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Natural Products Expo

These are the 10 emerging brands pitching at the 2020 Expo West Pitch Slam

These standout brands are pitching their stories at Natural Products Expo West on March 3, 2020.

With over $40,000 in New Hope Network services up for grabs, the Natural Products Expo West Pitch Slam competition is the spot for standout emerging brands. This year, we received over 100 applications that were innovative, inspiring and rooted in integrity, but 10 brands really shone bright.

These 10 Natural Products Expo West 2020 Pitch Slam semifinalists are some of the best and brightest emerging brands in the industry.

The Pitch

Semifinals Competition March 3, 2020
5-6:30 p.m. Marriott, Grand Salon F

Sponsored by: 301 Inc.

Presented by: NCN, AVL Growth Partners, BrandHive, Creative Alignments, KGK Science, SPINS, Whipstitch Capital

  • 3-minute pitch
  • 3-minute Q&A

Finals Competition March 4, 2020
4:30-6:30 p.m. Marriott, Grand Salon F

Sponsored by: 301 Inc.

Presented by: NCN, AVL Growth Partners, BrandHive, Creative Alignments, KGK Science, SPINS, Whipstitch Capital

  • 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 members and Mentors below will be partnered up with the 10 brands over the next few weeks to help them perfect their Expo West pitch.

Expo West 2020 Pitch Slam Selection Committee and Mentors

Gillian Christie, Christie Communications
Martha Sandoval, Perkins Coie
Tera Johnson, Edible Alpha
Sarah Nathan, Strategic Advisor
Christie Lange, Big Path Capital
Katie Mleziva, Real Food Brands
Keith Kohler, K2 Financing
Alyssa Harding, Sustainable Food Trade Association
Perteet Spencer, SPINS
Brie Gelinas, Storytelling SF

These are the five industry leaders who will select the five semifinalists competing in Wednesday's Finals competition.

Expo West 2020 Pitch Slam Expert Panel - Semifinals

Katie Paul, KeHE
Dayton Miller, BFG Partners
Yoli Ouiya, Yoli's Green Living
Devaunshi Mahadevia, PepsiCo
Charles Chen, Zzeal Media

These are the five industry leaders who will select the Rising Star and Grand Prize winners in Wednesday's Finals competition.

Expo West 2020 Pitch Slam Expert Panel - Finals

Allison Ball, Retail Ready/Allison Ball Consulting
Eric Schnell, BeyondBrands
Andrea Donsky, Naturally Savvy Media
Dianna Tremblay, ICA Fund Good Jobs
Marisa Bertha, 7-Eleven

The 10

LOOP Mission
Scout
Sun & Swell Foods
YAYAYA
Riff Cold Brewed
Just Date Syrup
Bread SRSLY
Bhoomi Cane Water
SmartyPits Aluminum-Free Deodorant
Down to Cook

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