Announcing Naturally San Diego’s 2nd Annual Pitch Slam | In Person, April 7th @ 4 pm

Naturally San Diego’s 2nd Annual Pitch Slam


Presented by:   


 Thursday, April 7th at 4 pm at BRICK in Liberty Station

On April 7th, finalists will go head-to-head in this shark-tank-style broadcast of Southern California’s most promising group of natural products brands.

Naturally San Diego’s in-person Pitch Slam will give natural products entrepreneurs the stage to pitch their up-and-coming companies to a panel of experts and audience members, ultimately winning a suite of prizes from our local San Diego community to help propel their industry growth!


Your Pitch Slam ticket will include:

  • Networking in-person with 200 of the natural-products community’s best and brightest
  • Hosted hors d’oeuvres and drinks from local restaurants and brands
  • Listen to an all-female panel of San Diego-based entrepreneurs
  • Watch the shark-tank-style competition where brands will go head-to-head in front of a panel of industry-expert judges
  • Taste and take home goodies from local, emerging natural products brands


After much deliberation and amongst the 35 incredible emerging brands who applied, we are THRILLED to announce the FIVE FINALISTS:

👉🏼 Chuza | Daniel
👉🏼 COYOTAS | Janet Flores
👉🏼 Gear Hugger Sergio
👉🏼 Kové Hard Yerba Mate | Alex
👉🏼 NOLEO | Nicolas Chery,

We have an incredible lineup of industry-expert judges who will evaluate the finalists:

Announcing our all-star lineup for the LIVE Naturally San Diego Pitch Slam Panel:

“How She Built This”: San Diego Female Founders on Building Category-First Brands. Hear from:

On how they built their brands to pioneer and lead categories throughout the country, all from America’s Finest City.
Moderated by NSD Board Member and CEO of Keto Krisp by CanDoMatt Clifford,

Mega thank you to our Pitch Slam mentors who are volunteering their time to support, coach and root for our finalist brands as they prepare for the LIVE shark-tank-style competition on April 7th:

👉🏼 Sara Brooks of Covet by Power Digital
👉🏼 Adam Hertel of Summit Sales Consulting, LLC
👉🏼 Kerri Leslie of VERITY
👉🏼 Thad Benshoof of HOMEGROWN MEATS LLC
👉🏼 Jamie Fay of RationAle Brewing


Headline sponsor:

Event sponsor: 

rsm sponsor of naturally san diego

Stage sponsor: 

Panel sponsor: 



Drink sponsors: 



We received 35 incredible applications from our local emerging brands! Give them some love:

Criteria for brand eligibility to pitch:

  • Must be a CPG natural product
  • Business must be located within 100 miles of San Diego
  • Annual gross sales are no greater than $5M in revenue (eCommerce & retail combined)
  • Product(s) must be launched and in market (but fewer than 3 years)
  • Must have valid/live website and social channels and be able to provide liability insurance


For questions about Naturally San Diego, the pitch slam or sponsorship opportunities please contact

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