6 Brands Selected for Naturally Austin’s Pitch Slam on Oct 29

Female founders shine as Naturally Austin's Pitch Slam uncovers the next big consumer brand from Austin, Texas. 



Female founders shine as Naturally Austin’s Pitch Slam uncovers the next big consumer brand from Austin, Texas. 



Austin, Texas September 16:  Naturally Austin is hosting their inaugural Pitch Slam on October 29 from 11am to 8pm at the Austin Central Library featuring the pitch slam where 6 brands will be vying for the title of most innovative company in Austin, and an expo hall showcasing over 20 early stage Central Texas brands. The event is open to the public. https://2019pitchslam.splashthat.com/

The brands selected for the Pitch Slam are:

Snack Jack Jerky: Making plant based beef jerky from Jack Fruit. Founded by Diana and Julian Dussan.

Prep U Products: Making all natural teen hygiene for guys. Founded by Michelle Houp.

Ladybird Provisions: Butter Coffee made simple. Founded by Sarah Rioux and Nicole Pinedo.

Slice of Sauce: Transforming bottled condiments into mess-free Slices. Founded by Emily and Cole Williams.

Sweet Bean:  A chickpea cookie company. Founded by Abbey and Joel Mitter.

Gardenio: A next generation garden club for new food growers. Founded by Roman Gonzalez.

The winner of the Pitch Slam will receive $20,000 in start-up services which includes a spot on the Expo East 2020 Pitch Stage in Philadelphia, marketing, finance and operations consulting from top providers in Austin. “Winning the first annual Pitch Slam would be such a great feather in our cap & all the services will really help us scale our business.” – Abbey Ciolek, Sweet Bean ATX

The Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) industry is one of the fastest growing & most exciting industries in Austin.  Lead by recent brands like, Siete, Deep Eddy Vodka and Epic Provisions, Austin has produced some of the most innovative consumer products as of late. 

“The Pitch Slam is a big step in putting Austin’s exciting CPG industry on a national stage.  We selected these 6 brands because they represent how diverse and strong our industry is becoming.” – Jake Sloan, Executive Director, Naturally Austin.

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Naturally Austin is a trade organization dedicated to fostering the CPG Industry in Austin, Texas.  They produce programming that supports access to education, community & resources for industry professionals & founders of young brands.