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Tapping into the incredible network of entrepreneurs that attend CES in Las Vegas each year, HSN has partnered with Flex, the Sketch-to-Scale solutions provider that designs and builds intelligent products for a connected world, to host a product search allowing entrepreneurs to present their products for the opportunity to launch on HSN and develop a manufacturing partnership with Flex.
Building upon HSN’s existing American Dreams initiative – a program designed to cultivate entrepreneurs and introduce innovative new products to the marketplace – HSN is organizing an exclusive judging session to identify those path-breaking new consumer products that invariably surface every year at CES, for subsequent introduction to HSN’s national audience.
"With HSN's American Dreams, we have built an incredibly successful platform for entrepreneurs to launch their products, while telling their stories and connecting with customers directly across our TV, digital and mobile channels," noted Bill Brand, president, HSN. “We are looking forward to leveraging the incredible network of entrepreneurs that attend CES each year to uncover innovative, new tech brands and introduce them to HSN.”
The panel will come together to review the entrepreneurs from scores of entries submitted in the weeks leading up to CES 2017. Each entrepreneur will have five minutes to showcase his or her products during a two-hour block before a panel of retail, design, manufacturing and consumer technology executives.
The judging panel will include: Bill Brand, President, HSN; Randi Zuckerberg, Angel Investor, Bestselling Author & Host of Dot Complicated on SiriusXM; Mike Dennison, President, Consumer Technologies Group, Flex; Steven Heintz, VP of Design & Engineering, Flex; Ryan Ross, EVP, Marketing & Digital Commerce, HSN; Adam Freeman, Host, HSN’s The Monday Night Show with Adam Freeman; Dara Trujillo, VP, New Business Merchandising & Development, HSN; Sandy Conrad, SVP, Electronics, Culinary & Health + Wellness, HSN; and Neal Martinelli, VP, Electronics & Home Solutions, HSN.
CES 2017 exhibitors and the general public are invited to present their product to the panel of judges on January 6. Entrepreneurs interested in presenting their product can email AmericanDreams@hsn.com to pre-register. The event will occur on Friday, January 6, from 6 – 8 p.m. PST at The Venetian Hotel, Bellini 2006 Ballroom, located at 3355 S Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109.