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Clickstartme.Com Announces Product And Invention Contest On New Crowdfunding Site

Clickstartme.Com Announces Product And Invention Contest On New Crowdfunding Site

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Clickstartme.Com Announces Product And InventionContest On New Crowdfunding Site
Tampa, FL
ClickStartMe.com , a new and rapidly expanding website that “putsthe fun in crowdfunding” has teamed with Harrington Multi Media Marketing
(HM3) to announce a nationwide contest for inventors and product developers. Inthis online contest, ClickStartMe and HM3 will award the winner with a nationalmarketing and distribution contract and a production of a television commercial fortheir product or invention.Five contest finalists will be selected from any inventor or product developer whoattempts to crowdfund their project on ClickStartMe.com . In August, 2013, the
finalists will be flown to the Tampa Bay Area where they will visit HM3’s state
-of-the-art television studios to present their product or invention before a panel of industry experts from the retail, merchandising and marketing world. The contestfinale will be videotaped in high-definition and made available on the Internet,giving each of the product developers and inventors national.
“We can’t wait to give these five finalists a chance to pitch their products or inventions at the finale,” ClickStartMe founder Tess Hottenroth said. “Our panel of 
experts know what sells in the retail world, and we hope to discover one, and
maybe several, new and exciting consumer items to bring to the market.”
 By teaming with HM3, ClickStartMe brings Tim Harrington to the table for thecontest. Harrington, an expert in product development, marketing, production of infomercials and short form commercials, media purchasing, and live shoppingproduct presentations, is one of the most trusted names in the international directresponse marketing industry. From 1987 to 1991, Harrington served as President of Quantum International, which parlayed a $75,000 investment into $50 million infirst year sales. Harrington also previously served as Executive Vice President of National Media, a New York Stock Exchange company. While Harrington was atNational Media, the company grew from an $18 million to a $500 million marketcap and was the first company to launch infomercials internationally. Harrington
moved to the Tampa Bay Area in 1994 as the co-founder of Home Shopping
 Network’s HSN Direct. In 2010, Harrington became Chairman and
CEO of HM3.According to Forbes, crowdfunding is a growing $2.8 Billion industry that allowspeople or businesses to obtain small donations from a large number of people tosupport a project, cause or other financial need. On ClickStartMe, crowdfundingi
nventors or product developers typically give “rewards” or other things of value to
donors, such as prototypes of the invention or pre-sales of the first products off theassembly line once manufactured. Hottenroth notes that inventors and productdevelopers have already started funding projects on ClickStartMe, and many of theproducts seem to have great commercial appeal.
“I have a feeling that the next gadget that “everybody must have” will come out of this contest,” Hottenroth says. “It is really excit
ing to see some of the innovation
that has already started to be funded on the site.”
 ClickStartMe.com is the newest entry into the rapidly growing crowdfunding
industry and has created a buzz within the industry’s comparatively sterile
atmosphere. Unlike its competitors, ClickStartMe.com provides individuals andbusinesses with an opportunity to easily raise funds online for almost anylegitimate purpose, and also gives its users an online store in which to sell theirproducts after funding. ClickStartMe.com also recognizes the mass appeal of 
television shows such as The Voice, America’s Next Top Model, and Shark Tank,
and has added this variable into the mix for online crowdfunding by holdingcontests for its users with valuable prizes and trips to exciting locations.For more information on the ClickStartMe Product and Invention Contest, visithttp://www.clickstartme.com/contest_product_invention.htmlFor more information on HM3, visit their website at http://www.hm3.com/ Media inquiries or interview requests, e-mail media@clickstartme.com or call813.410.4658.Website: www.clickstartme.comFacebook: www.facebook.com/clickstartmeTwitter: www.twitter.com/clickstartme

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