GFC 2023

Alternative Protein Startup Pitch Slam

Applications now open!

Good Food Conference Pitch Slam

Call for entries now closed! 

The Good Food Institute is selecting five standout startups from around the globe to participate in an in-person Alternative Protein Pitch Slam at the 2023 Good Food Conference. The conference is scheduled for September 18-20, 2023, in San Francisco. The Pitch Slam will take place on September 20 from 10:30-11:50am PT. Interested startups were asked to complete this application by Sunday, July 23 at midnight PT to be considered to pitch.

The companies selected will each have five minutes to present their pitch decks in front of an impressive conference audience. A 2-3 minute Q&A will follow each pitch. The event will close with a meet-and-greet between audience members and pitching startups. In previous years, attendees have included ADM Ventures, Obvious Ventures, Tyson Ventures, Clear Current Capital, Stray Dog Capital, CPT Capital, Kelloggs, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Wired, the BBC, and many more.

To be eligible, companies must be focused on plant-based, cultivated, or fermentation-enabled protein end products, ingredients, or upstream products or services. Applicants should also be in Series B or earlier funding. Please note that the purpose of this event is to provide exposure. Startups will not be competing for capital.

Pitching companies will receive two complimentary tickets as well as a 10×10 dedicated booth space for the conference. Transportation and lodging will be the responsibility of the participating company.

Thank you for your interest in this exciting opportunity! Contact Laine Clark ( with any questions.

Applications now closed!

Good Food Conference Pitch Slam