From the center of the natural products industry comes Naturally Boulder’s Networking Night!
August 14, 5:30-7:30 PM
Impact Hub, Boulder (1877 Broadway, #100)
Naturally Boulder’s Networking Nights are THE place to meet, connect and collaborate with 150-200 of the most passionate, pioneering leaders and companies in the Colorado natural products community.
Networking Night + Meet Companies at Different Life Stages!
Join us in August for networking, plus meet companies at various life stages! From hot and emerging startups to established and seasoned brands and everything in between, you’ll hear from their founders and executives to learn more about their story, their evolution and what they’ve learned along the way to help grow your brand. What else? Delicious, seasonal food and beverages from Alfalfa’s. Please use street / metered parking or parking garage
Learn from the Experts
- Michael Joseph, Founder & CEO of Green Chef
- Lizzi Ackerman, Co-Founder & CMO
- Darcy Wade, Director of Finance, Little Secrets
- Jessica Morgan, Vice President and Chief General Counsel, Boulder Brands
Members: FREE Non-members: $10
Michael Joseph is the Founder and CEO of Green Chef. His love for food blossomed when he began cooking at the age of five. His father wrote legislation for food labelling, instilling a value for transparency around the food we grow and eat. After working as a professional baker and pastry chef, Michael realized his entrepreneurial spirit and headed west to Colorado — with 25 pounds of organic granola in tow. He co-founded his first startup in 2005: Door to Door Organics, an organic produce home delivery service. After successfully selling his shares in the company to his partner, Michael invested in himself and received an MBA from the University of Colorado Boulder. In 2010, he went on to found Mile High Organics, the first online fresh grocery retailer to be certified organic by the USDA. Yet, even with organic groceries at his doorstep, Michael found that he and his gluten-free wife were often a few ingredients — and ideas — short of a tasty, balanced meal. This daily dilemma led Michael to found Green Chef.
Lizzi Ackerman grew up in the Upper West Side of New York and envisioned herself becoming a doctor, not knowing she was destined to one day become Dr. Pancake at Birch Benders Micro-Pancakery. As Co-Founder & CMO of one of the leading pancake mix brands in the country, Ackerman is instrumental in the creation of the beautiful brand and plethora of flavors found in Birch Benders’ better-for-you pancake and waffle mixes. A visionary, branding guru, and master networker, Ackerman was recently inducted in the Forbes 30 Under 30 Class of 2017 in the Food & Drink category for her outstanding work in the food industry. At Yale University, while studying the history of science and medicine, taking pre-med classes, and serving as Senior Editor of the Yale Herald, Ackerman met Matt LaCasse, who would soon become her business partner and later her husband. Together they discovered their mutual love of flapjacks and bonded around the breakfast table, thus starting the beginnings of what would eventually revolutionize the pancake industry.