NCN Health & Wellness Investor Forum at Expo East

NCN Health & Wellness Investor Forum at Expo East

When: Wednesday, September 13, 2017, from 8:30am – 4pm
Where: Baltimore MD

8:30-9 am: Kickoff Keynote Address: Kara Goldin, Founder & CEO of Hint Inc.

9:00-9:30 am: NCN’s Health & Wellness industry fundamentals, deal flow, and transactions trends in M&A and financing: Grant Ferrier, Nutrition Capital Network

9:30-10 am: NHN’s Top 10 trends in branded products and in nutrition science: Carlotta Mast, New Hope Network

10-10.45 am: $100 million brands in the 2000s: Where they came from, how they grew; Greg Horn, Specialty Nutrition Group

11.15-12 noon: Building a platform for the next generation of $100-million brands: Key differentiators in science, product development, marketing strategy and tactics to millennials and boomers; Panel discussion including Jeff Hilton, BrandHive; Michael Hammer, Atomic Brand Lab; Bob Burke, Natural Products Consulting; Tim Avila, Systems Bioscience

12.00-12.45 Lunch

1-2 pm: Changing landscape of the health & wellness investor: New funds, new formats, new agendas: Private equity to corporate venturing to superangels; Top 20 transactions in 2017; Trends in valuations, deal structures, syndicates and co-investments; Environment for exits and fundraising: Mike Burgmaier & Nick McCoy, Whipstitch Capital

2-3 pm: ‘Alternative financing models’ in the Natural Products and Health & Wellness industry: Private equity, corporate venture, incubators, accelerators, crowdfunding all look outside the box at earlier stage investments; A natural products industry take on the 500 startups model; Brent Knudsen, Financo

3-4 pm: Investor case studies: Corporate innovation, venturing, incubators and engaging with the small business community

4-5 pm: Entrepreneur case studies: Companies that recently closed investments share their perspective on the deal process. Panelists: Poorvi Patodia, Biena; Matt Clifford, Barnana

5-6pm: Pitch Slam

A full-day conference dedicated to investors and acquirors in the nutrition and health & wellness industry. Interactive sessions will be devoted to:

  • Market fundamentals, deal flow, transactions trends in M&A and financing
  • Top 10 trends in branded products and in nutrition science
  • Changing landscape of the health & wellness investor and environment for exits
  • Corporate innovation, venturing, incubators and engaging with the small business community
  • Deal Profile Q&A: Entrepreneurs with recently closed investments share their perspective on the deal process

Expo East Investor Forum Registration
(Expo East badge required; $295 fee is waived for NCN Cornerstone Investors)

Then at 5pm:
Join Nutrition Capital Network and New Hope Network for the Natural Products Business School Pitch-Slam IX, a fun, fast-paced business pitch competition.

Pitch-Slam offers companies the opportunity to pitch their business plan to a panel of experts and investors–and the chance to win a valuable prize package, including a free booth at Expo West 2018 and a free presentation slot at a future NCN Investor Meeting.

Natural Products Business School Pitch-Slam -Semi- Final
When:Wednesday, September 13, 2017, from 5pm – 6.15pm
What: 10 early-stage companies compete with 3-minutes investment pitches

Natural Products Business School Pitch-Slam Finals & Party
When: Thursday, September 14, 2017: 4.30pm – 6.30pm
What: Three finalists compete for prizes.
All attendees with an Expo East badge are welcome to attend.
PitchSlam winner qualifies for NCN XXI in SF in November 2017 or NCN XXI in New York in April 2018

Even if your company isn’t one of the 10 selected for the semi-final, participants will learn first hand what investors are looking for and how to prepare for fundraising.