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The second annual Nutrition Capital Network – Natural Products Canada Investor Meeting 2018 will showcase Canadian products & companies, and provides valuable opportunities for partnering & capital financing. At NCN Canada II, 20 innovative companies in natural product and nutrition science will present their business plans on June 28. A half-day conference on market, investment and new product trends with an evening networking event takes place on June 27.
Natural Products Canada (NPC) is a key player in Canada’s innovation and investment scene. It works with a diverse array of partners to support the commercialization of naturally-derived products and technologies in health and life sciences, natural resources, agriculture and agri-food, and sustainable bioproducts. NPC has over 300 companies in its pipeline, and performs many roles to support the industry. It acts as matchmaker and mentor to promising companies and researchers; serves as technology scout and ecosystem navigator for multinationals and large corporations; and helps investors discover, develop, and de-risk investment opportunities.
Why attend as an investor?
Why attend as a presenter?
9am – Noon Presenting Companies Exhibit Set-Up
Noon – 1:00PM Registration
1:00PM Nutrition Capital Network Introduction and Welcome
1:05PM; Industry Overview: Deals, M&A, trends: Whipstitch Capital
1:45PM Canada’s Natural Product Industry Ecosystem
1:50PM Investor Panel: Strategic investors and how they approach the Canadian Market
2:30PM The Art of the Deal: What Acquisitive Companies Look For
3:00PM Networking Break
3:15PM Panel: Cannabis and the Consumer: What opportunities lie ahead for edibles?
4:00PM Update on NHP/Supplemented Food Regulations in Canada
4:15PM Taste Trends: What consumers are looking for
5:00 – 7:00PM Instructions and Tips for Presenters
7:30 – 8:30AM: Breakfast
8:30am – 12:30PM: Company Presentations (10 min. each)
12:30 – 1:30PM: Networking Lunch
1:30 – 4:00PM: One-One Company/Investor Meetings
Biomaterials developer of micro-organism fermentation process for food & beverage ingredients
Producer of engineered yeast strains to produce cannabinoids in pills and oils as a Licensed Dealer under Health Canada
$10-12 million vertically-integrated condition-specific herbal extract and supplement manufacturer
$3-5 million clinically backed protein-based consumer brands in bars and powders/mixes for kids and adults
$5-7 million in branded natural sugar alternatives and e-commerce platform for healthy foods
Next generation non-dairy non-GMO tigernut ice-cream high in protein & fiber
$1-2 million healthy breakfast monthly box subscription delivery company
Melting cubes to empower healthy and complete smoothies in 6 flavors
Premium natural, gluten-free, nut-free, high-fiber nutritional lifestyle bars made in Canada
Early-stage crowdfunding platform for F&B companies that converts funder into brand ambassadors
Prebiotic soda with only 5g of naturally occurring sugars and prebiotic root vegetables
$4-5 million non-toxic spray quick wash for smart phones, tablets and other consumer electronics
Developer of a branded functional drink that can reduce 70% of plaque associated with dental disease
$1-2 million in healthy gluten-free hand-made small-batch biscotti and snacks
Organic cricket protein bars, gourmet crackers and fruit smoothie mix made with organically farmed crickets
Branded supplement to improve brain performance approved by Health Canada
Producer of specialty and medicinal mushrooms, growing kits and branded mushroom supplements
$3-5 million end-to-end digital product sampling solution and insights platform for brands