48 seconds of fame—Esca Bona Future Partners Blitz 2016

Denver Lewis, Jenna Fitch

December 16, 2016

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48 seconds of fame—Esca Bona Future Partners Blitz 2016
Future Partners

Change is always hard, but it doesn’t have to be. At New Hope Network's Esca Bona (un)Conference 2016, we worked with Future Partners to create an out-of-the-box day packed with exercises from embodying Beyonce to making movie stars of ourselves. Check out these 48 seconds of fame below that showcase a few of our favorite moonshot ideas. 


GrwIt. Leah Segedie (Mamavation) & team plans to tackle our broken food system by 2025 by empowering children to take health into their own hands through mandating and teaching farming in schools. 

 Carne Card challenges the meat industry (coined 'frankenmeat') by educating consumers via certification to make ethical food choices with their dollars.


Farmever, from the team of Elizabeth Candelario (Demeter) and Robbie Vitrano (GoodSpread) seeks a global initiative to mitigate the impacts of climate change from an agriculture perspective via tax credit incentives.


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About the Author(s)

Denver Lewis

Community and Conference Content Manager, New Hope Network

As Community and Conference Content Manager, Denver is passionate about educating and supporting the growth of early stage natural products brands, strengthening understanding of the investment landscape and providing a platform for storytelling, with a focus on mission-driven business.

Jenna Fitch

Community & Conference Content Director, New Hope Network

Jenna is the Community and Conference Content Director at New Hope Network. In this role she is passionate about using education and relationship building to connect and empower stakeholders in the natural and organic products industry. Prior to serving in this role at New Hope, Jenna led digital content production for the NEXT Accelerator, an educational platform for entrepreneurs, as well as supported exhibitors and attendees as customer and exhibitor service representative for shows such as NBJ Summit and Natural Products Expos East and West.

An avid outdoorsperson, environmentalist and conscious leadership aficionado, Jenna committed her time before New Hope to working with organizations such as the Outdoor Industry Association, Restorative Leadership Institute, CU Leeds Professional Mentorship Program and the Lake Champlain Committee.  She earned an MBA from the University of Colorado at Boulder, Leeds School of Business, as well as an undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies with a certificate from the Program in Community Action and Public Policy from Connecticut College.  

When not obsessing about climate change, sustainable packaging, politics, or regenerative agriculture, you’ll likely find her hiking in Colorado with Oscar the Black Lab, playing beach volleyball or laughing out loud to Wait Wait…Don’t Tell me!  

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