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7/15 State of Cannabis Investor Panel + Startup Pitches (On Zoom)

Epic Events

***ATTENTION: DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS, WE ARE MOVING TO A 100% WEBINAR FORMAT ON ZOOM. EVENT LINK WILL BE PROVIDED IN YOUR CONFIRMATION EMAIL.***

 

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Are you a Cannabis 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 July 7 (Tuesday 11:59PM PDT) - click hereto apply!

 

Application Link: https://bit.ly/2A7c1zE

 

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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Agenda:

12:00pm PDT - 12:05pm PDT: Opening Remarks

12:05pm PDT - 12:20pm PDT: Panel

12:20pm PDT - 1:30pm PDT: Pitch Your Startup to VCs & Angels

 

Judges:

 

  • Mitchell Hara - Agile Investor; Head of M&A and Business Development, Clever Leaves International

Mitch Hara was, most recently, Head of Mergers & Acquisitions and Business Development for Clever Leaves International, Inc. (f.k.a Northern Swan Holdings), one of the largest, vertically integrated cannabis producers in the Western Hemisphere, where he was responsible for the Company’s investments, acquisitions and business development efforts on a global scale. Including Cannabis, Mitch has over 30 years of experience in the Retail and Consumer Products sectors, from an investing, transactional and operating perspective, in highly disruptive environments. In addition to being an active angel investor, he spent 20+ years on Wall Street, building M&A, Restructuring, Leveraged Finance and Industry practices at premier investment banking boutiques Wasserstein Perella and PJ Solomon, and bulge-bracket firms, Merrill Lynch and Citigroup. After his tenure on Wall Street, he spent four years as SVP of Corporate Strategy/M&A at HSN, Inc., then a publicly traded company (now part of Qurate Retail Group), where he also launched the Company’s VC Incubator, optimized its catalog portfolio and initiated and implemented its dividend and share buyback programs, creating over $1BN in shareholder value. Subsequent to that, Mitch was CEO of Beekman 1802, a high-growth, premium branded consumer products company, where he originated and executed the acquisition of its largest licensee, creating over $200MM in shareholder value. Over his career, Mitch has originated, structured and executed over $50BN in mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings, leveraged buyouts, and structured debt and equity financings. Prior to joining Clever Leaves, he was a strategy and fundraising Consultant for branded, CBD-based and other CPG companies, including Cannuka and Dr. Kerklaan Therapeutics. Mitch currently serves on the Advisory Boards at Greenwave Advisors, Hand In Hand Soap and Kirsh Helmets and is a Mentor at HBS Start Up Partners and a member of HBS Alumni Angels of Greater New York. Mitch earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in Finance from Syracuse University.

 

  • James Sowers - Angel Investor; Mentor, Alchemist Accelerator; Mentor, CanopyBoulder

James was named a top 50 Angel Investor #22 by Forbes. He just did a series A and 3 seed investments in cannabis startups. He was an early Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Stellar, Cardano and Initial Coin Offering adapter. During the crypto currency boom he participated in 9 ICO unicorns. James is a sought after keynote speaker, startup coach and mentor. In the last four years he has 84 private company investments with 12 Exits.

As an entrepreneur, Investor and technology thought leader James frequently speaks about exponential technologies and startup investing at elite conferences most recently Private Wealth conference by Marcus Events. He has been featured online by the Huffington post, Forbes, Entrepreneur, fuel for startups, Thrive global and Equites Magazine. He was a mentor at Stanford for CS359B decentralized applications for the blockchain inaugural class.

 

Mr. Reddy is a seasoned Venture CEO, Angel Investor, Digital Strategy, Innovation, Transformation Leader, Keynote Speaker, and Board Member. Also a CxO/Board Advisor to Venture Funded Startups, Fortune 500 C-suite PE/VC and provides portfolio leadership at top-tier PE/VC and Management Consulting firms worldwide

Kevin selectively advises passionate, committed, visionary, creative, synergistic and aligned entrepreneurs to become better leaders and create innovative teams and market relevant disruptive products as foundation for building paradigm changing companies leveraging actionable innovation and entrepreneurship as means to enrich human experience and catalyze paradigm shift in the areas of Sustainability and Green Economy | FinTech | TMT // Blockchain/DLT | AI/ML | IoT/Edge | IA/RPA | Data Science | Big Data | Pred/Cog Analytics | Cyber & Data Security | Cognitive and Quantum Computing | Connected Mobility | Smart Cities.

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Venue: Zoom (Event Link Will Be Provided In Your Confirmation Email)

San Francisco, CA 94105

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Type: Event

Vendor: Epic Events