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Investor Kickoff & All-Star Pitch Showcase at Expo West

March 10, 2023  | 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 that delivered short pitches at 2022 Expo West All Star Session.

Better-for-you, plant-based treats through careful curation of sustainably-sourced, 3 main ingredients—cacao/nuts, allulose and pure spring water

First Glyphosate Residue Free certified coconut and sprouted almond butters using Regenerative Organic Certified™ ingredients, debuting first-to-market patent-pending shelf-stable fermented almond products in 2022

$1-3m, Emerging seafood brand with a mission to support local fishing communities, reduce food waste and protect our oceans and waterways. 

Creating a scalable, circular model for consumer packaged foods. A leading brand in the upcycled food movement, Pulp Pantry turns overlooked, nutrient-dense resources into wholesome pantry staples.

Leaders in the Clean Sugar Movement by making organic sweeteners, snacks, and confections from whole fruit ingredients, supporting sugar education for at-risk youth along the way.

Ocean-friendly foods made with kelp from regenerative ocean farms

All-natural, doctor-formulated, science backed supplements for eye health.

Are you an investor who's interested in attending?

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

Have questions about presenting at a future event?

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

Interested in new sponsorship opportunities?

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