Finalists Announced In £100,000 Plant-Based Business Competition
There is a huge investment at stake (Photo: rawpixel) - Media Credit:

Finalists Announced In £100,000 Plant-Based Business Competition


1 Minutes Read

The Finalists in a UK plant-based business pitching competition – offering the winner an investment of up to £100,000 – have been announced.

The Pitch & Plant competition – which was launched by plant-based events and media startup Vevolution in partnership with BRAN Investments, Crowdcube and BRIGHT – will see finalists make their big pitch on July 14.

The pitching session is part of the Vevolution Plant-Based Business Bootcamp – a new training event designed for plant-based entrepreneurs featuring some of the UK’s leading ethical entrepreneurs.


The seven finalists were selected from 56 plant-based companies that applied and will pitch to a live audience and panel of entrepreneurial judges.

The businesses include food producers, restauranteurs, creators of cosmetics, and more. They are; The Plantifull Food Co., FRUU, Purezza, One Planet Pizza, Boombox Club, and MACHACHA.

The judging panel includes Emma Sinclair MBE, Co-Founder of EnterpriseAlumni, Ashish Goyal, Director of BRAN Investments, Tom Smith, Partnerships Manager at Crowdcube, Sabrina Lipphardt, Buyer & New Product Development at Revital, and Paul Brown, Founder of BOL.


Speaking about the competition, Vevolution, Co-Founder, Damien Clarkson, said: “We’re delighted to have launched the Plant-Based Business Bootcamp and Pitch & Plant.

“In doing so we are furthering our commitment to helping plant-based entrepreneurs obtain the knowledge, skills and connections they need to thrive.

“Pitch & Plant 2017 winner Optiat went on to raise over £200,000 on Crowdcube and we are excited to see what ethical businesses apply for this fantastic investment opportunity provided by BRAN Investments.”

You can find out more about Vevolution’s Plant-Based Business Bootcamp here

Millions around the world trust Plant Based News for content about navigating our changing planet & our role in it.

Our independent team of journalists
and experts are committed to making an impact through a wide range of content—and
you can help by supporting our work today.


The Author

Maria Chiorando

Maria is the former editor for Plant Based News. She has been a newspaper reporter and features writer. Her work has been published by The Guardian and The Huffington Post, among others

More by Maria Chiorando iconography/arrow-right


Leave a Comment

Plant Based News Comment Policy

In short:- If you act with maturity and consideration for other users, you should have no problems. Please read our Comment policy before commenting.

Comments [0]