FoodBytes! SF Prizes: Branding & Legal Consulting, Innovation Experiences + More

Feb 27, 2018

At FoodBytes! San Francisco, the 3.5 minute and 1.5 minute pitch companies are in the running to win one of three awards, each offering business development prizes. Following a day of exclusive mentoring with industry experts, the pitch companies will present in front of the FoodBytes! SF judges who specialize in fundraising, product innovation, retail buying and more. The judging criteria is designed to look holistically at each startup’s business plan and strategy to move forward.

Judging Criteria and Scoring:

Each company is judged on a 4-point scale. 1 point = poor to 5 points = excellent. No 3point ratings allowed (no middle ground).

  • Business Model / Scalability 
  • Product / Technology
  • Customers / Traction 
  • Sustainability / Social Good
  • Innovation & Impact 

The FoodBytes SF Awards & Prizes are:

  1. Judges’ Choice Award, presented to a 3.5 minute pitch company by the judges
  2. People’s Choice Award, voted on by the audience and those following the event via Facebook Live using the same judging criteria
  3. Highly Commended Award, awarded to a 1.5 minute pitch company by the judges

Highly Commended Prize

  • Legal consultation with Polsinelli’s Food & Beverage industry group valued at $3,000 (split among corporate, trademark and regulatory practices)
  • Consultation for PR and brand storytelling from the Fresh Ideas Group

People’s Choice Prize

  • Attend Rabobank’s invite-only Food & Agribusiness Annual Summit at Cipriani Wall Street in November to pitch (flights, accommodation and transfers to New York included)
  • Attend an Innovation day with ADM’s food and beverage product advisors in Cranbury, New Jersey in conjunction with Rabobank’s Annual Summit in late November
  • Attend a facility tour of Hain Celestial Group’s worldwide headquarters on Long Island including a behind-the scenes lunch and learn with leaders from the organic and natural, better-for-you products company, in conjunction with Rabobank’s Annual Summit in late November
  • Legal consultation with Polsinelli’s Food & Beverage industry group valued at $3,000 (split among corporate, trademark and regulatory practices)
  • Consultation for PR and brand storytelling from the Fresh Ideas Group

Judges’ Choice Prize

  • Attend Rabobank’s invite-only Food & Agribusiness Annual Summit at Cipriani Wall Street in November to pitch (flights, accommodation and transfers to New York included)
  • Attend an Innovation day with ADM’s food and beverage product advisors in Cranbury, New Jersey in conjunction with Rabobank’s Annual Summit in late November
  • Attend a facility tour of Hain Celestial Group’s worldwide headquarters on Long Island including a behind-the scenes lunch and learn with leaders from the organic and natural, better-for-you products company, in conjunction with Rabobank’s Annual Summit in late November
  • Legal consultation with Polsinelli’s Food & Beverage industry group valued at $3,000 (split among corporate, trademark and regulatory practices)
  • Consultation for PR and brand storytelling from the Fresh Ideas Group

Snag your ticket to join us in San Francisco! Can’t make it to SF – watch the live stream from 3PM PST on Thursday, March 1.

Is your startup focused on the triple bottom line? Apply to pitch at FoodBytes! Montreal  on May 15 & 16 (application deadline: March 11).

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