The Finalists in a UK plant-based business pitching competition - offering the winner an investment of up to £100,000 - have been announced.
The Pitch & Plant competition - which was launched by plant-based events and media startup Vevolution in partnership with BRAN Investments, Crowdcube and BRIGHT - will see finalists make their big pitch on July 14.
The pitching session is part of the Vevolution Plant-Based Business Bootcamp - a new training event designed for plant-based entrepreneurs featuring some of the UK’s leading ethical entrepreneurs.
The seven finalists were selected from 56 plant-based companies that applied and will pitch to a live audience and panel of entrepreneurial judges.
The businesses include food producers, restauranteurs, creators of cosmetics, and more. They are; The Plantifull Food Co., FRUU, Purezza, One Planet Pizza, Boombox Club, and MACHACHA.
The judging panel includes Emma Sinclair MBE, Co-Founder of EnterpriseAlumni, Ashish Goyal, Director of BRAN Investments, Tom Smith, Partnerships Manager at Crowdcube, Sabrina Lipphardt, Buyer & New Product Development at Revital, and Paul Brown, Founder of BOL.
Speaking about the competition, Vevolution, Co-Founder, Damien Clarkson, said: "We're delighted to have launched the Plant-Based Business Bootcamp and Pitch & Plant.
"In doing so we are furthering our commitment to helping plant-based entrepreneurs obtain the knowledge, skills and connections they need to thrive.
"Pitch & Plant 2017 winner Optiat went on to raise over £200,000 on Crowdcube and we are excited to see what ethical businesses apply for this fantastic investment opportunity provided by BRAN Investments."
Maria is the head of written content for Plant Based News. Also a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer. Her writing has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle. You can follow her on Twitter @MariaChiorando and Instagram @mariachiorando.
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