This Thursday, FoodBytes! NYC we will bring together the most cutting-edge food and ag startups on one stage to pitch to hundreds of executives, investors, media and startups.

In addition to pitching and showcasing their products, our pitch companies are in the running for the Judges’ Choice Award, given to the company the judges believe best meets the FoodBytes! criteria (more info below); the People’s Choice Award, voted on by the audience in real time at the event; and the Highly Commended Award, presented to the top 60-second pitch by the judges.

FoodBytes! NYC touts our most robust prize package yet! Prizes include an exclusive invite to pitch to the industry’s leading C-Suite executives at Rabobank’s invite-only Annual Event in NYC, as well as valuable consulting services and immersive experiences from our sponsors Holland & Hart, ADM, Hain Celestial/Cultivate Ventures, Fresh Ideas Group and Nucleus Maximus. Learn more about the prizes for each winning pitch company below and grab your ticket to join us on June 15 here.

 

Judging Criteria and Scoring:

Each company will be judged on a 4-point scale, 1-point being poor to 5-points being excellent, no 3 ratings allowed.

  • Business Model / Scalability: Company is addressing their revenue model, competitors, how to scale, customer acquisition and cost base.  Company knows its margins and how it can improve as it scales. High growth market opportunity
  • Product / Technology: Product/service has a competitive advantage and high barriers to entry
  • Customers / Traction: Team is on track or building a successful business and is building something that consumers or the industry needs / wants. They understand their consumer or users’ needs. Team has done research to evaluate competitive landscape and has validated a need
  • Sustainability / Social Good: Concept is focused on the triple bottom line: people, profit and planet
  • Innovation & Impact: Concept is a game-changing approach to solving a problem or gap in the market that could have major impact at scale

Highly Commended Award

  • Legal consultation with Holland & Hart’s Agriculture & Food or Food & Beverage practices
  • $2,500 of PR and brand storytelling counsel from Fresh Ideas Group
  • Branding consultation with the experts at Nucleus Maximus on how best to reach consumers through branding and packaging

People’s Choice Award

  • Attend Rabobank’s invite-only Annual Event at Cipriani Wall Street Thursday, November 30 and Friday, December 1 to pitch to the audience of leading CEOs & CFOs of leading food & ag companies (flights, accommodation and transfers to New York included)
  • Attend an Innovation day with ADM’s food and beverage product advisors in New York City  on Wednesday, November 29
  • Attend a facility tour of Hain Celestial Group, Inc’s worldwide headquarters on Long Island including a behind-the scenes lunch and learn with leading organic and natural, better-for-you products company, on Friday, December 1
  • Legal consultation with Holland & Hart’s Agriculture & Food or Food & Beverage practices
  • $2,500 of PR and brand storytelling counsel from Fresh Ideas Group
  • Branding consultation with the experts at Nucleus Maximus on how best to reach consumers through branding and packaging & branding consultation for presence at Rabobank’s Annual Event

Judges’ Choice Award

  • Attend Rabobank’s invite-only Annual Event at Cipriani Wall Street Thursday, November 30 and Friday, December 1 to pitch to the audience of leading CEOs & CFOs of leading food & ag companies (flights, accommodation and transfers to New York included)
  • Attend an Innovation day with ADM’s food and beverage product advisors in New York City  on Wednesday, November 29
  • Attend a facility tour of Hain Celestial Group, Inc’s worldwide headquarters on Long Island including a behind-the scenes lunch and learn with leading organic and natural, better-for-you products company, on Friday, December 1
  • Legal consultation with Holland & Hart’s Agriculture & Food or Food & Beverage practices
  • $2,500 of PR and brand storytelling counsel from Fresh Ideas Group
  • Branding consultation with the experts at Nucleus Maximus on how best to reach consumers through branding and packaging & branding consultation for presence at Rabobank’s Annual Event

Stay in the loop on all things FoodBytes! Sign up for our newsletter

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required