Startup Canada Podcast Ep.145: Disrupting music with Jamstack’s Chris Prendergast

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Chris Prendergast, a Canadian science teacher dubbed “Guitar Chris” throughout his college career, was inspired by his own pain-point as a musician. And the idea became a hit.

“You must have a large audience waiting to buy, you cannot expect an organic audience to purchase.”

Jamstack is the world’s first attachable guitar amplifier that is not only lightweight, but sounds incredible with an unlimited number of effects you can connect directly with your smartphone.

You can also see his pitch in CBC Dragon’s Den, where he wooed the dragons, and successfully broke a $200,000 investment deal. Now, the company preparing for its first shipment, and the excitements cannot get more amplified. In this week’s #StartupPodcast, host Rivers will talk to Chris about the success he has had through crowdfunding, his pitch in CBC Dragon’s Den and how he is preparing for Jamstack’s first shipment.

The Startup Canada Podcast Show is a production of Startup Canada, a grassroots, entrepreneur-led movement to bring together, celebrate, and give a voice to Canada’s entrepreneurship community. On the podcast, award-winning entrepreneur host Rivers Corbett speaks with the movers and shakers of Canada’s entrepreneurship community to give a glimpse into the future of business, and share insights on everything from social innovation to the future of work, investing, and why we need to think bigger to take our businesses global. Join Rivers Corbett for new episodes every Tuesday airing at 10 AM ET for lessons, trends, and opportunities in entrepreneurship from Vancouver to Fredericton; and Israel to Peru.

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