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Meet The Founder: Henry Finkelstein of Cannabis Big Data

Posted by Meghan Grabow on Apr 5, 2017 9:00:00 AM
Meghan Grabow
Cannabis Big Data integrates with data sources (POS, Seed to Sale, Accounting, etc.) for dispensaries and brands, then publishes critical business management reports to identify areas where cost savings or more revenue potential exist.
Founder: Henry Finkelstein - Cannabis Big Data
Hometown: Originally San Diego, CA and most recently Colorado Springs, CO
How did you develop the concept for your cannabiz?
By talking to lots of industry professionals about their current challenges and needs.
What problem does your product/service solve in the cannabis industry?
Licensed businesses lose revenue, profit and time because they aren't managing their company's data. Cannabis Big Data plugs in to any data source and provides reports, dashboards, and actionable insights for licensed cannabis business owners and managers.
How did you hear about Canopy, and why did you decide to apply to the accelerator?
I heard about Canopy from online research, and I applied after doing a lot of due diligence on the program and the people. I decided to apply because I believe that my business's chances of success increase by being in the Canopy family.
What element of the Canopy program are you most excited about?
 I'm most excited for Canopy's help in refining my product demo, my investor pitch, and for connecting me with valuable mentor, partner, and client relationships.
What's the best part of working in the cannabis industry?
The fascinating people and palpable wave of enthusiasm and excitement for a rapidly maturing industry.
You work a lot. What do you do when you're not drilling down on your startup?
I run in the woods with my dog, train partner acrobatics, and travel extensively to explore new landscapes and connect with family and friends.

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