Event Details

Please join us for an in-person Networking Night on Crestone Capital's patio, soaring above Pearl Street, with a beautiful view of the Flatirons. This gathering will feature seasoned CPG investors alongside their high-performing portfolio companies, as well as leading entrepreneurs and executives from the natural and organic CPG community. You'll enjoy drinks and light bites from Blackbelly as you network. This evening will be an excellent opportunity to connect with fellow members of Naturally Boulder's vibrant community!


Pre-registration is required as we fully expect this event will sell out. We will not be able to accept same-day registrations or walk-in guests.

Speakers

  • Ben Fenton (Managing Partner at BFG Partners)

    Ben Fenton

    Managing Partner at BFG Partners

    Ben has worked at BFG Partners since the firm’s inception in 2014. Formerly Board Member of Curlsmith through their sale to Helen of Troy in April 2022, Ben currently sits on the Board of Quinn Snacks, MALK, and Zitsticka.

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  • Liz Kramer Myslik (Managing Partner at Loft Growth Partners)

    Liz Kramer Myslik

    Managing Partner at Loft Growth Partners

    Liz Myslik is driven by her desire to help mission-driven brands and the people who create them. Leveraging her operating and leadership experience, she serves as a trusted advisor to entrepreneurs, helping them navigate the challenges of building great brands.

    After starting her career in banking and management consulting, Liz pursued her passion for natural products starting in 2001 when she joined mind-body health company Gaiam and helped the company grow to over $140 million in four years. She then founded a brand management firm which served entrepreneurial brands like Rudi’s, Eco-Products and 34 Degrees and helped global giants such as Georgia Pacific and J&J to develop health and sustainably focused brands. She joined the ownership team of Fresca Foods and transformed it from small co-packer into a vertically integrated natural foods leader. In 2020, she joined us to double down on her passion for helping purpose-driven brands grow.

    Liz has been named a Kingmaker in Consumer & Retail by Forbes, one of the Most Influential Woman in Food & Drink by Fortune and a Wonder Woman in the Natural Products Industry by New Hope Media.

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  • Kristy Lewis (Founder/CVO of QUINN)

    Kristy Lewis

    Founder/CVO of QUINN

    Kristy, a Boulder mom of three boys, launched Quinn Foods just three days after her first son, Quinn, was born, back in 2010. Out of frustration with the chemicals and artificial ingredients in her favorite childhood snacks, Kristy set out on a mission to revolutionize the food industry. She invented and patented their Pure Pop® microwave popcorn bag, which is the first bag to use paper that does not contain any synthetic chemicals or plastic coatings, such as PFOAs and PFCs. She continued her mission of making better-for-you classic snacks by launching a line of gluten-free pretzels; the filled pretzel nuggets were a first in the category.

    For the past 12 years, Kristy’s learned everything she can about agriculture, farmers, packaged food, the planet, and how they all connect. Quinn’s ‘Farm-to-Bag’™ Policy was created with the idea that transparency is the most powerful force for good in food and their ‘Be Better. Do Better.’™ mission takes these sourcing relationships a step further by partnering with growers to improve agricultural practices that will not only benefit them and their families but also the planet.

    Kristy was chosen by Whole Foods as one of the 'Women Makers: Raising the Bar' highlighting women and industry leaders who inspire and motivate others to create new and better products. She was honored as one of the ‘Most Promising Women Entrepreneurs’ by Fortune Magazine, and Quinn Snacks was named ‘Snack Producer of the Year’ by Snack Food and Wholesale Bakery.

    At Quinn, it's our mission to make real change to our food system by knowing that as a company, as humans, we can always be and do better.

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  • Luke Vernon (Managing Partner at Ridgeline Ventures)

    Luke Vernon

    Managing Partner at Ridgeline Ventures

    Luke Vernon is a Managing Partner of Ridgeline Ventures, investors in healthy living consumer brands. As part of Ridgeline, Luke sits on the board of Bobo’s, Cotopaxi, The Pro’s Closet, and Joyfull Bakery.

    Prior to Ridgeline, Luke was involved in a number of ventures, including as the COO of Eco-Products, the nation’s leading brand of sustainable foodservice packaging. Luke is also the founder of Luke’s Circle, a site that helps emerging companies find talented professionals.

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Tickets

Naturally Boulder Member Ticket

Early Bird pricing through August 31st.

Member Early Bird Price $15
Member Price $20
Non-Member Ticket

For friends of Crestone Capital that are not current members of Naturally Boulder.
Early Bird pricing through August 31st.

Early Bird Price $20
Standard Price $25

Venue

Crestone Capital LLC

1048 Pearl St., #450
Boulder, Colorado

If you have any questions please contact Naturally Boulder

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