SUMMER 2017 | JUNE 12 | NEW YORK, NY
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NOSH Live | Summer 2017 | Agenda

  • 12:30 PM
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    1:00 PM
    Boot Camp Registration & Networking

    ** SEPARATE REGISTRATION REQUIRED **-- Boot Camp: A half-day seminar covering the basics of operating and growing a company in the natural or organic food business.

  • 1:00 PM
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    1:10 PM
    Welcome & Introduction
  • 1:10 PM
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    1:35 PM
    From Kitchen to Shelf - Finding the Pain Points
    • Rob Leichman, Founder/CEO, The Lyric Group

  • 1:35 PM
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    2:00 PM
    Key Questions for Co-Manufacturers
    • Jeremy Halpern, Partner, Nutter, McClennen & Fish, LLP, Founder, Edible Ventures

  • 2:00 PM
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    2:25 PM
    Brokers
    • Bruce Nierenberg, Founder, BIN Consulting Group

  • 2:25 PM
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    2:45 PM
    Entrepreneur Profile: Rip Van Wafels
    • Rip Pruisken, Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Rip Van Wafels

  • 2:45 PM
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    3:15 PM
    Networking Break
  • 3:15 PM
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    3:40 PM
    Investment Rounds
    • Nick McCoy, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Whipstitch Capital

  • 3:40 PM
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    4:00 PM
    Crowdfunding as a Marketing Tool
  • 4:00 PM
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    5:00 PM
    Round Table Networking Session

    Open platform for Q&A and discussion with experts in various areas of the food industry.

  • 8:00 AM
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    9:00 AM
    Registration, Breakfast & Networking
  • 9:00 AM
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    9:05 AM
    Welcome Remarks
  • 9:00 AM
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    9:40 AM
    The Power of Focus for Growing Brands
    • James Richardson, Senior VP of Knowledge and Innovation, Hartman Group

  • 9:40 AM
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    10:05 AM
    Perfecting Products, Building Teams, Romancing Brands
    • Jason Cohen, Founder/Co-CEO, Halen Brands

  • 10:05 AM
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    10:30 AM
    The Rules to Rapid Growth, From Chobani to La Colombe
    • Kyle O’Brien, EVP of Sales, La Colombe

  • 10:30 AM
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    11:00 AM
    Networking Break & Livestream Lounge
  • 11:00 AM
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    11:20 AM
    Whole Foods in Context
    • John Lawson, Regional Grocery Buyer, Whole Foods Market

  • 11:20 AM
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    11:40 AM
    Getting to Good from "Good for you"
    • Brian Rudolph, Co-Founder, Banza

  • 11:40 AM
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    12:05 PM
    Portfolios and Growth Strategies
    • Liz Myslik, CEO, Fresca Brands, CMO, Fresca Foods Inc.

  • 12:05 PM
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    12:30 PM
    Platforming a Business to Create Exponential Value
    • Andrew Whitman, Managing Partner, 2X Consumer Products Growth Partners

  • 12:30 PM
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    1:45 PM
    Lunch, Sample Station, Livestream Lounge, and Networking
  • 1:45 PM
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    2:30 PM
    Project NOSH Summer 2017 Pitch Slam
  • 2:30 PM
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    3:00 PM
    Breaking the Established Partnership Paradigm
    • Jeremy Isenberg, President, Chex Finer Foods

  • 3:00 PM
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    3:20 PM
    Balancing Resources in the Cookie Avalanche
    • Maura Mottolese, CEO, Tate's Bake Shop

  • 3:20 PM
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    3:45 PM
    Networking Break & Livestream Lounge
  • 3:45 PM
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    4:00 PM
    Deal Look-In 1: Growth Capital
    • Larry Kahn, Partner, Managing Director, Beechwood Capital

  • 4:00 PM
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    4:15 PM
    Deal Look-In 2: Scaling and Selling
    • Bill Shen, Director, Encore Consumer Capital

  • 4:15 PM
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    4:30 PM
    Deal Discussion: Exploring the Market
    • Bill Shen, Director, Encore Consumer Capital

    • Larry Kahn, Partner, Managing Director, Beechwood Capital

  • 4:30 PM
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    4:50 PM
    The Winning Combo: Stores, Brokers, Investors and Buzz
    • Bill Weiland, Founder & CEO, Presence Marketing

  • 4:50 PM
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    5:00 PM
    Pitch Slam Winner Announcement and Conference End
  • 6:30 PM
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    8:30 PM
    Project NOSH Afterparty Powered by Food Force
    Location: Lovage Rooftop at 350 West 40th Street, New York, NY 10018

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