August 19 ,2016 | by Erin O’Neill

“American Dreams Inventor Search” looking for entrepreneurs

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Retailer HSN has announced a plan to discover entrepreneurs. People with innovative product ideas will have the chance to describe their product – and their vision – to a panel of influential judges, including angel investor Randi Zuckerberg.

The “American Dreams Inventor Search” event will be held at the XFINITY Store at Palo Alto in California. It will feature budding entrepreneurs pitching their ideas to Zuckerberg as well as HSN New Business Development Vice President Dara Trujillo.

Each pitch is three minutes

HSN is a retailer offering its customers curated products and brand names. It was the first shopping network, founded 30 years ago.

Hopeful entrepreneurs will need to present their innovations concisely, as each pitch is limited to just three minutes. They will also need to act quickly, as the event is limited to the first 140 people who submit their registrations online.

HSN developed the programme as part of its American Dreams initiative, which works to bring original new products to the marketplace.

An opportunities for ideas to be discovered

The event will be an opportunity for ideas to be vetted and discovered, and for entrepreneurs to network with Trujillo, Zuckerberg and other entrepreneurs.

"HSN has a deep history of fostering entrepreneurial success and I am thrilled to bring that search to Palo Alto, the center of tech innovation and a place I was lucky enough to call home for many years," said American Dreams investor Randi Zuckerberg. "I can't wait to see the innovative products and meet the aspiring entrepreneurs who are following their passion." 

Erin O’Neill

Erin O’Neill is an LSBF News Writer who reports on small business, careers, technology and education news.

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