Daymond John and Edison Nation want to invest up to $1 million dollars in your ideas



Monday, March 26, 2012
at 11:59PM Pacific Time.

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The deadline for this search has passed.
Thank you to all who submitted ideas.

Daymond’s first Live Product Search is now closed and was a great success.

We will launch a new search for Daymond once we’ve reviewed the current submissions!

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As a businessman, entrepreneur, author and now “Shark” on ABC’s Shark Tank, Daymond John sees all sorts of new ideas every day. Daymond John pioneered the urban apparel space with his iconic and wildly successful “FUBU” – “For Us By Us” brand. Years of success later, Daymond has become a sought-after motivational speaker, business consultant and investor.

With his knowledge of untapped potential and Edison Nation’s capabilities in product development, Daymond John wants to see your ideas for the next big thing.

Do you have the next great product? Do you have an invention that could change lives?

This is a search for your new ideas for products—an open call for innovation. There is no limit to how many ideas may be selected from this search to be developed by Edison Nation. Edison Nation will invest up to $1 million dollars to develop the ideas from this search and bring them to market.

The payoff: Every day, Edison Nation works with retailers and manufacturers to help them fill specific product needs through our Live Product Searches. Along the way we’ve learned that many great ideas come when you aren’t looking for them at all. With the Edison Nation $25 Million Dollar Innovation Fund, we are searching for, investing in and bringing to market those ideas that break the mold.

This search with Daymond John is made possible through the Innovation Fund, and if your idea is selected for commercialization, we will invest up to $1 million in development dollars into your innovation and bring it to market. You will have a development partner in Edison Nation and will receive an industry-leading royalty. There is no limit to the number of ideas Daymond John and Edison Nation will choose for this search.


We ask for well-communicated ideas. This includes filling out our easy-to-use submission form to the best of your ability. Upload images, sketches and any other media that support your idea. Tell us your story. We even encourage you to create a video demonstrating your innovation. Don’t worry. We aren’t expecting you to break out your inner Spielberg. Please keep videos to less than 2 minutes.

As always, your submission should be unique and protectable (we love to see patented ideas but that certainly isn’t required).

Each idea costs just $25 ($20 for Edison Insiders) to submit. Click here for more details on Live Product Searches.

The deadline for this search has passed.
Thank you to all who submitted ideas.


Is my idea secure?

Yes! Every idea that is submitted to Edison Nation remains private. If your idea is selected to be presented to a partner, we have strict NDAs in place. Your intellectual property is extremely important to us.

If my idea is selected, what do I get?

If your idea is selected for licensing, we will remain in contact with you and our partner from the moment the deal is signed until it is ready for the marketplace. Our team negotiates competitive royalty structures and all licensing revenues are split 50/50 with you, the original inventor.

Why do I have to pay $25?

$25 is a nominal fee to help offset the costs Edison Nation takes on to review each idea that's submitted. It is a one-time cost. If your idea is selected for licensing, we will navigate the road to commercialization -- all at no cost to you. If you are an Edison Nation Insider, the submission fee is only $20!

What do I need to submit?

We'll review all ideas, whether it's a sketch on a napkin or a prototyped invention. You don't need a patent to submit an idea to Edison Nation.

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