2022 Workshop Day


Monday, June 27

WORKSHOP A - Raising Capital

13:00 Building a Robust Business Model to Open Doors to Investment

  • Creating a robust business model that de-risks areas of weakness and aligns with investor priorities.
  • Defining your USP to solidify partnerships and strengthen your brand.
  • Building strong foundations of an adaptive business that will grow with the future of plant-based proteins.

14:00 Panel: What Do Investors Look for When Evaluating Start-Ups Investment Opportunities?

  • Assessing the criteria essential for investors when evaluating investment prospects.
  • Highlighting common areas of weakness within fermentation start-ups, and how these weakness can be fixed.
  • Discussing how to secure the best funding: What should you look for in your investment partner of choice?

Workshop Leader

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Jose Luis Cabañero
Founder

Eatable Adventures

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Kim Odhner
Managing Founder
Unovis Asset Manager

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Arnout Dijkhuizen
Investment Principal
Astanor Ventures 

15:00 Afternoon Refreshments

WORKSHOP B: Navigating the EU Regulatory Landscape

15:30 Mapping Out the Regulatory Pathway for EU Food & Safety Regulations for Novel Food Status

  • Learning what a Novel Foods Application is and what regulations are currently in place for Fermentation-Enabled Proteins.
  • Mapping your pathway through various regulatory stages and where common challenges occur.
  • Understanding how you can prevent roadblocks in approval by considering alternative choices in production.

Workshop Leader

Hans Verhagen

Hans Verhagen
Consultant 
Food Safety & Nutrition Consultancy

16:30 Contrasting EU vs US Regulation & What This Means For Your Company

  • Discovering the main differences in approval processes across both
    continents.
  • Drawing a comparison between the two different timelines and how this impacts product creation to commercialisation.
  • Sharing lessons learned from navigating both jurisdictions to streamline your approvals process.

Workshop Leader

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Danika Martyn
Director-Europe

Intertek

17:30 End of Pre-Conference Workshop Day