BUILD. PITCH. WIN. This is a real investment show and not an improv comedy show.

About the show

This is a REAL show where REAL founders pitch REAL businesses.*

No matter what Taylor in legal say's, it is not a improv show where comics, improv performers, and podcasters pitch implausible and insane businesses that they threw together in the 30 minutes before we hit record. It is NOT actually based on an improv card game coming to Kickstarter this spring.

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  • Welcome To Brand$tanding

    January 14th, 2019  |  2 mins 33 secs

    A REAL show with REAL investors pitching REAL businesses. It's not a fabulously funny improv show based on a card game! The best part is you get to decide which of our slate of early stage investors wins. Starting in February you can hear the investors and head over to Brandstanding.Show to vote

  • Brandstanding Live @ Podcon2!

    March 21st, 2019  |  17 mins 1 sec

    An amusement park for snake-lovers? A clothing line for Stormtroopers? A record label for former American Idol judges? Which brand in our (completely real) business pitching show will make the cut? You decide! Recorded live at Podcon 2019 in Seattle, Washington. Vote for your favorite company on Instagram! :

  • Cafe Splash | BrandStanding Season One

    April 8th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  20 mins 18 secs

    What do mom’s want? Some want bespoke artisanal lattes, others want a morning mimosa, and still others want a little something extra in their morning pick me up. However, founder of Cafe Splash, Rasheda Crockett, says the main things her mom wants are bottomless Folgers, a hook for her purse, and someone to help her reset the password on her Facebook profile. Is Cafe Splash brewing up success? Or has the coffee trend cooled off?

    Vote at Brandstanding.Show!

  • Mingle Bells | Brandstanding Season One

    April 8th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  27 mins 42 secs

    Do you love a man in uniform? From a young age Leah Lamarr was fascinated by two things. Helping people fall in love, and everything about Christmas and holiday season. So when she heard about the struggle that most mall Santas have making personal connections she knew it was time to launch Mingle Bells. Will this swipe nice on this dating service disruptor? Or will you be put coal in this investment option?

    Vote at Brandstanding.Show!

  • The Flying Dead | Brandstanding Season One

    April 8th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  23 mins 7 secs

    How much would you pay to have your loved one, turned zombie, shipped to an exotic location far far away? When Mandy Tollhouse and here husband Chuck found themselves asking this question they knew just what to do. Buy fleet of second hand airplanes and launch the first airline service designed to get zombies where you want them to go. AWAY! Will The Flying Dead take flight? Or are their aspirations brain pie in the sky?

    Vote for your favorite startup at Brandstanding.Show!

  • SnakeHoles | Brandstanding Season One

    April 8th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  23 mins 42 secs

    Who loves holes? Business brothers Robert and Bobert Costas had two different answers, “Snakes” and “minigolf enthusiasts”. So rather than hiss at each other about it, they decided to put their eggs and golf balls in one basket and create Snakeholes. The first American owned miniature golf course for people who love snakes. Are their plans to scale this business a hole in one? Or is this serpentine startup going to be a boa-gey?

  • Eat People Dry Cleaners | A Brandtastic Bonus Episode!

    April 25th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  24 mins 25 secs

    When local amateur sausage maker and anatomy enthusiast Dr. Ken Sagendorf brought his dry cleaning idea to us, something smelled a little funny. It seemed like some people were dying to make a mark in the dry cleaning industry, while others were chomping at the bit to invest. So we decided to bring this special brand challenge to you our listeners to see if you would INVEST in the dark dry cleaning company, or ARREST its founder. Only you can decide! Voting closes on May 1st.