Is your food company export ready? Can you hold your nerve in front of a lions stare? Can you beat off all of your competitors to win a fantastic prize at the largest gathering of food industry professionals on the island of Ireland?
Food & Drink Business Europe Exhibition & Conference Citywest
Dublin, D24 KF8A
Conference Sneak Peak
2017 Lions & Winner
Lions will be tamed by Andrew Bradley, MD of Bradley Brand & Design
Everest Granola participated in the Lions Den pitch competition at the Food & Retail Hospitality Expo at Citywest in 2018. "I like the sales part of the business, so I really enjoyed Lions Den at the Food & Drink Conference, it was a great experience. In the future, we want to focus on new product development and the export market."
Seamus Tighe, Director at Everest Granola Limited
Founder of Anu Dairy Kevin Kennedy spoke to independent.ie following the announcement of the pitching result. "To be fair the other teams were fantastic and they were far ahead of us in terms of domestic sales but our company is based on export. So we've had to invest time into seeing how the export works and to see if we can get it to scale."
Kevin Kennedy, Founder Anu Dairy
"The Irish Biltong Company participated in the Lions Den pitch competition at the Food & Retail Hospitality Expo at Citywest in 2016. Winning first prize has totally transformed our business by gaining placements in some of Europe’s largest retailers in Ireland the UK, Belgium and Germany. I would highly recommend any start up food business to participate."
Noreen Doyle, CEO The Irish Biltong Company
2016 RUNNERS UP
2018 Applications now closed!
A lot of food & drink startups have entered to be considered for the final. A shortlist of entries will be chosen to present at the Food & Drink exhibition in front of our roaring Lions.