June 24, 2019
FOOD, BEVERAGE & HOSPITALITY
2019 Food, Beverage and Hospitality Startup Pitch Night
June 24th, 2019
6 - 8 PM
L'Oréal Café, Hudson Yards
The French-American Chamber of Commerce is partnering with executives from top French brands in the United States to create a robust package, to reward a company representing French excellence and innovation in the U.S. food, beverage and hospitality market. The finalists, and ultimately the winner, will be chosen as the company best representing French excellence, know-how, or innovation in the Food, Beverage, and Hospitality industries, and the most likely to succeed in the United States market. By offering our combined expertise in sales, knowledge of the market, customer engagement, and relationships with investors and retailers, our program will help entrepreneurs promote French excellence.
Join the audience and listen to the live pitches of talented founders and business developers. After their presentations, the jury will deliberate and present the results, live, to the lucky winner. During networking, participants can taste and discover the products of the candidates, along with hors d'oeuvres, wine and a selection of gourmet treats.
One winner will receive a $10,000 cash prize, 1 year of mentoring from a committee of executives, 10 Days of FACC-NY CoWork space usage, and 1 year free FACC-NY Membership. 10 Finalists will receive exceptional networking opportunities with Venture Capitalists and Angels.
Cyrille Bessiere, Co-Founder & Operating Partner, Eutopia
Ariane Daguin, CEO, D’Artagnan
Eric Dubourg, CEO, Wineberry
Louis-Jean Egasse, CEO, Maison Kayser
Michel Larroche, President, Mom Group
Marie-Paule Nowlis, Hotel Manager, Sofitel
Jean-Charles Perino, Co-Founder, EVP Sales & Marketing, La Compagnie
Sidney Weiss, Managing Partner, Law Offices of Sidney N. Weiss