CANNABIS + CAPITAL
A BREAKDOWN OF THE CANNABIS + CAPITAL ECOSYSTEM FROM THOSE WHO KNOW IT BEST!
As the East Coast comes online for cannabis, are you ready to start your own cannabis business, raise money for your current business or invest in cannabis industry opportunities?
The legal gray area of a cannabis-based business makes it challenging to get traditional funding to help start or grow your company but the speakers from thisseries can discuss options for funding a business in this budding industry.
We couldn’t be more honored to have some of the most interesting and innovative leaders in cannabis sharing their stories at this event. Join us as they discuss options for funding a business in this budding industry.
A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS!
The team at Grove Group Management brings sophisticated financing, technology and marketing execution to the cannabis business.
Employing the most advanced financial, research, marketing, and operational strategies - proven across diverse industries - Grove Group Management is a next generation investment and management company that will identify and launch exciting new enterprises in the robust cannabis industry.
Nugg is the nation's largest online cannabis marketplace. Their platform provides quick, easy, and professional access to medical marijuana in California, and is now expanding their online delivery service into New York. NuggMD, the other arm of their business, is the nation’s leading cannabis telemedicine platform that connects patients with certified healthcare providers for cannabis evaluations and recommendations. Nugg has served over 350,000 people in California and New York, and has ambitious plans to soon offer their services throughout the United States.
Chief Business Development Officer / Grove Group Management (NY)
Tiki brings a deep reserve of positive energy, drive and consumer understanding to the team. He’s a successful entrepreneur co-founding Julius, Inc., and Thuzio, Inc. Julius is a software solution for influencer search and procurement. Thuzio provides members and their guests with memorable live and unfiltered conversations with legends of sports and entertainment. Tiki also serves as co-host of CBS Sports Radio’s national afternoon show, Tiki & Tierney, which is also simulcast on CBS Sports Network. Previously, Tiki spent 10 years as an NFL running back with the New York Giants.
Chief Financial Officer / mTech (FL)
ahira serves as MTech Acquisition Corp’s Chief Financial Officer and is a Managing Director of Hypur Ventures, where she is responsible for portfolio company management and investment sourcing and execution. She is also on the Board of Directors of Dope Media, a cannabis media company and portfolio company of Hypur Ventures. Tahira has been named one of the most powerful women in the cannabis business by Fortune Magazine and Complex, and has a passion for developing female leadership in the industry.
Co-Founder and Vice President / Lucid Labs (WA)
Jim Makoso is an entrepreneur in the cannabis industry who has built 2 companies over the last 4 years. In January 2015, he founded Lucid Labs, an extraction processing and technology company. Mr. Makoso’s vision was to create a scientific approach to cannabis essential oil extraction processing by utilizing customized scientific equipment in combination with proven scientific processes. Lucid Oils, is the consumer brand that all Lucid Labs products are sold under. Lucid Labs operates through partnership in several states in the USA. Prior to his involvement in the cannabis industry, Mr. Makoso served as a licensed finance and investment professional in New York City and Miami.
Host / Cannabis Economy Podcast (NY)
Seth Adler is a host, moderator, producer and unlicensed anthropologist. He spends his time bringing people together around content. Seth has the ability to rapidly and succinctly unlock insights into immediately actionable results. He has a dynamic background including 20 years of production experience of international events, podcasts, video and text. Cultural significance is a focus for Seth as he at one time produced music showcases at the historic, now closed CBGB. He's currently focused on the societally significant industries of legal cannabis and artificial intelligence.