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TROUT TANK – CPG EDITION is about highlighting CPG food and beverage entrepreneurs and businesses in Colorado and giving them opportunities to sharpen their pitching skills, gain exposure, secure funding, and build connections with lenders, investors, decision-makers, and key stakeholders within the Colorado business and investing community. 

Apply now to push your brand forward! It’s free to apply but only 20 companies will have an opportunity to audition for the Denver Startup Week event. 


How it works:

  • Fill out an application telling us about you and your product; plus submit a short 1 – minute video introducing yourself.
  • 15 companies will be chosen to participate by our selection committee.
  • Participants will go through an afternoon of training and mentoring in our pitch accelerator session.
  • Prior to Denver startup week, participants will deliver a 5 minute pitch to our panel.  The panel will select  companies to pitch at Denver start up week in front of an audience of 200 investors, industry experts, and business leaders. 
  • One pitch winner will be selected at Denver startup week, but all participants will have an opportunity at the event to share their product and company with those in attendance!

What To Expect:

  • 5 sessions including pitch practice, expert panels, and interactive group work
  • Introductions to rockstar mentors
  • Complete a pitch deck with expert help
  • Multiple pitching opportunities in a supportive space
  • Instant feedback and coaching
  • Access to a powerful alumni network of over 130 past Trout Tank companies
  • Private public speaking classes and coaching
  • Special Rockies Venture Club Pitch Academy

Trout Tank is held 3 times per year, in the spring, summer, and fall with a special event for Denver Startup Week.

Applications Due
August 2, 2020

Pitch Accelerator Sessions
August 5 – Sept 2
4:00 – 7:00 PM

Final Pitch Event
Denver Startup Week – 2020


All interested companies can apply. If you are selected, your payment is due by the beginning of the program.

Standard Trout Tank Fee

Denver Metro Chamber and Colorado Food Works Members

Trout Tank Retake Fee


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See a glimpse at the last Trout Tank event where we focused on water challenges! 

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