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.
Vote at Brandstanding.Show or send a text! Just text "Invest" or "Arrest" 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.
Taylor from Legal was played by Tricia Vasinda.
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](www.instagram.com/yesandjenbrown) or Twitter at [@JenOleniczak](www.twitter.com/jenoleniczak).
Ken Sagendorf was played by himself, DOCTOR Ken Sagendorf, Professor of the Anderson College of Business and Director of the Innovation Center at Regis University in Denver, Colorado. Find out more about the great work Dr. Ken does with REAL startups at www.regis.edu/anderson.
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 ioimprov.com or find them on social at @iochicago.