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Attention! We're hosting a Pitch Competition at the UK Food and Drink Expo on 29th April 2024 

Interested in pitching at the event?  Register your interest below!

PITCH COMPETITION - UK FOOD & DRINK EXPO 2024

Are you a Food & Beverage (F&B) founder and/or industry professional based in the UK or visiting the UK Food & Drink Expo 2024?  

 

We warmly welcome local and international F&B industry professionals and investors on the 29th April to the Startup Investor Pitch Competition at the UK Food & Drink Expo, organised by Pitch Lounge, Marketing Strategiser, Think Hospitality Consulting, and in association with the UK Food & Drink Expo. 

for exposure, feedback, and connection to funding to help you scale and grow

for inspiration, networking, and startup scouting

provide feedback, mentor, and/or fund the pitching startups

increase brand awareness and develop new business opportunities

ABOUT THE PITCH COMPETITION

We connect startup founders, consultants, investors and aspiring entrepreneurs through pitch events, investor conferences, community spaces, sponsor partnerships and consulting referrals.

PARTNERED & SUPPORTED BY

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THE PITCH COMPETITION - BIRMINGHAM TEAM 

ENSURING THE EVENT IS HIGH-QUALITY

WHY SHOULD YOU PITCH WITH US?

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WIDESPREAD EXPOSURE

You will pitch at the UK's leading food and drink expo live to a panel of industry investors and experts. This is planned as a hybrid event so it will be livestreamed and/or recorded and shared across our network. With everything in one place from UK food, drink, packaging, technology, and the latest equipment, the UK Food & Drink Expo is an invaluable event to help you get the exposure, investors, and customers to move your startup forward.

Connect directly with tens of thousands of major buyers and wholesalers from across the world under one roof, over three days.

✅ 89% of visitors specify, influence or make the final decision to spend making this the right platform for exposure.

✅ 30k+ investors on Pitch Lounge startup-investor database, 1000+ on LinkedIn, and 100,000+ impressions per month.

CONNECTION TO F&B STARTUP INVESTOR ECOSYSTEM

In addition to the investor panelists at the event, we will also connect you with the wider ecosystem that actively supports startups. A month-long promotional package across our online networks will ensure you reach thousands of relevant stakeholders across the globe, helping you increase your funding and business goals, and scale faster.

✅ Post-event, in-person informal networking with startups and others from the F&B industry

✅ Post-event registration and attendee list and introductions to our deal flow of fundraising F&B startups.

✅ Access to our wider F&B Pitch Event community of 1000+ F&B founders and partners

FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES

We produce monthly F&B online and hybrid events - pitch, panel, and networking formats. As a Pitch Lounge Expo pitching alum, you will receive special treatment in our online community groups. There are future opportunities for your company to be actively involved in our events beyond the Expo - with bespoke arrangements we can discuss.

✅ Prioritised access to our pitch panels (event series dependent)

 

✅ Discounted sponsorship/ partner opportunities for subsequent Pitch Lounge and partner events

✅ Bespoke marketing, event production and other services (available on request)

for exposure, feedback, and connection to funding to help you scale and grow

for inspiration, learning, and networking opportunities within our community

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encourage, mentor, partner and provide feedback to the pitching startups

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increase brand awareness and develop new business opportunities

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HEAR FROM OUR PAST PRESENTERS

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A big thank you to Jamal Maxey and team at Foodpreneur Collective Pitch Lounge to enable me to share the EARTH’D DRINKS investment opportunity. A great evening.

Adrian Massey, MD & Founder at Earth'D Drinks

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I'M INTERESTED IN PITCHING MY STARTUP AT THE UK FOOD & DRINKS STARTUP INVESTOR PITCH COMPETITION, SIGN ME UP!

Our pitch event panel includes investors and industry experts who have built, funded, and even exited F&B companies. They are looking to support upcoming founders and innovation in this sector as well as prospecting for F&B startup investment opportunities.

 

Startups who are raising investment and/or looking for relevant support will present live in 3-minute lightning pitches at the "UK Food & Drink Expo” on 29th April 2024 and be showcased online by our event partners - with an estimated reach of 50k+ weekly post impressions to the F&B startup-investor community.

 

Gain Exposure | Win Support | Make Valuable Connections

Apply now to pitch your startup at the "UK Food & Drink Expo 2024 - Startup Investor Pitch Competition" (29th April 2024) at the NEC Birmingham, UK.

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