The Naturally Chicago Pitch Slam is the centerpiece of our Pitch Slam and Financing & Innovation Forum on May 3. This event is a partnership with World Business Chicago and is part the first day of its two-day Chicago Venture Summit Future-of-Food.
Here is the lineup for what promises to be a memorable event:
- Not one but two Pitch Slams, one for businesses with more than $1 million annual revenue, the other for businesses with less than $1 million annual revenue. Our prize package includes a combined total of more than $200,000 in business services; our Pitch Slam judges are industry-leading experts.
- The Financing & Innovation Forum will feature industry leaders discussing the topics of Raising Capital in Challenging Times and Building a Culture of Innovation. Speakers are from S2G Ventures, Mondelēz International, Cleveland Avenue, Bluestein Ventures, Supply Chain Capital, Nature's Fynd, Iya Foods, NOW Foods, and SPINS.
- Brands seeking capital will exhibit their products at the Innovation Showcase.
- The amazing program concludes with a Networking Reception, where you can join industry leaders to enjoy fabulous local food, awesome beverages, entertainment and more.
The event agenda:
12:30 p.m.-1 p.m: Registration with beverages; Innovation Showcase opens
1 p.m.-2:30 p.m.: Investor Panel and Innovation Presentations
2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.: Pitch Slam
4:00 p.m.-4:15 p.m.: Building the Natural Products Ecosystem presentation
4:15 p.m.-4:30 p.m.: Pitch Slam Winners announced
4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.: Farm to Table Food and Fabulous Cocktails Reception