecaryproducts.com/productssu...

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Kudos Ray - hope you go all the way with EN and Apothecary!

I don't know if there's a presentation date set yet but it must be coming up fairly soon...

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I was just looking around to see if there was a presentation date posted in the search description and saw this:

"They [Apothecary] are a worldwide partner with the majority of US retailers (food, drug, mass, club), independent pharmacies and drug wholesales. They have an international presence in over 80 countries."

I knew they had an international presence but had completely missed previously that they are in "over 80 countries" - impressive indeed!

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That's a lot of snotty noses!

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Indeed Jim - the human body produces at least 1 liter or around 4 cups of mucus *per day* - with a worldwide population of 7.6 billion people that works out to 7.6 billion liters or thirty billion four hundred million cups of mucus produced PER DAY worldwide!

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Good morning all - search will be updated today with presentation date. All locked and loaded with some good concepts for next Wednesday.

Come on, who wants to be the next Robert ??

In all seriousness, this is an example of a great partner, they have done repeated searches, signed several deals and brought one to market so far, other/s in the works. As Robert can attest to, they also are very good about their updates and including EN and innovator into the updates and progress as much as they possibly can.

Looking forward to Wednesday, it is always an honor to represent the communties ideas to our partners.

Best of luck to all.   

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Hi Robert, so funny, in my past business I had a cat litter box and my day to day life was dealing with Cat Poop issues. Gross but made money. Now you got snot, I love it!

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I second everything Scott says about Apothecary - *great* partner! 

Jim - there's a lot of money to be made in the business of dealing with the gross things in life!

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By the way Jim, I'd rather deal with snot a million times over dealing with cat poop. I'm not a "cat person" but when I married my wife she came with cats, which I tolerated. While she was pregnant I was anointed as the official litter box cleaner due to concerns about Toxoplasma Gondii parasites and toxoplasmosis in pregnancy. I would suit up in all kinds of protective gear and would *still* be grossed out, especially when I think about those same little paws that were stepping in the litter box later stepping on countertops, the bed, etc. Later I read about research that shows that the Toxoplasma Gondii parasite can actually "mind control" its hosts to some degree, which ups the ick factor even more - http://www.businessinsider.com/toxoplasma-gondi...

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Oh, I have so many gross cat poop stories, one person returned her litter box to me with the cat poop still in it. UGGGH! In a weird way the caution about cat poo and the danger to pregnant ladies came to help our sales because of our box cleaning without touching. Nothing like fear to motivate a sale. I guess! 

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I'm still in with 1 idea at G6. So excited after a dry spell! Hoping we all see the big G7 :)

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I am much more a dog person - One of the only animals in the world that will equally share an adventure with their favorite person! 

Here is my Dog - His name is Red 

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Congrats Carrie - my fingers are crossed for you and for all of us! May the G7's flow!

Chase - great-looking dog. Do you hunt with him?

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He is a domesticated mix of Golden Retriever, Labrador Retriever, and Bernese Mountain Dog. Local laws prevent hunting without a more specialized and certified hunde. The dog does naturally want to hunt, he looks forward to it every walk of the week, and will practically rip your arm off if he sees a deer. 

I was reading the conversation about the cat box and just wanted to say Man's Best Friend is also a good choice! lol 

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What a beautiful dog, they didn't come up with the phrase "man's best Friend" for nothing. To be honest, my wife brought cats into my life. She was terrible at litter box maintenance. When I first dated her I thought I would be nice and scoop out the litter box. The clump was so big it broke the plastic scoop in half.

That's when I thought the age ol ' 

"There has to be a better way.

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Jim, I read your E.N. write up a few months ago, and was practically standing on my feet by the end of it... Quite the experiences you have had. 

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Thanks Chase! I really appreciate that!

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Thank you sir

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Red is a beauty Chase! I also have a lab/golden mix. His name is Cane. He has the golden color and lab features.

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Yay! It is the big G7. Anyone with me? 

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Congratulations Carrie!

I'm with you too.

Good luck on Presentation Day!

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I’m in too, congratulations and good luck!

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Felicitations Ray!

Good luck to everyone in the presentation tomorrow. And a big thank you to the EN team for doing this on Valentine's Day - here's hoping none of the team members get in trouble with their spouse for working too hard/long on this day, especially if you are traveling to Minnesota!

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It figures i would have my ah ha moment after this search closed! I will just submit to the healthcare search. Good luck to everyone at presentation!

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Kathy - I'm so glad you had your Eureka! moment even if it missed the search deadline. And with EN's relationship with Apothecary your idea will still have a chance to get in front of Apothecary (and/or others) one way or another.

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Yes i hope this one will make it through. I did submit one early on for the search but it went R4. I hope I will have better luck this time around. Thanks Robert!

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I am out of this one now.  Good luck to everyone going to presentation.  Hope you all bring home the Green.

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good luck Kathy!

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Put on your shiny shoes and Sunday go to meetin clothes, IT'S PRESENTATION DAY!

Good luck to all!!!!!!!!

Chase Fisher
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Hey guys! 

Jim beat me to to it, but yes, it's PRESENTATION DAY!

We've got a total of 30 Finalists going to presentation with Apothecary across the five searches.

FUN FACT: It is exactly ONE YEAR to the day since our last presentation with Apothecary Products. We LOVE them as a partner (see what I did there?).

We'll be back after the presentation with an update!

Best of luck to all!

Michelle

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Happy Valentine's day Michelle!

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Michelle - is the presentation taking place in Minnesota?

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Hi Robert! It is going to be a Skype call.

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Hi Jim! Happy Valentine's Day to you!

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I'm glad about that Michelle. We've still got at least 2 feet of snow on the ground here and we're at almost exactly the same latitude as Minneapolis - it might have been a rough trip for the team. Much better as a Skype call, especially on Valentine's Day!

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Thanks, Michelle. Looking forward to the update. Go team EN! 

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Good morning EN community -

The presentation yesterday afternoon went well with Apothecary team. We had a good opportunity to go through the concepts with additional members of their team. They had one key team member who started vacation today, so they were very pleased to get presentation in yesterday, and they are now digesting the presentation with an expected follow up call middle of next week to make due diligence decisions.

There are a few follow-ups our team excuted last night with them on some additional background information on several of the concepts, and we have a few folks we will be reaching out to today for some specific questions that their team raised.

We had one concept that they said NEXT to, as they identified a solution they are working on for the same issue (slightly different solution than one proposed...but they wanted to have transparency that they have problem addressed. We will be getting detailed feedback on the follow-up meeting next week and will update dashboards at that time, as well as reach out to any innovators where additional questions or avaialble prototypes may be requested.

Being a long term partner of ours with numerous licensing deals, one product just launchecd, one getting closer to launching and still working on others, they were once again pleased and appreciative of the thought and effort that the EN community puts into the concepts. 

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Thank you for that great update Scott. And thanks to you and the entire team for your efforts on our behalf.

Best of luck everybody!

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Good luck to everyone.

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Thanks Scott, I look forward to next week.

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Thank you, Scott. Good luck everyone! 

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Good Luck to all that were presented! And to Mr./Mrs. Next.......Although disappointing, At least your thought process was on track.

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Hey guys!

A quick update on this search, we've got a follow up meeting with the Apothecary Team next Wednesday! More soon!

Josh Taylor
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Good afternoon, we had follow up call with the team at Apothecary this afternoon and wanted to update the community.

So, the team at Apothecary wanted to do due diligence on 8 concepts, but they met with the CEO....and well...now that # is 13 !!

We are excited to move these concepts into Due Diligence with this great partner and we will begin next steps as early as today. We will be reaching out to the involved innovators and at times may be asking additional questions, requesting prototypes or in some cases, samples.

This is part of the journey in licensing, but great to be on that path with a partner that has recently brought one of the community members ideas to market, and another product that is following right behind (that we hope to be able to share more on a little later in 2018 !!)

We also had very good feedback from them on the other concepts, so we will begin to update dashboards in the next 24 hours as well.

To those moving forward we wish your innovations the best and we will do everything possible to continue to shine the best light on them !!     

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How exciting! Thanks for the update.

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Thanks for the great update Scott. Good Luck everyone!

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Thanks for the update Scott and congrats to the inventors of all 13 ideas entering due diligence!

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I'm having the odd experience of hoping to see that my dashboard has not been updated ;) 

EN, could you let us know once all the updates have been completed? 

Good luck everyone!

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Hi guys!

All Dashboards should be updated by the end of the day today.

Thank you!!!

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Good luck everyone, great sponsor here.

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I am out. I was the one that had an idea they are already working on. Maybe I'll still see it on the shelf someday, just not as mine! This is the second idea that has gotten the red 8 for that reason. Oh so close ;) 

Anyone on the forum still in? Good luck! 

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Carrie: over the years my G7's have received the "pass" (i.e., the sponsor is already working on it) a good number of times too. Of course it's a disappointment but I always took it (as you do) as a great validation of my idea(s) even if they were not at the right time or for the right sponsor. Eventually you'll have not only the right idea but it will be at the right time and for the right sponsor!

I'm still in this search - rushing to get some prototypes mailed into EN!

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Thanks, Robert :) Wishing you another successful G8! 

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Sorry to hear Carrie and any other R8's.  All the best to you Robert and any other G7's still hanging in there.

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Hey guys!

A quick update! The Apothecary Products team has received all the samples (thanks to all who sent!) and is currently reviewing them under due diligence.

We'll continue to keep everyone posted as there is more progress.

Have a great day!

Jacob Downey
Robert Pontius
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Good morning EN community - I wanted to jump in with a quick update after a call this morning with VP at Apothecary. She carved out some time today to update us on the status of the concepts under Due Diligence as she was prepping for travel tomorrow to annual conference where they have access to CEO's, COO's, and SVP's from the major consumer healthcare retailers and pharmacies, etc. Through opportunities there she and her team will also work to determine interest in select areas of innovation, as well as speak about the products that she is able to (based upon IP positions).

We also got an update, of some encouraging news that we were able to share with Robert P. on his product in stores at CVS currently.

Their team will continue due diligence on 5 innovations, with 8 being passed on post their initial due diligence. We were provided with some good feedback and our teams will begin to update dashboards later today with that info.

Best of luck to those 5 innovations still under consideration and kudos to others whose concepts made it to the point of due diligence as well, regardless of the outcome, your concepts drew the initial interest of a major company and for that, you should be proud. 

Derrick James
Jacob Downey
Robert Pontius
Michelle Sartori
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Any news on the 5 still under consideration? I'm out of this search completely now but I'm so happy others are progressing with Apothecary and may join me in seeing their ideas brought to market via EN and Apothecary!

Good luck to those of you with ideas in due diligence!

Derrick James
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Hi Robert!

Apothecary unfortunately returned the remaining five concepts under consideration. This was not due to lack of interest, rather it was due to some business growth on Apothecary's side. 

In general, growth is a good thing, and they've indicated on some of the concepts that they may return at a later time, once things calm down on their end, to revisit. They did not want to keep the IP locked up during a period of inactivity.

We've updated all dashboards of the remaining finalists and shared details about future outreach.

Derrick James
Robert Pontius
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