A Virtual Pitch Competition for Emerging Beverage Brands

Round 1 - June 15

The New Beverage Showdown is the leading business pitch competition for the beverage industry. Designed to support and showcase new products and promising founders, it focuses on the innovators and entrepreneurs designing the products of tomorrow. The 21st edition of the competition will create a virtual platform for the hottest new beverage brands to gain awareness amongst the industry and share their plans with judges who can help take their business to the next level.

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM ET
12 semifinalists present 2 minute pitches.
4 judges provide immediate feedback.
Finalists chosen end of day

Watch the Live Competition.

The competition will be livestreamed on BevNET.com and BevNET's social platforms, reaching thousands of beverage industry professionals watching online from home. It will also feature audience voting during the semi-final round.

Past Judges

Round 2 - June 17

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM ET
6 finalists present 5 minute pitches.
4 judges engage in interactive Q&A.
Winner chosen end of day

$10,000 BevNET advertising package
Live interview on BevNET
Engraved trophy


Watch LiveWatch Live

The Competition Kicks Off on June 15.

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

Watch Live

Testimonials from Past Winners

Past Winners

"The New Beverage showdown was a great experience. It provided insightful feedback from industry experts, and helped open doors to vital resources to help us continue to grow our brand. Most importantly, we had a blast!" 

"Being a part of the BevNET Live 2015: New Beverage Showdown helped create brand awareness for MALK within the beverage industry. Many doors opened from raw materials to distribution after our participation. For any new beverage business looking to make the right connections, I would highly recommend participating in this amazing event!" 

"Winning Bevnet's New Beverage Showdown has given RAU the highlighted exposure necessary to develop strong supply chain, distribution and national marketing relationships." 

"We approached the BevNET New Beverage Showdown with the sole intent of winning it all. That caused us to sharpen up in every way and to really question all aspects of the business, because we’d have to ace live presentations to industry experts. That self-evaluation truly helped us on our path to understanding the “what,” “how,” and “why” behind Health-Ade at a critical time in our growth." 

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