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7th Foodpreneur Collective Networking - Dubai

Are you a Food & Beverage (F&B) industry professional based in or visiting Dubai/UAE for the Fast Food Cafe Convention (FFCC) in Dubai, visiting for another reason, or a MENA-based F&B startup, investor, consultant, or other industry professional?

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7th Foodpreneur Collective Networking - Dubai
7th Foodpreneur Collective Networking - Dubai

Time & Location

25. Apr. 2024, 07:30 – 09:30 GMT+4

دبي, Duja Tower, Sheikh Zayed Road, World Trade Center Area - المركز التجاري - المركز التجاري الأولي - دبي - United Arab Emirates

About the event

Are you a Food & Beverage (F&B) industry professional based in or visiting Dubai/UAE for the Fast Food Cafe Convention (FFCC) in Dubai, visiting for another reason, or a MENA-based F&B startup, investor, consultant, or other industry professional?

RSVP now for our 7th in-person “Foodpreneur Collective Networking - Dubai” at Black Coffee by Cafe Younes, Duja Tower, Sheikh Zayed Road, World Trade Center Area - Dubai.

Map Reference:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Black+Coffee+by+Cafe+Younes/@25.2290523,55.2864158,15z/data=!4m6!3m5!1s0x3e5f43268bddadfb:0x1660395b6a514b99!8m2!3d25.2290523!4d55.2864158!16s%2Fg%2F11hf7kh2dz?entry=ttu

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Intro:

Following the success of our first six events in UAE, we are pleased to confirm the following networking opportunity.

This is our third Breakfast Networking Event in Dubai to tie in with the Fast Food Cafe Convention (FFCC) at the Conrad Hotel.

“Foodpreneur Collective Networking - Dubai”.

This networking event is free for attendees but will not provide you with a ticket for the Fast Food Cafe Convention (FFCC).

Please register in advance for our Breakfast Networking Event so we know the numbers likely to attend. Edit your RSVP/contact us if you can no longer make it (as we operate a waitlist if we receive too many registrations), and please email us if interested and you notice it’s “sold out”.

info@marketingstrategiser.com

You will also have to pay for your food & drinks.

Venue:

Black Coffee by Cafe Younes

Address:

Duja Tower, Sheikh Zayed Road, World Trade Center Area - Dubai.

Date:

Thursday, 25 Apr | 7.30-9.30 AM GST/UTC+4

Co-Hosts:

Sascha Dutta – Founder (Marketing Strategiser) & Dubai Lead Ambassador (FoodHack).

Mazen Mahmoud – Business Developer Middle East (Brio Maté).

Co-Producers:

Sascha Dutta – Founder (Marketing Strategiser) & Dubai Lead Ambassador (FoodHack).

Jamal Maxey – Co-Producer & Event Promoter (Pitch Lounge) & Mentor (Techstars - Saudi Arabia).

Event Branding:

Meiraj Ahmed – Brand Manager (Pitch Lounge) & Founder (Meiraj.ai).

Event Organisers Associated with:

Marketing Strategiser

Brio Maté

Pitch Lounge

FoodHack

Free From Food & Health Ingredients

Expo Business Communications

www.meiraj.ai

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Event Target Audience:

The networking event warmly invites local and international F&B industry professionals and any of the Dubai-based persons amongst the 17k international food professionals on the “Free From Food & Ingredients” email list, 30k+ investors on the Pitch Lounge mailing list, and 2000+ on their combined LinkedIn and Facebook groups as well as anyone attending Fast Food Cafe Convention (FFCC) in Dubai.

Although the networking event is not exclusive, we are particularly interested in founders, buyers, and investors involved in producing, procuring, and funding food & drink CPG products as well as F&B retailers, FoodTech, AgTech, and related industry professionals seeking business partners, new products, and investment deal flow!

Any networking event questions? Email Sascha - info@marketingstrategiser.com

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Event Producers (More Info):

Sascha Dutta from Marketing Strategiser and FoodHack (Dubai) alongside Jamal Maxey from Pitch Lounge and recent mentor on the Techstars Catalyst Program (Saudi Arabia) organize pitching, panelist, and networking-based F&B events matching F&B founders to investors and industry professionals from companies including FoodHack, Flora Ventures, Homegrown Ventures, RSVP Business Angel, RePlate Ventures, ProVeg Incubator, IndieBio, Fusion VC, FRESH START FoodTech Incubator IL, Big Idea Ventures, EIT Food, and many others.

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Event Partners:

Marketing Strategiser is a Food & Beverage marketing and branding consultancy with corporate and startup clients.

Brio Maté is a 100% natural energy drink brand powered by yerba maté. Their matés are energizing, organic, low in sugars, and available in Switzerland, France, the United Kingdom, and the Middle East!

Pitch Lounge has produced 80+ pitch events in 4 years including 35+ Food & Beverage events with the support of Marketing Strategiser - which provides Marketing & Social Media Consulting, Coaching & Training for Food & Drink Entrepreneurs to help you grow your business.

FoodHack brings together Food & FoodTech professionals where they get the inside scoop on industry news and meet partners, friends, mentors, investors - and everything in between.

Free From Food & Health Ingredients organizes Europe’s leading innovation Expos for the free from, organic, vegan, functional, and healthy ingredient food industries. They are committed to developing the F&B sector and providing a platform to collaborate, innovate, and network within the industry.

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Pitch Lounge produces online and hybrid startup-investor pitch events providing the following to fundraising F&B startups:

☑️ EXPOSURE: to a vast network of investors, buyers, and channel partners

☑️ SUPPORT: live feedback from a panel of experts that includes active investors

☑️ CONNECTIONS: sector experts, investors, and other sources of funding and support

We are always open to companies contacting us about our events - suitable pitching startups, panelists from consultancies, investors from investment companies (or independent angels), and startup support/professional services companies/other prospective sponsor partners.

Please email jamal@pitchlounge.net for more details.

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PITCH LOUNGE EVENTS

Upcoming events:

“Foodpreneurs Collective Networking - Birmingham” at the UK Food & Drinks Expo (Monday, 29th April or Tuesday, 30th April | Time TBC) - more details coming soon.

"Drinkpreneurs Collective Pitch Lounge" (Thursday, 2nd May | 6-8 PM UK-time/UTC+1) on Zoom - featuring Emile Ward, Neeraj Singh, Aaron Duke, and others.  “Saudi Foodpreneur - Saudi Food Summit” (Wednesday, 23rd May) in-person - more details coming soon.

"MENA Food & Beverage Pitch Lounge" (Thursday, 30th May | 6-8.30 PM UK-time/UTC+1) on Zoom - featuring Nader Amiri (Homegrown CPG), and others.

Are you a startup looking to pitch for investment?

If so, apply to pitch by submitting your investor pitch deck via our simple and short form on our website:

www.pitchlounge.net/startups

We usually have 4-6 pitch slots available at each pitch event, and startups are shortlisted and invited to register on a rolling basis.

Want to join our panels?

Register your interest as a panelist:

www.pitchlounge.net/panelists

Open to sponsoring our events?

Sponsor one of our Foodpreneur Collective Networking events or our MENA Food & Beverage Pitch Lounge series:

www.pitchlounge.net/sponsor

Any questions/ideas for collaboration?

Email jamal@pitchlounge.net

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PITCH LOUNGE - Event Formats

Type A: Advisor Panel - Pitch Feedback Events

Seize a chance to get investor pitch ready by presenting in an informal setting and getting helpful feedback from a panel of experts including those who are F&B focused, exited founders, angel investors/finance professionals, pitch/communication coaches, etc.

This pitching opportunity suits early-stage startups, pre- or post-investment, or revenue. We have even hosted Seed startups wanting to come and receive feedback on their new Seed investor pitch deck to polish it later in advance of investor meetings, where the pitch deck and presenting feedback are often in short supply.

No investors are actively invited. However, we usually host 1 to 2 investment industry professionals on the panel and investors might register to attend as audience members.

For more information please refer to our FAQ document.

Type B: Investor Panel - Pitch Demo Events

Our demo day-style F&B pitch events have been since August 2020 in largely the same successful format.

Usually, we host (four-to-six) 5-minute startup pitches and Q&A rounds with an investor panel. We also offer end-of-event breakout room networking, one room dedicated to each presenting company - startup or sponsor. It includes a more generous time allocation than most demo days. Applications are open and startups will be shortlisted on a rolling basis.

There is a wider value offering than the feedback events including pre-event and post-event marketing of your investment raise, a dedicated digital networking room during the event, investor introductions (with no success fees), and an annotated registration list shared post-event.

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Join Our Events

Interested future panelists? Submit your interest via our short and simple form on our website, and we'll be in contact with you shortly about suitable dates for us to host you:

www.pitchlounge.net/panelists

For more information and to register your interest as a sponsor OR investor wishing to partner on our events and receive access to lead/deal flow?

Please email jamal@pitchlounge.net

F&B/other founder? Submit your investor pitch deck via our short and simple form on our website, and receive email feedback from our expert team.

www.pitchlounge.net/startups

Want to observe for learning, inspiration, and networking purposes?

See our community links below to receive announcements about all our upcoming events...

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Our Global Community

For updates on Pitch Lounge events and relevant networking, please also join our event series groups and subscribe to our newsletter:

“Food & Beverage Pitch Events”

https://www.linkedin.com/groups/12503914/

To connect, learn, and network within this region, join our new “MENATI Food & Beverage” LinkedIn group:

https://www.linkedin.com/groups/12910098/“

Foodpreneur Collective:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1011595082701141

Subscribe to our “Pitch Lounge” mailing list on our website for periodic updates on pitch events and other support to the startup-investor community:

www.pitchlounge.net

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Any networking event questions? Email Sascha - info@marketingstrategiser.com

We can't wait to meet you!

Kind Regards,

Sascha Dutta – Event Co-host & Founder (Marketing Strategiser) & Dubai Lead Ambassador (FoodHack).

Mazen Mahmoud – Business Developer Middle East (Brio Maté).

Jamal Maxey – Co-Producer & Event Promoter (Pitch Lounge) & Mentor (Techstars - Saudi Arabia).

Meiraj Ahmed – Brand Manager (Pitch Lounge) & Founder (Meiraj.ai).

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