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Naturally Bay Area's 5th Annual Pitch Slam + Community Celebration: Wednesday, May 10, 2023, 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. in Oakland California

Let's celebrate the Bay Area's up-and-coming Natural Products Industry brands with a community celebration and pitch competition. A select group of entrepreneurs will pitch to the industry's premier investors, retailers, and industry peers for a chance to win prizes worth tens of thousands of dollars, including a booth at EXPO East and the opportunity to pitch on the national stage!

Whether it's to showcase your talents or to keep your finger on the pulse of the hottest industry trends, Pitch Slam is the place you want to be. Join us for an inspiring event on Wednesday, May 10th in Uptown Oakland.

We will have a video and photography team on site. Please see our photo and video policy.

Have questions? Email our team at events@naturallybayarea.org.


3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Doors Open
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Pitch Slam
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Meet the Finalists

  • dosa by DOSA, Emily Gilels, Founder & CEO
  • Encina Farms, Helmut Drews, CEO
  • Hooray Foods, Sri Artham, Founder
  • Pescavore, Clarice Owens, Co-Founder
  • Sāch Foods, Tarush Agarwal, President
  • WAJU Water, Chris Oates, Founder & CEO 
  • ¡Ya Oaxaca!, Azul Couzens, Managing Partner

Lean more about these brands below.

Meet the Judges


One GRAND PRIZE WINNER will receive:

  • 2023 Expo East booth in Naturally Network's Pitch Slam Alley (provided by New Hope Network)
  • $5K cash (provided by Aspect Consumer Partners)
  • Slot to pitch at the 2023 Naturally Network Expo East Pitch Slam
  • 50 hours of Expo East booth planning & design or other marketing services from Parabolic ($10,000 value)
  • SPINS Launchpad Data Package with access to SPINS platform with one ID for one year, and access to Natural Channel data (valued at $10,000+)
  • NielsenIQ Trend Analysis (valued at $7,500)
  • Two hours of accounting and advisory consulting from BPM (valued at $2,000)
  • Supply Chain & Insurance Coverage Review by Heffernan Insurance Brokers (valued at $1,000)
  • One year free Brandjectory annual premium subscription (valued at $828)
  • Plus, additional professional services!

More prizes are to be announced soon!


Square Uptown Station

1955 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612

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