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General FAQs

  • Do you have testimonials from your startup alumni?
  • What percentage of pitching startups receive funding offers?
  • Who are the companies behind the "Female Founder Pitch Lounge"?
    Founding partners include Phoenix Investments, Marketing Strategiser, and RSVP Business Angel. We welcome new event partners - startups, investment and service provider companies wanting exposure to a relevant prospective client audience and support innovation in the F&B sector. My Guide Berlin operate as a promotion partner and SMart eG as an accounting partner.
  • Can I watch the event, if not a startup or pitching?
    Yes, absolutely. F&B founders are welcome to register for 50%-off observer tickets (please send one of our team a LinkedIn message or email for the promo code)
  • Is there a pitch registration fee?
    Yes. Pitch event applications are free but shortlisted F&B startups are invited to pay to secure a pitching slot. EXPAND
  • I have heard about "Women in EdTech" events you organised, how does your Female Founder event theme differ?
  • As a founder, what are the benefits from me from securing a pitch slot?
    ☑️ Live feedback from a panel of experts that includes active investors ☑️ Widespread exposure* throughout our network of consultants, buyers, and channel partners ☑️ Connection to investors, and other sources of funding and support
  • What is required for the pitching application process?
    Email with an investor pitch deck, a business update, and pitch motivations. Or submit an application form.
  • Does your team offer pre-event pitch coaching support?
    Yes. We offer basic written and/or oral feedback on your investor pitch deck in an email response to your application. If shortlisted and registered to pitch, you receive a complementary 30-minute meeting feedback on a 1-2-1 pitch event briefing and timed pitch rehearsal call before event day.
  • What is the pitch application eligibility criteria for F&B startups?
  • What pre-event exposure do F&B startup pitch registrants receive?
  • Who are the audience?
    We attract 100+ attendees on our live Zoom events (with this number growing steadily) and provide you with the full registration/attendance list afterwards. The breakdown of the audience tends to be 25-40 investors, including 2+ investor panelists, plus we tag and alert all our previous investor attendees here. The event also attracts food buyers, consultants, and other F&B founders but the intended and main audience is investors and those in the PE/VC industry. We record the event and are exploring options to live stream parts of the events if this plan is supported by our key stakeholders.
  • Are your events online, in-person or hybrid?
    Currently, all our events take place on Zoom. We have organised two in-person F&B networking events in London and hybrid meetups/panel discussions on behalf of FoodHack, and plan to explore producing hybrid pitch events very soon.
  • How long are the pitch slots?
    You are welcome to pitch between 5-7 minutes, and this will be followed by a Q&A round with the panelists lasting approximately a further 13-15 minutes.
  • How do I stay in contact with the event team and the F&B Pitch Lounge community?
    To keep up-to-date about future F&B Pitch Events and join a supportive community of startups, investors, and industry experts: LinkedIn 1. Join our LinkedIn Group: “Food & Beverage Pitch Events” 2. Follow the new "Pitch Lounge" LinkedIn page: 3. Follow the “Marketing Strategiser” LinkedIn page: 4. Connect and/or follow our co-producers on LinkedIn Jamal Maxey Sascha Dutta NOTE: Click the bell top-right of our profiles to be alerted about each of our posts Facebook 1. Join our corresponding Facebook Group: “The Foodpreneurs Social Media Collective” A community to help Food & Drink Startups grow their brand on social media (not aimed at Marketing & Social Media Agencies, Freelancers, or Consultants). 2. Follow "Startup Pitch Events" on Facebook 3. Follow "Sascha Dutta - Marketing Strategiser" on Facebook
  • What post-event support is offered?
  • Are their post-event networking opportunities?
    We host post-event breakout rooms for each of the pitching startups to talk with investor audience members in addition to an extra business clinic room for early-stage F&B founders to ask questions of our panelists.
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