A Virtual Business Pitch Competition for Beer & Beyond

Round 1 - December 8

The Brewbound Pitch Slam, presented by Brewers Collective, returns this year to the virtual stage on December 8th and 10th. The 12th edition of the business pitch competition is designed to encourage entrepreneurship and build awareness for startups within the beer, cider, hard seltzer, alcoholic kombucha, and canned cocktail segments.

This year’s competition brings with it a new way of doing business. The 2020 Pitch Slam competition will take place virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and we encourage a wide range of products from a diverse pool of entrepreneurs.

4:00 PM to 5:30 PM ET
12 semifinalists present 2 minute pitches.
4 judges provide immediate feedback.
6 finalists chosen end of day

Round 2 - December 10

4:00 PM to 5:30 PM ET
6 finalists present 5 minute pitches.
4 judges engage in interactive Q&A.
Winner chosen end of day

A $10K digital advertising package on Brewbound.com.

Pitch Slam 12 Prize package with Brewers Collective: The winning brewery will have multiple opportunities to connect with craft founders as well as industry veterans and specialists across different functions, gaining access to invaluable insights and state-of-the-art resources to support their growth. 

Additionally, the winner will receive lab testing and quality assurance support through Elevate QA, a new initiative launched by Brewers Collective, the craft business unit of Anheuser-Busch, that provides free lab access and assistance to craft brewers.

Winners Prize


Semifinalist Prize

All semifinalists will receive an individual annual subscription ($375) to Brewbound. This subscription entitles free registration to Brewbound Live Winter 2020, including a yet-to-be-announced Investor Speed Dating networking component.

Competition Schedule



Finalist Judges