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Do., 18. Juli


Zoom (Online)

Food & Beverage Pitch Lounge

Are you a Food & Beverage startup seeking investment, partners, and/or feedback? Or an investor, consultant, or foodie into entrepreneurship?

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Food & Beverage Pitch Lounge
Food & Beverage Pitch Lounge

Time & Location

18. Juli 2024, 18:00 – 20:30 GMT+1

Zoom (Online)

About the event

Are you a Food & Beverage startup or ecosystem company seeking investment, partners, and/or feedback? Or an investor, consultant, or foodie into entrepreneurship?

Food & Beverage covers innovation in the AgTech, FoodScience, Delivery, or Retail sectors.

Jamal Maxey from Pitch Lounge and Founder Institute has co-produced 50+ F&B pitch events with Sascha Dutta from Marketing Strategiser & FoodHack.

Sascha and Jamal co-host the "Food & Beverage - Pitch Lounge" series that matches F&B startups to industry-specific advisors and investors, providing real-time feedback in addition to our team promoting you to our 30k+ investment and startup support network.

The event series has had two prior investment company sponsors including RSVP Business Angel and Phoenix Investments who sponsored 10+ events. Other notable companies to support the event include 8 Seconds 2 Connect, Pitch Club, ProVeg Incubator, SOSV, IndieBio, Seedrs, Flora Ventures, Fusion VC, and FRESH START FoodTech Incubator IL, and other fantastic companies! and panelists from other fantastic companies!

This series delivers a valuable experience for all attendees via general attendee networking and pitching - find co-founders, partners, clients, and funding with us!

We welcome applications from F&B startups to pitch to our distinguished panel.


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Please register for your observer ticket now!

If you wish to be considered for a pitch slot, please submit your investor pitch deck for consideration:

Email "” if you've any questions whether you are an interested advisor, investor, or startup - this is a valuable commercial event for all.

The series delivers a memorable experiences via engaging pitches and panelist exchanges, an open chat, and general attendee networking - find co-founders, partners, clients, and funding with us!


Event details:

"Food & Beverage Pitch Lounge"

Thursday, 18th July 2024 | 6-8.30 PM UTC+1

Event Schedule:

- Introduction to the event

- Presenting the Event Team, Investor Panel, and Pitching Startups

- Startup Pitches (plus Q&A and feedback)

- Conclusion

- Breakout room networking in Zoom

Event Promotion Partners:

Pitch Lounge

Marketing Strategiser

If you are interested in partnering and/or sponsoring the event, please see the sponsorship packages available on our website:

Email for more information and/or expressions of interest in collaborating.


Jamal Maxey – Founder & Head of Events (Pitch Lounge) & Startup Mentor (Techstars & Founder Institute) | Startup Scout | Pitch Coach.

Sascha Dutta – Founder & Director (Marketing Strategiser) & Dubai Ambassador (FoodHack) | F&B Branding Expert | F&B Startup Community Builder.

Investor Panel:

David Nothmann – Board Chair (3Bar Biologics). Angel Investor | #NextGenAg Mentor | Executive Ambassador (Agriculture Future of America) | Roundtable Fellow (Farm Foundation).

Elena Suciu – Founder (RSVP Business Angel & MassChallenge Switzerland). Angel Investing Mentor | Startup Scout | Food & Drink Challenger Brands Advocate | ex-Diageo. 

Michael Cowan – Managing Partner @ aah Ventures | SFGN Consumer Brand Head | Entrepreneur | 3x Founder | VC Investor.

Nadine Benchaffai – Venture Builder Director (Dana Venture Builder) | Partner & Co-Founder (Fab Food Co) | Co-Founder (Ella’s Eatery) | Food/Agri Startup Advisor | Angel Investor.

See some of our historic panelists on our website:

Want to complete our future investor panels?

Please email and/or submit interest on our short and simple form on our website:


Network with Our Community

🌟Join the LinkedIn event page:

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🌟"Food & Beverage Pitch Events”

🌟“MENATI Food & Beverage”

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Also follow the LinkedIn company pages of our main co-production partner company:

🌟“Marketing Strategiser”

🌟And join the Facebook Group “Foodpreneurs Collective”:


STARTUPS are invited to pitch at our events with a panel of advisors/investors.

They are given a generous 5-7 minutes to pitch their business (and can use a pre-recorded pitch and an explainer video as part of their live presentation). Following the pitches will be 13-15 minutes of questions and guidance from a distinguished Investor Panel of sector-specific investors, consultants, and serial entrepreneurs. Each startup that pitches benefits from live feedback from the panelists.

FoodTech Startups that presented at previous events produced by the hosts have included: Pumpkin Organics, Mango Bahia, Stem & Glory, Family Secret, Bru Tea, Nocto, Artesano, Big Night, Sophie’s Kitchen, tychon (previously Travel Meet Eat), Monatea, The Cauldron Company Co., Cyber Farms (previously Social Technology Centre), Dining, Zepice, Best Place For, MiFood Robot, Kiezfarm (FarmlyPlace), C´Go Drinks, Caulibox, In My Kitchen UK, HomeMealDeal, TribalMilk, FitBakes, Leche No, Gud Italia, Heart & Soul Nuts, Pri´s Puddings, Claudia´s Kitchen UK, IKÓ Drinks, Vieve, fungtn, Agrantec, Carisips, Mighty Plants, NXT LVL PZA, Tonic Health, ATCHA, More Foods, Brio-Maté, The Transformation Chef, Goldling Spirits Co., Neue Water, Gaston, ChilliesRock, Enjoy Trill, Over The Moo UK, 80Noir Ultra, Damn Right Cocktails,  ChicP, Eat Figo, Kleos Mastiha Spirit, PHUNK, BiteMe Nutrition, Tequila Pancho Datos, Root´d, LiQ, Spoons of Taste, Harmonize, YÜJ Granola, Nightfood Inc., nucao, SIPGOOD,, Foodymize (formerly The Nomlab), Ready Burger, DineDesk, Isle of Cider, Propeller, Sugarholic Desserts, Garden of Eva, Daily Chef, Cookr, KEVO, CROSSIP, Gourmatic, GULP Superfoods, Nihilo, Hegg, Smart Soda, De La Tierra, unclassicFoods, Earth'D Drinks, Gulp Superfoods, Esquisito Tequila, Wild Belly, Flake Bake, JimJams Healthier Spreads & Snacks, California Cultured, Mother Root Drinks, Nix & Kix, Willicroft, Cartwise, Frank, MiFood, EatFigo, BIOVIT, Makeena, Food Sauce Media, Cart and Cook, ButterBros, EatQ, Bemuse, Nali Consulting, Well Fruited, Bodha Drinks, Mustashar, BioFeyn, Aqua AI, Neo Aura, Must Grow, Mavuno Technologies, NaturaYuva, Raino Tech4Impact, AlgaePro (Greentech Innovators), and Hydrobloom.

INVESTORS are invited to join to connect with our innovative startups.

Previous INVESTOR and food industry company guests that support F&B startups include Flora Ventures, Millennium Food-Tech, FoodHack, AgriNation VC, DigitalFoodLab, ProVeg Incubator, Bread & Jam, Capagro, Seedrs, AngelHub, Oltre Ventures, WBAF Angel Investment Fund, Shaper Impact Capital, Techstars, Ankur Capital Fund, TAN Food, Gourmet Ventures, AgriFoodsNetworks, Starlight Capital, National Sugar Institute-Tanzania, SSI AG, European Commission - EASME, Faster Capital, ICOS Capital, Phoenix Investments, RSVP Business Angel, Green Angel Syndicate, APX, UBS, Business France, The Sea Group, Halewood Wines & Spirits, AgFunder, FoodHack, Lidl GB, AgriFoodsNetworks, EIT Food, Future Food Campus, SeaAhead, Harvest Returns, Water Innovation Accelerator, DCVC Bio, WOOP Food, Action Ventures Europe, British International Investment, Seedrs, Global Startup & Investor Network, HSBC, MLP, Startup Insider, Microma, Catax Group, The Titan Fund, Dinero, CIMB, etc.

For a longer historic attendance list, please see the document below:

ENTREPRENEURS, PROFESSIONALS, and STUDENTS are invited to learn about the F&B startup ecosystem and interesting business models as well as network for their professional development.


Note 1: After purchasing your ticket, you will receive a confirmation email that includes the Zoom link.

Note 2: By registering, you agree to us storing your data. We also wish to draw your attention to the fact that we will record the event and publish this recording, at least in part. If you disagree with any of the above points, we kindly ask you not to register.

Note 3: We are happy to pay commission for referrals of paying pitching startups and introductions to sponsors, please email

We look forward to seeing you at the event!

Warm wishes,

Jamal Maxey – Founder & Head of Events (Pitch Lounge) & Startup Mentor (Techstars & Founder Institute) | Startup Scout | Pitch Coach.

Sascha Dutta – Founder & Director (Marketing Strategiser) & Dubai Ambassador (FoodHack) | F&B Branding Expert | F&B Startup Community Builder.

Promotion and branding efforts led by marketing and Pagoda Projects intern team at My Guide Berlin and the branding designed by Meiraj A.I. from

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