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Inventors pitch for infomercial glory

By Callum Borchers | GLOBE STAFF OCTOBER 03, 2014
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Top Dog Direct founder Bill McAlister has mined some promising product pitches. Below, local inventors awaited the opportunity to present their ideas.

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Top Dog Direct founder Bill McAlister has mined some promising product pitches.

Boston was the site of yet another business pitch contest Thursday.

But wait, there’s more!
This wasn’t your typical Shark Tank knockoff featuring a bunch of high-tech whiz kids attempting to woo venture capitalists with their disruptive, gamified mobile apps. This was a stream of about 20 amateur inventors convinced that their product is the next as-seen-on-TV sensation. Winning ideas would have a chance to be featured in one of those loud infomercials that dot cable TV channels.

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