CHARLOTTE, NC – (July 8, 2013) – Earnhardt Outdoors™, a lifestyle brand founded by racing royal family, the Earnhardts, celebrates the traditions and values of the outdoor lifestyle. Beginning today, Earnhardt Outdoors is teaming up with Edison Nation to kick off a two-month online search for adventurous product innovations to help bring families together in the outdoors.
The Earnhardt family has long had three loves: NASCAR, the outdoors, and family. Through their “Live Product Search” hosted on EdisonNation.com, they want to find innovative outdoor products to spread their love of the wilderness to the rest of the world. This search is open to any inventor, sportsman and consumer with product ideas and concepts that might be a fit for the Earnhardt Outdoors brand.
“A family has an obligation to each generation to uphold the legacy of our forefathers,” says Kerry Earnhardt. “I’m proud of this new venture with Kelley and Dale, and look forward to building the Earnhardt Outdoors brand upon the foundation of our own family’s outdoor traditions.”
Edison Nation works with everyday people and inventors to turn their ideas into products sold by major retailers. The Edison Nation team will review all submissions and present the best ones to Kerry, Kelley and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. with the intent of turning them into viable products that can be brought to the market.
How to submit to the Earnhardt Outdoors search:
Become an Edison Nation member - It is free to join the Edison Nation online community of inventors and entrepreneurs
Complete the submission form – Visit edisonnation.com/EarnhardtOutdoors to submit your idea. Patents or patent-pending status is not required. We ask for well-written and explained ideas. It’s $25 to submit each idea, which covers a portion of the cost to review all ideas submitted, and each idea is kept safe within our platform
The deadline to submit ideas is Monday, August 26, at 11:59 p.m. (PST)
Follow your idea’s progress – Visit your Edison Nation member dashboard for updates on our 8-stage review process
Final presentation – Edison Nation will vet all ideas submitted against the criteria found in the Earnhardt Outdoors search description, and will present the leading concepts to the Earnhardt family following the close of the search
Selections – The Earnhardt family can choose as many product ideas as they like to develop and bring to market under their brand
“In teaming up with the Earnhardt family, we hope to help bring families closer by encouraging them to explore the outdoors together,” says Louis Foreman, CEO of Edison Nation. “We want to develop products that not only become household names, but that help strengthen familial relationships.”
To learn more and to submit your ideas, please visit www.edisonnation.com/earnhardtoutdoors.
About Earnhardt Outdoors™
The Earnhardt siblings – Kerry, Kelley and Dale, Jr. – along with their families, have created Earnhardt Outdoors, a lifestyle brand designed to pass the traditions and values of the outdoor lifestyle from generation to generation. They are developing products that boast practical, rugged, and long-lasting designs that are safe, unique, and the highest quality. Their goal is to foster a love of nature that lasts a lifetime. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Edison Nation
Edison Nation is a product design and development group with expertise in the consumer, industrial, and medical space. Edison Nation operates EdisonNation.com, an online community for innovators, Everyday Edisons, an Emmy® Award-winning series on public television, and Inventors Digest, a top trade publication dedicated to the study of business and innovation. Edison Nation utilizes corporate relationships with the country’s top retailers, manufacturers, and ASOTV companies to bring independent inventor-driven ideas to market. Products can be found in all major mass retailers across the country. Edison Nation was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Charlotte, N.C. For more information, please visit www.edisonnation.com.