Are you a vegan-owned food-brand ready to get into retailers?

Would you like to pitch your brand to key retail buyers in the UK & Europe?

Get ready to battle for your place!

Getting into your first retailers is a major milestone for your business, but one that many vegan food brands struggle to reach. Our Battle of the Vegan Brands competition will give one vegan-owned food brand a free place (worth £2,450 plus VAT) at veg-net, a day-long event where plant-based brands get 10 pre-arranged meetings with key retail buyers and experts to pitch your product.

Although veg-net is open to all plant-based brands, Vegan Business Tribe have one free place to award specifically to a food brand founded by vegans and run on vegan ethics as part of our partnership with the event. Your entry will be judged by a panel of industry experts, including Andy Shovel, founder of THIS; Jo Hill, founder of One Planet Pizza; and David Pannell, founder of Vegan Business Tribe.

Do you qualify?

How do you apply?

Application is made by filling out the form below to secure entry and then submitting a maximum 60-second video by the 21st April 2024 telling us about your product and why you deserve the free place at veg-net to pitch to the buyers.

We will then select three brands to go through to our live ‘Battle of the Brands’ final on Zoom at 4pm on Thursday 2nd May. Here you will get to pitch to our panel of expert judges who will award the free place to the most deserving brand.

We will share both your application video and the recording of the final amongst our Vegan Business Tribe network and on social media to give you even more exposure.

NOTE: You don’t need to be a current Vegan Business Tribe member to enter your brand and your video doesn’t need to be professionally produced!

If I don't win, can I still attend veg-net?

Yes, you can register as a paid attendee and the first five brands to quote ‘Vegan Business Tribe’ can get a place for the specially discounted price of £1,500 plus VAT.

Places are limited, so if you want to secure your seat at veg-net, you can buy a ticket but still enter our competition and your ticket price will be refunded in full if you win.

I make a plant-based product but I'm not vegan. Can I still enter?

This competition is just for companies founded by vegans and run on vegan ethics as part of our partnership with veg-net. However, veg-net is for any company who makes a plant-based product, whether the people behind the product is vegan or not – so you can still register as an attendee here. 

Wednesday 5th June 2024
Radisson Blu Hotel, Stansted Airport, London UK

The future of plant-based networking

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Confirmed UK distributors:
Morrisons, Ocado, Hunts Food Group, Vegetarian Express, Suma

Confirmed International distributors:
Uplegger Food Company, GreenPro International, Kale Foods, Vegan Perfection, ÓJ&K-ÍSAM


Complete the first part of your application now to secure your place in the competition, then you have until the 21st April 2024 to submit your 60-second video (we will email you details of how after you complete the form). If you have any questions please email

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