FBU Boston 2015

Sept 30, 2015
Boston, MA
LEARN HOW TO LAUNCH, MARKET AND FUND YOUR FOOD OR BEVERAGE BRAND
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Agenda for FBU Boston 2015

  • 8:00 AM

    9:00 AM

    Registration, Breakfast & Networking
  • 9:00 AM

    9:10 AM

    Welcome Remarks
  • 9:10 AM

    9:30 AM

    What Really Matters: Creating a Product that Consumers Really Like
    Rob Ehrlich, Founder and CEO, SexyPop
  • 9:30 AM

    9:50 AM

    Copacking: The Entrepreneur as Operations Manager
    Paul Pruett, CEO, Mediterra
  • 9:50 AM

    10:10 AM

    Incubating in the Natural Channel
    Tim Sperry, Founder, The Tim Sperry Group
  • 10:10 AM

    10:30 AM

    Getting to Market with Brokers and Distributors
    John Maggiore, Founder, Maggiore Sales & Marketing
  • 10:30 AM

    11:00 AM

    Networking & Sampling Bar Break
  • 11:00 AM

    11:20 AM

    Mastering Sales
    Lindsay Greene, Director of Sales Operations, The Chia Co.
  • 11:20 AM

    11:40 AM

    1 Mistake, 1 Success, 1 Thing I Don't Know Yet
    Drew Harrington, Co-Founder, Yasso
  • 11:40 AM

    12:00 PM

    Working with Supermarkets
    Dena Zigun, Director of Marketing, Roche Brothers
  • 12:00 PM

    12:20 PM

    Tips for Capital Raises
    Brette Simon, Transactional Advisor & Attorney
  • 12:20 PM

    12:40 PM

    Developing Data on a Shoestring
    Scott Sanders, Senior Consultant, Simon-Kucher & Partners
  • 12:40 PM

    1:30 PM

    Lunch & Networking
  • 1:30 PM

    2:00 PM

    Boston Resources for Food Entrepreneurs, presented by Brewing the American Dream, featuring:
    • Brewing the American Dream - Risa Sherman, Manager, Philanthropy and Cause Marketing 
    • Commonwealth Kitchen - Jen Faigel, Executive Director
    • Accion East - Ana Hammock, Vice President of Lending 
    • Interise - Bernard Johnson, Director of Programs 
  • 2:00 PM

    2:25 PM

    What Really Matters: Creating a Company that Investors Really Want
    Mike Burgmaier, Managing Director, Silverwood Partners
  • 2:25 PM

    3:10 PM

    Financing Types Panel featuring:

    • Finding Family Offices
      Nancy Rosenzweig, Director of M&A, Big Path Capital
    • Reaching Private Equity
      John Burns, Chief Investment Officer, Breakaway Innovation Group
    • Connecting with Angels
      Jeremy Halpern, Partner, Nutter, McClennen & Fish; Co-Founder, Edible Ventures Group

  • 3:10 PM

    3:30 PM

    Loose Strings: What Entrepreneurs Forget
    Paul Nardone, CEO, PopCorners
  • 3:30 PM

    4:00 PM

    Networking & Sampling Bar Break
  • 4:00 PM

    4:20 PM

    Company Structure
    Bob Burke, Founder, Natural Products Consulting Group
  • 4:20 PM

    4:40 PM

    Claims and Endorsements
    Justin Prochnow, Partner, Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • 4:40 PM

    5:00 PM

    What Really Matters: Surviving the Life of a Food and Beverage Entrepreneur
    Bill Creelman, CEO, Spindrift