The entrepreneurial journey is difficult – and entering an emerging and fast-changing market doesn’t make it easier. There is no set blueprint or clear path to victory, but a number of speed bumps and off-ramps. At Cannabis Forum Summer 2019 next month a panel of industry trailblazers will help those entrepreneurs better navigate the ambiguous space by providing their experiences and take on the challenges that face cannabis entrepreneurs.
This panel brings a cross-section of the industry together at the Cannabis Forum for Food and Beverage, including a duo of cannabrands, a trailblazing ingredient supplier and a respected strategic advisor and investor. Each panelist has valuable insight for food and beverage entrepreneurs currently producing THC and CBD infused products, as well as for those that are cannabis curious and testing the waters.
The panelists will provide expert insights into the cannabis industry, and how food and beverage entrepreneurs can avoid common missteps, by sharing their best practices and lessons learned.
Chris Abbott, the Co-founder of Botanica, will share the challenges and routes to success he has experienced as he has helped grow some of the most widely distributed cannabis edibles in the United States — including Mr. Moxley’s Mints, Spot Edibles and Journeyman.
Teresa Piro, the Founder & CEO of CAN CAN Cleanse, will provide her entrepreneurial experience at the collision of cannabis and healthy beverages as she launches into her new venture as CEO of Plant Magic, a new brand of hemp-derived CBD juices.
Ben Larson, the CEO of Nanogen and Co-Founder of the Gateway cannabis incubator, will share his perspective as both a supplier of a highly regulated ingredient and early-stage investor supporting entrepreneurs within a dynamic category.
Joyce Williams, the Founding Partner & COO of Big Rock Capital, supports many of the Bay Area’s leading brands, specifically those within the cannabis industry, including food and beverage brands like Kikoko and Garden Society…