The NOSH Live Pitch Slam adds a layer of suspense and competition to the strategic discussion and networking taking place throughout the day.
The contest pits five emerging entrepreneurial brands against one another in a business plan competition and taste-off in front of experienced judges, allowing the audience to glimpse the emerging brand environment and hear real-time feedback that can help all companies develop.
In addition to the honor and attention that comes from winning the event — past winners include fast growing companies Yumami and Bronx Hot Sauce — the winners will receive $5000 from sponsor ADM.
Judges for this edition of the pitch slam are drawn from the top of the investing, retailing, and brand development fields. They are:
David Baram, Co-Founder and Managing Director, VMG Partners
Greg Fleishman, COO and Co-Founder, Foodstirs
Josh Resnik, CEO, Twin Cities Co-Op Partners
Stephanie Edgecombe, Brand Manager, Food Marketing, ADM
The brands competing in this third edition of the NOSH Live Pitch Slam include:
TRIBALÍ Foods: Paleo-Friendly, Mindfully Raised Beef and Chicken Burgers and Patties
One Culture Foods: Globally Based Dips and Marinades
Funny Farm: Goat Cheese Popcorn from a small women/employee owned company
Dream Pops: A futuristic, design-forward lifestyle brand of better-for-you, plant-based desserts
Go Roam Free: Hickory smoked bison meat. Made from 100% grass-fed bison. Always sugar-free.
We look forward to seeing you at NOSH Live on Thursday, Nov. 30 at the Loews Santa Monica Hotel. Limited registration for the event is still available.
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