NCN Canada II

June 27-28, 2018
Marriott Toronto Eaton Centre
525 Bay Street
Toronto, ON

The second annual Nutrition Capital Network – Natural Products Canada Investor Meeting 2018 will showcase Canadian products & companies, and provides valuable opportunities for partnering & capital financing. At NCN Canada II, 20 innovative companies in natural product and nutrition science will present their business plans on June 28. A half-day conference on market, investment and new product trends with an evening networking event takes place on June 27.

Natural Products Canada (NPC) is a key player in Canada’s innovation and investment scene. It works with a diverse array of partners to support the commercialization of naturally-derived products and technologies in health and life sciences, natural resources, agriculture and agri-food, and sustainable bioproducts. NPC has over 300 companies in its pipeline, and performs many roles to support the industry. It acts as matchmaker and mentor to promising companies and researchers; serves as technology scout and ecosystem navigator for multinationals and large corporations; and helps investors discover, develop, and de-risk investment opportunities.

Why attend as an investor?

  • Discover unique opportunities in a range of pre-screened companies from start-ups to advanced stage
  • Learn about market trends and industry insights on this booming industry
  • Network with other investors, industry leaders, and international experts
  • Find co-investment partners

Why attend as a presenter?

  • Receive expert guidance and coaching from industry veterans
  • Pitch your business to some of the leading investors in the nutrition and NHP sector
  • Network with industry experts, investors, and other potential partners
  • Gain insights into market trends, recent deals, and strategies for growth


Day One (Wednesday, June 27)

9am – Noon Presenting Companies Exhibit Set-Up

Noon – 1:00PM Registration

1:00PM Nutrition Capital Network Introduction and Welcome

1:05PM Industry Overview: Deals, M&A, trends: Whipstitch Capital

1:45PM Canada’s Natural Product Industry Ecosystem

  • Shelley King, Natural Products Canada (NPC)

1:50PM Investor Panel: Strategic investors and how they approach the Canadian Market

  • Moderator: Grant Ferrier
  • Jeff Hilton, Brandhive

2:30PM The Art of the Deal: What Acquisitive Companies Look For

  • Matt von Teichmann, GreenSpace Brands

3:00PM Networking Break

3:15PM Panel: Cannabis and the Consumer: What opportunities lie ahead for edibles?

  • Legal & Regulatory Advisors: Gowlings and KGK Science

4:00PM Update on NHP/Supplemented Food Regulations in Canada

  • Kyley Paul, Natural SciReg

4:15PM Taste Trends: What consumers are looking for

  • Christine Couvelier, Culinary Concierge

5:00 – 7:00PM Instructions and Tips for Presenters

Day Two (Thursday, June 28)

7:30 – 8:30AM: Breakfast
8:30am – 12:30PM: Company Presentations (10 min. each)
12:30 – 1:30PM: Networking Lunch
1:30 – 4:00PM: One-One Company/Investor Meetings

NCN Canada II Presenting Company Snapshots:

Biomaterials developer of micro-organism fermentation process for food & beverage ingredients
Producer of engineered yeast strains to produce cannabinoids in pills and oils as a Licensed Dealer under Health Canada
$10-12 million vertically-integrated condition-specific herbal extract and supplement manufacturer
$3-5 million clinically backed protein-based consumer brands in bars and powders/mixes for kids and adults
$5-7 million in branded natural sugar alternatives and e-commerce platform for healthy foods
Next generation non-dairy non-GMO tigernut ice-cream high in protein & fiber
$1-2 million healthy breakfast monthly box subscription delivery company
Melting cubes to empower healthy and complete smoothies in 6 flavors
Premium natural, gluten-free, nut-free, high-fiber nutritional lifestyle bars made in Canada
Early-stage crowdfunding platform for F&B companies that converts funder into brand ambassadors
Prebiotic soda with only 5g of naturally occurring sugars and prebiotic root vegetables
$4-5 million non-toxic spray quick wash for smart phones, tablets and other consumer electronics
Developer of a branded functional drink that can reduce 70% of plaque associated with dental disease
$1-2 million in healthy gluten-free hand-made small-batch biscotti and snacks
Organic cricket protein bars, gourmet crackers and fruit smoothie mix made with organically farmed crickets
Branded supplement to improve brain performance approved by Health Canada
Producer of specialty and medicinal mushrooms, growing kits and branded mushroom supplements
$3-5 million end-to-end digital product sampling solution and insights platform for brands
Attendees of the meeting can receive a discounted rate of $365 if you book before June 6th.
Click here to register with the discounted rate.