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IN-PERSON: Free From Food Amsterdam - Startup Investor Pitch Lounge

Are you a healthy, diet, vegan, free from, and functional Food & Beverage startup seeking investment, partners, or feedback? Or an investment and/or food industry company looking for exposure, connection to F&B startups, and future event partnership opportunities?

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IN-PERSON: Free From Food Amsterdam - Startup Investor Pitch Lounge
IN-PERSON: Free From Food Amsterdam - Startup Investor Pitch Lounge

Time & Location

22. Nov. 2023, 14:30 MEZ – 23. Nov. 2023, 16:00 MEZ

Amsterdam, Europaplein 24, 1078 GZ Amsterdam, Netherlands

About the event

We are pleased to confirm the following opportunity:  “Free From Food Amsterdam - Startup Investor Pitch Lounge”, 22nd November 2023 co-produced by Pitch Lounge, Marketing Strategiser, and Free From Food & Ingredients - taking place at the RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre, Amsterdam.

Event Schedule:

  • Introduction to Event, Hosts, and Sponsors
  • Presenting the Event Team, Investor Panel, and Pitching Startups
  • 3-minute Startup Pitches (plus 5-minute Q&A rounds with the investor panel)
  • Summary of Startups and Thanks to Investor Panel, Hosts, and Sponsors


Free From Food Expo, Europe’s leading innovation platform for the free from, organic, vegan, functional and healthy ingredient food industries, partners with Euromonitor International, AOECS Gluten Free Alliance, Adilac (Lactose Free Association),  EUPIC, MINTEL, nederlandse coeliakie, really raw (Raw Foods Association Certified), LIGN (Lactose Intolerance Global Network, Enterprise Europe Network, Wageningen University & Research, Danish Board of Business Development, Food & Bio Cluster Denmark, RAI (Convention Centre) Amsterdam, City of Amsterdam, FP (Food Personality), CoC (Captain of the Category, Food Personality), GI, FOODLOG, NielsenIQ, ALLERGENEN CONSULTANCY, FMCG Gurus, V-Label International, and Proveg International.

Pitch Lounge promotes your business inside and outside our community (Exposure), provides you with pitching resources, practice, and coaching to effectively communicate to potential investors, buyers, and customers (Education), and hosts you at our events and/or makes valuable introductions for you (Connections).

With the active support of a large number of advisor panelists from investment companies they have produced 80+ pitch events in 4 years including 50+ Food & Beverage events hosting 150+ F&B founders with the support of Marketing Strategiser - that provides Marketing & Social Media Consulting, Coaching & Training for Food & Drink Entrepreneurs to help you grow your business.

The pitch event will have exposure to the 8000 delegates joining “Free From Food Amsterdam”, 17k international food professionals on the “Free From Food & Ingredients” email list, and 30k+ investors on the Pitch Lounge mailing list and almost 1500 members on their LinkedIn group.

Eligibility & Impact

The pitch event is suitable for healthy, diet, vegan, free from and functional food & beverage startups looking for investment and the following:




Format & Registration Process

8 lightning 3-minute pitches and 5-minutes each with a Q & A with the investor panel.

Applications are open and startups will be shortlisted on a rolling basis.

For more information and to register your interest as startup, sponsor, investor or panelist, please email


Interested in general pre-booking form for startup booths and other Expo services?

Complete the form below and you will be contacted by the teams at Free From Food & Health Ingredients and Expo Business Communications.


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Date & Time:

Wednesday, 22 November 2023 (14:30-16:00 CET)  Venue:

RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre,

Europaplein 24,

1078 GZ Amsterdam

Event Schedule:

  • Introduction to Event, Hosts, and Sponsors
  • Presenting the Event Team, Investor Panel, and Pitching Startups
  • 3-minute Startup Pitches (plus 5-minute Q&A rounds with the investor panel)
  • Summary of Startups and Thanks to Investor Panel, Hosts, and Sponsors

Event Partners:

Pitch Lounge

Marketing Strategiser

Free From Food & Ingredients

Expo Business Communications

We are still open to new partners/sponsors for the pitch event, please email if interested in learning more and/or see the products on our website:

STARTUPS shortlisted and registered to pitch will present their lightening investor pitch for 3 minutes to our investor panel followed by a further 5 minutes of Q&A. 

F&B 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, 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, BioFeyn, Aqua AI, Neo Aura, Must Grow, Mavuno Technologies, NaturaYuva, Raino Tech4Impact, AlgaePro (Greentech Innovators), and Hydrobloom.

INVESTORS are invited to express interest in our limited panelist and sponsor opportunities and/or join to observe and connect with our pitching startups.

Previous INVESTOR and food industry company guests that support F&B startups include Phoenix Investments Ltd., 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, 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.

ENTREPRENEURS and INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS are invited to observe the pitch event and/or register interest in the limited pitch event speaker slot/sponsorship opportunities.

We look forward to meeting you in person at Free From Food Amsterdam and seeing you in the audience and/or even pitching and/or partnering with us at the Startup Investor Pitch Lounge!

Kind Regards,

Sascha Dutta, Founder (Marketing Strategiser) & Ambassador/Pitch Event Moderator (Free From Food Amsterdam)  Jamal Maxey, Founder (Pitch Lounge) & Pitch Event Producer (Free From Food Amsterdam)  Meiraj Ahmed, Brand Manager & Keynote Speaker (Pitch Lounge) & Founder (

Suzan Juffer, Marketing & Conference Manager (Free From Food Amsterdam)

Sarah DePietro, Project Manager & Business Development (Expo Business Communications/Free From Food Amsterdam)  Ronald Holman, Event & Conference Director (Expo Business Communications/Free From Food Amsterdam)

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  • In-person Observer

    IMPORTANT: Pre-register for an EXPO entrance badge...or face paying 35 euros on arrival...

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  • Online Observer

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  • (Standard) Live Pitch Slot

    Thank you for your interest in the “Free From Food Amsterdam - Startup Investor Pitch Lounge”. By purchasing a (Standard) Pitch Slot you secure your place to pitch at the event and we commence the formal onboarding process to collect introductions, marketing copy, and branding from you to start the pre-event promotion of your pitch. You are given 3-minutes to pitch and a further 5-minutes with the investor panel. We look forward to receiving your pitch slot registration.

    500,00 €
    Tax: VAT included
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  • (Standard) Prerecorded Pitch

    5-minute promotional slot (without a live Q&A with the investor panel). Suitable for F&B startups who can not attend in person.

    312,50 €
    Tax: VAT included
  • (Early-Bird) Promo Video

    5-minute promotional slot (without a live Q&A with the investor panel). Suitable for F&B support companies who can or cannot attend in person and would like us to play a pre-prepared business promo video (up to 3 minutes long).

    150,00 €
    Tax: VAT included
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