SUMMER 2020 | JUNE 8+9 | NEW YORK, NY
This is a past event. Registration is open for NOSH Live Summer 2020.

Boot Camp: Education to Get You Started

Boot Camp is a unique half-day educational session for early-stage food entrepreneurs and industry newcomers. It is held the day before the main conference and is free for all NOSH Live Winter 2019 attendees. If you're just getting started in the natural packaged food industry, these are the benefits of attending:

 

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Learning

Come learn the basics of operating a business in the healthy food industry. Topics include product design, sales channels, legal keys for startups, branding, funding and best practices.

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Growing

Designed for early-stage food brands, Bootcamp helps lay the foundation for success. Learn the tools and create the connections needed to scale and grow within this competitive industry.

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Connecting

Sign up for a healthy dose of 1-on-1 networking. Special roundtable discussions at the end of the program give attending young brands a head start on the NOSH LIVE conversation.








If you're already registered to attend NOSH Live Summer 2020, Boot Camp registration is included. Please visit your attendee portal to reserve your seat.


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Past Boot Camp Speakers

  • Kelly Criswell, Chief Creative Officer, The GRO Agency - POSTPONED - NOSH Live Summer 2020

    Kelly Criswell

    Chief Creative Officer, The GRO Agency

    Kelly Criswell, Chief Creative Officer, The GRO Agency - POSTPONED - NOSH Live Summer 2020

    Kelly Criswell

    Chief Creative Officer, The GRO Agency

    Kelly Criswell is a visionary and creative leader, shepherding The GRO Agency as the Chief Creative Officer based in the Los Angeles office. With a fierce love of beverage branding and a 16+ year career in CPG brand development and packaging design, Kelly will relentlessly push brands to the next level for success on shelf. Over her career she has worked with such notable brands as Dunkin’ Donuts, Nestlé, Premier Nutrition, Diageo, and Red Bull. Her latest modus operandi is harnessing her extensive experience in CPG to help entrepreneurs and start-ups launch their brands. Her current passion project is Kabaki Kenyan Purple Tea- she has teamed up with the founder Martin and helped him position, brand, package, and develop go-to-market strategy for a 2018 launch. When she’s not obsessively taking photos in grocery stores (say hi if you see her!) she’s painting or hiking with her two kids.

  • Mike Anderson, CEO, Cali'flour Foods - POSTPONED - NOSH Live Summer 2020

    Mike Anderson

    CEO, Cali'flour Foods

    Mike Anderson, CEO, Cali'flour Foods - POSTPONED - NOSH Live Summer 2020

    Mike Anderson

    CEO, Cali'flour Foods

    CEO of Cali’flour Foods. Joined in May, 2019. From 2018-2019 Mike was head of business development at Factory LLC in Bethlehem, PA. and still functions as an advisor for Factory. Mike was a food broker from 1989-2018. From 2002-2018 Mike was a member of the management team that founded and established Natural Specialty Sales, the natural and specialty division of Acosta Sales and Marketing. Mike was president of NS Sales from 2003 until his retirement in 2018. NS Sales assisted many major natural product brands such as Kashi, Silk, Horizon, Annie’s, Stonyfield, Pacific Foods, the Hain Celestial family of products, Cascadian Farms, Applegate, Bragg, Talenti gelato and hundreds of other brands. Member of Sprouts vendor advisory council, FMI emerge, Naturally Boulder, and serves as advisor to several natural product companies. Attended Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas.

  • Michelle  Fox, Director, Investment Strategy, Brand Growth Solutions, SPINS - POSTPONED - NOSH Live Summer 2020

    Michelle Fox

    Director, Investment Strategy, Brand Growth Solutions, SPINS

    Michelle  Fox, Director, Investment Strategy, Brand Growth Solutions, SPINS - POSTPONED - NOSH Live Summer 2020

    Michelle Fox

    Director, Investment Strategy, Brand Growth Solutions, SPINS

    Michelle Fox is a data-fluent professional who works closely with SPINS’ clients to help them translate and unlock the value of data. Drawing on over seven years of relevant experience, Michelle oversees the delivery of strategic analyses, insights, and recommendations for leading companies and investors within the Natural, Organic, and Specialty products industry. She enables clients to achieve sustained, profitable growth by using data to pinpoint opportunities and developing growth strategies to effectively capture them.

  • Nick McCoy, Co-founder & Managing Director, Whipstitch Capital - POSTPONED - NOSH Live Summer 2020

    Nick McCoy

    Co-founder & Managing Director, Whipstitch Capital

    Nick McCoy, Co-founder & Managing Director, Whipstitch Capital - POSTPONED - NOSH Live Summer 2020

    Nick McCoy

    Co-founder & Managing Director, Whipstitch Capital

    Nick McCoy is a Co-Founder and Managing Director with Whipstitch Capital. Nick has over 20 years of investment banking experience. Nick co-founded the investment Bank, Silverwood Partners, where he headed up the consumer division with Mike Burgmaier. In 2015 Nick joined forces with Mike Burgmaier to form Whipstitch Capital with the goal of creating the industry’s largest independent investment bank exclusively focused on leading companies in the healthy and innovative consumer market. Previously Nick was in the Investment Banking Group at First Albany (now Jeffries), Director of M&A at Allmerica Financial Corp, and a Senior Associate, Corporate Development at Wheelabrator Technologies. Nick often speaks and is quoted on various investiture and acquisition-related topics. Nick is an avid road cyclist and thinks it’s ok to cross country ski in below-zero temperatures. He’s a health-focused foodie, cooks frequently and has an extensive knowledge of wine and whiskey (just ask him). Nick is a Chartered Financial Analyst and has an MBA from Wake Forest University and an undergraduate degree from the University of New Hampshire.

  • Betsy McGinn, Founder, McGinn eCommConsulting - POSTPONED - NOSH Live Summer 2020

    Betsy McGinn

    Founder, McGinn eCommConsulting

    Betsy McGinn, Founder, McGinn eCommConsulting - POSTPONED - NOSH Live Summer 2020

    Betsy McGinn

    Founder, McGinn eCommConsulting

    Betsy is the co-author of The Amazon Roadmap: How Innovative Brands are Reinventing the Path to Market, the quintessential start-to-finish guide for brands who want to launch, recalibrate, or optimize their business on Amazon and ensure continued growth on this powerful platform. As Seventh Generation’s first eCommerce channel director, Betsy pioneered the company’s innovative eComm strategy and created a thriving multimillion-dollar partnership with Amazon and other key online retailers. Since founding McGinn eComm in 2014, Betsy has worked with hundreds of natural and specialty brands to establish and strengthen their presence on Amazon. From product development and profitability analysis to guiding organizational change, McGinn eComm leads clients through every step of this complex channel, helping to ensure a successful and profitable online businesses. With more than a decade of eCommerce experience, Betsy is a thought-leader and regular speaker at workshops and conferences globally. Visit Betsy at mcginnecomm.com

  • Dan Gluck, Co-Founder & Board Director, Health Warrior - POSTPONED - NOSH Live Summer 2020

    Dan Gluck

    Co-Founder & Board Director, Health Warrior

  • Bob Burke, Founder, Natural Products Consulting Group - POSTPONED - NOSH Live Summer 2020

    Bob Burke

    Founder, Natural Products Consulting Group

    Bob Burke, Founder, Natural Products Consulting Group - POSTPONED - NOSH Live Summer 2020

    Bob Burke

    Founder, Natural Products Consulting Group

    As a consultant since 1998, Bob Burke provides assistance in bringing natural, organic and specialty products to market across most classes of trade. This includes work in strategic planning, growth strategies, writing sales, marketing and business plans, budgeting, pricing, building distribution, broker selection and management, organizational development, strategic options, branding and trade spending management. He is also the co-author and co-publisher of the Natural Products Field Manual, Fourth Edition and The Sales Manager's Handbook. Prior to consulting, Bob was with Stonyfield Farm Yogurt for 11 years as Vice President, Sales & Corporate Development and Vice President, Marketing & Sales. He has held marketing positions with Colombo, Inc. and Sperry Top-Sider. He received an MBA from Babson College.

  • Jeremy Halpern, Partner; Co-Chair Food and Beverage Group, Nutter - POSTPONED - NOSH Live Summer 2020

    Jeremy Halpern

    Partner; Co-Chair Food and Beverage Group, Nutter

    Jeremy Halpern, Partner; Co-Chair Food and Beverage Group, Nutter - POSTPONED - NOSH Live Summer 2020

    Jeremy Halpern

    Partner; Co-Chair Food and Beverage Group, Nutter

    Jeremy Halpern is a partner and co-chairs and serves as the Director of Business Development for Nutter’s Emerging Companies Group. Jeremy’s practice focuses on emerging companies, private equity, venture capital and angel financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions, executive and team compensation matters, and general start-up support. Serving as the firm’s entrepreneur-in-residence, Jeremy often works on strategy and corporate development matters with companies, investors, and executives in technology, life sciences and the food and beverage industry. Jeremy is an active angel investor and is a member of the board of The Capital Network, a Boston based non-profit serving entrepreneurs seeking high growth capital. Jeremy serves on the Advisory Board and the Executive Education Committee of the MBI Health Program and on the Advisory Board of Pintley, a MassChallenge 2011 finalist company providing marketing solutions to the craft brewers and bars. He continues to serve as a mentor at MassChallenge and LearnLaunch, an expert advisor at the Innovation Hub at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and as a speaker, reviewer, judge or mentor for MIT HackingMedicine, HackingPediatrics, the Mass Tech Transfer Center, the Mass Life Science Center, M2D2, BranchFood and Startup Institute. Previously Jeremy served on the Board and Investment Committee of MassVentures, an early stage venture capital fund funding technology companies in Massachusetts. Jeremy taught entrepreneurial leadership at Tufts University for nine years and cofounded a company in the mobile technology synchronization space. Jeremy received his B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of California, Berkeley, and his J.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles.

The Details

When: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM on Sunday, June 7th

Where: TBA

Format: A half-day program the day before NOSH Live. Presentations followed by round table discussions with speakers and other experts.

Registration: Registration is FREE for NOSH Live attendees and can be accessed through the attendee portal. Seating is limited to 60 attendees.

Example Boot Camp Schedule

Please note: All times US Eastern Time

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

    Boot Camp is half-day introductory seminar covering the nuts and bolts of launching a beverage brand.

    ** Separate Registration is Required & Accessed in the NOSH Live Attendee Portal **

  • 12:30 PM
    -
    12:35 PM
    Welcome & Introduction
  • 12:35 PM
    -
    1:50 PM
    Boot Camp Presentations - Part I
  • 1:50 PM
    -
    2:20 PM
    Networking Break
  • 2:20 PM
    -
    4:00 PM
    Boot Camp Presentations - Part II
  • 4:00 PM
    -
    5:00 PM
    Networking & Expert Tables

How to Sign Up for Boot Camp

If you're already registered to attend NOSH Live Summer 2020, Boot Camp registration is included. Please visit your attendee portal to reserve your seat. 

REGISTER