2019 Financing & Innovation Conference Schedule Preview
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TUESDAY, NOV 5
Esca Bona Service Project at the Greater Chicago Food Depository
WEDNESDAY, NOV 6
8:00 a.m. – Registration with Coffee and Pastries
8:30 a.m. – Chicago: A National Leader in the Natural Products Industry
9:00 a.m. – Keynote Speech, Seth Goldman
9:30 a.m. – Investor Insights: Beyond Meat
10:10 a.m. – Esca Bona Service Project: Making an Impact
10:20 a.m. – Break
10:35 a.m. – Big Food + Good Food: Building Strategic Partnerships
11:15 a.m. – Breakthrough Entrepreneurs Talk Innovation: Lessons Learned
11:45 a.m. – Fireside Chat with Kimbal Musk and Dave Donnan
12:30 p.m. – Networking Lunch with Farmer’s Fridge
12:45 p.m. – Breakout Lunch Session: TBD
1:30 p.m. – Good Food Pitch Slam Presented by the Good Food Accelerator and Naturally Chicago
The Pitch Slam showcases up-and-coming emerging brands and provide stakeholders a first look at the latest drivers in the Midwest’s Good Food Business sector. Winners will receive cash and in-kind prize packages, including a complimentary booth at Natural Products Expo East 2020!
2:55 p.m. – Naturally Chicago Presents Bankable Trends with Presence Marketing
3:25 p.m. – Pitch Slam Awards Presentation
3:40 p.m. – Financing Fair
Put Yourself In Front Of The Money at the Financing Fair — the longtime heart of the Financing & Innovation Conference! Entrepreneurs gain visibility and interact with prospective investors, funders, fellow entrepreneurs, service providers and other stakeholders. Funders, lenders, investment groups and service providers get a close-up look at Chicago’s hottest new brands.
4:45 p.m. – VIP Sponsor and Speaker Cocktail Hour
Private lounge / cocktail hour for Sponsors and Speakers to network and solidify relationships while sharing craft beverages.
5:45 p.m. – Fundraiser Reception (Seperate Ticket Required)
The proceeds from this reception will help expand the reach and impact of FamilyFarmed’s dynamic programs, including Naturally Chicago and the Good Food Accelerator.