2018 “R U READY TO DEAL” PITCH PANEL

Pitch Panel Moderator
CARRIE JESKE

charis marquezCarrie Jeske has been in the inventing community for 20 years promoting low cost, high return inventing strategies. Helping inventors find low cost, high return inventing strategies is her passion. Carrie shares insider secrets to get ideas on the “As Seen on TV” shelf space at Walmart and everywhere Direct Response industry products are sold. Carrie Jeske is a direct licensee in the “As Seen On TV” category, paying full inventor royalties, through her two companies, Will It Launch & Inventive Ideas. Through Inventive Ideas, Carrie manages a team of product scouts and licensing agents around the world, that work to secure distribution agreements and license filed patents. Successful products launched by Carrie include SportsShade Canopy Awning, The Perfect Party Chair and Attach-A-Vac, Get Up And Go Cane, RotoClipper, My Fun Fish and the newest 60 Second Salad. Carrie is also the author of “Sell Crowdfunding Products On TV – Fast Track To Retail” on Amazon.


Pitch Panelists/Judges
LINDA GOMEZ (CEO Fullips)

Linda GomezLinda Gomez invented a beauty product (Fullips) for baby boomer women, one that she started working on when she turned 50 and decided it was something she needed but couldn’t find on the market. As both an inventor and the founder of a small start-up she is able to work with and encourage others to not let age stop them from trying new things at any age. Her product called fullips, which is a lip enhancement tool, is now in the hands of actresses and beauty photographers in the business and has extremely well on Amazon. It is also featured in Skymall magazine as is Linda in their inventor’s corner. Linda also writes a blog called the Baby Boomer Beauty Blog in hopes of encouraging others to try natural ways to look good while aging without resorting to expensive and invasive procedures.


GERARD MITCHELL (PRESIDENT of Bridge Street Foods)

Gerard MitchellGerard Mitchell, President of Bridge Street Foods has over 25 years in the food industry. His company Bridge Street foods is a Nationally Certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) within the Bakery Goods Category. Most items are “clean” label. The Bridge Street Foods team and enterprise are nationally certified by the Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council (Chicago MSDC).  Bridge Street Foods has the experience, network and quality focus as a primary conduit between manufacturers and customers.  Bridge Street Foods specializes in the Biscuits, Breads – Buns, Breakfast Bowls, Croutons, English Muffins, Frozen Pasta, Oyster Crackers, Pizza, etc., segments. Our production facilities have the highest GMP standards.


JOHN KING (VICE PRESIDENT of CMS World Sport Group)

Mr. Ferrer has extensive experience in the design, manufacturing, marketing and sales of sporting goods, footwear, apparel, combat sports, medical and orthopedic products, as well as other consumer products. He has been CEO, President or Director of Sportsotron Inc., Everlast World Boxing, IKON, Macho Products, NAPMA, NDL Sports, and CS World Group, CMS Sports Inc. and CMS WorldGroup Consulting. Creator of the CFC Design Studio, designers of many branded products including the complete product lines of Fred Perry Sportswear, Main Event, Safety Sweats, Linea H, Little Ninjas, Hitman, Ikon, Hysport, Flyte, as well as many products for Brooks, Etonic, Pony, Everlast, Liberty, Hugo, Bushido, Obie, and many other companies. In the past six years more than 200 inventors have retained CMS to develop their inventions.

 


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