Calling all companies and start-ups offering cutting-edge solutions in Tech or Sustainability! The popular Investor Pitching Series returns for its second instalment this year at SFFA & RPB Asia on 17 and 18 July 2019!

Rebranded as PITCH! the competition will solicit business proposals addressing real-life challenges faced by the F&B and hospitality sectors. Shortlisted companies will get the opportunity to live pitch their solutions to a panel of judges from the F&B, hospitality, tech and finance industries. In addition, for the first time, all finalists will receive complimentary showcase space at SFFA and RPB Asia this year, with the winners garnering a prime spot at the 2020 shows alongside prize money!

Read on to find out more!

TRACK 1
TRACK 2

Track 1: Tech Innovations & Solutions for the Hospitality & Foodservice Industries

ABOUT TRACK 1
WHY ENTER
DATE & TIME
JUDGES
DEADLINES
SUBMISSION

Track 1 Sypnosis

Technology continues to disrupt our lives, our businesses and the way we engage our customers.

In the dynamic world of hospitality and foodservice, the landscape is constantly transforming due to increasing affluence, changing consumer tastes, a well-travelled millennial generation that is increasingly looking for unique personalised experiences, and borderless competition. Coupled with the intense pressures of managing profitability amidst escalating business costs, business owners and operators alike are looking for innovative solutions that can help elevate their brands above the global competition and thrive in the long term.

Do you hold the key to the next big thing that can spark a disruption or revolution in the hospitality and foodservice sectors? If yes, submit your entry today and stand a chance to have your solution adopted by the industry!

Call for Entries

Call for entries is now open for companies that possess innovative tech solutions in the following areas:

• AI & Robotics
• Blockchain Technologies
• Business Automation
• Digital Apps & Technologies for front-of-house, food preparation and operations
• Inventory & Payment Solutions
• Integrated Supply Chain

Why Enter

Shortlisted teams will get the opportunity of a lifetime to pitch to a panel of judges from the hospitality, foodservice, finance and tech industries in a focused trade environment, and stand the chance to have the ideas or products taken onboard.

Finalists will receive:

    • Complimentary space at SFFA & RPB Asia on 17 – 19 July
    • Coverage in the event websites, eDMs and social media channel
    • Coverage in trade and key lifestyle media titles*
    • Face-to-face exposure with industry movers and shakers
    • Networking opportunities with F&B brand owners, suppliers and trade buyers who will be present at the shows*

The winner will receive:

    • Prize money of S$3,000
    • Free stand at SFFA & RPB Asia 2020
    • Post-show exposure in event websites, eDMs and social media channels
    • Interview profiling opportunity*
    • An opportunity to have your ideas or solutions implemented by the industry*
    • Mentoring advice or further funding for your business*

*whilst every effort is made to maximise your exposure to the judges and industry, the decision to adopt your solution, mentor or fund your business is entirely up to the discretion of the judges and F&B owners.

PITCH! Date & Time

Date: 17 July 2019
Time: 3pm – 5pm
Venue: SG Food Tech Week Stage, Hall 402

Track 1 Judging Panel

Andrew Ing

Chief Operating Officer
The Lo & Behold Group

Andrew Ing >

Adam Flinter

Managing Partner
Golden Equator Consulting

Adam Flinter >

Loh Lik Peng

Founder
Unlisted Collection

Loh Lik Peng >

Emmanuel Benardos

General Manager, Food & Beverage
Fairmont Singapore & Swissôtel The Stamford

Emmanuel Benardos >

Lance Frey

Chief Financial Officer
Boost

Lance Frey >

More judges will be announced soon!

Key Deadlines

Call for Entries: 30 May – 19 June 2019
Announcement of Finalists: 24 June 2019

Submission of Entries

1. All entries need to include an executive summary, a brief description of your company or project team, the proposed product or concept and the benefits of adopting your proposal
2. All entries need to indicate clearly the name, title, email address and contact number of the contact person or team
3. Files can be submitted in PDF, MS Word or Powerpoint format not exceeding 10MB in total
4. Please submit your entries to us here

Notes:

1. Incomplete entries will not be entertained
2. Due to the volume of entries expected, we regret that we will not be able to sign any Non-Disclosure Agreement. Rest assured your submission will remain confidential and will not be shared with any third parties beyond the purpose of  PITCH! Investor Pitching Series
3. The organisers reserve the right to shortlist all entries based on the internal judging criteria
4. Due to the volume of entries expected, we will only be able to notify the shortlisted finalists

Track 2: Sustainability – A Tangible Footprint

ABOUT TRACK 2
WHY ENTER
DATE & TIME
JUDGES
DEADLINES
SUBMISSION

Track 2 Sypnosis

Sustainability – a buzzword that continues to faze businesses worldwide. Everyone knows it is important and critical to the health of the planet, but how does one actually implement it while growing profitability in the midst of escalating business cost?

In the world of hospitality, foodservice and food retail, significant potential exists in the reduction of carbon footprint and food waste globally.

Do you have the solution to radically transform sustainable practices in these sectors? If yes, submit your entry today and stand a chance to make a tangible impact within the industry!

Call for Entries

Call for entries is now open for companies offering solutions in the following areas:

• Novel Ingredients or Functional Foods (including plant-based, cell-based products)
• Food Waste Solutions
• Packaging
• Process Enhancement (including solutions for converting food manufacturing by-products into new and usable products)
• Urban Food Production

Why Enter

Shortlisted teams will get the opportunity of a lifetime to pitch to a panel of judges from the hospitality, foodservice, finance and tech industries in a focused trade environment, and stand the chance to have the ideas or products taken onboard.

Finalists will receive:

    • Complimentary space at SFFA & RPB Asia on 17 – 19 July
    • Coverage in the event websites, eDMs and social media channel
    • Coverage in trade and key lifestyle media titles*
    • Face-to-face exposure with industry movers and shakers
    • Networking opportunities with F&B brand owners, suppliers and trade buyers who will be present at the shows*

The winner will receive:

    • Prize money of S$3,000
    • Free stand at SFFA & RPB Asia 2020
    • Post-show exposure in event websites, eDMs and social media channels
    • Interview profiling opportunity*
    • An opportunity to have your ideas or solutions implemented by the industry*
    • Mentoring advice or further funding for your business*

*whilst every effort is made to maximise your exposure to the judges and industry, the decision to adopt your solution, mentor or fund your business is entirely up to the discretion of the judges and F&B owners.

PITCH! Date & Time

Date: 18 July 2019
Time: 3.30pm – 5.30pm
Venue: SG Food Tech Week Stage, Hall 402

Track 2 Judging Panel

Andrew Ing

Chief Operating Officer
The Lo & Behold Group

Andrew Ing >

Christian Cadeo

Managing Partner
Big Idea Ventures, Asia

Christian Cadeo >

Christine Pitt

Founder & CEO
Food Futures Company

Christine Pitt >

Varun Deshpande

Managing Director, India
The Good Food Institute (GFI)

Varun Deshpande >

John Cheng

Director
Innovate 360  by Cheng Yew Heng

John Cheng >

More judges will be announced soon!

Key Deadlines

Call for Entries: 30 May – 19 June 2019
Announcement of Finalists: 24 June 2019

Submission of Entries

1. All entries need to include an executive summary, a brief description of your company or project team, the proposed product or concept and the benefits of adopting your proposal
2. All entries need to indicate clearly the name, title, email address and contact number of the contact person or team
3. Files can be submitted in PDF, MS Word or Powerpoint format not exceeding 10MB in total
4. Please submit your entries to us here

Notes:

1. Incomplete entries will not be entertained
2. Due to the volume of entries expected, we regret that we will not be able to sign any Non-Disclosure Agreement. Rest assured your submission will remain confidential and will not be shared with any third parties beyond the purpose of PITCH! Investor Pitching Series
3. The organisers reserve the right to shortlist all entries based on the internal judging criteria
4. Due to the volume of entries expected, we will only be able to notify the shortlisted finalists