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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Dec. 19, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tapping into the incredible network of entrepreneurs that attend CES in Las Vegas each year, leading entertainment and lifestyle retailer, HSN, has partnered with Flex, the Sketch-to-Scale™ solutions provider that designs and builds intelligent products for a connected world, to host a product search allowing entrepreneurs to present their products for the opportunity to launch on HSN and develop a manufacturing partnership with Flex. Building upon HSN's existing American Dreams initiative - a program designed to cultivate entrepreneurs and introduce innovative new products to the marketplace - HSN is organizing an exclusive judging session to identify those path-breaking new consumer products that invariably surface every year at CES, for subsequent introduction to HSN's national audience. "With HSN's American Dreams, we have built an incredibly successful platform for entrepreneurs to launch their products, while telling their stories and connecting with customers directly across our TV, digital and mobile channels," noted Bill Brand, president, HSN. "We are looking forward to leveraging the incredible network of entrepreneurs that attend CES each year to uncover innovative, new tech brands and introduce them to HSN." The panel will come together to review the entrepreneurs from scores of entries submitted in the weeks leading up to CES 2017. Each entrepreneur will have five minutes to showcase his or her products during a two-hour block before a panel of retail, design, manufacturing and consumer technology executives. The judging panel will include: Bill Brand, President, HSN; Randi Zuckerberg, Angel Investor, Bestselling Author & Host of Dot Complicated on SiriusXM; Mike Dennison, President, Consumer Technologies Group, Flex; Steven Heintz, VP of Design & Engineering, Flex; Ryan Ross, EVP, Marketing & Digital Commerce, HSN; Adam Freeman, Host, HSN's The Monday Night Show with Adam Freeman; Dara Trujillo, VP, New Business Merchandising & Development, HSN; Sandy Conrad, SVP, Electronics, Culinary & Health + Wellness, HSN; and Neal Martinelli, VP, Electronics & Home Solutions, HSN. CES 2017 exhibitors and the general public are invited to present their product to the panel of judges on January 6. Entrepreneurs interested in presenting their product can email AmericanDreams@hsn.com to pre-register. The event will occur on Friday, January 6, from 6 - 8 p.m. PST at The Venetian Hotel, Bellini 2006 Ballroom, located at 3355 S Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109. For more information about HSN and American Dreams please visit http://www.hsn.com/ and follow our social channels: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HSN Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hsn/ and Twitter: https://twitter.com/hsn. For more information about Flex, please visit: https://www.flextronics.com/ and follow our social channels: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Flextronicsintl Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/flexintl and Twitter: https://twitter.com/Flextronics. About HSN: HSN is a leading entertainment and lifestyle retailer, offering a curated assortment of exclusive products and top brand names to its customers. HSN incorporates entertainment, inspiration, personalities and industry experts to provide an entirely unique shopping experience. At HSN, customers find exceptional selections in Health & Beauty, Jewelry, Home/Lifestyle, Fashion/Accessories, and Electronics. HSN broadcasts live to approximately 94 million households in the US 24/7 and its website - hsn.com features more than 50,000 product videos. Mobile applications include HSN apps for iPad, iPhone and Android. HSN, founded 39 years ago as the first shopping network, is an operating segment of HSN, Inc. (Nasdaq:HSNI). For more information, please visit www.HSN.com, or follow @HSN on Facebook and Twitter. About Flex: Flex is the Sketch-to-Scale™ solutions provider that designs and builds intelligent products for a connected world. With approximately 200,000 professionals across 30 countries, Flex provides innovative design, engineering, manufacturing, real-time supply chain insight and logistics services to companies of all sizes in various industries and end-markets. For more information, visit www.flextronics.com or follow us on Twitter @Flextronics. Flex - Live Smarter™ About CES: CES is the world's gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for 50 years—the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. As the largest hands-on event of its kind, CES features all aspects of the industry. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) TM, the technology trade association representing the $287 billion U.S. consumer technology industry, it attracts the world's business leaders and pioneering thinkers. Check out CES video highlights. Follow CES online at CES.tech and on social.