REV Birmingham’s Big Pitch Winners and live kick-off coverage

Winners of REV Birmingham's The Big Pitch
Winners of REV Birmingham’s The Big Pitch

2016 winners of THE BIG PITCH, presented by PNC are:

$5,000 People’s Choice: Domestique Coffee

$5,000 2nd Place: Party Boutique Kids

$15,000 grand prize: Tropicaleo!

Bham Now’s Vicky Lewis joined the crowds at Thomas Jefferson Towers this afternoon to hear THE BIG PITCH, presentations.  Ten finalists participated in a business boot camp to prepare their pitch in front of judges,investors, and a live audience.   Catch the kick-off of todays event.

Michael Tomberlin / Alabama NewsCenter) - See more at: http://alab
Michael Tomberlin / Alabama NewsCenter

According to Rev’s website, 2016 BIG PITCH finalists were:

Organically Yours/Antionette Neeley: Locally-based organic baked goods company looking to open a café and production

kitchen in Historic East Lake

Party Boutique Kids/Danielle Hines: Tailored, uniquely-themed kids’ entertainment parties

Studio Steel/Elle Nelson: Pole fitness studio focused on having fun, getting fit, and discovering your strengths and designed for a diverse adult demographics

Wholesome Soda/ Eric Holsomback: Local, hand-crafted soda made with natural ingredients and a hint of sweetness

Tropicaleo/Gabriel Marrero: A fresh, casual culinary experience that will bring Puerto Rican island food and island mood to the Magic City

Pure Imagine Candy Shoppe/Jerethia Blake: Mobile candy shop with custom candy options and unique charm

Kinetiq Movement/ Matthew Hamilton:  Local obstacle park and indoor challenge facility for adventurous athletes young and old

Domestique Coffee/ Nathan Pocus: A nitro cold brew coffee experience using fair-trade Haitian-sourced coffee beans

Rainy Day/ Saramia Arenas: A handmade retail collective focused on fostering creativity and supporting local makers

Left Hand Soap Co./Soapy Jones: High-quality, all-natural soap and skincare products with locally-sourced ingredients

Congratulations to all!

Author: Vicky Lewis

Senior at UAB, Poodle Enthusiast, Hiking Novice