Cafe Splash | BrandStanding Season One


April 8th, 2019

20 mins 18 secs

Season 1

Your Hosts

About this Episode

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 or send a text! Just text "CafeSplash" to 63566.

Look for the game on Kickstarter this May!

BrandStanding is a 100% REAL Pitch show with REAL founders pitching their REAL early stage startups*. We searched across the US for four feisty founders to pitch their innovative ideas to our Investor Judges, but more importantly to YOU, our listening audience. That’s right on Brandstanding our listeners, not the judges, who choose which of these four scrappy startups has what it takes to be the last brand standing and walk away with a full year of funding to bankroll their breakout business. So check out the brands below and vote on which one you think should win this total #PitchFest.

The Announcer was played by Mark Guiney, Creative Director of Sounder & Key.

Taylor from Legal was played by Tricia Vasinda.

Tony Vasinda is the Head Game Designer of Balthazar Games and host of The Threshold Podcast.

Jen Brown was played by herself, Jen Oleniczak Brown. Jen is the founder of The Engaging Educator and Fearless Winston-Salem and can be online-stalked on Instagram at [@yesandJenBrown]( or Twitter at [@JenOleniczak](

Rasheda Crockett is a writer and creator living in New York City. You can find her on Instagram at [@shedaface](

BrandStanding is produced by Sounder & Key, in partnership with Balthazar Games and the iO Theater. The iO Theater is home to Chicago's best improv comedy with shows 7 nights a week. They offer classes in improv, writing and more!

If you’re looking for more fun podcasts by iO, check out Killer Conversations, in which host Brittany Book binder teleports famous killers into her uncle’s attic and makes casual conversation with them.
Visit or find them on social at @iochicago.