For reference, webinars from the 2015 and 2013 competitions are listed here. (Access to most of them is restricted to active competitors in Fish 2.0). At the bottom of the list are some free informational sessions that are available for download.
This webinar provides information on the 2017 Fish 2.0 Competiton and goes into detail on the application process for competitors. Included in the webinar are testimonials from 2015 Fish 2.0 finalists and runners-up about what they got out of the process, what they wish they had known beforehand, and hints for success. Four entrepreneurs present their experiences and there is a Q/A with them and the Fish 2.0 team.
Phase 4 - Nuts and Bolts (Sept 22, 2015)
This Webinar is for Fish 2.0 Competitors who are in Phase 4. It covers details on the travel arrangements and planning, as well as the full agenda of the Finals, including the judges and panelists. Highly recommended to Finalists and Runners-up to know what to expect.
Nathan Gold - Captivate Any Audience (Sept 10, 2015)
This webinar is intended for Fish 2.0 Finalists and Runners Up. It repeats the basic information about the pitching and pitch training process provided in the Chris Lipp session (see below), followed by a presentation from Nathan Gold. The two pitch sessions are complementary.
Chris Lipp - Win Investment (Sept 8, 2015)
This webinar is intended for Fish 2.0 Finalists and Runners Up. We will present information about the pitching and pitch training process, followed by a presentation from one of the Fish 2.0 Pitch Coaches, Chris Lipp.
Legal Fundamentals: Business Structures and IP Protection Tips (Aug 12, 2015)
This session provides practical legal insights for businesses seeking for investment and / or global expansion in regulated markets. Early decisions about company formation can have lasting impact on your operations. Panelists discuss common structures, including emerging Impact driven structures, as well as potential legal pitfalls businesses can encounter at the early and growth stage. The webinar also covers protecting and licensing intellectual property, as well as guidance for companies based outside the United States or working with U.S. investors.
Integrating and Measuring Impacts in your Venture (July 21, 2015)
In an environment where sustainability is increasingly driving consumer purchasing, supply chain transparency and investor interest, it has never been more important to understand, measure and communicate Impact in your business. This webinar will explore the importance of integrating measurable social and environmental practices in ways that can complement financial return. We will learn why impact metrics are important, what investors look for, and practical advice for integrating Impact into your business.
Phase 3 Questions and Judging Criteria (July 14, 2015)
This Webinar is for Fish 2.0 Competitors who are in Phase 3. The Fish 2.0 Team will go over the Phase 3 questions, provide insights into why investors want to know this information, and answer questions.
Finding and Working with Large Scale Buyers (June 16, 2015)
Learn about best practices for working with large scale buyers, wholesale / retail outlets, and other major players in the supply chain. A key theme in this panel is the evolving landscape of sustainability and health in procurement. Speakers include Pierre Asseo of Wabel, Phil Gibson of Resilinsea and former Seafood Group Director at Safeway USA, and Kendra Klein of Physicians for Social Responsibility.
The Colors of Money: Finding the right financial partners and types of capital for your enterprise (June 2, 2015)
Learn about the investor and lender ecosystem and who is the right type of financial partner for your business. Speakers include Paul Matteucci of US Venture Partners, Dick Clime of CEI Maine and Charly Kleissner, of 100% Impact Network and Toniic.
Finding the Right Customers for Your Business: Customer Acquisition and Market Channel Strategies (May 19, 2015)
Learn about best practices, lessons learned and valuable experiences from customer acquisition and market channel strategies. Speakers include Mark Magers, Jessica Kramer and Sarah Williams, who have built businesses around Fair Trade chocolate, farm to table produce, and convenience store foods.
Understanding the Judging Framework and Criteria (May 15, 2015)
The Fish 2.0 Team introduces the framework used by our panel of judges to evaluate and score participating businesses and answers competitor questions, and offers best practices suggestions and tips.
Filling out your Fish 2.0 Entry Application Successfully (Apr 14, 2015)
This webinar, led by the Fish 2.0 Team, guides you through the Fish 2.0 entry application and answers questions about how to complete the application and explain why each section of the application is important.