2nd Annual Pitch Slam

Rub Elbows, Mingle & Cheer!

Sunday, Jan 19

5:00pm - 8:00pm at Mission Bay Conference Center (Robertson Auditorium) 1675 Owens Street #251 San Francisco, CA




Congratulations to all the winners & finalists! And a big thank you to our special guests.

Please click HERE for Awards information.


Join us for our 2nd Annual Pitch Slam Competition & Celebration on January 19, 2020 

Whether it’s to showcase your talents or to keep your finger on the pulse of the latest trends in the natural products industry, Naturally Bay Area’s 2nd Annual Pitch Slam Competition and Celebration is the place to rub elbows and connect with the Bay Areas best and brightest. Grab your tickets today!

Want to see our line-up in 30 seconds? Check it out here!

Event Details

  • DATE:  January 19, 2020
  • TIME:  5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • LOCATION: Mission Bay Conference Center (Robertson Auditorium), 1675 Owens Street #251, San Francisco, CA


Scroll down to snag your ticket now and secure your seat!

Master of Ceremonies

Come hang with the A-list and join us and Lisa Curtis, Founder & CEO of Kuli Kuli, for an exciting evening of networking, fun, great food, and more! More details on Lisa Curtis here.

Keynote Speaker

Get the inside skinny from our keynote, Miyoko Schinner, Founder & CEO of Miyoko’s Kitchen. More details on her journey here.

2020 Pitch Slam Finalists

A Dozen Cousins: A Dozen Cousins makes convenient products inspired by traditional Black and Latino recipes. We believe that health, convenience and culture shouldn’t be mutually exclusive, and we are on a mission to inspire families of all backgrounds to eat better food and live longer more vibrant lives.

Bread SRSLY: At Bread SRSLY, we’re serious about reuniting PEOPLE WITH SOURDOUGH WHEN THEY THOUGHT GOOD BREAD WAS OFF THE TABLE. We use organic gluten-free grains and the magic of wild fermentation to bake traditional sourdough bread that is delicious, nourishing, and comforting.

Down to Cook: Down to Cook helps home cooks prepare delicious plant-based meals that are nutritious, convenient and accessible.  Our mission is to provide greater access to the health benefits of plant-based food, while reducing animal product use and household food waste.

Dr Hops Kombucha Beer: Founded in 2015 to produce the world’s most delightful and health-conscious alcoholic beverages, Dr. Hops Kombucha Beer is making radically authentic high-alcohol kombucha with hops, completely unfiltered and unpasteurized, gluten-free, probiotic, and explosively tasty.

Outlaw Soaps: Western adventure soap, lotion, lip balm, and solid cologne that smells like the Wild West and nature. Come for the Bacon soap, stay for the Whiskey soap.

Renewal Mill: At Renewal Mill, we’re helping reduce global food waste by upcycling okara into a nutritious, versatile flour that’s better for you and better for the planet! Okara is a delicious superfood harvested from the pulp of organic soybeans that is created during soymilk production.


Finalists will compete for prize packages valued at over $30K including:
  • $5K cash, courtesy of Aspect Consumer Partners
  • Suite of professional services
  • 10’x10′ booth at 2020 Expo East, courtesy of New Hope Network 
  • Opportunity to pitch at the 2020 Expo East Pitch Slam, courtesy of New Hope Network

Fireside Chat

Get the inside scoop at our Fireside Chat with noteworthy Pitch Slam entrepreneurs. More details on each of them here.


We’re grateful to our esteemed judges. More details on each of them here!

Thank You to Our Pitch Slam Sponsors

We are so thankful for our Pitch Slam Sponsors. We couldn’t put on this big event without them!

Snag Your Seat Now

Interested in Pitching?

Put your natural products brand in the spotlight among the top professionals and investors in the natural products industry. Showcase what makes your company and products unique, and compete for a chance to win the Pitch Slam Grand Prize (and of course, those ever-important bragging rights).

2018 Pitch Slam Winners, Judges and Special Guests (pictured left to right): Wayne Wu – VMG Partners, Lisa Curtis – Kuli Kuli, Chef GW Chew – Something Better Foods, Elizabeth Giannuzi – Siren Snacks, Anne Carlson – Jiminy’s, Hector Saldivar – Tia Lupita, Karen Ivanis-Rogers – Albertson’s, and John Foraker – Once Upon a Farm


The application window is closed, but you can still come out and show your support. See ticket info above.

Important Dates

  • October 21, 2019 (11:59pm PST): Deadline for companies to submit applications.
  • November 20, 2019: Pitch Camp
  • November 22, 2019: 6 companies selected to participate in the Pitch Slam and will be notified via email.
  • January 19, 2020: Pitch Slam


You can compete in the Naturally Bay Area Pitch Slam if:

  • You’re a Naturally Bay Area member
  • Your company is based in the Northern California Bay Area
  • Your company has been in business for at least one year with demonstrated revenue
  • Your products are produced in a licensed facility
  • You are a legal business entity and can provide proof of liability insurance

Pitch Slam Prizes

A panel of industry judges will award the following prize packages to the winning companies.


  • $5,000 cash
  • $10,000 in professional services
  • 2020 Expo East Booth
  • Pre-Qualified for 2020 Expo East Pitch Slam
  • (10) Naturally Bay Area individual annual memberships  ($650 value)


  • $10,000 in professional services
  • (10) Naturally Bay Area individual annual memberships ($650 value)

3rd PRIZE 

  • $5,000 in professional services
  • (10) Naturally Bay Area individual annual memberships ($650 value)

All decisions by the panel of judges are final.


Please contact Cynthia Maxey with any questions.

Other Little Details

If your company is selected to participate in the Pitch Slam, you give Naturally Bay Area the right to use the following for marketing and other promotional purposes:

  • Company name, logo, and submission video 
  • Company presenter name(s) and likeness(es)
  • Video recording and photos of your company presentation and Company representative(s) during the Pitch Slam event