Hear directly from entrepreneurs who have successfully landed on QVC and America’s Big Deal. Get insider tips on presenting your company on TV.
Presented by the Entrepreneurial Strategy Series and Gearhart Law.
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Lisa Ascolese, “The Inventress”, QVC Expert from Inventing A-Z: The founder of Inventing A-Z, Lisa Ascolese, has been taking ideas, hers and many others, from concept to fruition for over 35 years and counting. This New Jersey-based entrepreneur, consultant, and agent has successfully created, patented, marketed, and launched dozens of products in QVC, HSN, national retail stores and more. She also runs the networking group AOWIE and has conferences and events throughout the year. Lisa’s clients’ products have been featured on QVC, HSN, Bed Bath & Beyond and may other established retailers. Not only do her clients have access to her hands on approach and extensive knowledge but they can also take advantage of her Inventing A To Z Virtual bootcamp, teaching industry information, and Motivational Monday Zoom calls every week to help keep them motivated. Read more at: https://www.inventingatoz.com/
Sherrill Mosee, Inventor and Designer of MinkeeBlue: Sherrill Mosee is the inventor and designer of MinkeeBlue. She set out to solve a problem she calls, the ‘overload bag syndrome’. Like many women, Sherrill carried two or three bags to work—a purse, laptop bag, lunch bag, and sometimes shoes in her purse. She wanted to create an organizational fashion bag for busy women whose role changed throughout the day—from an executive to fitness enthusiast, daily commuter, and mom. MinkeeBlue is her solution!
Sherrill is the former president of Family Care Solutions, a nonprofit organization she founded to promote higher education among low-income women with children. The organization awarded over $3 million in childcare scholarships to help women with children stay in school and earn a college degree. Mosee put her degree in engineering to work and came up with the patented MinkeeBlue design. She describes MinkeeBlue as a reflection of “who we are” and “what we do” in our daily lives – “Your day is in the Bag”, says Mosee.
MinkeeBlue has been featured on the Today Show, the Katie Couric Show and sold on QVC. She is also the premier winner of America’s Big Deal, a shoppable pitch competition which aired on the USA Network. MinkeeBlue will launch in Macy’s Q4 2022. Read more at: https://minkeeblue.com/
Brittany (“B”) Cribbs, Founder and Inventor of Cloud 9 Easy Go, LLC: Brittany (“B”) Cribbs is the proud Founder and Inventor of Cloud 9 Easy Go, LLC, a luxury accessories brand that specializes in products for on-the-go lifestyles. Cloud 9 Easy Go’s signature item is Brittany’s invention — a patented, portable memory foam seat cushion. Brittany is an Innovator in its truest form, taking a common problem that she had and creating a solution that, in turn, has helped countless people and will continue to help millions more in the future.
Brittany takes pride in giving her time and resources to organizations and causes that she holds dear to her heart, and she finds true fulfillment in sharing her story through Cloud 9 Easy Go—showing others that your circumstances don’t have to determine who you are, what you become or where you go. You are truly limitless. Read more at: https://www.cloud9easygo.com/
Carolyn Barbarite, Creator and President of Javamelts: Carolyn Barbarite, the creator and President of Javamelts, is 54 years old and is from Smithtown, New York. She came up with the amazing idea of Javamelts on Valentine’s Day, 2016, and has been a driving force in carving out a new category in the coffee, tea, baking and cocktail industries. QVC, Entrepreneur, I-Heart Radio and America’s Big Deal on USA Network are some of her proud accomplishments to date. Carolyn’s goals are to inspire, motivate and encourage her 3 daughters and others to follow their dreams. Sustainability is a priority: create jobs, mentor and educate those coming up behind her, attend charity events, make contributions for those in need, to use only natural and clean ingredients, and use recyclable packaging. Carolyn is grateful for the opportunity to accomplish all of this and more through creating and growing the Javamelts brand! Read more at: https://javamelts.com/
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