The Big Pitch
The competition is over. The verdict is out. Let’s give a round of applause to our 2015 The Big Pitch winners!
First Place Winner of $15K- East 59 Vintage and Cafe
East 59 will be expanding their operations in East Lake to include a space for community gatherings. In their first year of operation, they are already brimming to capacity. This expansion will provide a place for the neighbors who frequent the cafe to hold important events like anniversary celebrations, wedding receptions, and family reunions. This expansion will be the third property that the East 59 team has revitalized since their launch. Congratulations East 59!
Second Place Winner of 5K- Naughty but Nice Kettle Corn Co.
Tiffany and Tanesha made a splash with their amazing kettle corn. Over the past year they have launched their company at events and farmers markets. Craving some kettle corn right now? You can always get Naughty but Nice Kettle Corn at Sozo Trading Company in Avondale. So pop by and delight your taste buds. This popcorn is too good for tree trimming. You will be scraping the bag!
People’s Choice Winner of 5K- Shu Shop
This authentic ramen shop will take traditional Japanese techniques and elements and fuse them with beloved Southern flavors. More than that, Shu Shop will be a late night destination for people to catch up with friends or turn strangers into friends, all over great food and craft cocktails. Shu Shop will be lighting up the Theater District in downtown Birmingham soon, so stay tuned.
BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE!!! This year 3 teams get the chance to talk with investors from JJ Lewis Investments for up to 100K in investment capital.
It’s not over for…
Better Kombucha- Locally sourced tangy, effervescent tea full of probiotics.
Laced Up Boutique- A limited edition, high end sneaker sales and consignment company.
Naughty but Nice Kettle Corn- Delectable hand popped kettle corn.
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