FoodBytes! brings the world’s top food & ag startups together on one stage to pitch to hundreds of food and ag executives, investors, tech experts and media.  Attendees will hear from the founders of these startups and will get the chance to sample some of their innovative products!

From snacks made of leftover supergrains from craft breweries to an Airbnb-inspired approach to commercial kitchen space to insect-based Bolognese sauce, we’re showcasing the most cutting-edge companies in food & ag innovation.

In addition to pitching and showcasing their products, pitch companies are in the running for the Judges’ Choice Award, awarded to the company deemed most deserving by the judges; the People’s Choice Award, awarded to the attendee favorite and selected via SMS vote; and the Highly Commended Award, awarded to the top company in the 60-second pitch category.

Check out our incredible slate of prizes below and grab your ticket to join us in Boulder next Wednesday, October 26 to see the future of food & ag innovation!

Judges’ Choice Award

  • Attend Rabobank’s invite-only Client Appreciation Events at Cipriani Wall Street in December to pitch to the audience of leading CEOs & CFOs of leading F&A companies (flights and accommodation to New York included)
  • Legal consultation with Holland & Hart with members of their Agriculture & Food or Food & Beverage practices
  • Branding consultation with the experts at Nucleus Maximus on how best to reach consumers through branding and packaging
  • Consultation with Force Brands on how to effectively recruit and build your team

JUDGING CRITERIA

Judges will rank each company on a 5-point scale, with 1-point being poor to 5-points being excellent, in each of the following areas:

  • Business Model:Is the team on track or building a successful business? Are they addressing their revenue model, competitors, how to scale and customer acquisition?
  • Customers:Is the team building something that users want? Do they understand their users’ needs?
  • Sustainability: Does the team/product work to increase food production in a sustainable way? Is it working to improve the triple bottom line – people, profit and planet?
  • Innovation & Impact: How original is the solution? Is it a new/novel approach to solving the problem? What potential does the product have to make an impact in the real world? 

At the end of the competition, the company with the most total points will be awarded the Judges’ Choice Award.

People’s Choice Award

  • Attend Rabobank’s invite-only Client Appreciation Events at Cipriani Wall Street in December to pitch to the audience of leading CEOs & CFOs of leading F&A companies (flights and accommodation to New York included)
  • Legal consultation with Holland & Hart with members of their Agriculture & Food or Food & Beverage practices
  • Branding consultation with the experts at Nucleus Maximus on how best to reach consumers through branding and packaging
  • Consultation with Force Brands on how to effectively recruit and build your team

Highly Commended Award

  • Legal consultation with Holland & Hart with members of their Agriculture & Food or Food & Beverage practices
  • Branding consultation with the experts at Nucleus Maximus on how best to reach consumers through branding and packaging
  • Consultation with Force Brands on how to effectively recruit and build your team

Grab your tickets today and join us in Boulder!

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