Hoplark HopTea takes top prize at Naturally Boulder’s Pitch Slam Competition

Thursday October 31, 2019 Tags: Boulder, Naturally Boulder, Hoplark HopTea

BOULDER -- Naturally Boulder hosted its 15th Annual Pitch Slam competition and Autumn Awards ceremony Oct. 24-Oct. 25 at the Boulder Jewish Community Center, where hundreds of natural products industry leaders gathered to explore nearly 70 exhibiting companies in the Innovation and Pitch Slam Showcases and cheered on 15 entrepreneurs in the Pitch Slam competition.Naturally_Boulder_Pitch_Slam_logo  

Contestants performed a three-minute business pitch to nearly 600 registrants per day and a panel of expert judges who voted on the final top-three winners.

Hoplark HopTea took the top prize at the event and will also receive the largest cut from the Pitch Slam prize pack, which is sourced from Naturally Boulder’s sponsor community.

Comprised of 30+ local companies offering free financial/legal advice, packaging design, strategy consulting from leading marketing and public relations agencies and more, the Pitch Slam prize pack is valued at nearly $100,000.

The 2019 Pitch Slam winners are:

  • 1st Place: Hoplark HopTea
  • 2nd Place: Etalia
  • 3rd Place: Unwrapp'd Energy Bites

  • Breakout Brand of 2019: Weller
  • Industry Leader/Community Champ of 2019: Dale Kamibayashi, Partner, Emergent Brands, LLC