In March, I represented Spark & Logic and competed in (and won!) my first-ever pitch competition. In case you missed it, check it out here.

  • ๐Ÿ‘€ My pitch (48:02-57:30)
  • ๐Ÿ† Winner announcement (2:11:54 โ€“ 12:14:10) * If you listen carefully, you can hear my family cheering downstairs.

Starting a business and sharing your dream live in a pitch competition is scary! The people who showed up for me during this competition filled me with so much love and gratitude. This victory was all the sweeter having my amazing supporters by my side. โค๏ธ

Thank you to:

๐ŸŽ‰ My husband and kids for celebrating with hugs and a happy dance right after I won.

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ My entire family for helping me refine my pitch and tuning in live from across the country.

๐ŸŒŸ My friends and professional network for blowing up my phone with congratulatory texts. You sure know how to make a girl feel good!

๐Ÿค My fellow competitors (and now friends) from other regions for investing their time and talent to help me succeed.

๐Ÿ’ก Laurie Popp, the best partner I could ask for! I appreciate your unwavering passion and belief in our business.

๐Ÿ™Œ Raquel Salas Guzman (Avanti Law), my amazing competition mentor. Your expertise and guidance not only improved my business plan and pitch but also raised my confidence.

And, of course, thank you to Michigan Women Forward for supporting my entrepreneurial dream and the Consumers Energy Foundation for their financial support of the competition.

Winning the $10,000 prize is a game-changer for Spark & Logic, but the confidence boost and network of amazing female professionals I also gained are priceless!

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Danielle Fogel of Spark & Logic

About the Author

Danielle Fogel’s background is in communications and event planning. Century 21 contracted her for nearly two decades to plan large-scale regional events and facilitate the association for franchise brokerages. Danielle understands how to use events such as sales meetings to build relationships and foster growth. Growing up within a family-owned real estate franchise, she recognizes the dedication it takes to thrive in the industry.