Staples Might Put Your Invention on Its Shelves

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The dream of countless inventors is to see their product sold at stores. Thanks to Staples (SPLS) and Fundable, that dream may become a little more real for one of them.

The Crowd2Shelf Contest was launched Aug. 1. Entrants are asked to create a crowdfunding campaign page by Aug. 31 and generate support with votes from the public.

"A panel of innovation experts including Fundable and Staples representatives will select the top 25 submissions ... on their number of votes, the success of their crowdfunding campaign and judges' recommendations," according to Staples.

The top 25 will be announced Oct. 5, and a winner crowned Dec. 10. "The winning entrant(s) will have the opportunity to present their products to the Staples store merchandising teams," Staples said.

With crowdfunding on the rise, the amount of submissions could reach staggering levels.

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wldchld8614

Staples is the Cheapest company tp work for.......Their pay raises suck also..

August 09 2014 at 11:13 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
YourFtr

I'm still working on it.......
I'm trying to decide between
WWW....World Wide Widget ( might have a internet problem )....
or WTO.......We're Taking Over.......
copyright 2014

August 09 2014 at 10:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Iselin007

Probably thousands of inventors with products already lined up. Too bad most of the stuff waiting in the wings is produced by cheap foreign labor so count me out.

August 09 2014 at 8:38 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
ectullis

But you didn't invent that

August 09 2014 at 8:17 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
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Iselin007

Some corporation probably has a patent in their files just to keep others from making the product.

August 09 2014 at 8:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply