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Vevolution reveal date and venue for Vevolution Festival 2018
Last Saturday attendees from all over the world attended the inaugural Vevolution Plant-Based Business Bootcamp delivered in partnership with our friends at BRIGHT.
We hosted the event at the stunning LUSH Studios in Soho, London. We love LUSH they are pioneers of conscious business that gives back to communities and supports the environment. So for us to bring together leading ethical entrepreneurs at LUSH was a dream come true.
The feedback has been nothing short of overwhelming. It really showed us the need for the plant-based business community coming together to learn from each other. When we got together to discuss creating this event both we all strongly felt that we wanted to create the event that we wish existed when we had started our businesses.
Pictures from the day are now available online on our Facebook gallery. Check out what went on and if you attended please tag yourself. View The Plant-Based Business Bootcamp gallery.
We have decided to create an open Mobilize community for plant-based entrepreneurs to join. We want to keep the discussion from this event going and talk to more entrepreneurs in the plant-based world. Our mission is to connect and support you all.
Join the community for free to connect with other entrepreneurs.
Always Be Innovating
The focus of the day was helping early stage businesses thrive. The talks and panels varied and discussed everything from raising investment for startups to self-care, digital marketing, ethics in business, and public speaking. If you are curious pop over to our line-up page and see what was on offer.
It is really hard to summarise takeaways for anyone who did not attend. One thing both myself and Judy know to be true is that entrepreneurship is really hard. There is very little security and long hours, most small businesses fail. We want to change that.
It really felt that at the Plant-Based Business Bootcamp people were sharing essential skills to help businesses thrive and the entrepreneurs in attendance were sharing stories with each other and us.
Future Plant-Based Business Bootcamps
We've already received lots of messages from attendees and people watching online asking about the next Plant-Based Business Bootcamp. We have no fixed date for this yet but as soon as we do we will let everyone know. Honestly it has been lovely and very humbling to hear all the feedback from Saturday.
Look out for podcasts, videos and the usual content we capture at our events and that we share freely with you guys. Head over to www.vevolution.co/media to keep any eye on what we are publishing.
Below is an inspiring talk from food entrepreneurs The Happy Pear from Vevolution Festival 2017 - keep your eyes peeled for a big announcement about the upcoming Vevolution Festival 2018 - it is going to be bigger and better than ever before.
Winners of plant-based pitching competition Pitch + Plant announced + what is next for Pitch + Plant
Finalists Announced For Pitch + Plant
We are delighted to announce the seven finalists have been selected to pitch this Saturday at the second edition of Pitch + Plant being held after the inaugural Plant-Based Business Bootcamp taking place in London on Saturday 14th July.
The 7 finalists have been selected from 56 plant-based companies that applied and will pitch to a live audience and panel of entrepreneurial judges.
The Finalists Are:
- The Plantifull Food Co. Are a company dedicated to spreading plant-based love through the creation of healthy vegan comfort food. Since launching in early 2018 they products have secured listings in As Nature Intended, Planet Organic and Food For Thought.
- FRUU.. Make fresh, fruitilicious organic cosmetics. They source the freshest possible ingredients without compromise. All products are made in small batches in the UK workshop to make sure they are as fresh as possible when they reach the consumer.
- Purezza Founded in 2015, becoming the first vegan pizzeria in the UK. With the simple aim: of making their plant based menu superior to the traditional alternatives. Tonight they will be pitching a new exciting extension to the Purezza brand.
- One Planet Pizza Create award-winning frozen pizzas now available in over 250 health stores and began shops across the UK. They were the first vegan company to crowdfund in the UK back in 2016.
- Bloombox Club Help people build their own jungle oasis bit-by-bit with their plant subscription boxes. Their mission is to make gardening and plants accessible for anyone and everyone.
- MACACHA Create organic, raw vegan plant protein blends, mindfully made and 100% faff-free for people on the go.
Pitch + Plant Judges:
Emma Sinclair MBE, Co-Founder of EnterpriseAlumni
Ashish Goyal, Director of BRAN Investments
Tom Smith, Partnerships Manager at Crowdcube
Sabrina Lipphardt, Buyer & New Product Development at Revital
Paul Brown, Founder of BOL
About Pitch + Plant
Pitch + Plant was created by Vevolution in 2017 after Founders, Damien Clarkson and Judy Nadel had realised the need to connect great plant-based businesses with the investment community.
The first Pitch + Plant took place at Vevolution Festival 2017 and saw BRAN Investment give a prize of £1500 to Pitch + Plant winner Optiat and £500 to Mylkman. Both companies have since gone on to raise investment rounds.
How To Attend?
Tickets for Pitch + Plant are now sold-out but there are still a few tickets left for the all day Plant-Based Business Bootcamp training event. But move quick as the event is now over 90% sold out!
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