Register for Pitch Slam, May 24th 2023!
Join us in celebrating the best of Austin's natural and consumer products industry! Austin is proud to be at the forefront of the most exciting and innovative brands that break genres and disrupt categories.
On May 24th, Naturally Austin will host its 4th Annual Pitch Slam, showcasing five early-stage brands in a shark-tank-style pitch competition. This event will provide natural product entrepreneurs with a stage to pitch their up-and-coming companies to a panel of experts and 200 audience members.
Pitch Slam Finalists:
- Better Sour
- Big Country
- Change Water
- Flourish Plant
- Hempress Hygienics
The winner will receive a suite of prizes, including the opportunity to pitch on a national stage at the 2023 Expo East and a booth in Naturally Network's Pitch Slam Alley, provided by New Hope Network.
- First Place
- Pitch at the national Pitch Slam on the Expo East stage alongside all Naturally chapter regional winners for a chance to win the national title
- A 10x10 booth at Expo East and a $500 travel stipend as part of Naturally Network's Pitch Slam Alley activation with New Hope Network worth $7000+
- A data subscription to Byzzer Activate courtesy of NIQ worth $50,000 to support your success on the shelf, gain market share, and drive new product innovations
- A brand assessment and strategy session with KeHE Distributors, the largest distributor of natural, organic, specialty, and fresh products throughout North America. The session is worth $2,500 and will take place with KeHE's Category Management leaders who will support the brand in developing their launch plan and distribution go-to-market strategy.
- One year free to the Brandjectory "Thrust" Plan, value of $828. Brandjectory guides early-stage CPG brands to being investor-ready faster and smarter, with a robust network, structured process, and expert resources.
- Services valued at over $5,000, including access to SPINS' platform and SPINS Store-Level Data.
Check out our website to learn more about the Pitch Slam Finalists and prizes.
- 5.30 PM to 6:30 PM: Innovation Alley showcase of the top 10 brands from our Pitch Slam applications
- 6:30 PM - 6:45 PM: Welcome, Keynote
- 6:45 - 8 PM: Pitch Slam, Intermission: Trends Update with NIQ
- 8PM: Event Concludes
Tickets for Members are free!
Not a member of Naturally Austin? We've made it easy to join us. Just purchase the $75 Non-Member ticket for entry to the event AND a one year membership to THE community for natural CPG in central Texas.
Your Pitch Slam ticket includes:
- Networking in person with 300+ of the natural-products community's best and brightest
- Hosted hors d'oeuvres and drinks
- Watch the shark-tank-style competition where brands will go head-to-head in front of a panel of industry-expert judges
- Vote on the People's Choice Award
- Taste and take home goodies from local, emerging natural products brands