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Investor Kickoff & All-Star Pitch Showcase at Expo West

March 10, 2023 | 10:00 am-12:00 pm PST | Grand Ballroom F, Anaheim Marriott | Anaheim, CA 


The Investor Kickoff & All-Star Pitch Showcase is purpose-built for investors, featuring top innovators from the 2022 NCN cohort.

By attending, you’ll get a sneak peek at 7-10 highly-curated companies in trending categories actively seeking capital at the show. You’ll also hear an overview of the natural products investment landscape and interact with expert presenters from Whipstitch Capital. More details to come.


Attendees will receive a list of over 75 Exhibiting Brands Seeking Capital, featuring companies actively seeking external partners at Expo West.

The brands selected to pitch were determined by benchmarks and leading trends including:

  • Defensible market position and strong business models
  • Outstanding founders
  • Commitment to utilizing business as a force for good

Exhibiting Companies Seeking Capital

We provide investors with a list of Expo West exhibitors seeking capital, partnerships or exits; complete with booth numbers and contact details. Investors use this as a guide when they walk the show floor and for following up with exhibitors after the show’s over.


NCN makes this list available to NCN Cornerstone Investors before Expo West and is available to all session attendees.


Know of a brand that’s raising capital? Please share with them the link below.

On-trend brands delivering short pitches at 2023 Expo West All Star Session.

A better-for-you snack food brand founded by four CPG industry veterans with proven success in building, scaling, and exiting businesses. As the name suggests, the brand makes seeds the star of the show and combines six of these little superfoods to make one deliciously crisp, seriously seedy snack cracker.

A skin health brand helping families address skin irritation through natural innovation solutions. Launched by first-generation immigrant women in 2021, they quickly caught the attention of moms and retailers alike with their playful, mess-free approach to product design and seriously effective natural solutions for newborns and the entire family.

A brand that partners with family farmers nationwide to distribute locally grown, locally frozen, and locally sold foods across 35 states. Top sellers include local blueberries, local strawberries, and local berry blends. The company recently launched smoothie kit innovation across a thousand retailers.

A majority female owned snacking company that is bringing delicious food to consumers that are better for you and better for the planet through their Certified Organic, light and crispy potato chips that are packaged in BPI certified compostable bags!

A category-creating innovation in functional nutrition. Working with small-scale organic farmers in Sri Lanka, the Canadian company is flipping the traditional tea-making model on its head. Instead of drying and cooking the leaves like conventional green tea and matcha, Millennia washes and flash-freezes fresh tea leaves in a patented process that maximizes the nutritional components of this medicinal plant.

Bubbly not Boozy— crafting innovative non-alcoholic sparkling wine alternatives that are quenching the sober curious’s growing thirst for high-end alternatives. More than filling flutes though, they’re building a community that’s rethinking drinking.

Creating targeted supplements to build better brains. Their formulas fill specific needs and results can be felt on the first dose. They’ve helped hundreds of thousands of people improve their mental
Turning American junk foods into superfoods using tried and true ingredients. They make no sugar added ketchup and bbq sauces, 100% naturally sweetened with real, whole fruits and veggies. Yet their products taste as good or better than conventional brands, because real food tastes better….or should we say “true food” tastes better.
Developing a suite of plant-based proteins that allows customers to be fearless in replicating dishes that are ethnically relevant to their experience. Our proteins are made with simple, Non-GMO, and Organic ingredients that have a texture and taste that mimics America’s most iconic meats.
Developing a completely renewable and sustainable bottled water that adds to the world’s drinkable water supply. Representing over 140 farms and 100M+ gallons, this brand is pioneering the up-cycling and bottling of maple permeate waters; a 1 Billion gallon, pure plant-sourced water byproduct of the maple industry.
Are you an investor who's interested in attending?

Will Grubb
[email protected]
(303) 619-8909

Have questions about presenting at this event?

Mike Dovbish
[email protected]
(415) 254-1116

Interested in new sponsorship opportunities?

Zachary Watson
[email protected]
(212) 600-3841