Latest News from BevNET Live Winter 2013

BevNET Live: Financial Panel to feature PCG, Silverwood, First Beverage

As part of its commitment to providing beverage entrepreneurs with the most current, applicable information -- and connections -- to help their businesses grow, BevNET Live is pleased to announce that participants on its financial panel won't just be there to answer questions, but to share knowledge. To that end, the three panelists, Brent Knudsen, the managing partner of Partnership Capital Growth, Mike Burgmaier, a managing director at Silverwood Partners, and Tom First, the co-managing director of The Beverage Intelligence Group and First Beverage Ventures, will provide three short talks on aspects...

New BevNET Live Speakers from Sunny D, Snack Factory/VMG

BevNET is delighted to announce the return of a premium natural channel strategic thinker to the BevNET Live event, as well as the addition of a brand building expert who can help entrepreneurial brands think about large-scale growth plans. Rick Zimmerman, the senior VP of marketing and innovation at Sunny Delight Beverage Co., will be leading a breakout session on how brands can mix distribution and retail channels to suit their size, from small-scale operations to larger national accounts.

Visual Firepower: BevNET Live Features Brand Designers Behind Monster, Fuze, Langers Juices

BevNET is pleased to announce that it has added a trio of branding experts to foster discussion on the visual design of authentic brands during the BevNET Live event in Santa Monica. The discussion will take place on Monday, Dec. 5. With industry bona fides that include the brand conception and visual design of entrepreneurial and innovative brands like Fuze and NOS, Monster and GNC Beverages, Langer’s Juice and Crystal Light, BevNET Live’s design panelists bring years of applied experience to the conference.

Beverage Incubators Heat Up BevNET Live

Beverage investment no longer comes from big companies or elite venture capital funds. In recent years, beverage entrepreneurs have found an increasingly varied set of “Beverage Incubators” – groups that straddle the roles of consultant, investor and broker while connecting brands with creative help and distribution advice. From launching their own proprietary brands to helping provide regional brands with the financial wherewithal to reach the next level, these entities mix capital and experience with an array of strategic philosophies, and they have become a viable short- and medium-term...

New Beverage Showdown Returns to BevNET Live in Santa Monica December 6

The New Beverage Showdown 2, an exciting new showcase for new beverage companies, is returning at this winter's BevNET Live in Santa Monica, CA. It will offer six new beverage brands the opportunity to win cash, exposure, and advice as part of the challenge to be chosen as the most promising new brand of the competition. It is sponsored by Venturing & Emerging Brands (VEB), a business unit of Coca-Cola North America. Read the full article to find out more -- and to apply to take part in the New Beverage Showdown.