Justin’s Founder Justin Gold on Why Pitching is Key to Food Startup Success

Apr 27, 2018

FoodBytes! San Francisco judge and founder of Justin’s, Justin Gold offers entrepreneurs a key piece of advice – get out there and pitch as often as you can.

FoodBytes! gives entrepreneurs a platform to not only pitch to investors, but to pitch to people who can help them in a number of ways – whether it’s to mentors or material suppliers – it’s for more than just capital. FoodBytes! brings people together to accelerate growth of innovative ideas.

“I was really impressed with the quality of not only the entrepreneurs that were here, but the time and effort they put into their presentations, in memorizing their pitch and really giving it 110% because everyone here cares a lot about what they’re doing,” Gold said. “They have such great passion for their businesses. It’s really fun to see them on stage presenting.”

At FoodBytes!, winners are selected based on the concept that best demonstrates scalability, innovation, traction and sustainability

“One of the criteria companies are measured on is sustainability, so how is this company making the world a better place? Which I think is paramount to not only feeding more people, but to leaving this world better for future generations,” Gold concluded.

About Justin Gold

Justin Gold is the founder of Justin’s, a natural foods company that produces organic and all-natural nut butters and peanut butter cups. From humble beginnings at local Farmers’ Markets to launching a national brand, Justin’s is now one of the country’s fastest growing natural foods companies, with Gold serving as an innovator and thought-leader in the space. Gold is a passionate entrepreneur who encourages others to follow their passion and never stop asking questions along the way. He lives in Boulder with his wife and children, finding his work/life balance by enjoying an active lifestyle there as an avid trail runner, mountain biker, skier and backpacker.

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