New Orleans’ first picnic startup, Merienda, won a pitch off last week on TechCrunch Radio, which hosts a live call-in pitch each week where five pre-selected startups have exactly 60 seconds to pitch their product.
Founder Andrea Hernandez presented her pitch live on TechCrunch Radio yesterday evening. “Merienda aims to encourage people to spend meaningful time with friends and family without the tedious picnic planning,” said Hernandez.
For the first time in the show’s history, the judges unanimously voted for the same startup. Judge Drew Olanoff said, “that’s genius” after the Merienda pitch.
“I want to do it, can you come to New York next? We’ll order picnics everyday,” said judge Jordan Crooks.
Co-host and judge John Biggs called the startup amazing and said, “I want to do that now!”
Hernandez has completed her interview with TechCrunch and will be featured on the website in the next few weeks.
“Everyone loves a good picnic, but planning for them can be tedious. We wanted to make it simple for people to go on a picnic and enjoy local products,” said Andrea Hernandez, founder of Merienda. “We aim to encourage people to spend meaningful time with friends and family, while exploring all the beautiful greenspace New Orleans has to offer.”