NCN Sponsors 2013
NCN thanks the following companies for their support of NCN Investor Meetings and educational events. Enjoy the benefits of being an NCN supporting company by joining us either as a Sponsor or as a Cornerstone Investor. Contact Grant Ferrier (619) 295-7685 x15 or Tom Aarts (619) 295-7685 x18 to learn about opportunities for NCN supporting companies.
Law Firm Partner: Venable LLP
Trade secrets, patents, trademarks and copyrights are all Venable LLP strong suits. We structure and negotiate licenses, research contracts and technology transfer agreements. And we know how to protect your product and preserve your ability to market. When it comes to marketing and promoting your products, the competition is stiff. That’s why we’ll work to help you avoid or minimize both regulatory and competitive hurdles related to advertising and promoting your products. You face hurdles from both the FDA, concerning product formulation and development, and the FTC, concerning advertising and dissemination. And product claims face hurdles from both agencies. With nearly 600 attorneys in offices across the country practicing in all areas of corporate and business law, complex litigation, intellectual property and regulatory and government affairs, Venable is one of America’s top 100 law firms.
Investment Banking Partner: Partnership Capital Growth Advisors
At Partnership Capital Growth Advisors (PCGA) we are committed to advising and preparing entrepreneurial companies exclusively within the healthy, active and sustainable living marketplace for successful capital and strategic relationships that provide immediate value while supporting their long-term strategic goals. With comprehensive expertise in transaction structuring, deal process, diligence, and capital structure, PCGA is the most experienced investment advisor in the country focused on the healthy, active and sustainable living marketplace.
Digital Media Partner: Jeff Smith Consulting
Jeff Smith Consulting (JSC) is a full-service online growth strategic partner specializing in driving incremental profits for our clients. Our commitment is to build and implement potent strategies involving website development and management of growth programs using leading technologies and market expertise. JSC focuses on sustainable revenue by delivering superior design, new-revenue producing programs, and outstanding customer service. For the past six years, JSC has developed particular expertise in the health and nutritional space, working with a number of industry-leading clients to build comprehensive strategies and solutions, producing new, sustainable revenue for the future. From comprehensive email strategizes that integrate with e-commerce platforms, to robust affiliate and partner marketing, to paid search expertise, JSC provides the proven experts to execute the most sophisticated of online strategies.
Life Science Partner: SPRIM
SPRIM is a global consulting firm focused on innovation in human health, dedicated to leveraging its global expertise and networks to deliver effective and timely solutions for its clients. Through hundreds of projects globally, SPRIM has proven its ability to seamlessly and cost effectively integrate its scientific, commercial, clinical testing and regulatory expertise to deliver well designed and well executed solutions, propelling client innovations to market. SPRIM clients include market leaders and technology innovators in the life sciences, including: consumer health products, food & ingredients, supplements, cosmetics, medical devices, and pharmaceuticals. SPRIM's four primary practice areas are Research & Clinical Services, Regulatory & Scientific Affairs, Health Marketing & Communication and Strategy & Intelligent Innovation.
Public Relations & Communications Partner: Christie Communications
Christie Communications is a full-service strategic branding, public relations, marketing, and advertising agency dedicated to helping ethical businesses, entrepreneurs, and organizations broaden their impact through effective communication and design services. With more than 20 years of experience in the natural products industry, Christie Communications has helped maximize understanding, awareness, and demand for companies ranging from startups to global brands based in extensive industry experience, decades of targeted consumer research and understanding, and a dedication to building the natural products industry. We have worked as a team with each of our clients alongside investors for decades, helping maximize brand equity and pull through with targeted communications programs working down trade and consumer channels to build lasting, iconic brands based in meaning and value.
Government Trade Partner: New Zealand Trade and Enterprise
New Zealand Trade and Enterprise is the New Zealand Government’s national economic development agency. Investment New Zealand is the government’s national investment promotion agency and a division of NZTE. Investment New Zealand (http://www.investmentnz.govt.nz) connects international investors with investment opportunities in New Zealand. The site provides detailed information about New Zealand investment opportunities, including suitable prospects recommended by sector specialists, commercial advice and introductions to decision makers, and incentives and help offered by the New Zealand government.