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Wednesday, October 3 • 11:00am - 12:15pm
Food and CPG Track | Finding Investors for Your Food Company (The Refinery)

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This panel will bring together startup founders, food investors, and experts in the startup and food industry to discuss the best way for food startups to attract funders.  Acquiring investors is more than a numbers game, and a very small percentage of startups that pitch VCs actually end up with funding. This panel will discuss the many strategies and pathways towards funding, and the most important items to have in place before pitching to investors.

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Curt Nelson

Partner, Austin Foodshed Investors
Austin Foodshed Investors exists to increase the supply of good, clean, fair, local food by investing in small, local, sustainable food and agriculture entrepreneurs. We offer advisory services to help companies get ready to fundraise, capital, and investment opportunities for values-based... Read More →
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Shawn O'Keefe

Director of Innovation, Food+City
Shawn is an innovation nerd. After fourteen years as a producer and strategist for the South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Festival, he moved overseas to head up the first hardware accelerator in New Zealand, Lightning Lab Manufacturing. After three years of working on startup acceleration... Read More →
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Hema Reddy

Founder & CEO, Crafty Counter
Hema Reddy is the founder and CEO of Crafty Counter, a consumer products brand, dedicated to making taste forward, nutritious and convenient meals for flexitarian families, that want to include more plant based foods in their diet. With their signature product Wundernuggets, Crafty... Read More →
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Manuel Rosso

Co-Founder, Rosso&Flynn

Wednesday October 3, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm CDT
The Refinery 612 Brazos Street Austin, TX 78701