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Presented by Hudson Kitchen in partnership with Hudson County Community College, JerseyMade Food + Beveage Pitchfest offers select New Jersey-based entrepreneurs the opportunity to present their business ideas for a chance to win funding to help make their culinary dreams come true.

Ten entrepreneurs will be selected to give a five minute pitch that describes their business plan and how the funding will be used.  Area college students in attendance will have the opportunity to sign up to give a 60-second pitch during the event. Four winners will take home cash prizes totaling $5,500.

Thursday, February 21, 2019
Culinary Conference Center, Jersey City

1st - $2,500
2nd - $1,500
3rd - $1,000
60-Second Pitch (Students Only) - $500

The competition is designed for startup and early stage businesses in operation for three years or less.

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Applications open on December 1, 2018.


There are six sponsorship levels – Presenting, Supporting, Leadership, Community, 60 Second Pitch and Student Ticket – currently available for companies and individuals interested in supporting the JerseyMade Pitchfest Competition.


  • Sponsors impact the future of small food and beverage businesses in New Jersey by helping them overcome one of their biggest challenges — funding!

  • Receive prominent recognition including: advertising, exhibiting, judging and speaking opportunities

  • Interaction and networking with the New Jersey food community at large

  • Custom sponsorships available upon request

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