The 2018 Big Pitch Competition presented by PNC is in its fifth year, and REV is excited for you to get to know each of our five 2018 finalists. Meet finalists Caeden Oliver and Sarah Schlund of Beehive Baking Company. They are dedicated to delivering the joy of fresh, handcrafted and seasonal baked goods straight to your doorstep.
Each Big Pitch finalist is paired with a mentor to help them prepare for the competition. Sarah and Caeden’s mentor is Trevor Newberry, owner Newberry Consulting. Prior to embarking on his own entrepreneurial journey, Trevor was the general manager leading the uber-friendly team at Urban Standard. Trevor knows about coffee, baking and how to crunch numbers for small business success, which is a great fit for Sarah and Caeden.
Ahead of the November 17 live competition, we asked Sarah and Caeden a few questions about Beehive Baking Company and they envision their business adding to the vibrancy of Birmingham.
The 2018 finalists include Beehive Baking Company, Gatos and Beans, Ignite Cycle, Mota Autohaus, and Nelchie’s Cajun Cuisine. They will compete and pitch their ideas in front of judges and a live audience on Saturday, November 17 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Studio Arts Building in Five Points South, 1034 20th Street South. Buy your Big Pitch tickets now!
See more details on The Big Pitch, including information about business development workshops from October 16-30, at bigpitchbham.com.
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If you’ve been following REV for a while, you probably remember The Big Pitch Competitions we used to hold back in the day. The Big Pitch presented by PNC was essentially our own little version of Shark Tank. And a lot of your favorite local businesses that participated in this competition now have active retail storefronts that you can go check out. Let’s start with some of our finalists that are based in the City of Birmingham and see what they’ve been up to!
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