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Boston America manufactures original and licensed lines of candies, healthy products, energy drinks, and bandages and have come to Edison Nation to find and license ideas for candy packaging.

Their products can be found in more than 10,000 stores spanning all avenues of distribution including specialty, drug, mass and grocery and are available at retailers such as Toys R Us, Urban Outfitters, Cost Plus World Market, Bed Bath & Beyond and many more.

Learn more about the innovation search and submit your idea: www.edisonnation.com/BostonAmerica

Geraldine Duchatelier
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kdc's Avatar

OOOH! This sounds like fun!

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This should be fun.

I went to Boston America’s website, I noticed their candies are mostly mint sized hard candies. Are they only looking for candy packaging for small, hard candies or will other candy types under consideration? I know heat tolerance is an important criteria.

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I agree guys, should be fun. Gotta couple of bings for my Spark list !

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Oh the temptation during market research whilst standing in candy aisles is going to be a test of willpower.

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Sweet search

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Working on drawings now…. gotta remember due diligence !!!

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William, do you want me to remind you every couple post’s? lol

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Are they looking for ‘everyday’ packaging or are they also looking for holiday packaging as well…like Halloween, Easter or Christmas?

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Hey guys!

Just wanted to jump in and answer your “super sweet” questions!

Daniel – packaging solutions are not limited to small hard candies.

Kathleen – both all-season and holiday solutions are being considered.

Good luck to all!

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wrap your brain around it….

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jdowney9000's Avatar

I like the Tetris ones:

http://www.bostonamerica.com/products-by-type/t...

I would play with them first. Hey! Tetris! (munch munch munch) MMMMMMMMM…… =]
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I’m in!

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Me too, four actually.

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carlganio's Avatar

OK, so I am in with 5

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dmr's Avatar

I guess you really have a sweet tooth!

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jdowney9000's Avatar

Great job Carl x5!!!

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carlganio's Avatar

Yes Donna, I was eating Laffy Taffy and making sketches ! Thanks Jacob.

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This search has me intrigued!

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Hello to all!

Just a quick reminder for all sponsored searches on Edison Nation’s platform. Please submit all ideas for active searches via Edison Nation’s platform and do not approach the sponsor directly.

We are working with them exclusively and all ideas must be routed through our team. Any direct outreach affects our relationship and outlined process with the sponsor teams.

We appreciate your understanding!

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Wasn’t me

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Does this count as a sticky thread? lol

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Officially in the running with one of my backup ideas. My top concept got a dose of prior art right in front of my face while searching a gift shop candy aisle. Saved me some time :)

Good luck to everyone who’s in and going to be in!

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Adam, I feel the same way. I found a version of my first #1 in a foreign language. On to my second…

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Adam,
Prior art is a tough pill to swallow, especially when you see the high potential of your idea. You handled it well!
Good luck with your backup(and ideas to come)

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“They are especially interested in packaging that incorporates Hello Kitty, Shopkins, Pokémon, Minions, and Nintendo.”

I just noticed it said this on the dashboard search page. The cool factor just went up. Now it’s time to dig my nintendo systems out of the boxes.

While searching prior art for the nintendo I ran across a helpful link if anyone else goes searching.

http://candyaddict.com/blog/comprehensive-list-...

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I really don’t remember that being there before. Was it recently added or am I just getting older and older and older and older and…. ???

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Hi William!

This info has been included in the search since it started. Best of luck!!!

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Thanks Michelle, now I know that my mind is now a wasteland of forgotten memories and arthritic infested neurotransmitters . (Grin) LoLoLoL

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No, I saw it there from the beginning. All of my submissions went that direction. 2 still persist.

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Surprised Tannis Curls hasn’t jumped into this one. With her artistic/prototype skills, you’d think it would be right up her alley

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Thanks for thinking of me Daniel…Got some ideas…Never enter until the last moment…Don’t know if Boston America would be open for what I got in mind…Kinda out there…
If I do submit, I may die trying…I’m diabetic… ;)

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carlganio's Avatar

Saw Despicable Me 2 last night. Minions are funny. Watch it and be inspired !

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better watch it Daniel… looks like tannis is giving you the evil eye (she change avatars specifically for that) LoLoL

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This search is very quiet!!!! Anybody with a G4.

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G1 + G3 here. It won’t be quiet for too much longer. Deadline is only 10 days away. I’ve got a few more I’d like to squeeze in. Time to get to work.

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5 at G3 and 1 at G5 over here. Still waiting on art to present one more next week that I am the most excited about. No expectations on the ones I submitted so far. They are cool but may not be the right fit for this client.

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2 G3’s

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Some creative people here! Good luck to all. My mind never activated on this search. I couldn’t get past imagining chocolate in my mouth.

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jdowney9000's Avatar

Congrats to all in this one. I’m still trying…

I continually attempt to repurpose toys as packaging, but it’s too expensive of an initial investment (when I calculate it). I need to find a way to repurpose candy packaging as a toy…

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Think simple. My complicated, really cool ideas kicked out. My more simple ideas are still in the running…not past IP yet still at G3. Look at some of the existing packaging, and fill that gap where something is missing. Good luck to all !

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I’ll be jumping on the bandwagon next week, getting drawings together now. Good luck to all!

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Thank you Carl, your advice is sage.

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awildx's Avatar

Three ideas submitted and looking to add two more. Happily used my freebie submission for hitting 150k points!

It seems that Candy + Video Games has sparked some creativity? Hmm, seems like all those sugar filled nights in front a glowing screen paid off, lol.

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Sweet

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jdowney9000's Avatar

Goarsh I lub protoypin’…mmm!

Adam W, congrats and a bow, for your 150 thou’.

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Bumping this thread up!

Our Boston America search closes tonight. If you have an idea for new candy packaging or ways to dispense candy, be sure to check out this opportunity.

Best of luck!

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Trying to get one more in under the deadline to bring it to an even 8 submissions. Speaking of bumping, I had to bump my artist this morning to get him back to work finalizing my revisions. Good luck to all and to the EN team. Let’s license something from this search!

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I just woke up under a lump of candy wrappers on the floor… I guess I’ve done enough research.

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Decided to jump in with one at that last minute!!!
I hope it is a sweet one! :) Good luck everyone! Cant wait to see and test some new candy packages!

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Saw some dashboard activity…last one out with red X
But still (last) one in, moved to G4

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Judy, the price point is entered on the first page of your submission form. You must have entered something, because the form won’t let you advance to the next page until you enter a numerical value.

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You are correct Judy. The pricepoint is where you estimated how much it should sell for.

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I am out…back to the think tank for other ideas elsewhere!! Good luck!

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Sorry to hear Wendy. As you state….on to other ideas elsewhere. Keep crankin ’em out.

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Judy,

I like to price them at the high end of whatever price range the sponsor is looking for. The price they seek also can give you a clue as to how much they plan to spend on production and manufacturing. Keeping it simple in this price range was the key.

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G4 today!!!! The way things have been going I really thought my last idea wouldn’t make it pass G3. I guess I proved myself wrong!!!

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Congrats Tommy on the G4. Sometimes it’s the ones that we least expect that go the furthest.

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Good job Tommy on G4! Derrick that is so true, the ones that I was most excited about got a R4 and the ones I had no expectations on are all green. I still think it is the best of the bunch got X’d, but what do I know? 3 down but 5 still alive. Green is good. Best of luck to all. I hope someone gets a deal on this search.

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Jacob – You crack me up! I love your sense of humor…. :)

Congrats to all the greenies and condolences to those seeing red…….

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Congrats Tommy, Carl and all the other greenies in this search. I am sure Boston America is going to have some great ideas to evaluate,

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Thanks Fred, went to G5…idea very simple… so IP must be intact.

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Congrats to the greenies.

Level 6 should be interesting with this one, lots of prior art out there. Getting a design patent on something isn’t too challenging but offers limited protection. The ideas that are worthy of a utility patent could be very valuable.

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Thanks Susan C. This search was super exciting. I enjoyed having an excuse to eat candy and play Nintendo. ; )

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Congratulations to the greens for “sticking” in there!

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Congratulations to all the greenies!! :)
Mine went G5 today :)

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I’m not in this one but I’ll be a customer when your ideas hit the market… lol
Great to see all the green movement! Congrats – looking forward to seeing
more green updates. :)

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Thanks…and congrats to Stephanie as well !

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Hey guys!

Update on this search!

The presentation date is set for September 1, 2015!

Good luck to all!

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Thanks Michelle, hopefully I will still be alive since I’m going under again for my eye surgery on the 27th :/ If not still alive, please make sure my hubby and kids are notified that I can finally be called an inventor with hopefully BostonAmerica and/or Hololens :)

And thanks Carl :)

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Of course you’ll still be a live Stephanie! You just focus on how you’re going to hand out the box of your products that Boston American sends you this Halloween, and let the surgeons fix you up good.

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I am sure everything will be fine Stephanie! Will keep our thoughts with you! :)

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I thought the call for Boston America closed. Are they still accepting new submissions?

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Hi…I’m new here…I have a G5…how is it that the presentations will be made in two weeks? What will happen to G5 ideas? Will they be discarded or go trough 6 and 7 in the next two weeks? Thanks for the help in advance.

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Hi Cesar and welcome!

You will see movement for all ideas in this search within the next two weeks. Evaluations will be completed and ideas that are going to be presented will go to Stage 7.

Best of luck!

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Awesome! Thanks Michelle!

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Jacob, thanks for that image :) hopefully I’ll go G7 so I can keep that in mind on surgery day :)

Thanks Michelle :)

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Good luck and blessings on your surgery, Stephanie. And good luck to anyone green.

Cesar, G5 on your 1st submission is very good, most of us went through many R4s before we got a G4, congrats.

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Thanks Daniel

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Thanks Daniel!! :)

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I’m also new to Edison Nation; this is my first entry ever and I’m on Stage 5 of the validation.

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A week ago I predicted level 6 would be tough, and I was right! Double R6 for me, the EN team found patents similar to my ideas. I don’t think those inventors ever licensed those inventions.

In any case, good luck to the remaining greenies.

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Daniel –
R6’s (I think) are the toughest pill to swallow. . . and X 2. . . UGH.
But you have the right attitude!

T.

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Daniel-
Tough luck. You predicted it? You are better than me in that respect. The one I thought was a sure thing got the big fat R. My condolences on the double R6. Good luck to those still green.
AA

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R6, although I could’ve sworn it appeared as G6 for a moment…
RRRRRR6

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Sorry Daniel and Carl….sure wish we could be hoping for more together….got a G6 and I wanted to say how happy I am to have this possibility to look forward to instead of only focusing on my concerns for going under during surgery next week…

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Sorry for the Reds Daniel and Carl. Congrats on the G6 Stephanie.

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Great news Stephanie, best of luck to you with the search. You will do fine with the surgery, I have faith in you !

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Thanks Frank and Derrick…ignore the man behind the curtain… I have a few things up my sleeve !

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Thanks Carl, Derrick, and Frank!! :)

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I’m happy to say I’m on G6 as well ;)

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Congratulations Vedran!! :)

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Sorry Daniel and Carl. You’ll be back with more great ideas!!!! No doubt about that. Congrats Stephanie and Vedran. Best of luck to you both.

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Thank you Stephanie and Fred ;)

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To date on this search, two R4’s, one R5, one R6, and today an R7. If I get an R8, I think I will have a straight flush or something ;) Still have four alive at G6, so I like my chances at completing the straight, but I would rather have a licensing deal. Wild week of updates in this search and others. As we wind up another one, I’m always looking forward to a new search to focus on. Best of luck to all remaining. Have a good weekend all. Stay green.

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LOL Adam, Lets hope you stink at poker! Congratulations on the four G6’’s!!!!

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billward11's Avatarg8_badge

Ouch, a potential Red Straight Flush?
I say, “Deal that G8 EN and Boston America”

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My tally for this search is one R4 and got a G7 today. :)

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Congratulations Fred on the G7! Woohoo!

Looks like there will be some movement today. Fingers crossed that it is numerical movement and not color changes.

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Fred, super congrats and a hearty well done !

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Yay!! :) Thanks for the pre-surgery happiness EN!! :) G7 :)

Congratulations Fred and Adam!! :)

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Sweet, you G7’s !!!

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3 G7’s today! Fingers crossed for a 4th. Congrats Stephanie! Good luck EN with the presentation.

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Congrats to those still green! I have had my share of red as well for those that are out, so I am sorry for those that received bad news as well. My last one moved to G7 today as well. Started a list copy and paste to update. Good Luck everyone!

G7 Fred Wherritt
G7 Stephanie Beck
G7 Kyle Dulan
G7 X (3) Adam Adams
G6
G6 Vedran Martinek

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It should be noted that the 4 remaining concepts showing under my account are 50/50 collaborations with Bill Ward. Most of what either of us submit these days is a joint concept. We just take turns submitting them and these happened to be submitted under my account. Go team!

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Now you’ve gone and cursed us!
Wish everyone that’s still in this one the best of luck

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Congrats to all of the G7’s. Best wishes to all. Just one week to presentation day!!!

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Congrats to all the greenies! Job well done!

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Congrats to all the G7s.

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The last one went G7 this morning. 4 total. None left in the pipeline. Good luck all and especially EN for a great presentation on Tuesday.

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Count me in with 2 G7’s. (I did have 1 previously unreported casualty at R4.)
See updated list below. All the best at presentation tomorrow everyone. Would be great to see multiple G8’s come out of this one.

Fred Wherritt -— G7
Stephanie Beck -— G7
Kyle Dulan -— G7
Adam Adams(w/ Bill Ward) -— G7 x 4
Vedran Martinek -— G6
Derrick James -— G7 X 2

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Yay Derrick!!!! Great news. Good luck to all!!

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Thanks Colleen. It’s been a while since I’ve been to presentation. The last time was the HSN Inventor callout in 2014 Chicago.

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Tomorrow is Game Day! I’m feeling the energy in my stomach. Go team Green and EN. Let’s bring home some deals

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Holy “Trick or Treaters” that’s a sweet group going to the candy store!
Derrick, not at all surprised!

Best of Luck EVERYONE!

TC

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Yeah ! Go greenies!

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This is a great group. Good luck to you all tomorrow. Have a good presentation EN.

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Congratulations Derrick!! :)

Thanks for the cheers guys :)

I second the good energy to the Green team, EN team, and Boston America team :)

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Congrats on the two G7’s Derrick and for the four G7’s Team Green! Good luck all!

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Thanks Kyle, Stephanie, Charlie, Elizabeth, and TC.

All the best to everyone involved in tomorrow’s presentation. This was a fun search to ideate around.

Expecting to hear of more G7’s by tomorrow morning from other active forum members.

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Best of luck to the Greenies!

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Congrats G7’s!! So happy to see some action on these forums. Been kind of quiet around here. Wishing you all good luck at presentation!

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Congratulations Derrick, and to all the other G7’s!

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Thanks Mary. I am sure that we are all excited. Looking forward to seeing who else may show up on the list by tomorrow morning.

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I feel bad that I haven’t chimed in yet with my G7 yet (first submission too). I had some sense of baseball superstition about telling anyone. But, at the same time this seems like a pretty good forum full of positive people. So count me in and good luck to everyone!

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Congrats on your G7 Brad !!!

First submission huhhh? Now yer showin’ off !! Just plain showin’ off !!! LoL

Best of luck

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Welcome Brad and good luck. Congrats on the 2 G7’s Derrick…. that’s fantastic!!!!
It’s PRESENTATION DAY…. Here we go.

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Good luck to all today! Our presentation is later this afternoon so we will likely post an update tomorrow on results!

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Go get ’em ENventors!

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Hi Everyone! Like Brad, I felt “superstitious” about announcing my G7 but since it’s presentation day thought I would chime in too! Congrats to all and sending you positive thoughts for success in today’s presentation! : )

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Best to all G7’s and EN! Hope some sweet deals are signed today!

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I’m updating my status to G7 ;)

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Congrats Vedran, Kathryn, and Brad (on your 1st submission at that).
Here’s the updated list of those reporting G7’s on the forum (feel free to update if you so choose to share your status on the forums):

Fred Wherritt ….. G7
Stephanie Beck ….. G7
Kyle Dulan ….. G7
Adam Adams(w/ Bill Ward) ….. G7 x 4
Vedran Martinek ….. G7
Derrick James …… G7 X 2
Brad Caney ….. G7
Kathryn Blanken ….. G7

Looks like we have 12 reporting from the forums. I’m sure Michelle will chime in later to share how many ideas were presented. Go get’m EN presenters! Com’on Boston America, don’t be shy, go ahead and select multiple G8’s.

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I’m not in this one but SuperDuper Congrats to all going to presentation !!!!!

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Thanks William. Hopefully, you’ve got some good stuff cookin’ in other searches. I’ve got one is ASOTV Interactive Pet Toy search, and a couple in the Open Search, but they’re not exactly cooking………more like a very, very, low simmer (although Michelle says we should start seeing some movement on ASOTV Egg and Interactive Pet Toy searches in the next few weeks…………which could be good or bad).

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Best of luck to all going to presentation! Hoping you all see a G8!

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Lol Brad. Put your rally cap on. Whatever it takes. Just don’t fall asleep in the dugout…someone in the crowd will give you a hot foot.

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Derrick, workin’ on some stuff I’ve had on the back burner for a while. Hopefully I can get it done before another interesting search comes along and I get distracted.. again. : /

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William, you gotta put that 3D printer you bought a while back to good use. I have absolutely got to get me one of those. It would make prototyping so much easier. Just got to convince my wife that WE, not I, but WE really need to get one for Christmas.

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I have a G7 also.Best of luck to every one you are all very smart and creative .
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Derrick, one way to help convince her to tell her that she could make her own jewelry with it, there’s all kinds of free files online. But also tell her that you need to use once in a while too.

Good luck with that. LoLoL

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Congrats Sara. I would say welcome to EN, but I see you joined in April of 2008, which is longer than I’ve been around. However, it looks like this is your first post on the forums, so I will just say welcome to the forums. Here’s the updated list:

Fred Wherritt ….. G7
Stephanie Beck ….. G7
Kyle Dulan ….. G7
Adam Adams(w/ Bill Ward) ….. G7 x 4
Vedran Martinek ….. G7
Derrick James …… G7 X 2
Brad Caney ….. G7
Kathryn Blanken ….. G7
Sara Feuerstein ….. G7

That brings us up to 14 forum people reporting G7’s.

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That’s a great idea William. Ok, I’m going to practice my pitch right now…………..here we go……….Hi honey I’m home!……………How was your day?…………say hon, have you ever thought about making your own jewelry?………..Well I have, and I have come up with a great idea to help you meet that goal………..have you ever heard of a 3D printer?……………I’ve taken the liberty of pricing out a couple for you.

I think this just might work!

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LOL Derrick, don’t forget… practice, practice, practice.

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The Boston America team is in the house! Here are a few quick photos we snapped during their tour with Scott!



Good luck to all!

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WOW! Thank you for sharing the photos – this is so exciting!!! All the best to everyone!!!

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Yes Kathryn, this is VERY exciting. Thanks for the peek behind the EN curtain Michelle. In this case, I absolutely WILL BE paying attention the (wo)man behind the curtain. Go gettem EN. May the G8’s be plentiful.

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Good morning EN community -

Great presentation with the President/Founder of Boston America and his Director of Product Development. After our tour ( I knew they were sneaking pictures of us !!) of the EN facility we settled in for the presentation…and it ended with them scrambling to get to the airport !!

WHY you may ask …. to quote the President " Scott, this has far exceeded our expectations".

They brought so much insight and perspective to the presentation and were VERY engaged, as we discussed each of the 29 presented finalists. It was exciting to see their minds racing, as they contemplated and discussed the items, which of the brands/characters it could be deployed under, etc.

We really ran up against a time crunch wrapping up, but got through all and had great conversations about each. They were flying back last night and we expect to follow up over next couple of days as well, as they wanted to discuss the presentation on the plane, and than advise their final short list items.

With that timeline we will likely be making updates to dashboards early next week…as they really wanted to explore the potential brands on each, including some where really creative ideas discussed in the presentation were going to be explored as potential licensed properties to add.

Best of luck to all.

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That is great news Scott. Thanks
for the update

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Thanks Scott. It’s thrilling to hear that their expectation were far exceeded. This primes the pump of excitement that much more. Looking forward to next week. Time to enter survival mode.

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Scott. Thank you for taking the time to update us. This is exciting & informative news and keeping my fingers and toes crossed for everyone. Looking forward to hearing more next week. Best, Kathryn.

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Twenty-nine presentations??? GOOD SHOW !!!

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Awesome news, good job

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Such exciting news!! Thank you so much for this update Scott!! :)

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Great to hear the good news, good luck everyone.

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Good job EN team and thank you Scott for the thorough update. Good luck to those left. Let’s hope the “short list” is really long.

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I wasn’t in this search, but I’m so excited for those who made it to presentation! What a great, talented bunch you all are! Congrats and continued good luck!

A green applause for all of you!

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Thanks Kathleen … You’re the best

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Sounds like you probably didn’t get much sleep last night Scott. Very exciting for Boston America, EN and the community. Thanks for your hard work to get everyone to this stage. Let’s hope for the stars to align and some license agreements to get signed!

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Here’s to hoping enough ideas “wow’d” them that they take a chance on several. Good luck all!

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Talk about a false alarm………………so I’m sitting in an off-site meeting for work and my cell phone rings, and I quickly turn off the ringer to avoid embarrasment. I covertly check to see who was calling and noticed that it was from a 704 area code. Immediately my thoughts start racing, was that someone from EN calling with good news? Then I get back to the office and call the number back……………it was a telemarketer……………dooh!

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Derrick…the telemarketers have finally found a way to make people answer their phones!
Hang in there buddy….that call will be coming in from EN soon!

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I dun know Derrick, maybe that telemarketer was trying to sign you up for a licensing deal. : /
LoLoLoL

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Hello community,

This is the week we start knowing results right? Good luck all!

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Wow – Congrats to all the G7’s!!!!!!! Super exciting! I’m pulling for all your fantastic G7’s to turn into phenomenal G8’s! Happy days!

Derrick – I hope your wife goes for your 3d printer pitch! You deserve one. :)

Derrick James
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Good afternoon EN community. Had some good back and forth with team at Boston America between Friday and this morning and we have short list that started at 7 submissions, and has gone to 5 at this time based upon some insights/findings they had. One dropped as it was interesting, but at this time, they can’t match the product with something in their portfolio of licenses.

They have due diligence on-going, that ranges from finding source of a shelf stable candy product that will accomplish the end result of a couple of concepts, to also working with their licensing partners and ensure they have specific rights that will allow for some of the concepts. They are reviewing the remaining concepts from both licensing character and manufacturing standpoint, to understand the intricacies of each during manufacturing process.

We do have some bullet point info and we will begin to update dashboards, but will take place over balance of week, as they will provide feedback on others in coming days. The focus of work since presentation day has been on those of interest, with feedback for others as secondary for them. They have stated they will work on that this week now that short list and action steps have been executed.

Stephanie Beck
Mary Gorman
Derrick James
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Ok, here we go folks. May your inboxes be void of any “Your idea has moved in our review” emails and may your dashboards stay green and your phones eventually ring!!!

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Derrick, I second your toast of good fortune!

Thanks for the update Scott. Looks like the chance of a licensing agreement coming out of this search is likely.

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Oh yeah, thanks for the timely update Scott!! Always appreciated.

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Ouch! Let me be the first to report a casualty. 1 R8. 1 G7 still standing (for now). We shall see. All the best folks!

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Bummers on the R8 Derrick. May your remaining G7 and all other G7s end up a G8!!

Derrick James
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Bummer Derrick. I thought I just joined you there. Got the email but it was just another search moving from G1 to G2. Good luck all! Will update any casualties here.

Derrick James
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Glad to know you still have one green Derrick.
Thanks for the detailed update Scott. Very exciting news for all!

Derrick James
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Sorry to hear, Derrick. Best of luck with your G7, and to all the others still remaining as well!

Derrick James
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Have not weighed in here for this search, just superstitious I guess. Mine went from G7 to R8 at lunch today. It was a bitter pill but not completely unexpected as the idea was a mechanism and not merely a container. I still believe in it however. Will attempt to resurrect with another sponsor (perhaps).

Good luck to all of you remaining green!

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Thanks for the support folks. Hoping to stay green on the 1 still standing.
Sorry to here of the R8 Lorenzo. Onward and forward!

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Thanks Scott for the update and for all the hard work Edison Nation put in this one.
Sorry Derrick here’s hoping the other one goes all the way. Sorry to hear yours is out Lorenzo. Sounds like Boston America is moving quickly on their due diligence. Can’t ask for anything better than that!

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Hi Everyone! Unfortunately I got the R8 but honestly have to say I am happy to have made it this far. The insider feedback I received was positive and helpful. Thank you Team EN for working so hard for all of us and best of luck to rest of you.

Derrick James
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Crash and burn. Just got the 2nd R8. I’m out. This ride is over for me, time to get off, and get on another one. All the best to those remaining. Stay green and let’s see some G8’s.

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Three R8’s just came down here. That should bode well for those still left. Based on the feedback, I’m not too sure what to expect on the one we have remaining. Still on the ride, but hanging by a thread of candy. Good luck to the remaining greenies.

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Sorry to hear Adam (and Bill), hope the last one survives. Stay green everyone else.

Adam Adams
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Got an R8 also. Thank you Edison nation it was a fun ride. Good luck to those of you that are still green.

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Just got an R8 on my entry. Good luck to all those still on this one.

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Sorry Fred and Sara. Not a good outcome for many of us. However, I can honestly say, that, personally, I appreciate the decisiveness.

Fred Wherritt
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I agree Derrick. Get some closure and move on.

Derrick James
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Scott, thank you so much for the detailed update!! Thanks to all at EN and Boston America for working so hard on this…

Sorry for all the R8’s…it’s hard to keep going through these ups and downs…I know you are all strong wonderful people…my hope is for you all to grieve and then get back on this crazy ride…

Lorenzo D'Alessandro
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So sorry to all who are seeing red today. Keep your chin up though…thet G8 WILL be your’s when the time is right!

Congrats to those still in the Green!

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Bummers on all the red that got splashed around today but super congrats with crossed finger for all those still remaining. Derrick, I gotta feeling that Swiss+Tech is gonna get a submission from you. Best of luck buddy.

Derrick James
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Sorry to hear about all the red everyone. I received R8 today as well. Best of luck to all those remaining!

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Derrick, I agree. The decisiveness is good. What is the saying? “I’d rather have a fast ‘no’ than a slow ‘yes’.” There is some truth in that. Although, I’d settle for a slow ‘yes’ if it came with a fat licensing deal;) This search has been handled very well by the EN team and Boston America.

The disappointment always stings though. It never gets easier. It’s a lonely pursuit but its great to have the support of the fellow EN Insiders. Best of luck to all those still in the green.

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Sorry for all the redx’s
I just hope that there are some remaining green.
Good luck who ever is left.

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A great learning experience is always associated with pain.

What I take from this one is a refined view of what sponsors and business in general are willing to risk. This is re-learning an old lesson for me.

Look closely at the existing product suite and ask yourself how far beyond it you would venture (to risk) if you were making the final decision(s) within the sponsor’s company.

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Lorenzo, that one point took me a long time to learn,

“Your invention isn’t going to make to to market unless somebody, somewhere thinks that they can make money with it”

For some reason that was a hard one for me to comprehend, but it finally sank in. Now I only submit if I can reasonably expect that someone ‘other’ than me is going to make money.

Lorenzo D'Alessandro
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Bummers regarding all the R8s, but a short list of 5 is a relatively big number in the inventing game. Hope Boston America can match up those ideas with the right licensing partners.

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Very curious to find out what direction Boston America is heading with their 5 design short list. Their current line up generally consists of licensed printed or embossed graphics onto shaped tin or plastic containers, so this would be my best guess moving forward.

The image I had was of someone watching Minion and Hello Kitty movies over and over for tininspiration.

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I’d like to add my sympathies to the rest. A lot of knockout punches here in the last 24 hours. Hope you are all able to stand back up after a breather and get ready again to fight another day.

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Even when I’m not in a presentation my heart gets pumping reading these results, ups & downs and long time maybes! R8’s are always tough, but 5 have weathered the storm, lokk’n for some sunshine in this one!

Good luck greenies!

TC

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So sorry to hear about those that received the red x’s and best of luck to EN and the greenies moving forward! Kathryn, for this being your FIRST EN submission, you should be so proud of yourself- you are a rock star! Derrick – so so happy for you that you got that far! Your time is coming!!

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Thanks Colleen. Hope all is well in your world!

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