Kate Field felt “super confident” by the time she went before a group of business leaders on the popular ABC TV show “Shark Tank.”

Field, who started her Madison company, The Kombucha Shop, four years ago, estimates she practiced her “Shark Tank” pitch more than a thousand times before going in front of her potential investors.

“I could say it in my sleep, and by the time I walked out there I was just so happy to finally be there that all the fear just melted away,” she said. “I just had fun with it.”

The Kombucha Shop sells kombucha brewing supplies to help people make the fermented tea drink. Field, 31, who serves as the business’ CEO, started the company when she was 26. Read the full story here.