The Pitch: Food Edition Is Back!
Last year, we launched a new tradition at the BlogHer conferences: The Pitch. In our mission to encourage and support women entrepreneurs, we launched The Pitch both online and as competitions at our conferences. Think of it as a little like "Shark Tank," if "Shark Tank" were warm and supportive and productive.
The Pitch: Food Edition at #BlogHerFood16 features four women founders of food-focused companies, who will present their Pitch on the main stage before an esteemed panel of judges.
Prior to the event, the SheKnows Media team will help each participant hone their consumer value proposition to be presented via video and as a live pitch on stage. After hearing each Pitch, the judging panel will ask critical questions and offer live critiques. And afterwards the #BlogHerFood16 audience will vote for their favorites, and the judges will rank them.
The winning Pitch participant, as determined by a combination of judges ranking and conference attendee popular vote, will receive a prize package that includes marketing, media and mentorship support from SheKnows Media.
The Pitch: Food Edition will take place Saturday, October 8 and be emceed by our own Jen Denton, the vice president of corporate programs for SheKnows, including our Pitch initiative.
These four women entrepreneurs will give their Pitch:
- Amanda Spann, founder, Alchomy
- Avery Harris, owner, SAvery Grilled Cheese
- Mareya Ibrahim, founder and CEO, Eat Cleaner
- Martha Pincoffs, Owner, Hot Dang
And these judges will join Samantha on stage:
- Aihui Ong, CEO of Love with Food (and winner of last year's #BlogHerFood15 Pitch competition)
- Elise Bauer, founder of the country's largest food blog, Simply Recipes
- Lisa Lillien, creator of Hungry Girl
This is my new favorite part of the BlogHer conferences, so I'm excited it's returning, and can't wait for you to meet these awesome entrepreneurs and hear the advice from the judges, who are so generously sharing their wisdom.
Interested in pitching your own business? Learn more about The Pitch and how to apply to become a participant. And get to know the Pitch contestants from #BlogHerFood15, #BlogHer16, and #BlogHer15, too.