Boulder ‘Shark Tank’ Event Awards 3 Colorado ‘Up & Comers’ You Need to Know
In late February of 2023, Naturally Boulder held its 18th annual "Pitch Slam & Innovation Showcase." Companies from Colorado that are natural and organic focused compete to be named "Most Up and Coming" for the year.
The 2023 event saw about a half-dozen Colorado companies take to the stage to make their pitches in front of a panel of judges. Three companies walked away with awards that will help them grow in the right direction. Check them out.
At the 2023 event, the first-place prize also took home the "People's Choice" award, so you know that this company is definitely on its way to being a "player." The four-person panel questioned the companies, like on "Shark Tank," before making their final decision on the top three.
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THIRD PLACE AT THE BOULDER 'PITCH SLAM & INNOVATION' EVENT
Hooch Booch makes "hard' kombucha, using tea from Longmont and fruit from Evans. They currently have five flavors, including an Old Fashioned-inspired one and one inspired by martinis.
Hooch Booch combines the mystique of classic cocktail flavors with the probiotic benefits of hard kombucha to create a beverage that is both refined and refreshing. You can expect a robust and flavorful booch that packs a punch of 8.5% ABV.
They also have non-alcoholic options, knowns as "Corpse Revivers;" which is very clever.
SECOND PLACE AT THE BOULDER 'PITCH SLAM & INNOVATION' EVENT
The founder and creator of Terraseed, based out of Boulder, found that once she turned to veganism, she wasn't getting enough nutritional elements. Where "necessity breeds invention," she created this multivitamin for vegans. Furthermore, the packaging is 100% biodegradable.
FIRST PLACE AT THE BOULDER 'PITCH SLAM & INNOVATION' EVENT
PEAK STATE COFFEE
Peak State Coffee took the top prize as awarded by the judges and the "People's Choice," awarded by attendees to the event. They are the first whole-bean mushroom company, to use functional mushrooms.
Coffee First, Without Compromise - Yes, ACTUAL coffee. Don't sacrifice great taste thanks to the world's first whole bean coffee with wellness benefits from adaptogens. Enjoy a fresh, quality cup, all thanks to our patentable infusion process..
Many mushroom "coffees" are powder mixed with water. This is an actual bean that can be ground and brewed. They have many varieties and different styles of packaging.