Breakfast with a VC: Mike Lightman of Big Idea Ventures

Are you an entrepreneur looking to navigate the fundraising landscape and network with a food and consumer product investor?

Join NYDesigns’ Breakfast with a VC series to meet Mike Lightman, Managing Partner for Big Idea Ventures, a East Coast based VC fund specialized in alternative protein and plant-based foods. Participants will learn how to navigate the food investment sector and can sign up for a one-on-one strategy chat with Mike. Registered participants get a link to sign up for a slot. Attendees are welcome to cowork out of NYDesigns free for the day.

Mike will discuss:

  • Big Idea Ventures investment thesis
  • How to create market-ready consumables in 2019 & beyond
  • Q&A on their investment targets for 2019 & beyond

Big Ideas Ventures invests in consumer products, too. Here’s your chance to learn from and meet a new VC firm. Co-founders, CEOs, presidents, customer and business developers, sales directors and managers, and marketers of food-based products, consumer products and adjancent industries are welcome to attend.

This chat will take place at the NYDesigns incubator in Long Island City, Queens. Our 25,000 square foot incubator and fabrication lab allows hardware entrepreneurs and designers to build their products and business operations. Our incubator provides access to strategist in residences, mentors, programming, community events, and other resources to help propel entrepreneurs to the next stage.

Schedule of Activities

8:30 – 8:45 AM: Breakfast & Networking

8:45 – 9:50 AM: Chat with Mike Lightman

9:50- 10:30 AM: Networking & Tour of the NYDesigns FabLab


Mar 13 2019


8:30 am - 10:00 am

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