SAN FRANCISCO, CA, October 26, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Pitch-Slam is a fun, fast-paced event that lets entrepreneurs pitch their natural product idea to a panel of to four leading natural products investors and brand makers, receive immediate feedback and expert suggestions for improving and refining their idea. ---
Smooch snacks won a prize package of consulting services from Sterling-Rice Group, (an invitation to present at NCN's Investor Conference), and free booth at Expo East 2014.
Smooch, a new and innovative brand from Next Generation Snacks Inc., launched at Natural Products Expo West in March 2013. Smooch is a 100% healthy and delicious chia seed and acerola cherry boosted fruit smoothie snack packed in an easy to grab-and-go pouch, aimed at active and health-seeking adults. Smooch is available in 3 flavors, in 4.06oz pouches, retailing at $1.99-$2.49.
"Natural Products Expo is committed to helping entrepreneurial brands enter the marketplace and our Pitch-Slam helps companies refine their pitches, and prepare for future fundraising," said Diana Mercer, NEXT Accelerator Community Manager, New Hope Natural Media. "We congratulate Smooch Snacks on their win and wish them the best of luck in bringing their product to market."
"We are delighted to have won the Pitch-Slam and to get such incredible feedback from some of the most experienced and successful names within the natural, organic and healthy products industry," said Carlo Buckley, Co-Founder, Next Generation Snacks, Inc. "It further validates what we are trying to achieve as a brand and business and gives us great confidence for the future. We'd like to thank all the contributors of the prizes for their generosity."
Pitch-Slam is part of New Hope Natural Media's NEXT Accelerator an online tool for the large population of entrepreneurial manufacturers in the natural products industry. The solution is targeted to the entrepreneur who has a good idea, but who lacks the industry experience and tactical know-how to take their business to the next level. Analogous to a tech incubator, NEXT Accelerator connects manufacturers with the information, expertise, advisors, service providers and partners to ensure their product launch success and provides year-round mentoring and education to meet an identified need.
About Next Generation Snacks, Inc.
Through it's brand Smooch that they launched in March 2013, Next Generation Snacks, Inc. aims to bring consumers the healthiest, tastiest and most convenient snacks on the planet, with distribution currently through United Natural Foods, Inc. and Dora's Naturals, Inc.
About New Hope Natural Media
New Hope Natural Media, a division of Penton, is the leading media resource and information provider for the natural, organic and healthy products industry, with print, in-person/event, and e-business products and services.
For millions of business owners and decision-makers, Penton makes the difference every day. We engage our professional users by providing actionable ideas and insights, data and workflow tools, community and networking, both in person and virtually, all with deep relevance to their specific industries. We then activate this engagement by connecting users with tens of thousands of targeted providers of products and services to help drive business growth. Learn more about our company at http://www.penton.com.
Penton is a privately held company owned by MidOcean Partners and U.S. Equity Partners II, an investment fund sponsored by Wasserstein & Co., LP.
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