BevNET FBU Austin 2015

Feb 10, 2015
Austin, TX
Launch Your Food or Beverage Company the Right Way
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Agenda for BevNET FBU Austin 2015

Last updated: February 9, 2015. Lineup subject to change.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2014
8:30AM – 9:00AM Registration & Breakfast
9:00AM – 9:05AM Welcoming Remarks – Christina Ng, Editor, BevNET FBU
9:05AM – 9:30AM Building a Commercial Product: The Process – Craig Fortin, Chief Operating Officer, MetaBrand
9:30AM – 9:55AM Product Design – Adam Spriggs, Founder, Nucleus Maximus
9:55AM – 10:20AM Building an Initial Distribution Network – Andy Stallone, CEO, SAS Sales & Marketing
10:20AM – 10:45AM Networking Break
10:45AM – 11:10AM The Organization: Basic Company Structure – Brad Barnhorn, President, Barnhorn Growth Advisors
11:10AM – 11:30AM Challenges for Entrepreneurs – A Discussion – Josh Schroeter & Edmond Sanctis, Co-Founders, Sahale Snacks
11:30AM – 12:00PM Finance Stages – Mike Burgmaier, Managing Director, Silverwood Partners
12:00PM – 12:30PM The Language of Fundraising – Brette Simon, Outside General Counsel, M&A Advisor
12:30PM – 1:40PM Lunch & Networking
1:40PM – 2:00PM A Board Member’s Advice for CEO’s – Brad Barnhorn, President, Barnhorn Growth Advisors
2:00PM – 2:20PM Talking to the Angels – Richard Ressler, Attorney, MWR Legal and Angel Investor; John Paulos, Investor  and Board Member, Central Texas Angel Network
2:20PM – 2:40PM Product, Category, Team – What I Look For – Clayton Christopher, Founder & CEO, Deep Eddy Sweet Tea Vodka
2:40PM – 3:00PM Introduction to SKU/Legal Issues for Entrepreneurs – Shari Wynne Ressler, Founder & President, SKU (formerly Incubation Station)
3:00PM – 3:30PM Networking Break
3:30PM – 3:50PM Getting a Fighting Chance – Scott Jensen, CEO, Rhythm Superfoods
3:50PM – 4:10PM Introduction to Channel Strategy – Debbie Wildrick, Chief Advisory Officer, MetaBrand
4:10PM – 4:30PM Thrifty Hacks for Entrepreneurs – Bill Sipper, Managing Partner, Cascadia Managing Brands
4:30PM – 5:00PM Entrepreneur’s Panel: Learning from Our Wonderful, Stressful Careers – Chris Campbell, President & CEO, Chameleon Cold Brew; Taylor Collins, CEO, EPIC Bars; Shauna Martin, Founder & CEO, Drink Daily Greens