“SNAC Tank” Pitch Competition with Rohan Oza, March 29, 2022

Want to take your innovative start-up snack brand to the next level? Apply now to pitch your unique snack product to a panel of expert industry judges for the chance to win the $10,000 grand prize. The winner will also gain important connections with leading industry mentors to help scale-up, as well as visibility and coverage in industry media.

Rohan Oza has worked for- and with- iconic global food and beverage companies and brands, including Mars, Coca Cola, Vitaminwater, Bai Brands and Bulletproof Coffee. Oza’s current firm, CAVU Venture Partners specializes in taking great brands to the next level and has partnered with Hippeas, Popchips, One Bar, Skinny Dipped, and many more. As a Guest Shark on ABC’s “Shark Tank”, Oza invested in current SNAC International Member Jackson’s Chips. Dubbed “Hollywood’s Brandfather” by The Hollywood Reporter, Oza is a global pioneer in celebrity equity deals, and is known for transforming groundbreaking consumer products into household names.

Based on the below criteria, five (5) finalists will be selected to pitch on the live stage, and five (5) semifinalists will also be selected. 





  • Must be an innovative start-up snack brand
  • Product must be currently available for consumer purchase
  • Preferred demonstrated financial backing
  • Must commit to attending SNX (registration fee waived) and sending product to sample



Submit a two-minute smart-phone quality video clip pitch and complete the application form.



Never-before-seen innovative product or packaging.



5 finalists chosen to pitch their product to a panel of expert industry judges

2-minute pitch, 3-minute Q&A with the panel of judges

Panel of judges and the audience will vote for one brand to take home the grand prize



Cash: $10,000

Mentoring: Connections to leading industry mentors to help winner scale-up.

Media: Profile and visibility in leading trade publications (print and digital package).

Application Deadline: February 4, 2022

Finalists to be Notified: February 28, 2022