Boston-based ENERGYbits has won a coveted spot in Pitchfest, a startup competition for women-led sports companies that is sponsored by the Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition (OIWC) and funded by REI. As one of the winners, ENERGYbits founder and CEO Catharine Arnston (pictured) will give a short presentation August 2nd in Salt Lake City, Utah.
OIWC holds an annual Pitchfest competition for women-led startups whose business focus is the outdoors. The most promising companies are selected as winners and invited to Salt Lake City to “pitch” their company to a star-studded panel of investors and outdoor sports VIP’s. The event is free, open to the media/public (register here) and held one day prior to the Outdoor Retailer Show.
“ENERGYbits is honored to be chosen as one of this year’s Pitchfest winners,” said the company. “The award marks the third startup competition ENERGYbits has won in the last six months and illustrates the rapid growth and interest in algae and their company.”
ENERGYbits is on the cutting edge of sports nutrition. Its algae tablets help sports enthusiasts, athletes and health conscious achieve peak performance using plant-based nutrition, all without caffeine, chemicals or sugar.
Algae is recognized by NASA and the United Nations as the most nutritionally dense food in the world and is a multi-billion dollar industry in Asia where it has been sold for fifty years. Algae was virtually unknown in the USA until six years ago when ENERGYbits launched their national brand and made algae easy to take and easy to understand. Consumers, sports enthusiasts, and athletes have quickly become fans and the buzz about algae and ENERGYbits shows no sign of slowing down.
ENERGYbits are 100% spirulina, an algae that provides energy, endurance, strength and focus,” said Arnston.”RECOVERYbits are 100% chlorella, an algae that supports muscle repair, athletic recovery, immune support and anti-aging. Our algae tabs are plant-based ‘bits of food’ that have just one ingredient and one calorie but contain more protein than steak, more antioxidants than cherries, more iron than spinach, more beta carotene than carrots, more calcium than milk and contain over forty vitamins/minerals, and Omega-3.
Event details can be found here.