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NCN XV: Fall 2014 Investor Meeting
NCN XV: Nutrition Capital Network's Fall 2014 Investor Meeting
November 3-4, 2014
Hilton San Francisco Financial District, San Francisco, Calif.
NCN Investor Meetings are the premier matchmaking and networking events for strategic and private equity investors in the nutrition and health & wellness industry.
At NCN XV you will be introduced to more than 20 nutrition and health & wellness companies seeking capital and selected from the following segments: natural & organic foods, functional foods, supplements, ingredients & technology, personal care and household goods, and related consumer internet and mobile IT solutions.
--On Monday, November 3, NCN presents the Health & Wellness Investor Forum VII from 1:00-5:30 p.m., followed by a Welcome Reception and Dinner from 6:00-9:00 p.m. (included in cost of NCN registration).
--On Tuesday, November 4, 20+ companies sourced and primed by Nutrition Capital Network will present business plans at 10-minute intervals; after lunch investors and companies will meet one-on-one in breakout sessions scheduled onsite.
Monday, November 3, 1pm-9:00pm
Health & Wellness Investor Forum VII: 1-5:30 pm
Market Growth, Transactions & M&A Update
NCN Introduction: Industry Overview and Market Fundamentals
Speakers: Grant Ferrier & Tom Aarts, Nutrition Capital Network
A Top Lawyer's Best Non-Legal Advice on Business Transactions
Speaker: Todd A. Harrison, Chair FDA Group, Venable LLP, NCN Sponsor and Law Firm Partner
To avoid roadblocks in diligence, how companies can set strategy for non-legal areas of their business that are ultimately driven by legal issues and risk.
Successful Innovation: It’s All in Your Mind
Speaker: Beverly Emerson, President, Olive Tree Product Development
Innovation is a new way of thinking not just a process. Examples and case studies from the nutrition and health & wellness industry bring keys to innovation to life, showing executives and investors how a new approach to innovation can be put to work in their business and their lives.
Sponsor Introduction: Heffernan Insurance Brokers, NCN Sponsor and Insurance Broker Partner, on Director & Officer and Executive Liability coverage; Joe Talmadge
Speaker: Tara Burkley, New Hope Natural Media, NCN Sponsor and Industry Advocacy Partner, on the NEXT Trend database and examples in product concepts at the front-end of innovation.
Investment Banker Report
Speakers: Michael Burgmaier & Nick McCoy, Silverwood Partners, NCN Sponsor and Investment Banking Partner
A review of M&A and investment transactions in 2014 reveals trends in strategy, valuation and deal structure and some new players on the block.
Giving the Consumer What She Wants
Speaker: Eapen George, President, Round Feather LLC
Evolving consumer perceptions of 'real food' and the desire for natural food solutions based on in-depth consumer studies using Round Feather's global emotional design team.
Beverage Innovation 2014
Speaker: Jim Tonkin, beverage guru and consigliere to small and medium size companies, will walk through what’s hot, who is making an impact, the HPP juice wave and where he thinks investors should focus.
5pm: Alumni Showcase: Past NCN Presenters provide financing and business update, and product samples: Grower's Secret, Sonoma Cider and Hipchick Farms
5:30: Reception and
5:30 Presenter Orientation: NCN XV presenting companies familiarize themselves with the room and AV equipment and NCN's Mike Dovbish and Gillian Christie of Christie Communications give final tips.
Welcome dinner in the hotel follows to 9:00pm
Tuesday, November 4, 8am-5:30 pm
20+ companies sourced and primed by Nutrition Capital Network will present business plans at 10-minute intervals from 8-12.30, and after lunch, investors and companies meet one-on-one in breakout sessions scheduled onsite from 2:00-5.30pm.
Snapshots of Presenting Companies as of October 10
2-3 million in all-natural real-food boxed meal starter kits
4-5 million chain of small format, convenient, healthy grocery stores
Patented metabolite for weight loss and appetite suppression
Developer of patented microencapsulation technology and probiotic and omega3 drinks
10-12 million supplier of nutritious superfoods in snacks, bars and mixes
Proprietary probiotic-based product platform targeting the oral microbiome
2-3 mil in plant-based seafood alternatives with patent pending technology
8 mil supplement marketer and manufacturer in weight-loss and sports & energy
3-5 million in flavored natural coffee alternative beverages sold in natural channel
Polyphenol prebiotic products supported by peer-reviewed and published clinical study
8-12 million in recovery drinks and bars sold nationally in supplement stores
3-5 mil in high-growth unique snacks based on toasted coconut
10-12 million organic teas and spices
Enterprise Health & Wellness software platform for retail supermarkets.
20-30 million in 11 upscale tea shops, RTD, and sales of teaware
Sustainable tropical anti-stress beverage brand sold in natural and convenience
Unique beverage delivery system for flavors and nutrients
3-5 in fruit-based vitality beverages sold in natural and fitness
APPLY HERE to be a Presenting Company (start the free application process)
INVESTORS may register to attend with Grant Ferrier on 619-295-7685 x15 or by email to info @ nutritioncapital.com. Investor attendance requires registration and payment of $2,500. Attendees may consider a Cornerstone Investor membership that allows multiple entries to each of the three NCN investor meetings and access to dealflow and industry data. Individuals, angels and small family funds may qualify for a discount.