BevNET Live: Entrepreneurs Behind Honest Tea, Stone Brewing, Fiji Water Join Lineup
April 13, 2012 by Jeffrey Klineman
BevNET Live is announcing the addition of three new speakers whose deep entrepreneurial roots and experience in the beverage industry are unmatched: Seth Goldman, Tea-EO of Honest Tea, Greg Koch, the founder and CEO of Stone Brewing Co., and John Cochran, the CEO of AquaHydrate, Inc.
Koch, an iconoclastic craft beer pioneer, will discuss the ways that the growth of Stone Brewing and other examples can help beverage entrepreneurs of all kinds as they strive to grow profitable companies while maintaining their ideals and individuality. (Koch will also join the lineup of the Brewbound Craft Beer Session, giving a separate presentation to that audience).
Goldman, whose company was purchased by the Coca-Cola Co. Inc. in 2011, will be joining a panel on angel investment in the beverage space as seen through the eyes of beverage entrepreneurs who have taken roles as the financial backers of emerging companies.
Cochran joined AquaHydrate earlier this year after serving as president of Fiji Water from 2005 to 2011; he was also CEO of Pabst Brewing Company in 2011. He will be participating in a panel on the strengths andweaknesses of entrepreneurial brands as seen through second-stage leadership.
BevNET is also pleased to announce that Goldman will be joining the judging panel for the third installment of the New Beverage Showdown.
BevNET Live is taking place on June 4 and 5 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City. More speakers and panelists will be announced in the days to come, but early-bird pricing ends on April 17, so sign up now to save.