Last month BevNET and Project NOSH hosted the first BevNET Boot Camp for food and beverage entrepreneurs. The event, which was held in Boston, brought together new entrepreneurs, veteran business owners, suppliers, and industry thought leaders for a day of learning, networking and strategic planning.
For those that weren’t able to join us in person, complete video coverage of the day is now available for viewing on our YouTube channel. To see an overview of speakers and topics discussed, please visit the agenda.
Speakers included experts such as Stu Sturmwasser, Principal at Green City Capital, who discussed key advice when raising early capital. The lessons from his presentation were further built upon by Jeremy Halpern, founder of Edible Ventures, and Bob Stringer, Founder Crimson Seed Capital, who took part in an armchair discussion about angel investing.
Another highlight of the event was an image-rich presentation from Flood Creative that detailed how to create impactful brand design. Jeff Grogg, Managing Director of JPG Resources, John Maggiore, Founder Maggiore Sales and Marketing, and Bob Burke, Founder Natural Products Consulting Group, also led a three part discussion about pricing and ways businesses can remain competitive.
Enjoy the presentations and want to learn more? Think you’re ready to delve into higher-level topics and strategic discussions?
From social consciousness to celebrity, BevNET Live Summer 2016 will feature its most varied lineup yet, but the mission will remain the same: give entrepreneurial beverage companies the strategic tools and community they need to grow and thrive in an increasingly competitive industry. Speakers include celebrity trainer and entrepreneur Jillian Michaels, Rohan Oza and Brett Thomas, two of the founding partners of investment fund CAVU, and experienced beverage entrepreneur Tom First, a co-founder of Nantucket Nectars. The event will take place on June 14 and 15 in Manhattan at the Metropolitan West.
Also, consider attending Project NOSH Brooklyn in June. This one day conference will help food entrepreneurs take the next step with their businesses. The conference will include notable speakers such as Phil Anson, Founder of Evol and Interim General Manager of Boulder Brands, Errol Schweizer, former Executive Global Grocery Coordinator of Whole Foods, and Amit Pandhi, CEO of Arctic Aero.