• Free Shipping
    on orders over $50*

Category: Product Launch

  • The Product Pitch, winner takes all!

    By now we're guessing you're as excited for From Home Plate to a Home Run The Product Pitch as we are! We're digging in and combing through impressive product submissions and just can't wait to see which team wins. They'll be excited to -- just take a look at what's up for grabs!

    The winning product concept team will benefit from Daily Grommet's vast expertise successfully launching consumer products. Daily Grommet will provide consultative advice and connecting assists to guide your concept all the way through the process to a market-ready product. Additionally, a chronicled journey on Boston.com, additional media exposure, and launch on Daily Grommet, is sure to make your product shine.

    Additionally, we're working with some wonderful prize sponsors who are giving a winner package that includes:



    Indiegogo | 1:1 Crowdfunding campaign consulting to 10 teams + blog post marketing push to the winner (and campaign with the most contributions)



    Google Apps | Chromebooks + 1 year free Google Apps for Business

    | PR NewsWire - Three complimentary iReach online press releases





    MassChallenge -Waiving application fees




     | Shipwire - $500 in free fulfillment services (storage and handling). Time with our team to discuss their packaging and shipping strategy.



         | General Assembly Boston - Five in-person classes






    | Grasshopper Service – 6 Months



    | Workbar - 1 month of free space for 3 team members





    Who's going to take it all home? We'll all find out on March 19th. Until then, be sure to check out the 10 Players and vote for your favorite team here!

  • From Home Plate to Home Run! Do you have a product that's ready to hit it out of the park?

    By now you've probably heard, but Daily Grommet is hosting a HUGE product competition this month along with Boston.com and Google Apps. We are so excited to read through submissions this week and choose 10 amazing teams to come to Fenway Park on March 19th! Haven't submitted your product concept yet? Read more and submit HERE by March 8th. See you at Fenway!

    • Your concept must be categorized as a consumer goods product.
    • You must be willing to use a crowdfunding campaign to fund the initial product run of your idea.
    • You must have the ability to come to the live event competition in Boston, March 19, 2013 with supporting team members (5 or less).
    • Applicants outside of the Boston area are welcome to apply, but travel to live event will not be covered.
    • You must be willing to share your journey publicly.


    What will the winning team receive?

    • The winning team will take its product idea to market with the support of Daily Grommet, Boston.com, Indiegogo and Google Apps
    • They will have their journey chronicled by Boston.com
    • They'll be able to launch their product on Daily Grommet


    What do you have to lose? Click HERE to submit your product concept!

  • These crowdfunding campaigns are kick-ass for February


    New products - Daily Grommet

    Are you a hardware product geek? Do you support projects on Kickstarter and Indiegogo that you think might make it big? Or, that you might like to eventually own? Well,  we do every month! Below you can check out our list of campaigns that we've contributed to in February and which projects we can't wait to see lining store shelves. Why are we contributing? Check out our first post in this series that explains why we like to have a stake in the game.



    iSmartAlarm: Protect your home even when you're not at home.

    $110,000 raised of $55,000

    Days to go: Only 2 more days!

    iSmartAlarm is an intelligent home security system with motion sensors, infrared cameras and contact sensors. Everything is monitored with the touch of your finger with the iSmartAlarm from your iPhone. Did you remember to close the garage? iSmartAlarm will tell you. Are you working late and want to make sure your home is safe? Check up easily with the iSmartAlarm. It's security at the touch of a button and helps you to relax and enjoy your day more.

    Continue Reading

  • Innovation, will.i.am and Grommet scouting at CES


    Me (Kate) and Ian at CES 2013

    At CES two weeks ago, one of the events Ian and I attended was the Next Generation Innovators panel. We heard the forward-thinking thoughts of some very prominent start-up CEOs, who are working with new models and technologies that challenge the way we do things.


    They talked about connectivity, the potential of the cloud, information sharing, talent scouting and even manufacturing. They shared their thoughts on start-up culture (something near and dear to our hearts at Daily Grommet). David Liev of Bump said that in a start-up, the things you think will be hard (like creating a product) are easy, and the things you think will be easy (like growing your organization from a start-up to an enterprise) are really, really hard as you work to maintain your vision and create a new thriving organization in the world.


    Continue Reading

  • New products we support on Kickstarter and Indiegogo: January 2013

    Welcome to January's edition of products that we think are kick-ass on Kickstarter and Indiegogo! If you are here for the first time, read up on our series and check out December and November's products.

    New products | CES

    Ian catching up with Grommet Partner, Justin of Zipbuds during CES


    Last week, some members from our team had the amazing opportunity to attend the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. They came back with so much knowledge about new products and trends they saw. One of the biggest trends is the rise of crowdfunding. This is nothing we didn't already know, yet it's great to see some of these products that are currently on Kickstarter and Indiegogo in the flesh. It gives us the opportunity to chat with the founders and really learn their story. Given our wild support for these products, we are choosing four this month that are currently campaigning to raise necessary funds. Want to contribute as well? It's not about how much you donate, it's about being part of something bigger and knowing that you are helping to fuel innovation that can change how we make, source and buy products. Hurry as time is running out on a few of them!



    Mauz: One device to rule them all

    Raised $12,765 of $150,000 Goal

    Days to go: 49

    MAUZ is a fantastic product that we're excited to support. MAUZ is a small device that you connect to your smartphone and voila, you have the ability to control computers and televisions with a kinetic three dimensional computer mouse. In other words, your smartphone actually becomes a mouse that can control computers, televisions and other media centers. The limits are endless.


    MAUZ | New Products








    Continue Reading

  • Four MORE Kick-Ass Projects We're Supporting

    Sushi Quik is a recent Grommet that got its start on Kickstarter!



    Last month, we kicked off a series of 4 Kick-Ass Kickstarter projects we're supporting. Why? Because today is a fantastic time to be a creator, hacker or maker. There have never been more opportunities to get your project funded, designed and manufactured than ever before. And we're not the only one's who think this.  So, we're on board because we want to have our skin in the game and support projects that deserve it.

    Yet Kickstarter isn't the only platform funding amazing projects! Therefore, this month we're expanding our support to Indiegogo too. Below are three projects from Indiegogo and one from Kickstarter that we think might be truly "kick-ass".

    Want to help support these products? Click through to their individual pages and contribute! Hurry as time is running out on a few of them.

    Continue Reading

  • What’s Inbound Marketing and Why Do I Care?

    Inbound Marketing

    Dharmesh talking Inbound in Action!

    Many people don’t realize that Daily Grommet is so much more than an online shopping site where you can find unique, undiscovered gifts – we’re also a product launch platform that brings products to life, tells their unique stories and amplifies their message. We love to help businesses take their products to the next level.

    Every day, we produce new videos, photos, and story content to launch our Grommet partners. Thus we’ve seen first-hand the power that comes with leveraging a variety of digital marketing tactics.

    Last week, a few of our team members attended a class through Intelligent.ly called “Inbound Marketing for Startups” taught by Dharmesh Shah, Founder & CTO of HubSpot. Dharmesh gave actionable marketing tactics for entrepreneurs – and they can be applied to any product or business! “There are no excuses, that your business is ‘too boring’ or ‘doesn’t work’ for Inbound Marketing,” says Dharmesh.

    We found his presentation to be powerful yet easy to implement. Read more below and let us know if you’ve tried these, or can’t wait to get started.

    Continue Reading

  • Four Kick-Ass Kickstarter Projects We're Supporting


    The Elevation Dock, a dock for your iphone was the first Kickstarter project to break $1M.


    There's never been an easier and better time to be a maker, hacker or creator. The abundance of resources available to ordinary people who want to change the world is far beyond what it once was. There are funding resources available every step of the way, for any type of project. App creators can fund a project on AppsFunder. Sustainable foodie entrepreneurs can look to Credible for early investors. This Mashable article lists even more, geared toward niche organizations. Other types of resource platforms include Quirky which crowdsources and then chooses products to manufacture.

    Continue Reading

Items 61 to 68 of 68 total