Early-stage food entrepreneurs and industry newcomers attending NOSH Live Winter 2018 will get a jump start on the main conference with our introductory NOSH Boot Camp educational session on Wednesday, November 28th.
Designed to help emerging food brands avoid common pitfalls and mistakes, Boot Camp dives into the basics of operating a business in the natural food space. The agenda covers everything from product design and co-packing to interviews with key distributor UNFI, as well as key disciplines like pricing, hiring, and raising money to fuel growth.
Boot Camp begins at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, November 28 in the Venice Room at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel at 1700 Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica, CA 90401. It’s open to all brands attending NOSH Live, which will be held the following two days, November 29th and 30th.
Here is the agenda for the the NOSH Live Winter 2018 Boot Camp:
12:00 – 12:30 PM Boot Camp Registration & Networking
12:30-12:40 PM Welcome & Introduction
12:40-1:00 PM Building a Scalable Recipe – Jeff Stopa, Head of Culinary Innovation, ZoomEssence, Inc.
1:00 – 1:25 PM Product Design- Kelly Mudge Criswell, VP Creative & Client Services, Gammon Ragonesi Associates
1:25 – 1:50 PM Managing Co-Packers – Brandon Hernandez, Co-founder & Senior Partner, Whole Brain Consulting
1:50 – 2:15 PM Building Your Price – Bob Burke, Founder, Natural Products Consulting Group
2:15 – 2:45 PM Break
2:45 – 3:00 PM Understanding Incubators – Mitch Rubin, Incubator Director, Chobani Incubator
3:00 – 3:20 PM UNFI: Your First Route to Market – Beril Ancil, Regional Supplier Development Manager, UNFI
3:20 – 3:45 PM Planning for Growth – Danny Rubenstein, Strategic Advisor, MISTA
3:45 – 4:15 PM Funding your Growth – Nick McCoy, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Whipstitch Capital
4:15 – 5:00 PM Round Table Q&A
If you’re registered for NOSH Live, you’re invited to register for Boot Camp at no additional cost. With limited space available, prior registration is required, so please reserve your seat.
If you want to attend the NOSH Live Winter 2018 Boot Camp, you must register for the NOSH Live conference on November 29th and 30th in Santa Monica, CA. The conference is only 15 days away, so register today to secure your seat.
About NOSH Live
NOSH Live is a two-day business conference for the natural food industry. The cutting-edge industry conference drives valuable industry connections and promotes the exchange of strategies and ideas. Specific to growing CPG food companies, the conference program explores growth strategy, sales, marketing, investment, and more through case-based presentations and panels by an all-star roster of speakers. NOSH Live Winter 2018 takes place on November 29 and 30 at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel in Santa Monica, Calif.