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NEW SEARCH! Initiator is looking for innovations that make traveling with pets easier and more enjoyable!

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Initiator is a strategic innovation firm that helps improve people's lives by identifying and solving meaningful needs and problems. 

Initiator has worked with many different brands including: Energizer, Arm & Hammer, Calphalon and more. Now Initiator is focused on using their expertise to bring your ideas directly to market.

Leveraging their sourcing and marketing capabilities, Initiator will build a business plan for innovations they will bring to market. Potential paths could include standard licensing deals, building a company around a brand and even crowdfunding leveraged to build brand awareness as well as generating interest from major manufacturers.

To learn more and share your ideas, click here!

Joe Kurtenbach
Jill Kelly
Kathy Day
Robert Pontius
Kristina Poindexter
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Only 3 days left, just had my first spark.

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Nice Daniel! Best of luck to you! 

A reminder to all, this search closes on Monday, 2/5, at Midnight!

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I'm in with 2, anybody else in this search? 

Good luck.

Robert Pontius
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rpontius's Avatarg8_badge

Good Luck Daniel. I'm not in this one - I haven't had dogs/pets for 10 years - just kids - and they take all my available bandwidth!

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Thanks, Robert.

Congrats on your kid inspired invention hitting the shelves recently.

Robert Pontius
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Thanks Daniel! Yep - things that help with snot and other kid-inspired inventions are a lot more in my wheelhouse these days!

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Quick reminder to all to get those ideas in! This search closes 

TONIGHT at MIDNIGHT!

Best of luck to all!

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I just completed my submission. Good luck to everyone who got and idea in on time!

Michelle Sartori
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Turned mine in with literally seconds to spare lol.. such a rush ;-) Found some cringe-worthy spelling mistakes, I assume it's ok to edit some of that. I'll be so embarrassed if not haha.

Good luck to everyone!

Robert Pontius
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Good luck, folks.

Jeremy, you can edit your submission up to the point where it reaches G7. You need to let the EN team know you made a change to a submitted invention. They haven't reviewed the Initiator submissions yet, so you can edit them right now without notifying them.

Jeremy C
Michelle Sartori
Robert Pontius
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Thanks for the information Daniel, that's very good to know.

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Hey guys!

A quick note, presentation date has been set to February 22! 

Best of luck!

Sylvain Cardinal
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On Washington's birthday. Good luck to everyone in this search.

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Well, now I have an idea!  lol  never fails

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Hi Kim!

You can always submit it to the All Category Search for consideration!

Best of luck!

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I'm back at it.

G5 here!

Good luck all!

Mary Kisko
Michelle Sartori
Robert Pontius
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A hearty welcome back Sylvain !!! with lots and lots of good luck thrown in !!!

Sylvain Cardinal
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Hi guys!

It's presentation day! We've got 16 finalists to present to the Initiator team! Best of luck to all and we'll be back following the presentation with an update!

Mark Bartlett
Robert Pontius
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Thanks Michelle good luck to you and your team and good luck to the Sweet Sixteen!

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Michelle Sartori
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I'm in with two G7s, anyone else presenting today?


Good luck to all.

Mary Kisko
Sylvain Cardinal
Robert Pontius
Michelle Sartori
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Good luck 16!

Sylvain Cardinal
Robert Pontius
Michelle Sartori
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Good luck everybody
Sylvain Cardinal
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I hope the presentation went well and there are multiple deals.

The puppies and us agree.

Sylvain Cardinal
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Hi guys!

The presentation went very well yesterday! The Initiator team is now working to identify some main themes from the ideas presented to narrow down their picks. We'll be updating this thread and dashboards on Monday once we hear back.

Thanks to all who participated!

Robert Pontius
Jeremy C
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Thanks, Michelle.

Stay green everyone.

Robert Pontius
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Hi guys!

We have heard back from the Initiator team and they are going to doing additional due diligence on SIX of the finalist ideas presented last week.

We'll be updating Dashboards today!

Sylvain Cardinal
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Good luck everyone!

Sylvain Cardinal
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Thanks Michelle,

Still breathing here!

Robert Pontius
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Congratulations to all finalist! To have made it this far, you truly have the inventor spirit!

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Hi Michelle,

Curious how many are left in this search. You prior posting suggested it would be narrowed down to 6 ideas at the end of Monday.

I got an R8 this morning (BTW, another one still at G7). Does that mean there are 5 or less left, or was an R8 email from Monday just a little slow getting to me?

Robert Pontius
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Piling up the R8's here, must mean I am getting close to breaking through. Good Luck to the Sweet 6.

Robert Pontius
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Hey guys!

I am going to update my last post - after an additional conversation with the Initiator team, the final count of remaining ideas is 7 not 6. There are 7 left and all notifications have gone out for those who are not moving forward.

Many thanks and good luck to the lucky 7!

Jacob Downey
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Congratulations to the final 7.

7 was the number of this handsome puppy at the humane center when we got him.

We're woof-in and rooting for you and ready to travel.

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Hello to all and Happy Monday!

We had a call with the Initiator team and they have narrowed the finalist list down to TWO product concepts. They did feel all finalist concepts were strong and problems valid, but there were two they ultimately decided to focus their energies..

One is a clear forerunner, and we'll keep you informed within this thread as we receive additional updates.

Thank you!

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Good luck to the final two, both of mine are out at R8.

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Sorry to hear that Daniel, and all other 4 non-reporting R8's.  All the best to the TWO.

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