DrinkPreneur Live 2015

drinkpreneur live 2015

First Event Dedicated for Beverage Entrepreneurs

DrinkPreneur Live is Europe’s only business accelerator forum for new beverage brands. It returns to London on 23 September 2015 following last year’s inaugural event attended by over 100 start-up and early stage brand developers.

This unique one day event and concept development workshop will enable new beverage brands to meet with industry experts, advisers and mentors who will be on-hand to stimulate ideas, share knowledge and advise.

This highly interactive day will include presentations, quality networking time, and an Awards presentation for those delegates who have entered their own concepts or finished beverage product.

The day will include:
Beverage business essentials

  • Market gap analysis
  • Design, branding and marketing
  • Product development and production
  • Financing and funding
  • Route to market

Entrepreneur interviews
Retailer panel session
Unique networking

Delegates will have the opportunity to meet and network with established industry leaders, decision makers and advisers one-to-one. Mentors will available to advise and share experiences on topics including market gaps, product formulation, production, design, sustainable packaging, business plans and much more.

jools“The most valuable element of last year’s event was the one-to-one networking with industry experts. This is so helpful for a start-up”, Leonardo Laforgia, Founder of Jools Drinks and Drinkpreneur 2014 winner


Bella-Berry-logo_Fotor1“Industry experts, suppliers and fellow entrepreneurs made for a packed and thrilling day. We made outstanding contacts during the networking sessions and the professional advice we were given was invaluable.”, Suzannah Baker, Founder and CEO of Bella Berry. 


DrinkPreneur 2015 Awards

An International competition recognizing the best beverage concept or start-up product.

Anyone can enter the awards when booking places for the event at www.drinkpreneur.com and there are 20 places available that will guarantee the opportunity to present to the panel of judges.

Entrants can pitch their concept or product to the industry experts who will be looking for creativity, marketability, innovation and overall business growth potential. The overall winner will be awarded by the panel.

Judges / Mentors / Speakers




08:30 Registration
09:00 Becoming a successful DrinkPreneur
09:15 Market Gap Analysis
Anne Wong Erven, Senior Consultant at Zenith International
09:30 Design, Branding and Marketing
Derek Johnson, Founder and Strategy Leader of Family (and friends) Design
09:45 Product Development and Production
Ieva Petkeviciute, Head of NPD at MyDrink Beverages
10:00 Finance and Funding
Simon Potter, Senior Investment Associate at Seedrs
10:15 Route To Market
Mark Hopper, Head of Innovation and Development, SHS Group
10:30 Questions and Discussion
11:00  Refreshments and Networking
11:30  Practicality and Performance
David Beardmore, Category Buying Manager – Soft Drinks for Tesco
11:50 Retail Panel Session
Sainsbury’s, Waitrose (TBC) and Tesco
Questions from the audience
Concepts and finished products bought by delegates for entry into the Drinkpreneur Live competition will be on display around the venue. All speakers and industry experts will be on hand for one-to-one networking.
Buffet lunch
14:30 Presentations by competition entrants
20 presentations x 2 minutes each
15:30 Judges feedback
Panel members include:
David Beardmore, Category Buying Manager – Soft Drinks for Tesco
Bill Anderson, Founder and CEO of First Beverage Group
Claire Nuttall, Founder of Brand Incubator
 Mark Hopper, Head of Innovation and Development, SHS Group
The judging panel will then leave to select 3 short-listed entrants for a final audience vote after the Entrepreneur panel.
16:15 DrinkPreneur Panel
Charles Rolls, Co-Founder of Fever Tree
Banery Mauleverer, Founder of Fresh Marketing
Questions from the audience
16:45 Drinkpreneur 2015 award vote
The audience will vote on the top 3 entrants shortlisted by the judging panel
17:00 Networking reception

To book you place at the event please click on the button below. You will be taken to our event partner Zenith International’s website and booking system where payment can be made.




First event dedicated for drinkpreneurs is organized by MyDrink Beverages together with Zenith International.

mydrink_bigMyDrink Beverages is a premier beverage development consulting company. Their main expertise is beverage product development. All-In-One solution starting from recipe development, manufacturing, market research and marketing.





Zenith International is a leading international consultancy that advises the food and drinks industry on business and technical issues ranging from international business strategy to factory design. We work with over 1,000 clients, many long-term, in more than 50 countries.


BASE King’s Cross, 103c Camley Street,
London N1C 4PF, U.K.

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