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September 12, 2017

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Live from Expo East: Natural Products Business School

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Natural Products Business School is a full day of learning designed to provide entrepreneurs with targeted, in-depth solutions to common business challenges and an opportunity to connect with a diverse ecosystem of service providers.


9:45  Welcome

  • Rachael Shayne, Culture Architect & Brand Strategist 

15:36 Opening Inspiration: A conversation with Koel Thomae, Noosa Yoghurt

  • Koel, Thomae

  • Jane Miller, JaneKnows

44:50 Six Steps to an Effective, Retellable Story

  • Jay Golden, Retellable

1:31:44 Let's Be Real: Stories of Successful Impact Entrepreneurship 

  • Katlin Smith, Simple Mills

1:49:05 Profit with Purpose: Creating a Measurable Mission-Based Business Plan 

  • Terry Frishman, Culinest

2:30:15 Mission Possible: Staying True in a Changing World

  • Gina Asoudegan, Applegate

2:41:00 Fearless Fundraising: Understanding your Business Financials  

  • Tera Johnson, Food Finance Institute + Tera's Whey

4:14:14 Passion Isn't Found, It is Nurtured

  • Haile Thomas, The HAPPY Organization

4:27:24 Brands Just Want to Have Fun(ds): Exploring the Funding Landscape

  • Cheryl Clements, PieShell

  • Jessica Bates, Dwight Funding

  • Ross Davisson, CircleUp

  • Jackie Miller, Chobani

  • Zoe Feldman, Cleveland Avenue

5:25:09 What Does an Investor Really Want? 

  • Mark Haas, Helmsman Group 

  • Jon Marshall, VMG

  • Mark Shaw, Avocado Studios

6:10:06 Pitfalls to Avoid When Raising Capital 

  • Jennifer Rosenthal, KO Firm

  • Carole Buyers, BIGR Ventures

  • Duane Primozich, BIGR Ventures

7:11:36 Don't Go Alone: The Value of Mentorship + Finding your People

  • Rachael Shayne, Culture Architect & Brand Strategist

  • Jane Miller,

7:31:25 Impact Capitalism: Exiting Differently + New Ways to Think about Liquidity  

  • Nancy Rosenzweig, Big Path Capital

  • Diana Propper de Callejon, Cranemere Inc.

  • Ralph Carlton, King Arthur Flour Company

  • Chuck Holt, InvestEco

8:15:38 Breathe, Think + Do Like an Exponential Leader 

  • Jenelle Cobb, The Food + Health Collective


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