7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Registration, Breakfast and Networking
8:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Welcome to the NOSH Community

John Craven, Jeffrey Klineman & Carol Ortenberg, NOSH

8:45 AM - 9:15 AM

State of the Market: What's Enabling - and Limiting - Emerging Brand Growth, featuring:

  • Mary Ellen Lynch, Director of Consumer Insights/Strategic Partnerships, SPINS
  • Shane Emmett, CEO, Health Warrior
  • Janica Lane, Managing Director, Piper Jaffray
  • Subriana Pierce, Managing Partner, Navigator Sales & Marketing and Advisor, Metabrand
9:15 AM - 9:40 AM

Keynote 1: The Entrepreneur as a Rock Star

with David Baram, Managing Director, VMG Partners
9:40 AM - 10:00 AM

Building Brands that Stick at Retail

with Eric Stover, Former VP of Non Perishables Sales & Merchandising, Sprouts Farmers Markets
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Networking Break

10:30 AM - 10:55 AM

Keynote 2: Transparency and the Consumer Relationship

with Paddy Spence, CEO, Zevia
10:55 AM - 11:20 AM

Sales: Selling the Category, Not the Brand

with T.J. McIntyre, Former EVP/GM Natural Segment, Boulder Brands
11:20 AM - 11:45 AM

New Retail Platforms: Inside Thrive Market and Snack Nation

with Jeremiah McElwee, VP Purchasing and Marketing, Thrive Market; Sean Kelly, CEO, Snack Nation/HUMAN
11:45 AM - 12:10 PM

Leadership: Principles and Hacks: The Entrepreneurial Survival

with Caue Suplicy, CEO, Barnana
12:10 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch and Networking
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Private Equity Sampler: The Meaning of Value-Added

with Dayton Miller, Partner, Boulder Food Group; Josh Goldin, Co-Founder, Alliance Consumer Growth; Eric Schnell, Managing Partner, MetaBrand Capital
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

The Money Comes In: Aligning Your Company for Next-Stage Growth

  • Layered Sales Strategies: Bob Burke, Founder, Natural Products Consulting Group
  • Scaling Production: Jeff Grogg, Managing Director, JPG Resources
  • Marketing Beyond Sampling: Greg Fleishman, CEO, Purely Righteous Brands
  • Financial Alignment and Communication: Brad Barnhorn, Consumer Products Investor and Board Member
2:45 PM - 3:15 PM Networking Break
3:15 PM Special Unit: Strategics - from Brand Incubator to Brand Acquirer
3:15 PM - 3:25 PM

Strategic Thoughts on Incubation

with John Haugen, VP/General Manager, 301 INC/General Mills
3:25 PM - 3:35 PM

Getting Ready: What Entrepreneurs Leave Behind

with Paul Nardone, CEO, PopCorners
3:35 PM - 3:45 PM

Dealing With Strategics: Do's and Don'ts

with Michael Sands, Executive VP of Snacks, B&G Foods
3:45 PM - 4:05 PM

Strategic Discussion Panel

with Paul Nardone, CEO, PopCorners; Michael Sands, Executive VP of Snacks, B&G Foods; John Haugen, VP/General Manager, 301 INC/General Mills
4:05 PM - 4:25 PM

Mapping the Future: How Trends Affect Product Choices

with Tracy Miedema, VP Innovation, Presence Marketing
4:25 PM - 4:45 PM

Closing Address: From Little Brand to Big -- Why We Can All Reach the Moon

with Sarah Palisi Chapin, CEO, Hail Merry
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM NOSH Afterparty, powered by BevForce | FoodForce, Snack Nation & Alliance Consumer Growth
Please note that event agendas are subject to change.