Food Industry Pitch Competition

Calling All Early-Stage Innovators

Prepare to dazzle at FMI Midwinter, the premier forum for transformative conversations in the food industry. The FMItech Pitch Competition is your chance to shine, showcasing your groundbreaking technology solutions designed for the food industry.

Don’t let this chance slip by— if your innovative, early-stage startup meets entry criteria, we invite you to apply online and share your compelling pitch video!

Finalists Receive

Entry Criteria

  • Company must has received less than $5 million in funding.
  • Submit a three-minute pitch video.
  • Complete online application by September 6, 2024.

Pitch Session Details

  • Three finalists will share pitches on Friday, January 31, 2025 at FMI Midwinter.
  • Each pitch will last five minutes with five-to-seven minutes for finalist group Q&A.

We can hear it now. “And the winner is…..”  

Our esteemed judges will review submissions, selecting six semifinalists for the virtual pitch competition this fall. The top three startups will advance as finalists, delivering 5-minute pitches at the FMI Midwinter program, where an executive-level audience decides the winner. The victor will be unveiled live during the closing keynote, earning the grand prize of pitching to the entire Midwinter audience from the keynote stage.

Pitch Competition Judges

Alex Davisson CM

Alex Davisson

Ventures Associate, Plug and Play
Tech Center
Gary Hawkins CM

Gary Hawkins

Founder Co-CEO, Center for Advancing Retail and Technology
Shaveer Mirpuri CM

Shaveer Mirpuri

Founder & CEO, insite.ai
John OReilly CM

John O'Reilly

Head of Retail–Food, Drug, Mass, Google
Chloe Riley CM

Chloe Riley

Executive Editor, Supermarket News
Deborah Weinswig CM

Debora Weinswig

Founder & CEO, Coresight Research

Previous Finalists

Prior FMItech Pitch competitors shared their expertise in automation, workforce solutions, robotics, AI-target loyalty, monitoring, digital receipts and coupons. We look forward to your innovations focused on assisting food industry companies in achieving their business objectives and meeting consumer expectations. 

FMItech 2024 Pitch Competition Winner

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