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Announcing: The 2nd Annual Product Pitch Contest

how to pitch a productHave you ever had an innovative idea that could solve a common problem, change the world, or make something better? The founders of THINX did. Antonia Dunbar and sisters, Miki and Radha Agrawal, decided it was time to rethink women’s underwear. Last year, they entered our Product Pitch competition along with hundreds of other entrepreneurs for a chance to take their business to the next level. Voters at The Grommet’s 2013 Product Pitch Event agreed that THINX was that next great innovative idea and last week, they launched on The Grommet. You can see their video here.


Now, right on the heels of last year's winner becoming a Grommet, we're warming up for our next 2nd Annual Product Pitch Season.



Think your problem solver or hack has what it takes to be a Grommet? Great news, we're kicking off The 2nd Annual Product Pitch Contest and want to hear why your product should be our next winner.

Submit your product for a chance to be one of 30 players to make it to the voting phase. Product submissions must fall into one of two categories: Ready for Crowdfunding or Ready for Market.  So, get those cameras rolling because we'll be asking for your video submissions beginning January 27, 2014.

Here's first glance at our upcoming Product Pitch season

Training Camp: The Submission Phase

Submit your product for a chance to be one of 30 players (15 per category) to make it to the voting phase.

Opening Day: January 27, 2014

Closing Day: February 7, 2014

Regular Season: The Voting Phase

Vote daily to help your favorite product make it to the big leagues at the Final Pitch Event at Fenway stadium. The success of each contestant depends on the support of our community. So you'll want to keep the votes coming.

Polls Open: February 17, 2014

Polls Close: February 28, 2014

Playoff Day March 20, 2014: The Final Pitch

The top 3 most voted for products per category (6 products in all) will take their pitch to Fenway Park for a chance to be the Grand Prize Winner in their category.

Click here for complete details on our 2014 Product Pitch event.



  • Sandra Lenagh Says:

    I make simple products that help handicapped people lead better lives. How can I enter The Product Pitch?

  • Tori Says:

    Hi Sandra, We would love to hear about your business. Submissions open January 27, 2014 -- keep an eye on your email for additional information on how to enter. We're looking forward to learning more about you!

  • Karil Says:

    I have a great idea for a new Beauty aide. I have no idea how to create it. What do I do with my great idea?

  • Iyonia Noble Says:

    Do you Submit the video with an idea or do you have to have an actual product enter the contest?

  • Tori Says:

    Hi Lyonia,
    We will be sharing more submission details on January 27th. We will be asking for submissions of products that either fall into two categories: "Ready for Market" or "Ready for Crowdfunding."

  • WinterLion Says:

    I have an idea for a special cushion for mature (older, fatter) partners to use to improve their 'intimate moments' together; the demographic for this is favorable! as we are getting older and, ahem... bigger. Would this kind of product be too tasteless to feature on the Grommet?

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  • Thirsis Says:

    I have an a great idea but do I need to have the product patent or do Is the drawing of the design ok?

  • Dave Says:

    If your product idea is not patented as of yet, will it be at risk for competitors to steal through this competition?

  • Angela Bouza Says:

    Hello. I've decided to enter. I have a couple Ideas, One that I know would really go far and make money. I never gave much thought to doing anything about it, till I seen your ad!. This is a great thing, you've started!

  • aric Says:

    So what can one win ?
    That is not real clear or I did not see it


  • Mike Browne Says:

    I'm looking forward to details

  • Tori Says:

    Hi Aric,
    Look for the details on submissions coming soon. We will be looking for new products and will share more next week!

  • Aldo Beqiraj Says:

    The Grommet wrote about our product a few years back: http://ow.ly/sT0AH
    We are now in the process of redesigning the product as well as adding a few more features. Our Kickstarter campaign is also active and just recently reached the goal: http://kck.st/1fVKz33
    We'd like to enter this contest. Looking forward to Jan 27th!

  • Harry Says:

    Am new to Grommet. love the concept. I am a tinkerer who is trapped in the body of an aging lawyer. Have a lengthy preliminary patent application submitted and am moving to formal patent. am interested in crowd funding success or partnering as my product involves blow-molding. Most likely won't bring world peace but will be used and loved by its owners. Ideas?

  • Dottie Abner Says:

    I have a great ideal.........who should I submit it to?

  • Tori Says:

    Dottie, you can see all of the details about our Product Pitch contest here: https://www.thegrommet.com/press/product-pitch

  • seth sirota Says:

    Hi Tori,
    I have a terrific product that can help so many. There's a fabulous story behind it and everyone thinks its a home run. I have not met anyone yet that does not think it would be successful and that I should be on shark tank. You can check it out at tiltease.com. It basically is a reinvention of something that everyone uses. A multi- purpose food plate offering a new angle on eating. My question is that I really don't trust voting phases of contests - nor would I bother anyone to call in about it, Is there another way to have you look at it ? Incidentally, I will be at the home and housewares show in chicago in march - Will you be there?

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