Fish 2.0 Webinars
Fish 2.0 holds regular webinars during the online tracks and competitions to provide insights from experts on the industry as well as guidance for the businesses that participate. All webinars are free of charge but restricted to those who are participating in Fish 2.0, including competing businesses, sponsors, online judges, and partner organizations. Members of Fish 2.0 will also be invited to access the webinars. Details about upcoming webinars will be posted throughout 2018-19.
Webinars are in the planning stage for 2018
Webinars from the 2015 and 2017 competitions are listed below. (Access to these is restricted to active competitors in Fish 2.0.) Click on the 2015 Webinars button at the bottom of this page to view a list of the webinars offered for that year.
All of the webinars below can only be viewed by active Fish 2.0 competitors and Fish 2.0 Members
Instructions for Phase 4 and Preparing for the Finals (September 20, 2017)
This webinar covered instructions for competitors to prepare for Phase 4 and the Finals, including key dates and deadlines, registering for the finals, travel planning, and pitching practice and resources. Participants also had time to ask questions about what to expect at the Finals and the judging process.
How to Captivate Any Audience - Nathan Gold (September 18, 2017)
In this webinar participants learned about The Red Box Method, which includes practical tools to help you with ideas on how to captivate your audience more quickly, easily, and dramatically. Specifically, participants learned techniques on how to be more memorable when on stage at Fish 2.0.
Phase 3 "Office Hours": Questions and Answers (August 14, 2017)
The Fish 2.0 team opened up to individual questions from competitors. In this webinar, participants asked a wide range of questions relating to their business and how they should respond to some of the Phase 3 questions.
Raising Equity in the Seafood Sector (July 31, 2017)
Participants learned what is behind successful capital raises of sustainable seafood ventures - directly from two companies that recently closed investment rounds.
How to Think about and Measure your Venture's Impacts (July 26, 2017)
Participants learned how to select, measure and communicate the social and environmental impacts of their ventures in a meaningful way for both investors and partners.
Phase 3 Nuts & Bolts (July 17, 2017)
The Fish 2.0 Team covered the key questions of Phase 3, and answered questions about the advisor process, video submission and more.
Phase 2 “Office Hours”: Questions and Answers (June 8, 2017)
Open discussion format webinar. In this webinar, participants asked a wide range of questions relating to their business and how they should respond to some of the Phase 2 questions.
Customers and Competition (May 22, 2017)
In this webinar we covered questions about your Customers, Competition and Market Sizing. We provided tips to define market strategies, identify customer segments, size addressable markets, and develop competitive intelligence for your business.
Understanding Phase 2 and the Scoring Framework (May 11, 2017)
In this webinar we covered the Phase 2 key questions and discussed the Judging Criteria so you can do your best in filling out your entry. We also discussed supporting webinars & resources.
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 Click here to stream video now.
All of the webinars below can only be viewed by active Fish 2.0 competitors and Fish 2.0 members.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.