Finalists for FreshDirect’s Next Big Food Thing Crowdfund on RocketHub

Next Big Food Thing RocketHubOnline Grocer FreshDirect and crowdfunding platform RocketHub have selected the finalists to their Next Big Food Thing.  The winner of the competition will receive $10,000 plus the opportunity to partner with FreshDirect with their product.  Second and third place contestants will each received $2500 for their business.  The online grocer  teamed up with RocketHub to find the newest in food innovation.

“This partnership will leverage the massive power of crowdfunding to incubate innovative food endeavors,” says Brian Meece, the CEO of RocketHub, in a statement.

Judges for the competition include:

  • Geoff Bartakovics, CEO, Tasting Table
  • Natasha Case, CEO, Coolhaus
  • Sarah Copeland, Food Director, Real Simple
  • John Craven, Founder, BevNet
  • David McInerney, Co-Founder, FreshDirect
  • Viraj Puri, Co-Founder & CEO, Gotham Greens

FreshDirect Next Big ThingThe Next Big Food Thing  Grand Prize winner will be chosen based on the amount of money raised, the quality of the idea and the engagement with the crowd.

FreshDirect is a leading online grocer in the U.S., delivering premium quality fresh-from-the-farm foods and brand-name groceries to customers in the greater New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania metros area.


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