As a business accelerator and investor in ancillary cannabis companies, we’ve helped launch 80 companies and have made 100+ investments. And along the way, we’ve seen a lot! Now we’re sharing everything you need to know about starting up and investing in the legal cannabis industry. Learn more about what we do by visiting us atwww.canopyboulder.com.
Investing in the cannabis industry isn't easy. Its not only brand new, but is constantly changing. The assumptions that once were true can be untrue tomorrow, meaning there are a lot of bad investments out there. Get it right by learning the 10 things you should know before you dive into the green rush.
Arm yourself with the knowledge you need to have a smooth and winning exit!
You've invested sweat, tears, blood (and alot of time and money) into your young company. But there comes a day when its time to move on. Preparing for an exit can be an overwhelming process; you want to get it right so you can move confidently into the next phase of your professional life.
This week we have experienced transactional Attorney and partner at KO Law John Gaddis, on the podcast to discuss what founders should be thinking about as the prepare to exit. John has done countless term sheets and is the expert on exiting in a way that leaves everyone a winner.
Get a BONUS episode on Preparing for Exits: https://anchor.fm/canopyboulder/episodes/BONUS---Preparing-your-Business-for-Exit-Legal-e2cesh
Learn more about KO Law: https://kofirm.com/
Due to federal prohibition, we've been living in a bit of the dark when it comes to how cannabis works with our bodies. This week, we have Tristan Watkins, PhD Neuroscientist and Chief Science Officer for Lucid Mood with us to talk about where we stand with this research, what needs to be done to progress and how cannabis brands are working to advance what little we know.
Compliance seems to be the "it" word these days. It gets thrown around like a hot potato. But, what does it mean,why is it important and HOW do you get on board? This week, we tracked down the experts, Tyler Stratford and Greg Huffaker from CannaAdvisors, to unpack compliance for everyone from cultivators to retailers. They walk us through common issues and give some tips for how new and existing businesses alike can ensure their compliant. After all, the country is watching what cannabis does next.
Named the #1 consulting firm in the industry by Cannabis Business Executive, the Canna Advisors team delivers more than 85 years of combined industry experience in license procurement, facility design and optimization, business development, operational management support, branding, and marketing. Check out www.thinkcanna.com for more information.
Don't miss our launch party on Oct 2 in Boulder, CO. RSVP here: https://bit.ly/2PSXMkp
Artificial intelligence and computer learning in the cannabis industry? This week, we're chatting with deepgreen CEO, Colin Ferrian on topics from what its like to be an entrepreneur in this industry to the future of tech. For more information on deepgreen, go to deepgreen.ai
You've decided to take on some venture capital. Now what? Do you need to qualify those investors or can you trust them? And how do you even go about that? Don't fret dears, we have the answers. This week we're diving into what you should be thinking about when considering investors- it is, after all, basically a marriage. Are you picking the right one? More information on fundraising and investors at https://bit.ly/2O9FURL
Branding is key to cornering the market in the cannabis industry. This week, we're talking with attorney and trademark expert, James Marion, about how to ensure you have a safe and effective trademark. Follow him on twitter @marionesq and check out his website at http://www.marionesq.com/
Not sure what the CanopyBoulder accelerator actually entails? We have answers to all your burning questions about how it works, what to expect and why entrepreneurs choose to come.
Want to see this on video? https://bit.ly/2w4bhpV
Want to apply? Applications are open for a few more days for our Oct. 1 start date. www.canopyboulder.com/apply
Pitching to investors isn't easy but it is critical to success. This week, we're talking about best practices when it comes to putting together materials for investors and getting up there in all your glory to... gasp.. talk about yourself! Check it out!
Curious about mentorship at CanopyBoulder? This week, we dive into what it takes to mentor, why it's so important and what's in it for them and how to get connected. If you're interested in mentoring, tell us about yourself: https://go.canopyboulder.com/canopy-mentor-information