Naturally Austin Pitch Slam 2019

Applications Open!

Tuesday, Oct 29

12pm to 10pm Downtown Library in The Shoal Creek Conservancy - Austin Texas



Show up. Promote your product. Earn Recognition.  Be a Dealmaker. Win Resources.

We are excited to announce our first Naturally Austin Pitch Slam on October 29, 2019.

Are you working on a truly innovative natural or sustainable product? Are you pre-seed to Series A stage?  Are you open to cross-collaboration, partnerships and critical feedback?  Then Naturally Austin is the place to be.

This high energy pitch competition is centered on Austin’s innovative Natural & Consumer Products’ industry. The format will showcase Austin’s top talent (you and your company) by providing a platform for exposure, networking and potential deal-making.

The Pitch Slam is more than just the pitching contest. We will host an afternoon where local founders will be able to showcase their company and products to potential investors, distributors and it’s open to the public too.

The pitch contest will have 6 finalists selected from the applicants and 3 wildcard companies who will be chosen from the companies participating in the showcase. Each company will have 3 minutes to pitch and the judges will select a winner.

And, it’s not an event without an after party with music, food and drinks.


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply?

Deadline to submit is 11:59PM on August 30th, 2019. Finalists will be selected and notified by September 8th, 2019 via email.  Finalists will be announced on September 16th, 2019.


How do I know if I should apply?

Central Texas Brands in the Seed & Pre-Seed stages will be prioritized for the pitch portion.  We welcome any CPG brands interested in participating in the trade show to apply for that portion of the PitchSlam.


How will the event run?

11am to 4pm:  Tradeshow

4pm to 6pm:  Happy Hour

6pm to 8pm:  Keynote & Pitch Series

8pm to 10:30pm:  After Party


Do I need to apply to be a part of the showcase?

Yes, apply now.


What should I expect in the Pitch Slam?

  • Finalists will be invited to pitch for 3 minutes with 3 minutes of Q&A from judges and attendees. (If your startup is not selected as a Finalist, you are automatically invited to the PitchSlam and the entire event  – a great opportunity to learn from and network with like-minded pioneers.)
  • Finalist will need to attend the entire event on October 29th starting at 9am & ending at 8pm.
  • Winner will be selected by the Judges at the end of the PitchSlam session. The selection will be live and shared with Slam participants to maximize transparency and lessons learned.
  • Finalists pitch materials will be limited to 5 slides, no video & no animations.  Presentations will be stopped after 3 minutes.


What does the winner receive?

  1. $10,000 in consulting hours from our board & sponsors
  2. Valuable in-person networking opportunities with corporate leaders, investors, influencers and peers
  3. 10 Naturally Austin individual annual memberships
  4. A profile in the Naturally Austin website, monthly e-newsletter & national press release


What do you receive if you are a finalist?

  1. Valuable coaching to prepare you for the PitchSlam by Naturally Austin board members.
  2. 2 Naturally Austin individual annual memberships.
  3. A profile in the Naturally Austin website, monthly e-newsletter and national press release