New Investment Challenge ‘Pitch + Plant’ - Veganuary

New Investment Challenge ‘Pitch + Plant’

To Give Plant-Based Start-Ups A Chance To Win Investment At Vevolution Festival

On the 25th November, the TED talks of veganism Vevolution festival returns to London and will take place at the prestigious Royal Institution in Mayfair, London.

At this year’s festival budding plant-based entrepreneurs will get a chance to participate in ‘Pitch + Plant’, the UK’s first ever plant-based business investment challenge at a UK vegan festival.

At Vevolution Festival entrepreneurs will pitch investors for a chance to win £1500.00 plus mentorship from BRAN Investments. With the runner-up receiving a £500.00 prize.

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6 businesses will be selected beforehand to pitch to the investors at the festival. Start-ups can apply by simply filling in this form applications must be made by 27th October 2017:

BRAN Investments is family business dedicated to supporting young entrepreneurs and has a passion for helping the world adopt a more sustainable and vegan lifestyle.

This passion has led to BRAN Investments collaborating with Damien Clarkson & Judy Nadel, Founders of Vevolution to create Pitch + Plant at this year’s Vevolution Festival.

The plant-based business entrepreneurs choosing the winners on the day will include Ram Goyal Partner Bran Investments, Loui Blake Hospitality Entrepreneur, Laura Way Founder of Votch.

On the creation of Pitch + Plant, Ashish Goyal, Partner at BRAN Investments said: “ We want to support businesses that help make the world a better place. Our experience of Vevolution events have shown it to be a hotbed of innovative ideas and full of entrepreneurs creating great businesses.”

Ashish added: “Pitch + Plant  will give early stage businesses a chance to win prize money, potential for further funding and more importantly get mentoring to help them get their business achieve greater success.”

Damien Clarkson, Co-Founder of Vevolution adds: “We are really excited to announce this first collaboration between Vevolution and BRAN Investments. Our events have become real hub for entrepreneurs wanting to create positive change in the world and the Pitch + Plant challenge, at this year’s festival will be a showcase for all the innovation happening in the plant-based business community.”



Sales of plant-based foods are skyrocketing with Mintel recently reporting 28% of people in the UK having attempted to reduce their meat consumption in the past 6 months.

2017 has seen been another big year for the vegan movement. In January the ‘try vegan’ campaign Veganuary saw record numbers of participants. The London street food scene is awash with delicious vegan food. Facebook plant-based recipe sensation BOSH! just signed a high six-figure book deal and plant-based frozen meals company allplants recently closed an £800,000 round of investment.

Vevolution Festival 2017 is a celebration of all the progress the vegan movement has made in 2017. It is about accelerating the creation of vegan culture across the world.

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Please contact Damien Clarkson, Vevolution Co-Founder at [email protected] 07930829687 for further quotes or interview.

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