Bread & Jam is an annual 2 day conference and bootcamp for emerging and scaling food and drink brands, bringing together food and drink founders and innovators, investors, retailers media and industry leaders.
You can expect a ground-breaking programme of panel discussions, inspirational keynotes, hands-on workshops and mentoring sessions focused on accelerating independent food and drink brands with bold aspirations. If you’re an ambitious food brand, this is an annual event not to be missed.
Hear from over 100 industry icons
Speakers this year include the founders of Hotel Chocolat, Clipper Tea and Ugly Drinks.
Pitch to national retailers
Apply to pitch to Selfridges, Ocado, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Cotswold Fayre, Holland & Barrett and more. Apply to pitch to as many retailers as you wish and get the opportunity to meet with them as part of the show.
Pitch for funding from VCs and angel investors
Apply to pitch your business to angels, investor clubs and VCs who are looking for the next big thing in food and drink, typically investing around £500k. Secure a 10 minute face to face session in the Pitching Room with Bran Investments, Pembroke, Yeo Valley and JamJar Investments.
Get feedback for your product from industry experts
Grab an add-on Tasting Panel or POD POD slot (extremely limited and sold out every year!) to get feedback for your product from independent and national retailers, consultants, industry experts and more. Panellists include Planet Organic and Sainsbury’s.
Be part of the UK’s largest community of food and drink founders
Join over 1000 food and drink founders, industry icons, retailers, trade press and innovators and rub shoulders with the most cutting edge brands in the UK. Grow your business with the kind of network you otherwise could have only dreamed of and change the course of your entrepreneurial journey in just 48 hours.
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