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Pitch Slam 7: Food Startups Bring Fresh Ideas to the Table

At NOSH Live Winter 2019 natural food startups will continue to push the industry forward, bringing fresh ideas to the table. Returning for its seventh edition, the NOSH Live Pitch Slam presented by 301 Inc. provides a stage for brand founders to share their story and connect with the community. A key piece of the immersive NOSH Live experience, the competition is held during the conference in Santa Monica, Calif. on December 4th and 5th.

The next round of rising stars will provide attendees a look into the industry’s future. Finalists pitch their business plans and sample their products on stage to a panel of influential industry judges, a live audience of industry veterans and potential partners and hundreds of online viewers. Investors, retailers, distributors, suppliers, service providers and fellow brands will be watching to find their next potential brand partner and see “what’s next” for natural food.

During the competition, finalists present a four minute pitch and field questions from the judges – industry investors, retailers and experts – that provide actionable feedback and takeaways that can bring brands to the next level. Judges represent a broad swath of the industry, including retailers, investors, brokers and industry experts. Past judges include executives from Presence Marketing, BOOMCHICKAPOP, VMG Partners, The Goods Mart, Sonoma Brands and Starbucks.

At the NOSH Live conference, the spotlight is on the Pitch Slam finalists. All competitors benefit from industry exposure, opening the door for strategic conversations off-stage. In addition to the recognition, the brand that rises to the top receives a NOSH advertising package valued at $10,000 and an exclusive livestream interview at the event.

The Pitch Slam 7 champion will be in good company, joining the ranks of Beckon Ice Cream, Creation Nation, Watermelon Road, Tribali, and Bronx Hot Sauce. See what it takes to win: rewatch all past Pitch Slam presentations on the NOSH YouTube channel.

Pitch to the natural food industry at NOSH Live Winter 2019. Applications are being accepted from better-for-you food entrepreneurs through November 15th. There is no cost to participate in the competition aside from conference registration.

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Detailed information on the format and selection process can be found on the NOSH Live Winter 2019 website and early registration can be found on the event homepage.

NOSH Live Winter 2019 takes place on December 4th and 5th at the Loews Santa Monica beach Hotel in Santa Monica, Calif.. For early-stage companies, a complimentary Boot Camp will be offered on December 3rd. The room block at the Loews is now available on a first-come, first-served basis. Register today to lock in the room you want at the lowest rate.

Questions about the Pitch Slam or the conference can be directed to Jon Landis. Sponsorship opportunities are available for companies looking for additional industry exposure.

About NOSH Live

NOSH Live is a two-day business event for the natural food industry. The cutting-edge conference drives valuable industry connections and promotes the exchange of strategies and ideas. Specific to CPG food companies, the program explores growth strategy, sales, marketing, investment, and more through case-based presentations and panels by an all-star roster of speakers.