June 14 -15, 2016
New York, NY
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Pitch Your Beverage Brand to the Industry in the New Beverage Showdown 11

NBS-11_970The New Beverage Showdown, BevNET’s signature competition, is returning for its 11th installment this summer in New York City.

On June 14 and 15 at BevNET Live Summer 2016, a total of 15 beverage entrepreneurs will take the main stage to present their brands and business plans to a panel of expert judges for a chance at a $10,000 grand prize.

The New Beverage Showdown provides a fantastic opportunity for young beverage brands to gain exposure and feedback. Presentations are in front of the 500+ BevNET Live attendees, as well as hundreds of livestream viewers.

Along with the exposure and the chance to win, between the pitching experience and advice and the product development notes, every participant will receive valuable, actionable guidance for their company from a highly respected judging panel. Judges are key industry veterans, investors, retail and distribution gatekeepers and members of sponsor team VEB.

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During the competition’s semifinals, 15 pre-chosen applicants will make a 2-minute presentation on the BevNET Live stage. The semifinalist judging panel will then select six finalists to present again on the second day of the conference for a longer, 5-minute finals presentation. Both rounds feature a direct Q&A session with the judging panel, which will select the ultimate winner of the New Beverage Showdown.

Applications are being accepted from entrepreneurial beverage brand owners until Friday, May 20. Over 40 applications are expected to be submitted; only 15 will be offered the opportunity to present in the semifinals. The only way to be considered for the competition is to submit an application by the May 20 deadline. There is no cost to apply, although conference registration is required for those selected to compete.

To get an idea of what the New Beverage Showdown is all about, you can rewatch each semifinal and final presentation from the most recent competition in Santa Monica this past December.

Detailed information on the format and selection process can be found on the application. More information on BevNET Live Summer 2016 is found on the event homepage.

Questions about BevNET Live or the New Beverage Showdown? Please reach out to Jon Landis at (617) 231-8834 or jlandis@bevnet.com.

Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities for BevNET Live Summer 2016 are still available. To learn more, please contact John McKenna at (617) 231-8825 or jmckenna@bevnet.com.

About BevNET Live

BevNET Live Summer 2016 will take place at the Metropolitan West in New York, NY on June 14 & 15.

BevNET Live is a two-day forum for beverage entrepreneurs, suppliers, distributors, retailers and investors to gather and exchange ideas through interactive panels, lectures, and networking.

Attendees are able to access the expertise of investment professionals on ways to attract funding, successful brand owners about their inspiring stories, retail and distribution gatekeepers on growth strategies and industry advisors on sales, marketing, and branding challenges. BevNET Live offers extensive and in-depth programming and networking with other attendees and the BevNET.com community, which has spent more than a decade dedicating itself to careful reporting on the fast-moving beverage industry. More than just a conference, BevNET LIVE includes exclusive offerings including the BevNET Live Expo, the New Beverage Showdown, a Sampling Bar option for all attendees, a Beverage School for new entrepreneurs, and more.