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Investor Kickoff & All-Star Pitch Showcase at Expo West

March 15, 2024 | 10:00 am-12:00 pm pt | Anaheim Marriott | Grand Ballroom F | Anaheim, CA 


The Investor Kickoff & All-Star Pitch Showcase is purpose-built for investors, featuring top innovators from the 2023 NCN cohort.

By attending, you’ll get a sneak peek at 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 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 who will deliver short pitches at the 2024 Expo West All Star Session.

Manufactuer of shelf-stable, nutritional, organic, palate-expanding, veggie-rich food purees free of added sugars and salt for adventurous eaters from 6 months of age through adulthood

$5-10 mil, premium hydration brand with a science-backed formula, plant-based ingredients, no added sugar and 4x the electrolytes of leading sports drinks

Plant-based, allergen-friendly, and organic delights from chickpeas & aquafaba (chickpea water)

Developer B2B and B2C patent-protected (commercialized at Wake Forest University), non-prescription solutions for age-related conditions, delivering health benefits of postbiotics on the gut microbiome and the brain.

$3-5 Mil natural and organic breakfast and snack food manufacturer connecting climate health to human health through regenerative organic supply chains, direct farmer relationships, and a focus on circularity and nature positive outcomes

FoodTech company delivering patented egg alternatives that meet everyday living needs of people allergic to eggs or those that value a plant-forward lifestyle.

Hydration mix that delivers vital negative ions to boost mitochondrial function and improve hydration, energy, stamina, and muscle recovery for endurance athletes
Indian American brand that brings nutrition forward, plant based homestyle indian recipes in accessible form factors for the American consumer of today
Canadian natural health company that provides clean, pure, and research-backed nutrients that parents can trust and kids love
Revival of heirloom and heritage foods for people and the planet starting with Hot Cereal cups made with acorns for use on-the-go.


Investor Kickoff & All-Star Pitch Showcase at Expo West

March 15, 2024 | 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Anaheim Marriott | Grand Ballroom F | Anaheim, CA 

All times are PT (Pacific Time) 

March 15, 2024

  • Opening Remarks | 10:00 am 
    • Zachary Watson, New Hope Network
  • Guest Speaker | 10:05 am
    • Brandon Casteel, SPINS
  • Guest Speaker | 10:20 am
    • Kenny Juskowiak, Nielsen IQ
  • Capital Market Update | 10:35 am
    • Nick McCoy, Whipstitch Capital
  • Driving Both Mission AND Returns with Good Culture | 10:50 am
    • Steve Young, Manna Tree
    • Jesse Merrill, Good Culture
    • John Haugen, SEMCAP
    • Heather Cutter, Good Culture
  • Announcement from Edouard Rollet | 11:20 am
    • Edouard Rollet, OSC
  • Fundraising Tips From Both Sides of The Aisle | 11:22 am
    • Adam Spriggs, Managing Partner The Angel Group
    • Dillon Ceglio, Chubby Snacks
  • Sponsor Call Out | 11:32 am
  • NCN Brand Presentations | 11:34 am
    • Kekoa Foods
    • Postbiotics
    • Cure Hydration
    • Crafty Counter
    • Nion Health
    • Fabalish
    • Niramaya Foods
    • Wildway
    • KidStar Nutrients
    • Folk Revival
  • Closing Remarks | 12:03 pm
Have questions about presenting at an upcoming event or attending as an Investor?

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

Interested in new sponsorship opportunities?

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