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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

Alumni Spotlight: Cannabis Big Data Helps you Help Yourself

Posted by Celia Daly on Oct 30, 2018 1:42:54 PM
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Topics: business intelligence, data, cannabis data, startups, cannabis tech, canopy alumni, cannabis business, cannabis companies, marijuana, Entrepreneurship, Company Info

Cannabis Investing: A Guide to Going it Alone

Posted by Celia Daly on Oct 29, 2018 12:06:28 PM
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Topics: investors, startups, accelerator, cannabis investing, Investing

Alumni Spotlight: deepgreen is Watching You(r Crops)

Posted by Celia Daly on Sep 28, 2018 2:40:05 PM

This month, we're changing things up a bit and making it easier than ever for you to get caught up with our alumni. Instead of writing a long blog that requires you read (who even reads anymore?), our Managing Director, Patrick Rea, sat down with deepgreen CEO, Colin Ferrian, to talk not only about the company and being an entrepreneur but about tech in cannabis and general agriculture as a whole.

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Topics: deepgreen, startups, cannabis tech, accelerator, frontier markets, agtech, Entrepreneurship, Company Info, cannabis companies, marijuana

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