It's been 2 years since I founded my startup, but I FINALLY got my first chance to go up on a stage in front of investors give a pitch (5 minutes long)

I hope it's ok to show my pitch video here! This is my first ever live pitch event, and it was nerve-wracking - but in the end I'm proud because I feel (I hope!) that my enthusiasm and care for our mission came through. (, it's like Redbox for Greeting Cards - but it's local artists, and cards on 100% paper, no single-use plastic ever). There were days when we thought it could never make it to market, but in the last 2 weeks alone we've:

- deployed our MVP product into a major grocery retail store and got real sales (one customer actually bought 18 cards at once earlier this week!)

- pitched to a crowd of 100 at a local investment event

- got free press in 2 different local news papers

- networked with nearly two dozen individuals, included people who expressed interest in contributing to funding.

We're still so far from where we want to be in order to scale, but I hope you don't mind taking a beat with me to celebrate this milestone!

YES! Congrats, Stephanie! You totally nailed the pitch. I really enjoyed watching it and observing how at ease you seem with the audience. You're really funny too. I can't wait to see Cardstalk near me.
Thanks for watching it Diane :) We hope to get there soon!
Many Congratulations Stephanie, really happy for you. The whole idea of giving an opportunity to local artists, help them grow, and increase their visibility is a nice thought. Watched the pitch video too, as @DianePrince said, you're so much at ease. It sure would have been nerve wracking. Best wishes to Team Cardstalk āœØšŸŽ‰šŸŽŠ
Stephanie. You nailed your pitch. Your professional backgrounds position you perfectly for what you are creating. Your focus on elevating the local community using technology is spot on. The cards are adorable. The concept is simple and powerful. Well done!! I would love to connect offline to see if I can help pave a path for your raise. Email me at [email protected] after Thanksgiving. I have some investor introductions I think might be of service.Cheers,Lisa
I would appreciate that so much! I will send that email your way (after both of us have finished stuffing our faces for Thanksgiving and recovering from that of course!). All the best, Steph
Congrats Stephanie! I watched your pitch and started following your company on LI. Great job and great idea! I wish you and your husband the best, and feel your pain and excitement of wanting to "get there!" I hope to be able to support you from TX!