BevNET FBU (Food and Beverage University) will host a special Beverages 101 session for entrepreneurs who are getting started in the business on Tuesday, May 13 at the Metropolitan Pavilion.
Beverages 101 is BevNET FBU’s signature introduction to the beverage business, offering valuable information geared toward early-stage entrepreneurs and industry newcomers, including critical introductory lessons on product development, branding, legal considerations, sales and marketing, supply chain management, routes to market and financing.
Attendees will also have ample opportunity to engage Beverage School instructors, network and make important contacts. Question and answer periods are also included in each presentation.
Beverages 101 is sponsored by Alliance Consumer Growth Fund; it will be held on Tuesday, May 13 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City. Registered attendees of BevNET Live – which takes place on May 14 and 15 at the same location — can take part for $49, and attending suppliers can sign up for $129. Those not registered for BevNET Live can attend the special Beverage School event for $399. The program is limited to approximately 125 attendees.
A preliminary agenda is listed below; more speakers will be announced promptly:
|TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2014|
|10:15AM – 11:00AM||Registration|
|11:00AM – 11:10AM||Introduction – John Craven, Founder, BevNET|
|11:10AM – 11:40AM||DSD, Broker, Direct: Your Routes to Market – Bob Sipper, Co-Founder, Cascadia Managing Brands|
|11:40AM – 12:10PM||Whole Foods, Natural, Specialty – Meeting the Needs of Incubation Channels – Tim Sperry, Founder, The Tim Sperry Group|
|12:10PM – 12:40PM||Company Structure and Hiring – Josh Wand, Founder, BevForce|
|12:40PM – 1:00PM||Break and Brown Bag Lunch Pickup|
|1:00PM – 1:30PM||Lunch Session – I Know This Much Is True – Common Sense Rules for New Beverage Companies – Bob Burke, President, Natural Products Consulting Group|
|1:30PM – 2:00PM||Trademarks, Labeling and Claims – Key Legal Needs for Beverage Startups – Justin Prochnow, Partner, Greenberg Traurig LLP|
|2:00PM – 2:30PM||Operational Efficiency on a Shoestring – Understand the Four C’s – J. Andrew Guard, Director of Operations, Purity Organic|
|2:30PM – 3:00PM||Investor Briefing: Angels and Funds – Trevor Nelson, Managing Partner, Alliance Consumer Growth; Eric Schnell, Founder, MetaBrand; Scott Greenburg, Partner, K&L Gates LLC|