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Nov 5, 2015
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Agenda FBU LA 2015

The agenda for FBU LA has yet to be announced. For a point of reference, below you will find the agenda from our most recent event.

Agenda for BevNET FBU LA 2014

Last updated: September 8, 2014. Lineup subject to change.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2014
7:30AM – 8:30AMRegistration & Breakfast
8:30AM – 8:40AMWelcoming Remarks – John Craven, Founder/CEO BevNET, and Jeffrey Klineman,Editor-in-Chief, BevNET
Building Your Product
8:40AM – 9:00AM10 Commandments for Entrepreneurs – Greg Fleishman, President & Co-Founder, Purely Righteous Brands; Andy Aussie, President & Co-Founder, Purely Righteous Brands
9:00AM – 9:20AMCommercialization, Co-packing, and other Product Development Challenges – Rob Leichman, Founder/CEO, The Lyric Group
9:20AM – 9:40AMProduct Design Dos and Don’ts – Adam Spriggs, Strategy Director, Interact On-Shelf; Blake Mitchell, Partner & Client Director, Interact On-Shelf
9:40AM – 10:00AMClaims, Trademarks, and Other Landmines – Justin Prochnow, Partner, Greenberg Traurig LLP
10:00AM – 10:20AMDifferentiation as the Key to Growth – Jim Breen, Founder & CEO, Way Better Snacks
10:20AM – 10:40AMNetworking Break
Routes to Market
10:40AM Р11:00AMUnderstanding Incubation Channels РTim Sperry,  President and Owner, The Tim Sperry Group
11:00AM – 11:20AMBrokers – Bruce Nierenberg, Founder, BN Partners, BIN Consulting
11:20AM – 11:40AMDSD – Debbie Wildrick, Chief Advisory Officer, Metabrand
11:40AM – 12:00PMGrocery and Club — Small SKUS, Big Impacts – Joe Ragusa, Senior Category Manager, Fresh & Easy
12:00PM – 12:20PMTrade Spend – Bob Burke, Owner, Natural Products Consulting Group
Financing Your Growth
12:20PM Р12:40PMCurrent Dynamics in the Food and Beverage Investment Market РBrent Knudsen, Founder & Managing Partner, Partnership Capital Growth
12:40PM – 1:00PMGrowth Stages and Financing – Mike Burgmaier, Managing Director, Silverwood Partners
1:00PM – 2:00PMLunch & Networking
2:00PM – 2:20PMHow Investors Think – Brad Barnhorn, President, Barnhorn Growth Advisors
2:20PM – 2:40PMSeed Capital – Pat Finn, Managing Partner, Finn Capital Partners
2:40PM Р3:00PMFunding Lean Growth РTyler Gage, Co-Founder, Runa
3:00PM – 3:20PMHow Strategics Look at Entrepreneurs – Michael Sands, Executive VP of Snacks, B&G Foods
3:20PM – 3:40PMFunding Remixed: Thinking about Alternative Strategies – Greg Steltenpohl, CEO, Califia Farms
3:40PM – 4:00PMNetworking Break
Marketing and Other Tools
4:00PM – 4:20PMYour Marketing Toolkit – Lee Brody, CMO, Splash Beverage Group
4:20PM – 4:40PMUsing Numbers – Bobbi Leahy, VP Business Development, SPINS
4:40PM – 5:00PMOnline Brokerage and Small Footprint Brand-Building – Quinn Fitzgerald, Director of Business Development, Buyer’s Best Friend
5:00PM – 5:20PMGraceful Pivots: Rolling with Change as an Entrepreneur¬ – Liane Weintraub, CEO and Co-Founder, Tasty Brand, Inc.

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