HSN AND GOOD HOUSEKEEPING SELECT LOCAL ENTREPRENEUR, GERALD BERANEK, AS SEMI-FINALIST IN AMERICAN DREAMS INITIATIVE.
Beranek, Founder of BeraTek Industries, will travel to HSN’s headquarters at the end of August to pitch the Hold & Go Slow Cooker to a team of executives for a chance to be featured on HSN and receive the coveted Good Housekeeping Seal for one year.
WHO: HSN (Home Shopping Network) and Good Housekeeping magazine invited local
entrepreneur Gerald Beranek to HSN to pitch the Hold & Go Slow Cooker to HSN and Good
Housekeeping executives. Beranek will have the chance to be featured on-air on HSN and in
Good Housekeeping Magazine as part of the American Dreams initiative to discover America’s
next great entrepreneur with a game-changing invention.
WHAT: Gerald Beranek, founder of BeraTek Industries, will travel to HSN’s headquarters in St. Petersburg, FL the week of August 29, where they will showcase the Hold & Go Slow Cooker, participate in on-air training from an HSN host and receive direct feedback from merchants and executives from both the HSN and Good Housekeeping teams. Finalists selected during the August judging event will be announced in the December issue of Good Housekeeping magazine and will be featured on HSN in December. HSN and Good Housekeeping will then select one
entrepreneur who will be able to introduce their brand to HSN’s 96 million households and in
the magazine, reaching its 25+ million readers. They also will have the chance to have their
product tested in the Good Housekeeping Institute for the opportunity to receive the soughtafter
Good Housekeeping Seal for one year.
WHY: Building on HSN’s existing American Dreams initiative – a program designed to cultivate and introduce innovative new products to the marketplace – HSN and Good Housekeeping decided to join their network of audiences to launch a nationwide search to find a passionate entrepreneur with a new and unique product.
WHEN: Judging will take place at HSN on August 30 and 31. Up to ten finalists will be selected in September and be featured in the December issue of Good Housekeeping, on newsstands on or about November 15. The public will be invited to vote on their favorite product and those votes will be taken into consideration in selecting the final winner.
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About BeraTek Industries
BeraTek Industries is a product design and manufacturing company that has mastered the art of
developing simple, innovative solutions for life’s little challenges. From space-saving storage and shelving to a super-portable slow cooker and a safe, simple baby monitor mount, BeraTek Industries has a groundbreaking product for every need. In addition to bringing BeraTek branded products to market, the Company offers expertise and knowledge in designing, manufacturing, launching, marketing and selling products to other entrepreneurs and small businesses. For more information, please visit www.beratekindustries.com, or follow @BeratekIndustries on Facebook.