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Cannabis Technology - Leapfrogging Traditional Industries

Posted by Andrew Duffy on Feb 4, 2019 1:12:23 PM

The historic, venture capital-fueled tech boom of the past two decades in Silicon Valley and beyond has turned “innovation” into perhaps one of the most abused terms in our day-to-day lexicon. Years of buzzword status have disconnected us from a meaningful understanding of the real hallmarks of innovation and the conditions that give rise to it. As such, most people wouldn’t consider the cannabis industry the ideal environment to develop new, world-changing technologies; luckily for a small swathe of forward thinking entrepreneurs and investors, most people are wrong.

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Topics: Best in Grow, cannabis tech, startup, cannabis business, marijuana, agtech, cannabis companies, Entrepreneurship, Analysis

Tips for Starting up in the Cannabis Industry

Posted by Celia Daly on Jan 31, 2019 11:23:13 AM

A few weeks ago, we held our annual Jumpstart Conference where we brought together industry professionals from different verticals to talk about issues related to starting-up and operating in the space. 

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Topics: startups, startup, accelerator, frontier markets, canopy alumni, cannabis business, cannabis companies, Entrepreneurship

How to simplify investing with a data-driven investor thesis

Posted by Celia Daly on Jan 29, 2019 4:51:29 PM

Key Highlights:

  • Navigating potential cannabis deals is incredibly complex, time-consuming, and expensive

  • Investors with a data-driven deal flow methodology will yield higher returns with less time and money wasted on poor fits

  • Free tool to develop your data-driven investor thesis and streamline finding and evaluating deals.

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Topics: data, investors, startups, funding, startup, frontier markets, cannabis investing, cannabis business, marijuana, cannabis companies, Investing

The World’s First Vapor Tap, Bellō. Elegant Cannabis Consumption for Any Event

Posted by Designed Technology on Jan 22, 2019 12:14:05 PM

Designed Technology created a new market with the world’s first Vapor Tap.

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Topics: vaporizer, Vapor Tap, hardware, Bello, Designed Technology, startups, Consumption Technology, Cannabis consumption, cannabis tech, startup, accelerator, canopy alumni, Entrepreneurship, Company Info

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