Announcing Naturally San Diego’s Pitch Slam WINNER!

Naturally San Diego’s 3rd Annual Pitch Slam Results!

On April 27th, finalists went head-to-head in a shark-tank-style broadcast of Southern California’s most promising group of natural products brands.


Congratulations to our winners:

🏆 1st Place: Kristin Fracassi | Root and Splendor

🏆 2nd Place: Maria Covarrubias | Cien Chiles

🏆 People’s Choice: Wynn Austin | Wynn’s Kitchen 

With more than $150k worth of prizes awarded, these emerging San Diego brands are being set up for success to take their brands to the next level.

We’d like to extend HUGE thank you to the 350 members, colleagues, brands, service providers and friends who came out for our largest event yet! We are humbled and overwhelmed with gratitude for this community we’ve been building over the past years, and the turnout, enthusiasm, and kindness of Pitch Slam was a testament to you all.

Finalist Brands

Pitch Slam included:

  • Networking in-person with 350+ of the natural-products community’s best and brightest
  • Hosted hors d’oeuvres and drinks from local restaurants and brands
  • A shark-tank-style competition where brands will go head-to-head in front of a panel of industry-expert judges
  • Audience vote on the People’s Choice Award
  • Tasted and took home goodies from local, emerging natural products brands

Naturally San Diego’s Pitch Slam Prizes are valued at over $150,000! Package for the winners included:

Check out the industry expert judges:

👉 Justin Wilkenfeld, CEO of Kindhumans
👉 Brian Malarkey, Top Chef & San Diego Restauranteur
👉 Leigh Keith, Co-founder of Perfect Snacks
👉 Bobby Turner, COO at Jimbo’s Natural Family
👉 Maria Gonzalez-Blanch, Partner at Crescent Ridge VC

Presenting Sponsor and Prize Money Sponsor


Event Sponsors


All Applicant Brands

Pitch Slam Applications have closed.

The following applicants have created a special promotion for online purchases:

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 – 15% off: Naturallysd15
: 20% off: OFF20
 – 15% off (excluding the gift set): NATURALLYSD
– 30% off: NATURALLYSD30
 – 20% off your first purchase: NSD20
 – 20% off: NSD2023
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Criteria for brand eligibility to pitch:

  • Must be a Consumer Packed Goods natural product
  • Business must be located within 100 miles of San Diego
  • Annual gross sales are no greater than $2M in revenue (eCommerce & retail combined)
  • Product(s) must be launched and in market (but younger than 4 years)
  • Must have a website and social channels, and be able to provide liability insurance
  • Business can ship samples to selection committee in early March
  • Brand founder available to prep before event and pitch LIVE on April 27th, in San Diego
  • Winner and runner up must be available and willing to travel to Expo East for the national Pitch Slam competition representing NSD
Naturally Network and NSD will be providing ongoing resources and opportunities to Pitch Slam applicants. Submitting an application means you are agreeing to communications about additional resources and opportunities.
Brands that have pitched at any Naturally Network Chapter Pitch Slam event are not eligible to Pitch.
Brands that have previously applied and were not been selected as a finalist are encouraged to apply again.