Tesco Plant-Based Director To Speak At Vegan Business Bootcamp

The event will also feature other entrepreneurs and business leaders from the field, including the founders of Huel, and allplants among others
Derek Sarno
Tesco Plant-Based Food Innovation Director Derek Sarno (Photo: Vevolution)

A host of top plant-based business people will be speaking at an event in London next month.

The Plant Based Business Bootcamp, created by Vevolution, is aimed to provide early-stage entrepreneurs with inside knowledge and skills to help them create the next plant-based business success story.

Bootcamp

Among the speakers are Tesco Plant-Based Food Innovation Director Derek Sarno, Huel founder Julian Hearn, allplants co-founder Jonathan Petrides, Blooming Founders founder Lu Li, Daring Foods co-founder Ross Mackay, and Form Nutrition co-founder Natalia Bojanic.

Key topics being explored throughout the day include: Marketing and growth hacking, raising investment, scaling a purpose-driven business, mindfulness and wellbeing for entrepreneurs and key sector trends. There will be keynote talks, one-hour in-depth training workshops and one on one mentoring sessions.

Plant-based businesses

"2019 has been a huge year for plant-based businesses, the success of the Beyond Meat IPO has led to the wider world increasingly awake to the potential of plant-based businesses to change the world," Vevolution, Co-founder, Judy Nadel, said.

"Last year's sold-out Plant Based Business Bootcamp attracted an international audience of entrepreneurs creating the next generation plant-based startups. At this Bootcamp, we  are excited to go in-depth with these founders to give them access to insights and tools to help their business thrive."

The Plant Based Bootcamp is an all-day event running from 8:30am to 6pm and will be followed up by the Vevolution Pitch + Plant 2019 competition, which will see plant-based businesses pitch for investment in their startup.

The Plant Based Business Bootcamp taking place on July 13 at LUSH Studio, in Soho, London. You can buy tickets here

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