HSN Partners With DreamersVentures To Discover And Launch New Products Created By Latino Entrepreneurs. Leading entertainment and lifestyle retailer, HSN, has teamed up with award-winning entrepreneur and creator of Dreamers Ventures, Liliana “Lili” Gil Valletta, to launch Project American Dreams. Project American Dreams is a business competition that discovers, mentors and fast-tracks LATINO entrepreneurs to launch their products live on HSN.
Candidates pitch and submit products online for evaluation by the Project American Dreams team and HSN from September 30 to December 9, 2016 via projectamericandreams.com.
Up to 20 semi-finalists are invited to present to a panel of judges at HSN Stuidos in St. Petersburg, FL
Up to 5 winners are selected and mentored to launch and sell their products LIVE on HSN
“HSN has a rich history of supporting entrepreneurs and introducing their products to the marketplace,” said Bill Brand, President, HSN. “Building on the success of our existing American Dreams series, we are looking forward to extending our reach, while leveraging Dreamers Ventures’ incredible network to discover innovative new products through Project American Dreams.”
As an immigrant, entrepreneur and the first Hispanic partner to HSN’s American Dreams initiative, Gil Valletta was inspired by the need to create a business competition and platform that will help fill the gaps in access, opportunity and wealth many Hispanic entrepreneurs face.
“While Latinos represent 17% of the population and are starting more new businesses than the general population, they receive less access to opportunities and get less than 1% of all venture capital and angel funding,” said Lili Gil Valletta, co-founder of Dreamers Ventures. “This is why I assembled an alliance of leading experts, investors and mentors to fill the gap in access and opportunity for Latino entrepreneurs.” This network of experts will provide personalized coaching and resources to the selected finalists in preparation for their national launch. Various HSN celebrity partners will also provide their personal business tips to the contestants throughout the competition.
For more information about Project American Dreams please visit ProjectAmericanDreams.com and its social channels:
Twitter: @DreamersVenture #HSNProjectAmericanDreams