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BrandHive, a leading healthy lifestyle branding agency providing high-level strategic planning and branding expertise to consumer packaged goods and value-based ingredient companies, today announced that its co-founder and partner, Jeff Hilton, was invited to judge the Natural Products Business School Pitch-Slam, produced by New Hope Network, at Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore, Maryland on September 13 and 14, 2017.

The Pitch-Slam event showcases the best budding talent in natural and organic consumer product goods. Participants pitch their company to experts and investors for a chance at a prize package, including a free booth at next year’s Expo East. Hilton will join fellow judges Bob Burke (Natural Products Consulting), Andy Whitman (2x Consumer Products Growth Partners), Koel Thomae (Noosa yoghurt co-founder), and Tera Johnson (Food Finance Institute) for the semi-finals held September 13th from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. and the finals held September 14th from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Ten companies have made it to the semi-finals where they will give a 3-minute pitch demonstrating their product innovation, followed by a Q&A and critiques by Hilton and the other judges. Four finalists, including a crowd favorite, will be selected to continue to the finals, where one will be chosen to win the competition.

Hilton will also speak at the NCN Investor Forum on September 13th from 11:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. He will be addressing “Building a Platform for the Next Generation of $100 Million Brands: Key Differentiators in Science, Product Development, Marketing Strategy and Tactics to Millennials and Boomers.”

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