Austin Fast Start: Consumer Packaged Goods Pitch Event

Monday, May 9, 2022 (5:30 PM - 7:30 PM) (CDT)


Austin Fast Start is a pitch competition with a purpose. Every quarter, we will hear from a new industry and award an unrestricted cash prize and other opportunities to turn these dreams into realities. This quarter is Consumer Packaged Goods. You'll get the opportunity to see and hear innovators present their ideas and vote for your favorite. 

Announcing the Finalists

Basic B Chai is an Austin-based, women-owned beverage company that produces and sells high-quality, small-batch beverages to coffee shops, groceries, and direct to consumers. 

Bold Move Beverages is an early-stage alcohol brand that combines two of the world's most beloved drinks, coffee & whiskey, into a ready-to-drink ('RTD') cocktail called Cold Brooze®. 

Fresh Halo provides natural, simple, innovative hat care products. Our first product helps hat owners keep their favorite headwear smelling fresh while controlling moisture and pests. It is the first of many innovative ideas we are working on.

Funky Mello makes the world's first and only plant based refrigerated marshmallow cremes in fun flavors. Everything they make is also gluten free, soy & corn free. 

About Consumer Packaged Goods
Consumer packaged goods (CPG) are items used daily by consumers that require routine replacement or replenishment. Products may be food, beverage, apparel, jewelry, toys, tools, or anything you could imagine being sold at your favorite brick-and-mortar or online retailer.

Thank You to Our CPG Emcee and Judges!

  • Emcee: Katrina Tolentino, Executive Director of Naturally Austin

  • Corey Dolina, Vice President, SBA Banker at Regions Bank
  • Sophia Javaheri, Director of Program Operations at 3 Day Startup
  • Crystal Royal, Supplier Diversity Manager at H-E-B
  • Ezinne Udezue, Vice President, Product Management at Procore Technologies

Learn more about the Emcee and Judges here.

Prize Package Snapshot (total package valued at $4,625)

  • $2,500 Cash Prize plus in-kind prizes
  • Three months free rent at Capital Factory
  • Financial and HR Consultation from vcfo
  • One Year Corporate Membership to the Austin Young Chamber

See Full Prize Package Details Here

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In-Person Event Expectations for Attendees:

✅ Masks are strongly recommended for high-risk attendees when not actively eating or drinking

✅ Wash or sanitize your hands frequently

Stay home when appropriate

✅ The Austin Young Chamber reserves the right to update these protocols should City, County, and/or State guidelines change.


Registration will close at 5pm on Monday, May 9th.

Capital Factory
Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St
Austin, TX 78701 United States

First Floor Capital Factory Voltron Room

Parking Instructions can be found here.

Event Contact
Mel Martin
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Monday, May 9, 2022 (5:30 PM - 7:30 PM) (CDT)
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