We’re pleased to announce that New Beverage Showdown, BevNET’s signature beverage brand competition, will be part of the agenda at the upcoming BevNET Live Summer ’15 conference. Since the Showdown’s debut in 2011, the level of talent and promise of these entrepreneurs and their brands has consistently risen, and we expect the trend to continue into 2015.
New Beverage Showdown 9, which is presented by Venturing & Emerging Brands, an operating unit of Coca-Cola North America, will give approximately 15 early-stage beverage entrepreneurs the opportunity to showcase their business plans and brands to panel of expert judges for an immediate critique and review. Showdown contestants will also present in front over 600 beverage industry professionals expected to attend BevNET Live, including innovators, distributors, retailers, and investors, as well as hundreds more watching a live video stream of the event.
The Showdown will begin with a semifinal round on Tuesday, June 2. The remaining finalists will then present the following day, with the winner being announced at the conclusion of BevNET Live.
Beverage brands taking part in the competition will vie for the top prize of $10,000 in cash and prizes, and hold the esteemed crown worn by past winners, including: Tio Gazpacho, Coco Cafe, Health-Ade, Motto and Grady’s Cold-Brew.
Does your beverage brand have what it takes?
New Beverage Showdown 9: Format & Application Process:
Brands wishing to present during the New Beverage Showdown should visit the New Beverage Showdown 9 application for the full rules (including selection criteria) and to apply. Questions about the Showdown? Please contact Jon Landis at firstname.lastname@example.org or (617) 231-8834.
Complete details on New Beverage Showdown 9, including the exact timing of the presentations, will be provided in the coming weeks.