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FIVE STAR

PITCH FEST

Innovative minds are the seed to F&B’s future in food security, sustainability, growth and technology. It’s important for these minds to blossom, helping shape the industry, and its future.

That’s where InFlavour comes in. Introducing our Five-Star Pitch Fest, a brand new start-up pitch competition attracting hundreds of pioneers in food, agri-tech, hospitality and more, happening on-stage during InFlavour from 29-31 October.

Five-Star Pitch Fest is also part of InFlavour Invest, you can read more about our investor program here.

All attendees will witness 30 semi-finalists battle it out on-stage to take one of the 6 finalist spots, going on to impress our panel of expert judges who will choose a winner for each of our four category awards, live!

Presenting on stage at Five Star Pitch Fest
PLANT THE IDEA AWARD

For the best early-stage startup

FLOURISHING FOUNDER AWARD

For the best well-established startup

SUSTAINABILITY AWARD

For the most environmentally responsible startup

INFLAVOUR AWARD

For the most impressive startup overall

Finalists and winners are scored based on a 1-to-5 star system, semi-final heats divided by category and winners announced in a live Grand Finale where they will be presented with cash and equity prizes.

ENTRIES ARE NOW OPEN

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

You must be registered as an exhibiting startup to be eligible to enter. Applicants will complete an online form verifying their startup, answering several questions, and attaching a short pitch deck to demonstrate why they deserve to win an award.

Startups will be scored from 1-to-5 by a mixed panel of semi-final investor judges, with 30 entrants qualifying for the semi-finals, judges will be looking for:

CREATIVITY

How creative is the innovation, idea or technology being used?

INNOVATION

How innovative and/or ground-breaking is the product?

POTENTIAL

How scalable is the startup in its potential to grow in revenue?

FUNCTIONALITY

Does the product function up to its full potential?

IMPACT

Is the product making waves and changing the sector landscape?

PEOPLE & SOCIETY

Does it improve lives, society and the environment?

All applicants will automatically be entered into the InFlavour Mentorship Scheme. The 10 most impressive startups, as chosen by a mentorship review board, will get 2 exclusive meetings with our best and brightest investor mentors.

SEMI-FINALS

10 startups from each category will qualify for the Semi-Finals, which will take place on the Invest & Indulge Stage from 2:30pm-5:30pm on 29 & 30 October.

In each session, 5 startups will pitch for 3 minutes each, followed by 3 grilling questions from the judging panel of 4 well-renowned and industry specific investor judges.

GRAND FINALE

10 startups from each category will qualify for the Semi-Finals, which will take place on the Invest & Indulge Stage from 2:30 pm-5:30 pm on 29 & 30 October. In each session, 5 startups will pitch for 3 minutes each, followed by 3 grilling questions from the judging panel of 4 well-renowned and industry-specific investor judges. Once questions have concluded, each judge will raise a paddle, scoring each startup between 1 and 5 stars. At the end of each session, the 2 highest scoring startups from each category will qualify for the Grand Finale, with 6 in total making the cut.