Over the weekend, I returned home from Las Vegas and the ERA D2C 2013 show. I wanted to share all of the exciting details from this year’s event, since this is the 5th year that INPEX has partnered with the ERA to host the New Product Showcase.
As some of you may have seen from our social media sites, the 2013 “Inventor of the Year” is:
Peter Antonacci, for his invention, “Diva Feet.”
On Wednesday afternoon during show hours, every inventor in the New Product Showcase had the opportunity to present their product to a panel of members in the Learning Lounge. Inventors demonstrated their inventions and products to an expert panel, and panel members judged the inventors on the “pitchability” of their product while also providing them with valuable feedback. At the end of the pitch session, the top scoring inventors were told that they would get to see their products pitched on the D2C stage on Thursday during the Pitch By the Pros session.
This year’s professionals at the Pitch By the Pros session included Dave King, Chris Steele, Tracy Metro, Shannon O’Dowd, Nancy Sullivan and Darla Haun. Hosted by Tom Jourden, the Pros each took to the stage to pitch the top scoring products from the previous day.
The other four inventors who got to see their products pitched on stage by professional pitchmen and women were:
Hulda Sveins – Keilir Pillow
Annie Johnson – Tap Fit
Gary Shorter – Trans4mer
Rafael Montua – Pretty in a Minute
Peter was declared the winner, and he took home a trophy, as well as two complimentary tickets to the ERA Moxie Awards later that evening at the close of the show.
Congratulations to Peter, and all of the inventors who had their products pitched by the pros!
Check out these links below to see my recap of each day at ERA D2C 2013. Enjoy!
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