Made Live Secures Coveted Spot in the Top 5 for Total Mom Pitch 2023

News May 10, 2023

Posted by Alanna Haggard

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Made Live Secures a Coveted Spot in the Top 5 List for Total Mom Pitch 2023

Vernon, BC, May 9, 2023 – Made Live, a groundbreaking AI-driven picture book publishing platform, is proud to announce its move from Top 100 Semifinalist to Top 5 Finalist for Total Mom Pitch 2023. This remarkable accomplishment underscores the company’s dedication to increasing diversity in children’s books and offering innovative publishing solutions to aspiring children’s book authors worldwide.

Total Mom Pitch, an annual competition, celebrates and rewards the most promising mom-owned businesses across the nation. This year, nearly one thousand businesses entered the competition, with Made Live standing out among Canada’s finest. The Top 100 list showcased a diverse range of businesses, all sharing a common goal: to positively impact the lives of mothers and their families. And now, Made Live is proud to be among the top 5 competing for the ultimate prize of $50,000 in cash and business services!

Karen Richard, Co-founder and CEO of Made Live and graduate of Accelerate Okanagan’s Venture Acceleration Program and W Venture, expressed her excitement, “I am beyond excited to be in the Top 5 for Total Mom Pitch this year! It’s an honor to be included among such an incredible group of business owners (and moms) who are making a difference in the lives of women and their families. Getting to this stage is a reflection of our team’s hard work, dedication, and unwavering commitment to empowering authors.

Made Live was established with the goal of increasing diversity in children’s books by offering a platform to underrepresented authors. Focused on publishing books that champion inclusive storytelling and representation in children’s literature, Made Live’s platform is user-friendly and affordable, enabling anyone with a great book idea to inspire a new generation of young readers. Total Mom Pitch’s recognition affirms Made Live’s efforts and highlights its potential impact and success in the publishing and technology sectors.

Now in its sixth year, the Total Mom Pitch competition is a sought-after event for mom-owned businesses seeking increased visibility, invaluable mentorship, and potential investment opportunities. This year’s Top 5 finalists will pitch live on May 30, 2023 at the Total Mom Pitch Awards Ceremony, taking place alongside the Canadian Women Entrepreneur Industry Gala on May 30, 2023, in Toronto. Beyond the awards ceremony for the winning pitch, the event offers a unique networking experience that enables women from diverse backgrounds to access more social capital and connections across the Canadian business landscape. The event will bring together leading companies, agencies, influencers, aspiring entrepreneurs, creators, and media.

For more information about Made Live and its award-winning venture, visit Stay connected with the company on social media: @gomadelive on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

About Made Live

Made Live is a comprehensive, AI-driven publishing platform for children’s picture book authors. Founded by Karen and Jesse Richard in 2020, the company is dedicated to increasing diversity in children’s books by offering an affordable, accessible platform for underrepresented authors. For more information, visit

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