Evine to Debut “Inventor Showdown” in Search of America’s Next Top Entrepreneur

MINNEAPOLIS, February 27, 2017 — Evine Live Inc. (“Evine”) (NASDAQ:EVLV), a multiplatform interactive digital commerce company (evine.com), today announced the premiere of “Inventor Showdown,” a reality selling show featuring top inventors from across the country who will compete for the prize of “top inventor.” Competing head-to-head in a bracket-style show format, inventors discovered by Akos “The Solutionist” Jankura, a world-acclaimed inventor known for his problem-solution products, will vie for viewers’ votes during a five-week series starting Sunday, March 4.

“’Inventor Showdown’ is a reality show like no other where we put the fate of these inventors in the hands of our customers,” said Bob Rosenblatt, Chief Executive Officer at Evine. “We know our viewers are looking for new and unique products that have a compelling story behind them. ‘Inventor Showdown’ is the perfect format for our customers to discover new product while using their voting power to help a budding inventor get their big break.”

Throughout the five-week series on Evine, “Inventor Showdown” will feature four new contestants per episode with one winner from each moving on to participate in the finale show. The inventors, who were hand-picked by Akos Jankura, will have the opportunity to showcase their products and share with viewers their personal stories behind the items. Fans can vote for their favorite by purchasing their products while the show is airing, online or on their mobile devices. The four qualifying rounds will air Sunday mornings starting March 4 at 8:00am ET with the finale on Sunday, April 8, where one winner will be crowned. The winner of “Inventor Showdown” will be invited back to Evine and receive future programming to sell their items.

“I have had the privilege to work with some amazing inventors throughout my career, but I am particularly thrilled with the lineup of individuals we have assembled for this series,” said Akos Jankura. “They each bring something unique and innovative to Evine, and I am excited to see them compete live on a television stage. ‘Inventor Showdown’ will showcase hard-to-find items with problem-solving and easy-to-use features. I can’t wait to see who emerges as the victor!”

Viewers are invited to watch the premiere of “Inventor Showdown” on Sunday, March 4 at 8:00am ET via cable and satellite, mobile apps and live streaming online at www.evine.com. Evine airs on DIRECTV channels 73 and 316, DISH Network channel 134, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, select Samsung Smart TVs, YouTube and on the nation’s top cable providers. Find Evine in your area: bit.ly/1CNa450.

For more information on getting your product or idea on Inventor Showdown make sure to submit you invention at My Cool Inventions website – www.MyCoolInventions.com

About Evine
Evine Live Inc. (NASDAQ:EVLV) operates Evine, a multiplatform interactive digital commerce company that offers a mix of proprietary, exclusive and name brands directly to consumers in an engaging and informative shopping experience via television, online and mobile. Evine reaches more than 87 million cable and satellite television homes with entertaining content in a comprehensive digital shopping experience 24 hours a day.

About Inventor Showdown

Inventor Showdown is based off Evine’s brand partner, Akos Jankura, a world-class inventor and problem-solver who is known for his incredible talent within the video commerce space. The show was specifically designed to bring opportunity to up-and-coming entrepreneurs as well as make it an entertaining experience for shoppers as they vote for some of their favorite products and inventions. Inventor Showdown is the first of its kind within the interactive and digital commerce shopping industry.

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Do You Have What It Takes? Inventors Showdown on EVINE

Television Shopping Channel EVINE in partnership with My Cool Inventions and host Akos Jankura have created a new television show platform called “Inventor Showdown”. The show puts inventors up against one another in a fast paced and exciting format that rates each inventor and product owner based on their sales to the channel’s audience.
Inventors and Product owners can submit their invention to My Cool Inventions website – www.MyCoolInventions.Com

Akos Joins Shopping Channel EVINE at the Minnesota Fair

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 21, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Evine Live Inc. a multiplatform video commerce company, today announced that for the first time in the Company’s history, it will broadcast live from the Minnesota State Fair, North America’s largest 12-day event which attracts nearly two million visitors annually. Appearing on the opening day of the fair, August 24th, the live broadcast will feature celebrity guests Paula Deen, John O’Hurley (J. Peterman from Seinfeld), as well as Akos ‘The Solutionist’ Jankura, one of the world’s top inventors and problem-solving experts. In addition to the live shows, the event will provide an interactive Evine experience for the hundreds of thousands of fans attending the fair on that day.

‘Simply put, the Minnesota State Fair is one of the biggest ‘ and best ‘ fairs in the U.S. and we couldn’t be more excited to be the first retailer of our kind to broadcast live from such an event,’ said Bob Rosenblatt, Chief Executive Officer at Evine. ‘The ‘Great Minnesota Get-Together’ is the perfect opportunity to bring the Evine experience to our Minnesota neighbors and have a chance to meet new friends of Evine as well.’

Beginning at 12:00pm ET, fair-goers can grab a seat and watch ‘Paula Deen’s Kitchen,’ a two-hour show that will broadcast live to Evine’s more than 87 million homes. The Queen of Southern Cuisine will demonstrate how to whip up fair-food with ease, and with less fat, using her air fryer and other signature kitchen items. In addition to having an opportunity to participate in the live audience, fans at the fair will get a chance to meet Paula Deen and get a photo or autograph at 3:00pm ET.

‘Being from the south, I’m no stranger to a good ol’ fair,’ said Paula Deen. ‘I’ve heard the Minnesota State Fair is truly in a league of its own and I am excited to be a part of one of the greatest get-togethers in the country. I can’t wait to try some classic fair foods, test my hand at carving a butter princess, cook up my favorite dishes, and get to meet all of the wonderful people at the Evine stage.’

Following Paula Deen, at 3:00pm ET, ‘Pet Shoppe with John O’Hurley’ will broadcast live and present pet care products and educational tips for pet parents. Like Paula, fans will get a chance to meet John O’Hurley beginning at 12:00pm ET. The final live broadcast hour of the day will feature Akos ‘The Solutionist’ with his unique and innovative items that solve even the most complex real-life problems. Viewers can tune in to catch him live at 5:00pm ET.

In addition to live shows, Evine will offer a variety of hands-on and engaging experiences, both at the fair as well as on Evine’s social channels. Fans are invited to watch a Facebook Live show featuring Paula Deen at 2:30pm ET and a YouTube Live show covering an Evine Found at the Fair product search at 6:00pm ET. Fair-goers will also have opportunities to win prizes, take fun photos and meet a handful of Evine’s on-air hosts.

Evine’s stage will be located at the Expo Place at the Minnesota State Fair, located north of Murphy Avenue between Cooper and Cosgrove streets, and east of the Pet Center.

Evine Partners with World Class Product Inventor Akos Jankura

The award-winning video commerce veteran – who has sold nearly 1 billion dollars’ worth of his own inventions – comes to Evine July 4 and 5 with the premiere of “Akos The Solutionist”

MINNEAPOLIS, June 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Evine Live Inc. (“Evine”) (NASDAQ:EVLV), a multiplatform video commerce company (evine.com), today announced that it will premiere “Akos The Solutionist,” a practical and problem-solving product line from acclaimed scientist and inventor, Akos Jankura. One of the world’s top inventors and TV presenters, Jankura’s decades long career includes nearly $1 billion in sales, nominations for multiple industry awards and appearances in over 40 infomercials. Debuting July 4and 5, Jankura will appear live on Evine to present his collection of innovative products.

“Akos Jankura is a big name in the world of video commerce and I’m excited to leverage his incredible talent and expansive collection of ingenious products,” said Bob Rosenblatt, Chief Executive Officer of Evine. “Akos’ impressive career has been built on his ability to connect with customers and develop products that solve problems. Coming to Evine, Akos not only brings experience from other networks, but also a large following of fans that have come to know him for his radio show, “My Cool Inventions,” and his live streaming Inventions & Gadgets channel on Roku, AmazonFire, AndroidTV, YouTube and Facebook Live.”

“All of my products are designed with a real-life problem in mind and I’m looking forward to showing Evine’s customers just how easy it is to overcome everyday household tasks. As an inventor and entrepreneur, I’m passionate about offering a great value and creating products that are not only easy to use, but make even the most mundane tasks fun. I can’t wait to wow Evine’s viewers with the amazing demonstrations and the stories behind the collection of products I’ve assembled,” said Akos Jankura.

Jankura has degrees in science and chemistry and is one of the best-known inventors in the video commerce space. He has been nominated for several top industry awards and is the creator of many innovative brands and inventions. His inventions have been featured in top publications and television shows, including The New York Times and the “Wendy Williams Show.” In addition to being an inventor, Jankura owns Inventures International, Inc., a company that seeks out brilliant inventors throughout the world. Through his national syndicated radio show, “My Cool Inventions,” and his live streaming, 24 hour Inventions & Gadgets channel, Jankura gives inventors the chance to pitch their products and get immediate audience feedback.

“Akos the Solutionist” premieres July 4 at 6pm ET and July 5 at 3pm ET and 9pm ET. During the debut, Akos will demonstrate a variety of innovative and problem-solving products, including a UV Vacuum Cleaner, Fridge Deodorizer, and World Famous Survival Steel.

Viewers are invited to watch via cable and satellite, mobile apps and live streaming online at www.evine.com. Evine airs on DIRECTV channels 73 and 316, DISH Network channels 134 and 228, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, select Samsung Smart TVs, YouTubeand on the nation’s top cable providers. Find Evine in your area: bit.ly/1CNa450.

For more information on “Akos the Solutionist,” visit www.evine.com/Akos. For more information on Evine, visit www.evine.com.

About Evine
Evine Live Inc. (NASDAQ:EVLV) operates Evine, a multiplatform video commerce company that offers a mix of proprietary, exclusive and name brands directly to consumers in an engaging and informative shopping experience via television, online and mobile. Evine reaches more than 87 million cable and satellite television homes with entertaining content in a comprehensive digital shopping experience 24 hours a day.

About Akos Jankura 
Akos earned degrees in Science and Chemistry at University of Toronto, and applies his scientific background to many of the bestselling products he’s invented. He creates and thoroughly tests each new product, formula, and solution to ensure quality and effectiveness. Because he is involved in every step of development, Akos can explain why products work the way they do, and has gained the trust of millions of loyal customers by giving them solutions that work.

Inventures International Launches Inventions And Gadgets Channel

My Cool Inventions Launches Inventions And Gadgets Channel

New streaming channel to feature cool new inventions and gadgets from America’s inventors with three great shows: My Cool Inventions, My Cool Gadgets and The Daily Gadget, and America’s Value Network the TV Shopping Outlet.

Roku TV’s Inventions And Gadgets Channel
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Dec. 5, 2016 – PRLog — Inventures International and the My Cool Inventions Network announce the latest in their evolution to help American Inventors and Innovators. For the last 5 1/2 years the My Cool Inventions Network has been broadcasting it’s nationally syndicated radio show and this year streaming every episode live from it’s studios in St. Petersburg, Florida on Facebook Live. That move has made it the largest inventive platform and incubator in the industry. Based on finding solutions to everyday problems, the network is now expanded it’s sphere of influence with another bold move.

Introducing the Inventions and Gadget Channel! A channel dedicated to celebrating the entrepreneurial spirit of people that create solutions to everyday problems! The channel is featured on the largest of streaming platforms, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV and Facebook Live! Millions of American’s have cut the cable and are looking for new programming entities. Inventions and Gadgets celebrates innovation with a positive message of helping the Inventor Industry and Direct Response. Soft launched, just over a week ago, the channel is already gaining viewership for it My Cool Inventions, My Cool Gadgets and America’s Value Network Brands.

“It’s amazing how far we’ve come in over 5 years of broadcasting!’ said Akos Jankura, CEO, accomplished inventor and co-host of the My Cool Inventions show. “We have helped thousands of inventors and feature them and their inventions to our national audience every single day and we focus our audience on helping to lift these incredibly innovators! Our expertise in interactive shopping and willingness to connect with the inventors on a personal level is a special thing.”

My Cool Inventions is currently a main contributor of new inventors and inventions to HSN, the national home shopping network based in Tampa Bay, via their American Dreams innovation alliance. Inventors that have been featured on My Cool Inventions have made their way in front of the buyers that make the decisions to feature those inventions on their primetime Monday Night Show with Adam Freeman.

According to co-host John Cremeans, one of the first interactive television shopping hosts, “The industry and market has changed so much. Dedicated view on demand content is growing at a light speed. We’ve always been ahead of the curve and are ready for this next level of service to our viewers and listeners!”

The parent company to this enterprise is Inventures International, a supplier of direct response and products to shopping channels worldwide. With it’s network of on air retailers Inventures International is perfectly placed to help inventors and innovators with distribution and promotion of their ideas world wide. According to Jankura, ” Our entire company has at it’s core the entrepreneurial spirit. We’re always looking to find the next big trend and product. The team we’ve put together features some of the best in our industry. People that know how to take a product from beginning to end and all of the steps in between!”

The “Inventions and Gadgets” channel can be found on Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, AndroidTV and Facebook Live. By adding the channel on a viewers streaming device they are immersed in a new world of innovation featuring new ideas and inventors pitching their inventions everyday. Starting Saturday, December 10th, 2016 the network will beginning airing live block programming from 9AM until 1PM and continuing every Saturday.

Find more information on My Cool Inventions at http://www.mycoolinventionsradio.com and http://www.facebook.com/mycoolinventions

Akos Wins The ERA Moxie for Best Guest Expert

Akos Wins the 2015 ERA Moxie For Best Guest Expert
The Inventures International Team traveled to Las Vegas this past week to attend the Electronic Retailing Association’s D2C Convention! Akos was chosen as the Moxie’s Best Guest Expert for 2015! Over the last 4 years of this prestigious award 3 years has had members of our team, Akos and John, being chosen. Pretty amazing!

My Cool Inventions Inventors Sell Out on HSN

Labor Day Weekend ended with sell outs for American Inventors on HSN during the Adam Freeman Show and the new American Dreams innovation segment. My Cool Inventions inventors, Pete Banks and Ken Alley, had their inventions featured and presented in Prime Time on the shopping channel.

After going through the Genesis process and being voted on by listeners of the My Cool Inventions radio show their inventions, the Plug and Safe Portable and Folding Wand perspectively, sold out in record time according to Akos Jankura who presented the products on air.

My Cool Inventions Is helping HSN to bring great American innovation to their viewers during Adam Freeman’s Monday Night Show and their American Dreams segments. In the above picture, Adam stopped by to record an upcoming segment on My Cool Inventions and brought his camera crew with him!

HSN and My Cool Inventions Innovation Alliance!

My Cool Inventions Continues It’s 5th year of bringing America’s Inventors and Innovators the platform they need to get the American public excited about their idea!
As part of its new “American Dreams” initiative, direct-to-consumer live content retailer, HSN, has partnered with My Cool Inventions inventive entrepreneurs, Akos and John, as they reach out across the country via television, radio and online platforms, conferences and trade shows to find compelling new products to launch while raising awareness of the entrepreneurs behind them.
We’re looking for Inventions and Inventor Products that could be the next big idea! Thru the Genesis process, My Cool Inventions and it’s many listeners are helping Inventors realize their dreams and help them craft an even better pitch and product. We’d love to have you our show! Spots for the rest of the year are filling up fast. The sooner you’re in, the sooner our producer and production team can get you on air! Submit your invention to MyCoolInventions.Com and get on our show! It’s free and your invention could be featured on HSN!
Go to: www.mycooinventions.com and hit the submit your invention today!