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Enjoy a chance to meet…
John Stapleton is the co-founder of Mission Ventures, the UK's leading accelerator for food and drink brands since 2015. Working in partnership with corporate, fund and overseas partners, Mission Ventures support innovative challenger brands in achieving their ambitions for growth. Mission Ventures is led by seasoned entrepreneurs with over 80 years industry experience and exits valued at over £50 million, from brands they personally co-founded, including New Covent Garden Soup Co, Plum Baby, Little Dish and Ape Snacks. John will be talking about growing a food or drink brand and funding growth.
This is perfect for…
Startup founders and management level at food or drink challenger brands and startups. This dinner is open to a limited number of service providers / advisors (unless a TableCrowd partner). Please see the details under the 'Join this table' button.
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The conversation will be…
John is the co-founder of Mission Ventures, a UK accelerator on a mission to build better challenger brands. With an original portfolio including Jimjams, Griddle, Arctic Power Berries, Equinox, Davina Steel, Sweet Joes and Hunter & Gather, Mission Ventures opened two new Funds in 2020: The Good Food Fund (Cohort 1 consists of Rootles, Insane Grain, Jim Jams, Naturelly, Lexi’s, Snackzilla, Nombots) and Batch Ventures, currently accepting applicants, a JV Fund, in conjunction with Warburtons. This is a great opportunity to hear from John who will talk about:
✓ Growing a food and drinks brand and funding growth.
✓ How to get your challenger brand access to national supermarkets.
✓ Gaining the right investment for your challenger, food or drinks startup.
✓ Developing a challenger brand that reaches its target customer.
✓ Opportunities at Mission Ventures, including initiatives Batch Ventures and The Good Food Fund.
Who is John Stapleton?
John Stapleton, co-founder of Mission Ventures, is known as the 'Authentic Entrepreneur' and is the co-founder of The New Covent Garden Soup Co. and toddler food brand, Little Dish. John has 30 years’ experience in pioneering new FMCG categories and establishing and growing successful consumer-led businesses in both the UK and the USA.
How it works?
Due to COVID-19, this is a virtual dinner. You can dial in from your laptop or phone. Joining details will be circulated to attendees on the day. We ask for the same respect you would have at a face to face event - turn up on time, don't leave until after the Q&A and tell us if you are no longer able to attend.
A fully hosted experience with knowledgeable speaker and curated group of guests. There will be the usual introductions, talk from our speaker and then a hosted Q&A. Bring your own glass of wine, mint tea or Horlicks!
If you book a place and then can't make it, please make sure you tell us, so that someone can take your place!
John Stapleton is the co-founder of Mission Ventures, is known as the 'Authentic Entrepreneur' and is the co-founder of The New Covent Garden Soup Co. and toddler food brand, Little Dish. John has 30 year's experience in pioneering new FMCG categories and establishing and growing successful consumer-led businesses in both the UK and the USA.
John provides business growth advice and mentorship to growing businesses. He is a business thought leader and speaks on a wide range of entrepreneurial, management & motivational leadership topics: www.johnstapleton.eu/keynote-topics. A founder of three start-ups, John is an expert at developing new and innovative consumer brands. John now actively manages an investor/Non-Executive Director portfolio contributing value-added business growth advice, guidance and mentoring to business owners.
John now actively manages an investor/ Non-Executive Director portfolio contributing value- added business growth advice, guidance and mentoring to business owners.
One of the TableCrowd hosting team will be on hand to help you get set up to take part virtually - you can join early if you need a hand! They will then run the event as close as possible to our face to face format - with a few adaptions (no seat move needed!)
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