SnakeHoles | Brandstanding Season One


April 8th, 2019

23 mins 42 secs

Season 1

Your Hosts

About this Episode

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?

Vote at Brandstanding.Show or send a text! Just text "SnakeHoles" 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.

Theresa Bova is a student of Theology and Catechetics at the Franciscan University of Steubenville. And fun fact, while she may not be a billionaire investor, her family DOES own a pizza company. Find her on Instagram at (@theres.akarol)[

Robert Costas was played by Tim Lyons. Tim is a part of FUDGE and the Marketing Director at the iO Theater! You can find him on Twitter at @TimLyons.

Bobert Costas was played by Mike Gehraghty. Mike plays in many shows at iO Theater, find him especially on Harold Team: Big Spoon at 10:30 PM and Dumb John at 8 PM every Saturday.

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 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.