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Thursday Gathering (04/04)

April 4, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

Pot of Gold? The Business of Cannabis

In 2018, New Frontier data reported that “The legal marijuana industry grew to $10.4 billion in the U.S.” It is only expected to continue to grow. The cannabis business is booming and uncertain as laws continue to fluctuate. Come learn about cannabis and explore how the “green rush” is disrupting markets and industries.

Cannabis use at Venture Cafe is not permitted.  As a Venture Cafe attendee, you understand that use, possession, and/or distribution of THC products at Venture Cafe are strictly prohibited.

04/04 Program

  • 3:15-3:45pm Maximizing your Venture Café Experience | First time at a Thursday Gathering or want to learn how make the most of your experience? Come hear from ambassador Justin Burkhardt.
  • 3:30-4:30pm THE ABC’S OF CBD AND THC | Are you curious about cannabis? Come to this session to learn the foundations, some of the lingo, and get a sense of the rapidly expanding business opportunities. Led by Claudia Post.
  • 4:30-5:15pm What Does Cannabis Have to do with Professional Athletes? | Hear from panelists Todd Herremans, Dozie Mbonu, and Riley Cote about how their careers have evolved from professional sports to the business of cannabis. Moderated by Kevin Provost, Chair of the Advisory Board of Athletes for CARE.
  • 5:15-6:00pm A Lightning Round of Cannabis and Cannabis-Related Startups |
    Including Manifest CareersCannatunes, and more. Stay tuned for the full list of burgeoning companies.
  • 5:30-6:30pm The IP of Cannabis  |
    How can I protect my cannabis company brand? Can I patent a strain or my formula? Brands are one of the most valuable aspects of a company, and that is no different when it comes to cannabis. However, the laws about what’s allowed in cannabis branding vary and having a strategy that takes this flux into account is key for expansion and acquisition. Led by Christiane Schuman Campbell, Esq. and Gretchen Temeles, Ph.D. of Duane Morris, LLC.
  • 6:30-7:30pm “The Business of Cannabis” Panel | Hear from panelists Desiree Ivey, Dr. Ronald Kander, and Kevin Provost for a range of perspectives on the cannabis business from starting your own business to assisting to accelerating ancillary startups to industrial hemp. Moderated by Tauhid Chappell

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April 4, 2019
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm UTC-5
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