Cannabis visionary and leader of the movement to end marijuana prohibition. Founder of the largest investor network in the cannabis industry and CanopyBoulder Partner.
CEO, The Arcview Group
Overseer of marijuana reform efforts for the Drug Policy Alliance.
VP Community Relations, Flow Kana
Erik is a co-founder of Keef Cola and is currently the CEO and Chairman of CanCore Concepts Inc. with over 8 years experience operating a wide variety of enterprises within the legal framework of the Colorado Cannabis market.
CEO & Chairman, CanCore Concepts, Inc.
One of the industry’s original entrepreneurs, she has played an influential role in helping develop cannabis into one of fastest growing industries in the United States.
Founding Partner, Canna Advisors
Helps organizations improve the quality and quantity of their workforce through utilizing technology solutions and CanopyBoulder Alumni.
Founder & CEO at Wurk
Long time Venture Capital investor, fueling and funding entrepreneurs.
Co-founder, StarVest Partners
Serial startup executive with a successful track record of growing businesses and brands.
COO GCH-Willie's Reserve
Successful founder, owner, director, COO, CEO and programmer of software and technology start-ups.
Co-Founder & CEO, MJ Freeway
Tom is a creative strategist who has helped many start-up companies across various platforms attain their goals of self sufficiency.
Owner, Tom Callahan & Associates
Noted expert on herbal products with expertise in ethics in labeling and marketing, legal and regulatory issues, research and education.
Founder & Executive Director, American Botanical Council
Over two decades of experience as a venture capitalist investor, investment banker and advisor to entrepreneurial companies.
Co-Founder, Green Sage MB
Accomplished finance and operational executive working with entrepreneurs and early-stage companies to accelerate growth and build value.
Principal/CFO at AVL Growth Partners
Influential and respected cannabis entrepreneur, investor, and advocate, helping build cannabis businesses in 25 states.
Founding Partner, Canna Advisors
Lauren Clardy leverages 30 years of experience in the health and wellness industry, specializing in functional ingredients, leading-edge bioactives, science-based nutraceuticals, and new technologies.
Debt investor in the cannabis industry.
Managing Director- Financial Services, Vertical
20 years experience in consumer marketing and brand development with organizations such as Crocs, Coors Brewing Company and The State of Colorado.
Head of Marketing, North America at BOS Brands
Serial entrepreneur with 20+ years of hands on experience in operations, branding, product development, startup strategy and team building.
Principal at Playhouse Labs
Texas cannabis entrepreneur and industry advocate with a background in policy, real estate, law and mentorship.
CEO & Managing Partner, AcquiFlow
Emily spends her time analyzing the cannabis marketplace and building relationships. She comes with 10+ years of experience working as a brand consultant and researcher.
Founding Partner & Director of Relations, Poseidon Asset Management
Extensive integrated media sales and digital product development experience in the Outdoor Industry, Natural Products Industry and Financial Advisory space.
Co-founder, Publisher of ProTrails.com
Ken Tapman is an attorney with over 40 years of experience working with regulations and regulators.
Arbitrator, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)
An undisputed national leader and advocate for the legal cannabis industry. Few (if any) possess more knowledgeable, connections and experience in the U.S. cannabis industry.
Co-Founder, Harborside Health Center & President, The ArcView Group
Specialize in branding and package design for cannabis, food, and liquor brands.
Creative Director at Croc & Plover
Specializes in securities and corporate law with focus on emerging company issues, venture capital, M&A, private equity and public securities law compliance.
Partner, KO Attorneys at Law
Seasoned entrepreneur and the voice behind CannaInsider.com a show that interviews the leading innovators in the cannabis industry.
Serial entrepreneur and angel investor.
Managing Director, Lizada Capital
Was the driving force behind ebbu’s use of cutting-edge chemistry and smart marketing to simplify purchasing decisions and eliminate confusion in the cannabis industry.
Founder, Province Brands
6-year veteran of Colorado cannabis retail and commercial growing
Owner, Ajoya Cannabis
Experienced health and wellness industry professional and connector, with a focus on innovative startups and financing.
Executive Director, Nutrition Capital Network
Bringing cannabis into the light through excellent financial practices.
Founder & CEO of Sonder Bookkeeping
Experienced business builder through both her digital creative agency and elite membership group for cannabis professionals.
Owner, Sarah Koons Marketing
Serial entrepreneur who launched, grew and exited a number of technology companies.
Managing Director at Sale X Capital
General Management “C-level” executive with Fortune 500 and start-up experience in global operations, sales, marketing, new product development and turnarounds.
CEO, Healthy Bizz
Entrepreneurial and Venture Finance Attorney who focuses on supporting growth companies and the entrepreneurial community.
Attorney at Modus Law
Integrated design management expert for complex processing systems that couple sound engineering with solid financial analysis.
Founder, Ludlow Process & Equipment Design
Award-winning marketing strategist with a proven track record of building business which help C-Level Marketers win.
GM of Stillwater Specialty Ingredients
C-level technology executive and founder with experience in cannabis, financial services, luxury tourism and medical technology.
Co-founder & CEO, MJ Freeway
One of the world’s foremost experts on experiential marketing. Agency founder, CEO and author who builds businesses and campaigns that positively impact culture and the bottom line.
Founder & CEO, Schoolhelps.com
Healthcare banker, investor and advisor.
Principal, ABG Advisory / Equitas Partners Fund
Researcher on how the cannabis industry is adopting data science tools and methods.
BRIAN KEEGAN, Ph.D
Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Science at CU Boulder
Over 20 years of consumer insights and new product forecasting expertise, helping enable cannabis entrepreneurs to maximize success through use of professional market research tools and testing.
Market Research Consultant
David has held executive and leadership roles in academic, clinical practice, hospital, professional society, and payer venues.
DAVID STUMPF, MD, Ph.D
President, Woodstock Health Information & Technology
Leland Rucker has been senior editor of Sensi magazine since 2016.
Senior Editor, Sensi Media Group
Capital raising, deal sourcing & due diligence, investment committee member, portfolio management (investment structuring, negotiation & closing), relationship management with financing partners including banks and debt providers & board representation on portfolio.
Managing Partner at Salveo Capital
Dave has built and sold businesses in the distribution, logistics, publishing, and legal and mediation services industries.
Founder, Flatiron Legal Advisors
15+ years working with venture-backed, early stage growth oriented businesses. Selected Mentor of the Year in the Clean Tech Open.
Principal at AVL Growth Partners
Focused on unique business combinations with foundations in environmental responsibility, adaptive reuse, and culture changing initiatives and Canopy Alumni.
Serial entrepreneur, creative writer and multi-dimensional relationship expert for entrepreneurs.
Founder, Great Expectations
Alan's experience ranges from recruiting founding teams, fundraising, leading M&A transactions to listing on the New York Stock Exchange.
Entrepreneur & Angel Investor
Business accelerator badass. Managing Partner, Atomic20 and Scrib, Project Director, brandCOLORADO and Co-director, Boomtown Accelerator.
Cannabis company analyst and business development expert using connections throughout multiple industries to leverage company growth and exposure.
Director of Corporate Finance, Dutchess Capital
Angel and Venture Investor with strong focus in software, Internet, financial services, consumer, industrial, and energy/clean-tech sectors.
VC & Angel Investor
10 years biotech startup experience with four companies and CanopyBoulder Alumni
CEO at Front Range Biosciences
Executive experienced in venture development, starting from corporate strategy and program execution to product-line ownership and business development.
Partner at Prodachi
Born an entrepreneur who started his first business before he could drive. Founder/Partner/Consultant in multiple online marketing ventures.
Co-founder, Baby Bathwater Institute
Evolutionary biologist pioneer in the genomic research of cannabis.
DANIELA VERGARA, Ph.D
CEO & Co-Founder Agricultural Genomics Foundation
Finance pro helping companies execute on growth plans by giving them visibility into their cash flow and raising capital.
Part-time CFO to early stage companies
Former owner of multiple dispensaries and grow operations plus years of government relations and consulting experience, specifically around medical cannabis.
Co-Founder, Pure O&M Consulting
Screen and manage the Arcview deal flow and build relationships with the best entrepreneurs in the industry.
Entrepreneur Relations at The ArcView Group
Mark is a Co-Founder of CanopyBoulder and a serial entrepreneur with extensive experience in healthcare and regulated dietary supplement development and manufacturing.
Co-Founder, CanopyBoulder & CEO, PharmaNutrients
Key navigator of the Fund, guiding Demeter Capital Group through the uncharted waters of the cannabis industry.
Founding Partner & Chief Investigator, Poseidon Asset Management
Cognitive Scientist, Emotion Theorist, Executive Coach, Cannabis Entrepreneur Specialties.
CEO at Chooze / LucidMood
Entrepreneur with over 11 years of experience creating companies in the digital marketing, direct to consumer health space.
Co-Founder, RealDose Nutrition
A serial entrepreneur combining science and business experience across three startups and CanopyBoulder Alumni.
Founder of Front Range Biosciences and Triton
Focuses on corporate and business transactions and law, including M&A, debt and equity financings, company formations, public offerings, strategic alliances and general corporate representation.
Partner, KO Attorneys at Law
Dr. Katz is a veternaian and national advocate for the legal cannabis industry and served three terms in the New York State Assembly.
DR. STEPHEN KATZ
Former Member, New York State Assembly
Educates thousands of natural products companies about FDA regulations for foods, drugs, supplements and cosmetics, making compliance simple.
Business Manager, NSF International
With deep experience in corporate development, strategy, finance and product management, Bob has filled CFO and COO leadership roles in growth companies
Managing Director, Axis Private Equity Group, LLC
Halston has been a pioneer in the medical marijuana industry in Colorado since it began in 2009. She has operated and managed licensed dispensaries.
Director of Business Development, Hoban Law Group
Intellectual property, business and entertainment law specialist with niche experience in trademark and branding strategy in the cannabis industry.
Principal, Law Offices of James P. Marion, Esq.
Serial entrepreneur and strategic cannabis industry investor.
CEO, Rolam Equities
Business attorney, cannabis consultant and operator, ex-systems admin with a heart for technology driven enterprises.
Co-Founder, Green Dream Health Services and Founder, Shift Cannabis Co.
John has experience both as a finance executive as well as an investor in the Venture Capital & Private Equity world.
Principal, AVL Growth Partners
Joe has mentored more than 75 start-ups of which 30% had valuations greater than $4M, with two to IPO.
Director of Business Development, UHY Advisors
Over 12 years of experience in private equity, FinTech, structured finance, banking, and real estate.
Fractional CFO, Boreas Ventures, LLC
20 years of entrepreneurship, business strategy, product management, marketing and fundraising experience.
Co-CEO & Co-Founder, ebbu
Attorney and former pharmacist focused in the areas of FDA, FTC, Patents, Trademarks, Licensing and Litigation.
Partner, Amin Talati
Cannabis industry advocate and partner in the leading marijuana industry law firm.
Partner, Vicente Sederberg
Committed to the reform of federal and state marijuana laws. Areas of practice include business law, marijuana law, and tax law.
RACHEL K GILLETTE
Attorney, Executive Director of Colorado NORML
Early stage investor and active member of New York Angels.
Member, New York Angels. Former CEO, The Manischewitz Company
Cannabis industry pioneer and founder of CannLabs.
Founder, GENIFER M cannabis inspired jewelry
Lean-thinking techie entrepreneur that specializes in custom software, identifying target markets and user acquisition.
Advertising veteran coming from 12 years of establishing, building and strengthening the brands of Fortune 500 companies.
Associate Director of Brand at Faraday Future
Has led premier Canadian cannabis manufacturers into compliance with European Commission’s good manufacturing practice guidelines (EU GMP).
CEO, Orion GMP Solutions
Creative, process-oriented individual with a technical background bolstered by my professional experience in consulting operations, project management, and business development.
Business Development at Boulder Engineering Studios
Founder of Mazakali, mentor and investor in the cannabis industry with nearly a decade of wall street experience.
Entrepreneur and industry-leading Patent Attorney who specializes in Cannabis-related IP projects and patents.
Patent Attorney, Hoban Law Group LLC
Cannabis research scientist with a special focus in digital approaches, bioinformatics, and clinical outcomes related to cannabis usage.
Director of Science, Franklin Bioscience
Focused on intellectual property negotiation and licensing strategies for consumer brands and commercial services.
Principal, Tiny Universe Advisors
Software entrepreneur and innovator.
Co-Founder, Former CEO, WeaveIQ
Successful founder, seasoned attorney, and the Director of Community Outreach at Harvest, a multi-state operator improving lives through the goodness of cannabis.
Director of Community Outreach, Harvest
Mr. Swartz is a management consultant and Data Scientist helping clients to adopt AI implementations, resulting in multiple patents. Currently President of Improved Business Methods, he advises startups and is a Quora Top Writer.
President, Improved Business Methods
Bryan is founder and CEO of High West Cannabis - a vertically integrated cannabis cultivator and retailer. Before cannabis Bryan worked with Fortune 500 companies helping them develop their customer experience strategy.
CEO, High West Cannabis
Kate is an accomplished marketing executive with extensive experience across Cannabis, CPG, and SaaS. She excels at helping startups build their marketing strategy, effectively scale, and deliver goal-oriented results.
Marketing Advisor and Consultant at Aerive Marketing
Carlos has over 20 years of executive leadership experience with two top Fortune 500 companies. Carlos is the CEO of Beyond Honey Oil, Co-Founder of My CBD Edibles, Co-Founder of Clouds By Design and Founder of Rogue 420.
CARLOS J GONZALES
CEO, Beyond Honey Oil
Senior technology product marketing and channel professional successfully now managing brand and operations for WA State's fastest growing cannabis product line. Olala tripled revenues in 2018 and now holds 24% of the WA cannabis beverage market.
CEO, Fractal LLC (Olala Brands)
Andrew is the co-founder of 3ee Wave. We build smart interactive touchscreen solutions, mobile applications, and custom cloud-based Software-as-a-Service. Prior, I was the co-founder of 3 Finger Winery, and Drunken Sailor Spirits and LaBarba Cigars.
Co-Founder, 3ee Wave
Leader in building data science practices across multiple industries
Financial analysis, cash-flow modeling, proforma financial statements, and data analytics.
Financial Consultant at Millinger Consulting
Experienced corporate and securities attorney focusing on emerging growth startups in various stages of their lifecycles.
Attorney at Launch Legal, LLC
Seed stage investor.
Managing Director at Janeiro Investments
Walter Arnold is an accomplished senior executive with more than 15 years of experience working on compliant and responsible marketing of CPG products in regulated categories.
Senior Vice President, GMR Marketing
Accomplished Finance and Operations executive with domestic and international experience in Media, Retail and Consumer Packaged Goods working with both start-up and Fortune 500 companies.
CFO, Rip Road, Inc.
Elevating brands by providing integrated marketing solutions, go-to-market strategies, retailer promotions and education for companies like Charlotte’s Web, So Delicious and Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy.
Cathy Howland Rongey
Account Director, Freshwater Group
Attorney Wyatt is the current Board Secretary of MCBA, the nation’s first and largest 501(c)3 dedicated exclusively to D&I in the cannabis industry.
Brandon L. Wyatt Esq.
Corporate Strategy / Attorney, Entrevation / MCBA
Melissa is a tenured e-commerce technology executive with experience launching e-commerce brands, developing corporate strategy, scaling businesses to enable sustainable revenue growth, and facilitating customer-centric operational alignment.
Head of Revenue, Diff Agency
An educator, correspondent, and advocate exploring the business and medical aspects of cannabis and hemp.
Producer/Host, Let’s Talk Cannabiz
Successful entrepreneur, business owner/ investor, and results oriented executive who leverages deep experience in marketing, financing and operations to help growth companies maximize their value. Extensive buy/sell transaction experience.
Managing Partner, Athru Partners
Five successful exits as CMO of HotJobs, Vonage, Kayak, BlueCava & Forensiq. BrandWeek Marketer of the Year (Steve Jobs won the year before) and EFFIE award winner for advertising effectiveness. MBA and MIA from Columbia and BA from Carleton College.
Extensive experience counseling companies and executives in matters relating to FDA regulations, securities regulations, business contracts, business formations and litigation.
Cheryl A. Mitchell, Esq.
Partner, Harris St. Laurent LLP
Rose through the ranks of the sports nutrition and fitness world before discovering his true passion: the cannabis industry. Recently relocated from Vancouver to Denver and excited to bring his hard-earned cannabis marketing chops to the US market.
Director of Strategy, Hybrid Marketing Co.
Since 2011, RJ Falcioni has provided clients and friends with expert, front line advice on the ever-changing and always-growing legal hemp and cannabis marketplaces. As a serial creator, RJ has launched 3 companies within the space since 2015.
RJ Falcioni Jr, J.D.
My career in financial services involved working with high producing advisory teams with regard to their team dynamics. My goal is to instill culture, leadership and communications among team members.
CEO, Frankly Consulting
Kay serves on the Boards of Green Check Verified, Women’s Cannabis Connection of New Jersey, and Women Grow. She is also the co-founder of Magnolia Partners. Prior, she worked with Apple, Tekserve, and MoviePass before joining Esteé Lauder Companies.
Nic is a globally recognized cannabis industry expert, CEO and Managing Director of Multiverse Capital™, a cannabis venture capital firm, and the founder and CEO of 3C Consulting, LLC, the leading global strategic cannabis consulting firm.
Founder & CEO, 3C Consulting, LLC
Mr. Wescott was originally a software entrepreneur in the Silicon Valley, and leveraged modest success in to businesses in real estate, consumer products, finance/investment, and distribution.
Entrepreneur and Investor, Capital Ideas, Inc