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Financing Your Consumer Product Company: Natural, Organic, Specialty, Retail & Premium

  • Nutter, McClennen & Fish 155 Seaport Boulevard Boston, MA, 02210 United States (map)

Hold the Date - Dec 12, 2019 in Boston

Agenda and Speakers will be updated this summer.

A Comprehensive seminar that provides entrepreneurs and executives an in-depth understanding of what it takes to raise capital. Download informational brochure

$699 if registered by April 15
Group discounts available

Topics include:
•  Lessons from Two Institutional Investors, Angel, Strategic, Debt expert, Entrepreneur
•  Growth Capital & Term Sheets
•  Valuation Primer
•  Building Value
•  Debt Financing
•  Legal Issues Related to Financing and Selling your Company
•  Growth Financing 101

Speakers include:
•  Mike Burgmaier, Whipstitch Capital
•  Bob Burke, Natural Products Consulting
•  Andy Whitman, 2X Consumer Capital Growth Partners
•  Alex Schneider, Clover Capital
•  Keith Kohler, K2 Financing
•  Tapan Shah, Pepsico
• Katlin Smith, Simple Mills

Event Schedule 

  1. *Pre-Event Networking (All)

  2. Introduction & Overview (Bob Burke & Michael Burgmaier)

  3. Growth Financing 101 (Michael Burgmaier)

  4. Building Value (Bob Burke)

  5. Debt Financing (Keith Kohler)

  6. Materials and Process (Bob Burke)

  7. An Entrepreneur’s Story: 

  8. Investor Perspective: 

  9. Investor Perspective: 

  10. Growth Capital & Term Sheets (Andy Whitman, 2X Consumer Capital Growth Partners)

  11. Valuation Primer (Michael Burgmaier)

  12. Legal Issues Related to Financing and Selling your Company

  13. Investment Bankers: Go Alone or Partner? (Michael Burgmaier)

  14. Cocktail Reception and Networking (All)

Brought to you and led by:

Bob Burke is co-author of The Natural Products Field Manual and The Sales Manager’s Handbook. He is a consultant in the natural and specialty products industry since 1998 and former VP of Sales and Corporate Development at Stonyfield Farm. He has prepared numerous business plans, assisted in fund raising, advised clients on growth and exit strategies and has helped a number of companies reach a successful exit. He serves on the board of directors of EcoFish, Orgain, Saffron Road, Thirsty Ventures, Farmwise and King Arthur Flour. He has an MBA from Babson College. Contact him at

Michael Burgmaier is an investment banker with Whipstitch Capital where he leads M&A and private placement transactions in the consumer product space, and a former venture capital investor in the food & beverage/consumer products sectors, where he helped lead five deals in the space. He has raised capital for numerous companies, helped facilitate successful exits, written business plans, prepared fundraising materials, has served on boards of venture-backed companies and writes and speaks frequently on raising capital and selling companies. He has an MBA from the Tuck School at Dartmouth. Contact him at

Featured Presenter: Andy Whitman. Founding Managing Partner of 2x
Consumer Products Growth Partners, active emerging branded consumer products business investor. 2x has invested in Beanitos, Blue Dog Bakery, Good Karma, MegaFood, No Cow, Orabrush, Seaweed Bath Co., Surratt Beauty, Tasty Bite, Wellness and more. Contact