Let's celebrate the Bay Area's up-and-coming Natural Products Industry brands during Naturally Bay Area's 4th Annual Pitch Slam on Thursday, July 28. This will be a virtual event, hosted on Zoom.
A select group of entrepreneurs will pitch to the industry's premier investors and peers for a chance to win prizes worth thousands of dollars ($5000 cash, a booth at Expo East, and more!) and visibility that will help propel their growth in 2022 and beyond.
Join for an inspiring event!
Meet the Finalists
Biotic Ferments, Ryan Johnston, Co-founder & CEO
Current Foods, Jacek Prus, Co-Founder & CEO
G's Hard Ginger Beer, Donna Katz, Founder & CEO
Happy Moose Juice, Ryan Armistead, Co-Founder & CEO
Ting's, Tiffany Wang, Founder & CEO
Twrl Milk Tea, Pauline Ang, Founder & CEO
Zeek, Reid Pearson, Founder & CEO
Learn more below.
Meet the Judges
Introducing our five esteemed judges:
Brad Barnhorn, Board Member and Strategic Advisor, Barnhorn Board Service
Dianna Tremblay, Chief Program Officer, ICA
Greg Fleishman, Co-Founder & General Manager, Good Alpha Industries VC
Here are the seven finalists who will go head-to-head at the Naturally Bay Area's 4th Annual Pitch Slam.
Biotic Ferments is a Bay Area family-owned and family-made probiotic beverage brand. They aim to regenerate living systems, starting with the human microbiome. Their kvass (kah-voss), a traditional fermented beverage from eastern Europe, is made using only the cleanest whole-food ingredients enlivened by science-backed probiotic fermentation. They're making holistic gut health support a thirst-quenching pleasure.
Current Foods provides sushi-grade, taste-making seafood that happens to be made entirely from plants. Their goal is to help ensure a sustainable planet by using biotechnology to create foods that celebrate our oceans and their bounty without dropping a single fishing net. Their products go toe to toe with traditional raw tuna and smoked salmon, without any compromise in taste, texture, enjoyment, or nutritional profile.
G's Dry Hard Ginger Beer crafts clean beverage alcohol. First to market and created from a passion for fermenting and chasing a healthier gut. Founder, dry-farmer and wine-maker, Donna Katz, an Aussie native now living in Napa Valley, crafts these vibrantly flavorful, absurdly aromatic, refreshing and memorable dry hard ginger beers that are ready to drink, and ready to mix.
Happy Moose is the first line of juices and wellness shots made with heirloom produce sourced from sustainable family farms. Heirloom produce is the most flavorful and nutritious produce on the planet. Unlike industrially grown produce that’s genetically engineered to optimize size, yield, and durability — their family farming partners use natural pollination and regenerative growing practices to cultivate mind-blowing flavor and nutrient richness.
Ting's uses jackfruit to create plant-based and nutrient-dense foods inspired by Asian flavors. Ting's chips are crunchy and versatile and feature ripe jackfruit's mildly sweet, tropical flavors without added sugar, preservatives, or artificial ingredients. They cater to the ever-growing demographic of plant-based eaters looking for efficient snacking and meal options
Twrl Milk Tea was founded on an obsession to make milk tea—a quintessential Asian drink—even better. They've crafted the world’s first plant-based milk tea inspired by the founders' Asian-American heritage that is refreshingly delicious, better-for-you, and better for the planet.
Zeek Bar has figured out how to make a snack bar that is a no-brainer for parents: drastically less sugar, 4-5x more protein, and a flavor profile kids love. They're a challenger brand in the kid's bar category with a vision to become the brand “for kids, by kids."