QVC U.S. and HSN are amping up for their third annual edition of The Big Find, an international product search to discover entrepreneurs with the next big brand or unique product.
The two leaders in livestream video storytelling—combined they reach more than 90 million homes in the U.S.— are inviting all entrepreneurs and creators in categories such as apparel, beauty and electronics to complete an online application to be considered for a pitch contest. Pitches will take place via videoconference to a panel of judges comprised of QVC and HSN merchandising executives, program hosts, and brand founders. Brands awarded “Big Tickets” by the panel will continue discussions with the QVC and HSN merchandising teams.
“The Big Find has become our flagship program for product discovery, enabling us to assess thousands of entrepreneurs worldwide and introduce dozens of fresh new brands and innovative products to our customers each year,” said Mary Campbell, Chief Merchandising Officer, Qurate Retail Group, and Chief Commerce Officer, QVC U.S.
As part of Qurate Retail Group’s commitment to cultivating and promoting diverse, inclusive environments, QVC and HSN are working to double the representation of underrepresented businesses chosen through The Big Find. In 2020, 64 out of the 102 brands selected through the Big Find search self-identified as a woman and/or minority-owned business.
The Big Find was introduced in 2019, with in-person pitch panels in four cities nationwide. In 2020, the program went virtual and received record-breaking interest, with more than 2,400 applications from more than 60 countries. Over the last two years, more than 160 brands were chosen to launch on QVC or HSN through The Big Find, including such brands as Mented Cosmetics in beauty. More than 90 Big Find brands are launching throughout 2021 as a result of the 2020 Big Find product search. Beauty brands such as Bellasonic and Bare Pits have already seen success during their QVC and HSN debuts.
Online submissions are being held from April 28 to June 8. Virtual pitches will commence in August.