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Nutrition Capital Network is looking for sponsors who want to build lasting relationships with our loyal community of early lifestyle companies and active investors.

Sponsors are vital to NCN events:

With a combination of in-person Investor Meetings and a year-round virtual networking platform, NCN brings together high-growth companies and active investors in the health, nutrition, and ingredient technology industries. 

We utilize our connections within the natural products industry, and relationships with Natural Products Expos and SupplySide West, to source applications from the most promising brands looking for growth opportunities. Our mission is to drive industry innovation and meaningful transactions, while breaking down barriers to funding for all entrepreneurs.

Become a sponsor of NCN to reach this group of emerging brands and the investors that want to grow with them.

Sponsorship Inclusions:

NCN Category Sponsorship Inclusions:
  • NCN Category Sponsor recognition listed in all marketing pieces including: NCN marketing communications, website, onsite event signage and/or virtual platform branding* and highlighted in NCN Investor workbooks.
  • Sponsor recognition on the NCN website featuring a company profile.
  • Exclusive preview of the presenting companies for all NCN Investor Meetings.
  • Opportunity to participate in Pre-Pitch Orientation workshops with presenting companies to provide advice and act as a mentor for these companies.
  • Access to the original pool of applicants (over 1,200 companies) from which finalists are selected; including referrals from NCN principals for new clients from the NCN network and beyond.
  • Access to SPINS brand-specific POS data.
  • NCN deal flow and transaction updates.
  • Conference call introduction to the NCN Selection Committee.
  • (2) “Meet Our Sponsors” email campaign delivered to the Cornerstone Investor + Selection Committee audiences with (1) email in Spring and (1) in Fall.
  • (3) Complimentary registrations for all 5 NCN Investor Meetings.
  • Curated introductions on-site to presenting companies that are seeking industry related advice depending on availability. (In-person events only.)*
  • Invitation to NCN affiliated event at Natural Products Expo West and Expo East. (In-person events only.)*
  • Opportunity to host Sponsor table to feature marketing materials and to conduct one-one meetings and general networking. (In-person events only.)*
  • Opportunity to place samples (if applicable) into the NCN Presenter Sample boxes for specific NCN events. (Virtual events only.)*
  • Opportunity to participate in (1) Sponsor-lead live virtual Lunch & Learn in 2021. More detailed inclusions to be sent.
  • Opportunity to film a Sponsor content video ad recorded by New Hope Network digital team that will be featured in sponsor virtual booth and virtual platform. (Virtual events only.)*
  • Virtual Platform Inclusions: Showcase company marketing materials/content in virtual booth, chat area and setup 1:1 meetings with event participants, participate in networking breakout sessions, exposure from text push notifications and more. (Virtual events only.)*
NCN Exclusive Category Upgrade Inclusions**:

**Exclusive category upgrade includes the below inclusions in addition to the category inclusions above.

  • Sponsor logo will appear with all promotions of the Natural Products Business School and Pitch Slams at Expo West and Expo East. Marketing pieces include: on-site signage, Natural Products Expo West and Expo East website, Attendee Brochure*, Show Directory Map* and advertisements*. Facilitated networking opportunity with the Natural Products Business School attendees during programming.
  • (2) Complimentary badge registrations for Natural Products Expo West and Expo East.
  • (2) Complimentary badge upgrades for Natural Products Business School and Pitch Slams.

Highlighting the entrepreneur's ecosystem:

  • Accounting
  • Clinical Research
  • Commercialization
  • Contract Manufacturing
  • Digital Agency
  • Ecommerce
  • Financial Services
  • Flavor
  • Full Stack CFO
  • General Technology
  • Insurance
  • Investment Banking
  • Legal
  • Packaging
  • Performance Insights
  • Public Relations
  • Product Development
  • Recruiting
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Sampling
  • Strategic Branding / Communications
  • Strategic Consulting
  • Technology Commercialization
  • Valuation

 *The elements noted with this asterisk indicate which inclusions can be fulfilled at in-person or virtual events only. In the event of a NCN Investor Meeting needing to be conducted virtually, Sponsors will be notified how specific in-person inclusions may be fulfilled in an equally impactful way in addition to unique virtual inclusions.


**NPBS + Pitch Slams are currently scheduled to take place at Natural Products Expo West and Expo East 2022. In the event of a show cancellation, NPBS + Pitch Slams may still be deployed digitally to the Natural Products audience in an equally impactful way.


***Special exclusivity is available for each of the categories above, please ask for more details.

Interested in becoming a valued partner of Nutrition Capital Network?

Please contact:

Petra Lingenbrink
[email protected]
(858) 337-1210