BevNET Boot Camp 2016

March 30, 2016
Boston, MA
A One-Day Workshop for Food & Beverage Brands

Agenda for BevNET Boot Camp

  • 8:00 AM
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    9:00 AM
    Registration & Breakfast
  • 9:00 AM
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    9:05 AM
    Welcome Remarks
    • Jeff Klineman, Editor-in-Chief, BevNET
    • Carol Ortenberg, Editor, NOSH
  • 9:05 AM
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    9:25 AM
    An Entrepreneur Walks into a Bar Factory: Tales from Zone to Mediterra
    Paul Pruett, CEO, Mediterra
  • 9:25 AM
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    9:50 AM
    Impactful Brand Design
    Paula Grant, CEO, Flood Creative and Stuart Whitworth, Co-Founder, Flood Creative
  • 9:50 AM
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    10:15 AM
    The Big Sell: Meeting Your First Buyer
    Bill Sipper, Managing Partner, Cascadia Managing Brands
  • 10:15 AM
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    10:40 AM

    Tales From the Incubator: A Panel with Commonwealth Kitchen Companies

    • Jen Faigel, Executive Director, Commonwealth Kitchen
    • Kyle Kornack, Director of Sales and Outreach, Jubali
    • Sherie Grillon, Founder, NOLA's Fresh Foods
    • Nicole Ledoux, Co-Founder, 88 Acres
  • 10:40 AM
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    11:00 AM
    Break
  • 11:00 AM
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    11:20 AM
    The Elements of Pricing: Understanding and Maintaining Margin
    Bob Burke, Founder, Natural Products Consulting Group
  • 11:20 AM
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    11:40 AM
    The Elements of Pricing: The Effects of Trade Spend
    John Maggiore, Founder, Maggiore Sales & Marketing
  • 11:40 AM
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    12:00 PM
    The Elements of Pricing: Efficiency in Manufacturing
    Jeff Grogg, Managing Director, JPG Resources
  • 12:00 PM
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    1:00 PM
    Lunch & Networking
  • 1:00 PM
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    1:20 PM
    Test Marketing: What Early Retailing Tells You
    Terry Frishman, Founder/CEO, Culinest
  • 1:20 PM
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    1:40 PM

    The Ingredients of Angel Investment

    • Jeremy Halpern, Partner, Nutter, McClennen & Fish, LLP
    • Bob Stringer, Founder, Crimson Seed Capital
  • 1:40 PM
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    2:00 PM
    Business Plans in Brief
    Debbie Wildrick, Chief Strategy Officer, MetaBrand
  • 2:00 PM
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    2:25 PM
    Raising Early-Stage Capital: What to Do -- and What Not to Do
    Stu Sturmwasser, Principal, Green Circle Capital
  • 2:25 PM
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    2:45 PM
    Investors: What "Value Added" Means
    Larry Kahn, Managing Director, Beechwood Capital
  • 2:45 PM
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    3:00 PM
    What We've Learned: A Conversation with DrinkMaple's Founders
    Jeff Rose/Kate Weiler, Co-Founders, DRINKMaple
  • 3:00 PM
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    5:00 PM
    Extended Networking with Speakers and Other Experts