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Pitch Night Throwback: Happinz

SHARE WITH US YOUR PITCH NIGHT EXPERIENCE.
 
Pitch night was so fun and so exciting and really nerve racking! We had no idea what to expect so we arrived early and were one of the first few people on line. It was actually nice to spend some time talking to all the other entrepreneurs and hearing about what they are doing, how they got here, what’s been working for them….
 
As soon as we walked inside, we were immediately shoppers, admiring everything in the store. It’s so beautifully curated and there are things for everyone in your life so it was super fun to just shop for a bit and get settled.  As our pitch grew near, Peggy found us. She talked to us a bit and then just started making changes… put your hair back, take your blazer off, take that other jewelry off… all of it!  She was helping de-clutter us and focus us. It was super helpful and really got us fired up!
 
Then it was time for the fastest 3 minutes of our lives! We all had a minute to talk and knew what we were going to say, but the second you walk into that room, the energy takes over and you are in front of these brilliant, smart, creative, powerful forces who’s chemistry is amazing and engaging. Not sure we can say what happened next exactly, but it was fun and informative and thrilling! We left on such a high. We got such good feedback and insight and just being able to pitch our brand was such an invaluable gift.
 
ANY STAND OUT MOMENTS FROM PITCH NIGHT?
 
Two moments stand out for all of us. The first is the reaction we got from Rachel and Mary Kate as soon as they saw our product. It’s that instant nostalgia and the joy that comes with it.  It’s like that ah-ha moment!  And the second is the motivational coach, Peggy, who prepped us. She was brilliant….  everything about her. She was full of such positive energy and such good tips… posture, hair, extra jewelry, things we weren’t even thinking about.
 
WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO START HAPPINZ?
 
It was really just the three of us reminiscing about our childhood and the friendship pins we used to make. We were obsessed with them growing up and felt so passionate about bringing them back.
 
ANY HIDDEN TALENTS?
 
We all know the lyrics to Slick Rick’s “Children’s Story”!
 
WHAT’S THE MOST POWERFUL PIECE OF ADVICE YOU’VE RECEIVED?
 
Be true to yourself and your ideas… if you love what you do people will gravitate to them!
 
WHAT’S A FUN FACT WE CAN’T LEARN ABOUT YOU FROM GOOGLE?
 
We came up with the brand name lying in a beach chair, drew our logo on a cocktail napkin, and had our first call with our graphic designer while our husbands packed for the airport.
 
DESCRIBE HAPPINZ IN SIX WORDS.
 
A fun, nostalgia inspired, accessories line