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Natural Products Expo

10 brands selected to pitch at Natural Products Expo West 2019

From another impressive lineup of applications, New Hope Network and an esteemed panel of industry experts have selected the 10 semifinalists who will compete in Anaheim to win bragging rights and over $40,000 in services.

Every year at Natural Products Expo, attendees are on the hunt for the newest natural product innovation. The Natural Products Expo West Pitch-Slam is proud to highlight 10 exciting emerging brands exhibiting true innovation in their categories who will take the stage at the Expo West Pitch-Slam Semi-Finals.

The Pitch

Semi-Finals Competition: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
5-6:30 p.m. Anaheim Marriott Marquis North
Sponsored by: 301 Inc., Moss Adams
Presented by: BrandHive, Creative Alignments, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, L.E.K., Venable, Whipstich Partners

• 3-minute pitch

• 3-minute Q&A

Finals Competition: Wednesday March 6, 2019
4:30-6:30 p.m. Anaheim Marriott Grand Ballroom F
Sponsored by: 301 Inc., Moss Adams
Presented by: BrandHive, Creative Alignments, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, L.E.K., Venable, Whipstich Partners

• 3-minute pitch

• 5-minute Q&A

Judges select one grand prize winner. Both competitions are open to all badgeholders.

The Selection

The 10 Selection Committee Mentors below will be partnered up with the 10 brands leading into the show to help them perfect their pitches.

Expo West 2019 Pitch-Slam Selection Committee Mentors
Mitchell Stevko, CEO Advisors
Jenn Rosenthal, KO Firm
Todd Halpern, Venable
Keith Kohler, K2 Financing
Max Kabat, goodDog
Perteet Spencer, SPINS
Justin Perkins, Care2
Martha Sandoval, Perkins Coie LLP
Annalea Krebbs, Social Nature
Alicia Potter, Faven Creative

These five industry all-stars will select the five finalists who will compete in Wednesday's Finals Competition.

Expo West 2019 Pitch-Slam Judges
Jason Breen, Target
Alisa Williams, VMG Partners
JJ Cantrell, UNFI
Carole Buyers, BIGR Ventures
Ryan Pintado-Vertner, Smoketown LLC

The Semi-Finalists

Natural Products Expo West 2017 logoWe can't wait to share these incredible brand stories with you at Expo West next month! We hope to see you there! Want to submit your brand to pitch? The Natural Products Expo East 2019 Pitch-Slam application opens Summer 2019. 

 

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