Nutrition Capital Network (NCN), the leading U.S. gateway connecting investors and companies in the nutrition and health & wellness industry, is partnering with our friends at Natural Products Canada (NPC) to launch the inaugural NCN-NPC Investor Meeting, to be held in Toronto, June 20-21 2017. Companies are encouraged to apply via the online application form. The deadline for appplications is May 15, 2017.
“NCN investor meetings have from the beginning attracted interest from the international investment community and from entrepreneurs and growth companies outside the United States,” Grant Ferrier, president of NCN told us. “Canada has a thriving community of natural product entrepreneurs, so we believe this is a great time to expand our network into Canada. We are honored to co-host this event with Natural Products Canada.”
Shelley King, CEO of Natural Products Canada, which links companies, researchers, investors and others to increase commercialization of natural products, says that “the goal of the NCN-NPC Investor Meeting is to facilitate the financing process for our entrepreneurs and growth companies.”
“With greater access to professional capital and potential strategic partners, Canada’s natural products sector will be better positioned to claim a larger piece of this global market.”
Since NCN was founded in 2007, 545 companies have presented at 31 investor meetings in the United States and Europe from a deal flow of more than 2,640 applicants. Through the end of 2015, 271 out of 475 (57%) of presenting companies had completed some form of transaction (many deals take a year or more to complete).
NCN’s 40-plus Cornerstone Investors have a powerful global footprint and include companies like Campbell Soup, Coca-Cola, DSM, General Mills, Kellogg, PepsiCo, Grupo Nutresa, Herbalife, Kerry Group, and Zaluvida. At the NCN-NPC Investor Meeting in Canada, select NCN Cornerstone Investors will be joined by strategic and private equity investors with an eye on opportunities in the Canadian market.
WHAT TO EXPECT
On the afternoon of Tuesday, June 20, attendees will have access to industry leaders and insider insights in the Market Insights Session addressing trends in the nutrition, health & wellness industry, and natural products industry. This is followed by a networking reception.
On Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 18-20 presenting companies, sourced and primed by Nutrition Capital Network and Natural Products Canada, will present their business plans and their case for capital, partnership, or acquisition to an audience of qualified investors. In the afternoon, companies and investors will meet one-on-one. There will also be ample time to network during breaks and lunch.
COMPANIES INVITED TO APPLY
The NCN-NPC Investor Meeting is a valuable opportunity for companies to pitch their business to a set of experienced investors, as well as to receive valuable mentoring and advice from industry veterans. The opportunity to present is open to companies in the nutrition and health & wellness industry, including: natural & organic food, dietary supplements, functional foods, nutritional ingredients, natural & organic personal care & household goods, cosmeceuticals, health & wellness consumer products, foodtech, agtech, and other nutrition industry and green product segments. Companies are encouraged to apply via the online application form. Deadline is May 15, 2017.
INVESTORS ENCOURAGED TO REGISTER
Investors at the NCN-NPC Investor Meeting will hear presentations by 18-20 high-potential companies in a single day, and have the opportunity to request one-on-one meetings. Investors also receive a Meeting Workbook with detailed business plans for all Presenting Companies, including charts, tables, and contact information. The meeting also features industry updates and market trends from leading experts; ample opportunity to network with other seasoned investors in the natural product and nutrition, health and wellness space; and the chance to establish early contact with potential investment candidates.
Investors interested in registering should contact: Grant Ferrier or NCN Executive Director Mike Dovbish at (415) 254-1116
The meeting will take place in the Courtyard Toronto Downtown by Marriott. Close to everything, this well-appointed and newly renovated hotel offers the ultimate business travel experience. We have secured a reduced rate of $229 for attendees of the Investor Meeting. To reserve your room at this rate, book through this convienient link. Rooms are limited so we encourage you to book early.