June 14 -15, 2016
New York, NY
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New Beverage Showdown 11: Meet the Judges

BevNET Live Summer 2016 in New York City is right around the corner, and it’s time to reveal the slate of judges for BevNET Live’s signature competition, the New Beverage Showdown.image


With decades of experience in brand building, retailing, investing, distribution and marketing, our judges will offer participants and attendees valuable insights on what makes for a successful beverage brand.

Semifinal Round Judges:

  • Jason Camillos, Managing Director, First Beverage Group
  • John Craven, Founder & CEO, BevNET
  • Chuck Muth, Senior Vice President Sales, Venturing & Emerging Brands
  • Paula Grant, Founder & CEO, Flood Creative

Final Round Judges:

  • Scott Uzzell, President, Venturing & Emerging Brands
  • Bill Weiland, President and CEO, Presence Marketing
  • Mark Rampolla, Co-Founder, Powerplant Ventures
  • Kara Rubin, Fmr. Senior Regional Director, Whole Foods Market
  • John Craven, Founder & CEO, BevNET

The New Beverage Showdown semifinal round is scheduled to begin at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 14, concluding at 9:30 a.m. The group of six finalists will be announced at 12:00 p.m. and present during the day on June 15.

Sponsored by the Venturing & Emerging Brands (VEB) group at the Coca-Cola Co., Inc., the New Beverage Showdown identifies the most innovative and scalable new beverage brand from a slate early-stage entrepreneurs, offers advice and guidance from the judging panel, and awards a $10,000 in cash and prizes to the winning company.

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