Food Venture Financing News - No. 42 Events
- Bernstein Webinar: Advanced Tax Strategies For Founders
- Mattson Webinar: The New Normal: How the COVID-Era Has Accelerated Food Trends and Behaviors Going Into 2021
- Naturally Bay Area's 3rd Annual Pitch Slam
- Hirshberg Entrepreneurship Institute Webinars
- New Accelerator Cohorts and Certifications
Bernstein Webinar: Advanced Tax Strategies For Founders
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PT
This webinar will convene a panel of experts to highlight key strategies to help defer, minimize, and even avoid income taxes for significant equity holders approaching an exit or seeking to diversify their equity exposure.
Moderator: Jeff J. Kragel CFP® - Principal | Bernstein
- Alex Bhathal - Founder and Managing Partner | RAJ Capital Management
- Stacie Jacobsen - Director, Wealth Strategies Group | Bernstein
- Steve Schilling - Managing Director | Bernstein
Mattson Webinar: The New Normal: How the COVID-Era Has Accelerated Food Trends and Behaviors Going Into 2021
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 10:00 a.m. PT
Join Mattson Chairman and Chief Creative Officer Steve Gundrum as he shares trends and insights on this topic.
Naturally Bay Area's 3rd Annual Pitch Slam
Virtual Broadcast From The Bay Area, California
Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. PT
Here's your chance to show what you've got—get in front of top industry investors and your peers (virtually)! Naturally Bay Area's 3rd annual Pitch Slam competition celebrating the Bay Area's brightest brands, and giving the spotlight to a handful of local, emerging companies who will go head to head for a chance to win prizes worth thousands of dollars.
Get tickets here
Hirshberg Entrepreneurship Institute Webinars
Yes We Can: Perspectives and Strategies for a Successful 2021
These webinars will provide practical perspectives and real world advice for navigating financing, cashflow, retail, distributor, and eComm challenges in the year ahead presented by seasoned experts with opportunities for you to get your questions answered by the presenters.
January 27 – Be Smart With Your Cash in the Post-Covid Environment
Speakers: Elliot Begoun, Founder and Brand Champion, TIG Ashley Hartman, Senior Principal, Bluestein & Associates
February 3 – E-Comm Do's and Don'ts
Speakers: Amy Lacey, Founder & CEO, Cali'flour Foods Patrick Coyle, Vice President for Marketing, nutpods
February 10 – UNFI 2021 Outlook
Speaker: John Raiche, Senior Vice President, Supplier Services, UNFI
February 17 – INFRA and NCG Outlook
Speakers: Pat Sheridan, Interim President & CEO, INFRA Ben Nauman, Sr. Director of Purchasing, National Co+Op Grocers
February 24 – Telling Your Story and Getting Trial and Discovery in the New Covid World
Speakers: Jessica Rubino, Sr. Director, Content Marketing, Informa Markets (tentative) Annalea Krebs, CEO and Founder, Social Nature
March 3 – Brands Launching in the Current Market
Speakers: Nicole Bernard Dawes, Founder & CEO, Nixie Sparkling Water Matt McLean, Co-Founder, Uncle Matt's Organic
March 10 – The Latest Consumer and Market Trends and Insights
Speakers: Carlotta Mast, Sr. Vice President and Market Leader, New Hope Network Steve French, Sr. Vice President, National Marketing Institute
March 17 – How to Successfully Pitch for $$
Speakers: Andy Whitman, Managing Partner, 2x Consumer Growth Partners Paul Richardson, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Renewal Funds
March 24 – Navigating Costco & Thrive
Speakers: Jeremy Smith, President and Founder, Launchpad Second speaker TBD
Register at hirshberginstitute.com
NEW ACCELERATOR COHORTS AND CERTIFICATIONS
Apply now to grow your business with ICA
ICA programs provide the coaching and capital entrepreneurs need to scale their businesses, build great teams, and get ready for investment. Now there are two ICA programs to help you grow:
- The Lab at ICA is our newest program designed specifically for early-stage, high-growth companies looking to stabilize, scale, and get ready for capital.
- The Accelerator at ICA is designed for established companies looking to think strategically about their business trajectories and become investment-ready through workshops and direct advising.
While funding is not guaranteed, companies that complete either program are eligible to be evaluated for investment from ICA.
Have questions? Learn more here.
Ready to go? Apply now.
Applications for Cohort 7 of the Food System 6 Business Accelerator are now open!
The FS6 accelerator program prioritizes working with entrepreneurs who are innovating across the food and agriculture landscape and building a food system that focuses on health, sustainability, and justice.
Apply here (Applications are due by March 5, 2021)
The Upcycled Food Certification
"Formalizing the Upcycled Certification Standards is a landmark achievement for our movement that yields a more circular economy and resilient food system. Officially Certified Upcycled Ingredients and Products will mark a new generation of commerce that benefits the consumer, the trade, and the planet we call home." -Dan Kurzrock, Co-Founder and CEO of ReGrained, Co-Founder and Executive Board Officer of UFA & UFF.