Naturally San Diego Pitch Slam 2024

Naturally San Diego’s 4th Annual Pitch Slam!

On April 25th, 5 finalists will go head-to-head in a shark-tank-style broadcast of Southern California’s most promising group of natural products brands.

Your ticket to Pitch Slam includes:

  • Networking in-person with 350+ of the natural-products community’s best and brightest
  • Hosted drinks, dessert and samples from 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

We are thrilled to announce this year’s 5 Finalists:

Thank you to the 35 amazing brands who applied!

Presenting Sponsor:

Prize Money Donor:

Event Sponsors:

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Photo and Video Production Provided by:

Booth partners:

Prize Package Donors:

One a la carte 5×10 Booth at Newtopia Now.

$2,000 Cash from Naturally San Diego.

Insight Sprint from SPINS.

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Opportunity to Pitch at the Virtual National Pitch Slam.

Two-week Commercial Schedule on One iHeartMEDIA Station.

Winner: Trend Analysis Package from NielsenIQ.

Runner Up: Report Bundle

Photography Package from Katie Wann.

Brand Growth Consultation Package from Purely Righteous Brands.

Consultation Package from Vdriven.

Distribution in Jimbo’s and other local markets.

Tabletop Booth Space at the 2025 UNFI San Diego Show.

Runner Up: PR Strategy Consultation and Insider PR Guide from Kloss Creatives.

Pitch Slam Applications have now closed.

The following applicants have created a special promotion for online purchases:
Madly Hadley: 25% off all products with the code: MAD25PERCENTOFF
Well Traveled: 20% off first order with the code: PITCHSLAM20
DigestLIVE: 15% off bottles only with the code: NSDPITCH15
Pasokin: 10% off a single order with the code: PASOKIN10
MoonPads: 20% off with the code: MOONPADS20
Mesa de Vida: 20% off with the code: PITCHSLAM
SUNMUD: 15% off with the code: NSD15
Maya Moon: 15% off Maya Moon signature drinking cacao blend with the code: pitchslam
Oku: Free shipping with the code: PITCHSLAM2024
Chasin’ Dreams: 20% off with code: naturallysd20

Applicant Brands:

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
  • 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 (one person) available to prep before event and pitch LIVE on April 25th, in San Diego

Other considerations: 

  • 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.

2023 RESULTS: 

Congratulations to our winners: