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nostalgicdude2000's Avatar

Hello my fellow entrepreneurs.

I have a few inventions drawn up and ready to get going but financial budgets and figuring out how to prototype is really what i stopping me from becoming the successful entrepreneur I set forth to be. I have one invention that I truly believe will consume an amazing amount of currency but getting the prototype is what's holding me back. It's a cooking product. If I was to make my own, "homemade", prototype would it be acceptable for me to present this to companies? Would it be smarter for me to get a prototype made online? Any direction or guidance would be greatly appreciated. 

Thank you.

Jacob Downey
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Hi Deric!

If you're interested in submitting your idea to Edison Nation to be evaluated, we do not require you to have a prototype. That being said, if you have one or drawings available, you're welcome to attach those to your submission. 

I'll defer to the community members to advise on their experiences with prototyping.

You may also want to check out this "How to" post.

Thank you and best of luck!

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crystaldiane's Avatar

Hi.... more and more people are forgoing  the physical prototype process  and putting together a sales sheet . Much like technical drawings  that one would use in the patent process  perhaps you can  explain the benefit of your product  on paper  this is a very effective way to get products sold and licensed. Would you be able to create a drawing that effectively communicates the benefits of your product to your potential buyers? Perhaps some of the other Edison Nation people here would like to jump in on this one and post some examples. 

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jdowney9000's Avatar

Imagine the product doing what it does.

How would a commercial show that?

How would a coupon show it?

I find that simple prototypes always change the design.

like today's shirt reads; we "finish by doing."

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