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6/9 State of Cannabis/Hemp/CBD Startup to Investor Panel + Startup Pitches (On Zoom)

Epic Events


-PRICE GOES UP SATURDAY 6/6 11:59PM PDT/ 12:59AM MST/ 1:59AM CST/ 2:59AM EST/ 7:59AM BST

Are you a cannabis/hemp/CBD tech startup looking to pitch your company in front of an audience and panel of expert VC and Angel judges? This is your chance. Meet, field questions, and get immediate feedback from investors. Our judges will come from the cannabis industry. Network with other investors and founders in the crowd.

Who Should Apply? 
We have several (5-7) spots available for innovative tech startups. Apply today for a chance to present your venture on stage! Applications are open until June 1 (Monday 11:59PM PST) - click here to apply!

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Not part of a startup? 
Get tickets and join us! Pitch Your Startup Event is a great networking and learning opportunity. 

Want to Judge?
Fill out our form today for a chance to preside as a judge in one of our monthly exclusive pitch events.

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Join Our Meetup Groups:

4:00pm PDT - 4:05pm PDT: Opening Remarks
4:05pm PDT - 4:20pm PDT: Panel
4:20pm PDT - 5:30pm PDT: Pitch Your Startup to VCs & Angels


  • Evan Eneman - Founder, Sands Lane Capital; Co-Founder, Casa Verde Capital; Co-Founder, Board Member, Wharton Alumni Angel Network; CEO, Ello Insights; Founder,; Board Member, Cannabis Beverage Association 

    Evan Eneman is an LA-based entrepreneur, investor and advisor specializing in the cannabis and hemp industries. He is the founder and managing partner of Sands Lane Capital, a purpose-driven venture investment platform. Sands Lane Capital invests in the growth of early stage consumer cannabis and hemp brands as well as supportive enablement services.

    In addition to Sands Lane Capital, he is the founder and CEO of Fiorello, a brand incubator and creative and public relations agency that works with early-stage, high growth cannabis and hemp businesses. Previous to Fiorello and Sands Lane Capital, Evan founded and serves as the vice chairman of a professional services platform called ELLO, in partnership with top 100 accounting and advisory firm MGO. At that time, Evan saw a gap in the ability of cannabis organizations to establish and operate proper infrastructure to ensure effective governance and rapid growth. As CEO of the MGO | ELLO Platform, Evan led the national cannabis practice through the end of 2019, helping the firm become a market leader in tax, accounting, assurance and advisory services to the cannabis and hemp industries. The practice has since expanded to include the boutique investment banking platform ELLO Capital, which focuses on capital formation and strategic advisory services inclusive of mergers and acquisitions. 

    Evan started his career in cannabis and hemp by launching one of the first institutional cannabis venture firms, Casa Verde Capital. Prior to his work in cannabis and hemp, Eneman served as a director at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP for 12 years between New York and Los Angeles, advising clients on strategy, operations, technology, governance, risk, cyber-security and privacy. His clients included marquee brands and leading Fortune 100 companies in media, technology, financial services and the intersection of all three. Evan’s early career was diverse with leadership roles in an array of categories including music, entertainment, and hospitality, where he developed and oversaw operations and production processes for boutique creative firms in New York and Los Angeles. 

    Throughout his career, Eneman remains committed to helping others. While at PwC, he was selected as the Southern California market delegate for Project Belize, an international development leadership program focused on financial literacy and environmental sustainability. He has since served as an executive team member at Minds Matter of Los Angeles, and is now launching Sands Lane Foundation, a new vehicle intended to address social and economic issues and injustices. 

    Evan is the president emeritus of the Wharton Club of Southern California and co-founder and board member of the Wharton Alumni Angel Network. He is also a board member of the Cannabis Beverage Association and a member of the Wharton Alumni Cannabis Club. He spends most of his waking hours loving his daughter Olivia, his wife Meredith and their labradoodle Quincy.

  • Michael Asch - Chairman of the Advisory Board, Keneh Ventures; President, Anniston Capital, Inc; Senior Advisor, Silver River Capital Advisors 

    Michael Asch is the Chairman of Keneh Ventures' Advisory Board. Michael has been Founder and President of Anniston Capital, Inc., a private merchant banking firm engaged in mergers & acquisitions advisory services and private equity investments since 1992. Between 1993 and 2000, Michael also held the positions of President, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Director of American Stock Exchange and Nasdaq listed companies. Prior to founding Anniston Capital in 1992, Michael was an Associate in the investment banking division of Robert Fleming, Inc. and a Corporate Finance Analyst with Wertheim Schroder & Co. Incorporated. He has also served on the board of numerous privately held companies and non-profit organizations. Michael received a Bachelor of Science in Economics from The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania.

    Michael’s role in Keneh Ventures is to advise the members of the Manager and General Partner with respect to governance and GP/LP issues, sourcing transactions, fund management, due diligence and seeking/executing exit opportunities.

  • Robert Wang - Board Member/Investor to 20+ startups, Soma Ventures

    From working at Microsoft, to Nintendo, and then on to starting a seed found, my experience is tailored to helping startups and founders grow and become ready for the Series stage.


Venue: Zoom (Event Link Will Be Provided In Your Confirmation Email)
San Francisco, CA 94105

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Type: Event

Vendor: Epic Events