Mingle Bells | Brandstanding Season One

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April 8th, 2019

27 mins 42 secs

Season 1

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About this Episode

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 or send a text! Just text "MingleBells" 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.

Daniel Spencer is a musician,improv comedian, and the GM of Kids on Bikes (which is not a charitable foundation, but a let’s play podcast). He can be found on Twitter at @dantendo64!

Leah Lamarr is an actress, comic, writer, director and podcast host living in the heart of LA! She is the host of the Falling in Love with Leah Lamarr. You can find more of Leah's work on instagram at @LeahLamarr.

Brand$tanding 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 The Bat, in which a team of iO performers improvise for your amusement entirely in the dark. Visit ioimprov.com or find them on social at @iochicago.