Hold onto your hats ladies and gentlemen, Edison Nation and Amazon have teamed up to hear your product ideas during the Amazon Inventions Tour, Sept. 25-26. Whether you need a little help, or have a product that’s out-of-the box ready, this event is the perfect place to pitch. Brilliant products have the chance to be included in Amazon Launchpad, a new program simplifying the way inventors launch, market, and distribute their products.
We had to know all the ins and outs of this event, so we spoke with Jason Feldman, Director of Global Innovation at Amazon to hear why Atlanta was the perfect place to host such a gathering.
Feldman has come a long way since his early days as a conductor, running the holiday train with Santa at his hometown mall (the best first job we’ve ever heard). After hanging up his conductor hat, Feldman went on to support two Atlanta staples – Senior Director of New Concept Development at Home Depot and a member of the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation alumni board. “I’m a huge fan of Atlanta, having worked there for fifteen years, I know the vibrancy, the university systems, and the top quality engineering programs. We chose Atlanta because we believe it’s the perfect place to park ourselves in the southeast.”
“A big focus for us is finding startups ready to launch. We want to make it easier for young companies coming out of the ground to get exposure to millions of customers around the world looking for new innovative products. We’ve built a strong team around Amazon Launchpad and believe it is the best place for innovation. People tell their startup story and we help them articulate their message online with product videos, quality marketing copy and more – allowing founders to focus on their brand and business, while we take care of the marketing and selling. We’ve been so pleased with how passionate and excited folks in the startup community are and when you have a dedicated program for them it’s a match made in heaven.”
Amazon Launchpad isn’t narrowly focused on any specific type of product – but Feldman loves ideas that make life a little better (like Petzi and Thync). “If it’s a great product our customers will love, then we want to launch it. We are not picky about startups in specific areas – innovation comes from all corners and we want to launch products covering all lifestyles.”
Come pitch your product ideas and see where the Amazon Inventions Tour may take you. The weekend will feature high-profile speakers, including venture capitalists, innovation experts, and industry leaders. If you’re an inventor or entrepreneur with a product idea that needs a little help, now’s your chance to pitch in front of a panel of experts from Edison Nation – potentially turning your idea into a product for sale on Amazon. If you’re an inventor or startup with ready-to-sell products, meet directly with the Amazon team for help on launching your innovative idea as a vendor – learning the ins and outs of selling to customers around the world.