Food Innovation Pitch Contest
March 29
Gotham Market at the Ashland

$5,000 cash prize

Eat, drink and network with NYC startups, top entrepreneurs and venture capitalists revolutionizing the way we shop for, buy, consume and enjoy food, in one of Brooklyn's most exciting new culinary hot spots.  

Five finalists will pitch for $5,000 cash prize awarded by judges Nick Devane of Brooklyn Foodworks; J.J. Kasper of Blue Seed Collective; Chris Manca from Whole Foods; John Stage, Founder of Dinosaur Bar-B-Que; and Dale Talde, Chef and Founder of Three Kings Restaurant Group. 

And the five finalists are: 

Re_Nuble

@Re_Nuble
This startup converts food waste into various technologies in order to discover natural ways to make food more productive.

Bronx Hot Sauce
@BronxHotSauce
Made with serrano peppers grown in over 40 community gardens in The Bronx, bronx Hot Sauce pays gardeners premium prices so they can earn income to support themselves and the operation of their gardens.

Rise Products
@risemarketplace
Rise upcycles unspent barley from microbreweries in Brooklyn into a tasty and nutritious flour using our proprietary technology.

Phood
@phoodsolutions
Phood is food waste tracking and analytic software with actionable insights to help reduce pre-consumer commercial food waste volume by up to 50 percent. 

Seek
@SeekFood
Seek is introducing sustainable protein-rich crickets to the American diet via ultra delicious and nutritious snack foods.

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Our Judges

Nick Devane CEO Brooklyn Foodworks

Nick Devane
CEO
Brooklyn Foodworks

J.J. Kasper Founder Blue Seed Collective

J.J. Kasper
Founder
Blue Seed Collective

Chris Manca Specialty Coordinator Northeast Region, Whole Foods

Chris Manca
Specialty Coordinator Northeast Region,
Whole Foods

John Stage Founder + Owner Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

John Stage
Founder + Owner
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

Dale Talde Chef + Entrepreneur Three Kings Restaurant Group

Dale Talde
Chef + Entrepreneur
Three Kings Restaurant Group


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