Staples and crowdsourcing platform Fundable recently teamed up to launch the first Crowd2Shelf Contest. The contest provides startups the opportunity to compete for a chance to sell their products in Staples' stores. While the ultimate goal is to land a coveted spot in Staples' inventory, all contestants selected for the crowdfunding phase have the opportunity to be winners, as they will be able to keep pre-orders and pledges from funded projects.
As you might expect, the contest drew thousands of entrants from across the country, and a panel of experts has now selected the top 25 finalists that will continue to the next stage. These contestants will be judged on their number of votes, success of their crowdfunding campaign, and judges’ recommendations. So the race is on.
See something you like? You can vote for your favorites at https://www.fundable.com/crowd2shelf.
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