Seven finalists in plant-based business investment competition

Seven finalists in plant-based business investment competition, photo: Vevolution
Seven finalists in plant-based business investment competition, photo: Vevolution

Vegan junk food, ethical aftershave, organic local tempeh, dried jackfruit, popped lotus seeds, cacao-consciousness and skincare made with only 5 ingredients. These seven business ideas will be pitched this Saturday at the Plant Based Business Bootcamp in London.

The Pitch+Plant event is organised by Vevolution, a movement to inspire a plant-powered generation of people creating positive change in the world.

Co-founder Damien Clarkson from Vevolution said they were overwhelmed by the quality of applications this year: “There is an abundance of entrepreneurs creating exciting plant-based businesses that represent a brighter way of living on the planet. We look forward to investing in the winners of Pitch+Plant and helping them on their entrepreneurial journey.”

These seven finalists will be pitching for seed investment in their startups.

The Green Grill & The Green Butchers
The Green Grill makes healthy vegan street food. Food that’s good for your body, the planet and animals.

Kings is an ethical aftershave fragrance and grooming brand on a mission to inspire and empower men to live healthier and happier lives.

Club Cultured
Club Cultured makes organic tempeh in London. High in protein, gluten free and also plastic free.

Jacked creates products using unique fruits and flavors and uses ethical supply chains to create new markets for the farmers of Uganda.

Native Snacks
To experience a country, you need to experience its food. They bring native snacks, like popped lotus seeds, from across the world for you to discover.

Well Bean Company
They promote the positive relationship between chocolate and the mind. They call it cacao-consciousness.

Five Dot Botanics 
Five Dot Botanics offers proof that effective skincare can be formulated with minimal ingredients. Their products are made of only 5 ingredients.

Panel of experts
The seven startups will pitch to a panel of investors and plant-based business experts including Matthew Glover from Veganuary, Damien Clarkson from Vevolution, Swatee Deepak from With and For Girls at Purposeful, Jonathan Petrides from allplants and Grace Regan from Spicebox.

This is the third annual Pitch+Plant. Previous winners have included UpCircle Beauty, Purezza, One Planet Pizza and FRUU

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  1. Great startups! I vote for KINGS aftershave. Nice initiative to create a better world not only with food but also with other aspects of life, such as personal care.

  2. Tough one!

    I really like the idea of good sloppy vegan street food that can rival with traditional hotdogs and hamburgers. And thus give even meat eaters more options.

    But I think it’s easier to control what you eat than control all the shitty chemicals that go into some beauty/skin products, so 5 dot Botanics using just 5 ingredients wins it for me.


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