A Virtual Pitch Competition for Emerging RTD Cocktail Brands

The Competition

BevNET's Cocktail Showdown is an opportunity for entrepreneurs representing early-stage ready-to-drink/ready-to-pour (RTD/RTP) cocktail brands to present their business plans and products to a panel of expert judges and win a $10,000 prize package.

Designed to support and showcase new products and promising founders, the BevNET Cocktail Showdown will focus on the innovators and entrepreneurs designing the products of tomorrow. The competition will provide a virtual platform for the hottest new brands to gain awareness amongst the industry and share their plans with judges who can help take their business to the next level.

Thursday, August 12
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM ET
10 semifinalists to present four-minute pitches
Four judges (TBA) will provide 4-5 minutes 
of immediate feedback
Winner chosen end of day

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$10,000 BevNET advertising package
Live interview on BevNET.com and Brewbound.com
An engraved trophy

The Prize

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The Competition Kicks Off August 12.

Watch the free livestream 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM ET.

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The Finalists

Watch the Live Competition

The competition will be streamed live on bevnet.com and brewbound.com, as well as our social platforms. The live competition will reach thousands of beverage and beer industry professionals watching online from home.

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The Host

Ray Latif, Editor/Producer/Host, Taste Radio 

Ray oversees strategic planning and content for the Taste Radio podcast, BevNET's education platform and various aspects of BevNET conferences. He also hosts the BevNET New Beverage Showdown, Brewbound Pitch Slam and NOSH Pitch Slam brand pitch competitions.

The Judges

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The BevNET pitch competition features emerging non-alcohol RTD beverages, as well as low or no alcohol beverages, such as mocktails and low-proof cocktails. It will take place on Dec. 6 & 7 at BevNET live Winter 2021 in Santa Monica, CA.

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The Brewbound competition features  brewed products, such as beer, wine, hard seltzer, hard cider or hard kombucha, as well as products that contain THC. It will take place on Nov. 30 & Dec. 1 at Brewbound Live Winter 2021 in Santa Monica, CA.

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