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Alumni Spotlight: Best in Grow Harnesses the Power of the Budtender

Posted by Celia Daly on Nov 28, 2018 11:23:01 AM

Listen to our interview with Best in Grow founders, Jake Levin and Andrew Duffy. And, if you’re not so into listening, we’ve outlined it for you so you can get the main points without a long attention span.

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Topics: startups, cannabis tech, startup, canopy alumni, marijuana, cannabis business, cannabis companies, Entrepreneurship, Best in Grow, software, workforce management, alumni spotlight

Getting compliant in a new industry

Posted by Celia Daly on Oct 19, 2018 11:37:13 AM

There’s a joke we hear around the cannabis industry these days that cultivators, retailers, extraction professionals, etc. aren’t actually in the business of producing and selling cannabis - instead they’re in the business of compliance.

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Topics: startup, frontier markets, cannabis business, cannabis companies, compliance

Alumni Spotlight: Get in the know with potguide

Posted by Celia Daly on Aug 31, 2018 10:28:26 AM

When cannabis was legalized in Colorado and Washington in the 2012 election, it was hard to imagine the industry that would develop in the six short years since. Where there once were vague signs for hard to find dispensaries that made you feel like you were still up to no good now stand state of the art, modern and sophisticated retail fronts. But when legalization finally came down, it was hard to imagine all of that. The year between the passing of amendment 64 and the first adult-use sales in January 2014 was a weird year. With so much anticipation and press coverage, legalization proponents were a little worried about how all the hype would roll out. Would people understand and respect the laws? Would tourists understand how to consume cannabis responsibly? Would this be a failed experiment?

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Topics: startups, startup, accelerator, canopy alumni, cannabis companies, Entrepreneurship, potguide

Fundraising for cannabis startups 101

Posted by Celia Daly on Aug 29, 2018 12:04:36 PM

Entrepreneurship is hard. Entrepreneurship in the cannabis industry, a new industry rapidly changing on a daily basis,  is even harder. Funding sources are different than traditional industry, valuations are a big issue and, due to federal prohibition, banking is might we say - challenged.

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Topics: funding, investors, startups, assessing investors, startup, cannabis business, Entrepreneurship, marijuana

Where to start when thinking about fundraising

Posted by Celia Daly on Aug 29, 2018 11:59:52 AM

So you’re starting a company. Hopefully, you’ve honed your idea, done the market research and assembled the right team. You’re on your way

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Topics: funding, startups, startup, cannabis business, Entrepreneurship, marijuana

What Funding options does your startup have?

Posted by Celia Daly on Aug 29, 2018 11:52:32 AM

Starting a new venture is a large undertaking – after helping launch over 80 startups in the cannabis industry - we know. Not only should  the founding team be researching, testing and building, but there also comes a point in some young companies’ lives where its time to start thinking about raising funds.

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Topics: investors, startups, startup, cannabis business, cannabis companies, Entrepreneurship, Investing