Fundraising for Early Stage Food Entrepreneurs
Date: Friday, June 7th, 2019
Time: 8:45AM - 2PM
Location: Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP 155 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210
Event Partners: Branchfood, Wolf&Co, Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
Fundraising for Early Stage Food Entrepreneurs will provide a thorough, in-depth understanding of fundraising for a food business and what it takes to raise capital from individuals and groups who seek to invest in promising food startups.
This half-day workshop will bring together leading food investors, entrepreneurs, industry experts, and knowledgeable service providers to take you through the building blocks of creating multi-year financial projections and all legal considerations from forming an entity, to equity sharing, creating term sheets for investors, and more. We'll hear from successful founders who raised multi-millions for their early-stage ventures and you'll have a chance to network at our expert round tables on topics including lean marketing and branding, e-commerce, co-packing, product development, forming an advisory board, pricing strategy, equity plans, and fundraising.
You will leave the event with a clear understanding of fundraising fundamentals including building a financial model, all legal considerations, and what investors look for when evaluating a food startup opportunity.
8:30 AM - 9 AM Registration
9 AM - 9:15 AM Introductions and Breakfast
9:15 AM - 10:30 AM Financial Modeling for Early-Stage CPG Startups
Led by Whipstitch Capital
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM Break
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Raising Your First Round of Capital
Led by Jeremy Halpern, Co-Chair, Emerging Companies Group; Co-Lead, Food and Beverage Group, Nutter Law
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM Inspiring Founder Story
Featuring Nico Enriquez, Founder of Willie's Superbrew
12:30 PM - 2PM Mentor Lunch and Office Hours
Roundtables will include experts from Wolf & Company, Nutter Law, Branch Venture Group angels investors, food industry experts, and community members)
Thank you to our sponsors and partners: Wolf & Company, Nutter Law, Commonwealth Kitchen, and Branch Venture Group