Meet Speakers and the Companies that will be at CCS 2016!
Cannabis represents a new industry in Colorado and perhaps nationwide in the years to come. With new industries come new opportunities for business and for investors. The Rockies Venture Club presents the second annual Cannabis Capital Summit in celebration of these opportunities while also discussing the potential risks that investors face.
Cannabis Investing 101:
Patrick Rea- (Canopy Boulder) 17-year veteran of startups, growth companies and big corporate entities. Background in M&A and venture capital with a focus on health, wellness and self-care.
State of the Industry Panel:
Gabe Fenton- (MJ Funding) MJ Funding Partners is a private equity firm based in Boulder, Colorado that invests in promising companies within the cannabis industry across multiple sectors, such as ancillary businesses, licensed marijuana businesses, hemp, and real estate. We manage a single source of private capital that we are actively investing in the cannabis market. We have the capital to invest in qualified companies without delay, so companies can focus on expanding their businesses, not raising capital.
Nancy Whiteman- (Wana Brands) Wana Brands is a leading maker of infused cannabis products with products carried in over 400 dispensaries. Nancy oversees sales and marketing efforts and lead a sales force that consistently grows Wana’s presence in every region of Colorado. As co-founder, she am responsible for strategic partnerships and licensing agreements domestically and internationally. She manage the company’s finance and accounting department and am responsible for the strategic vision of Wana Brands.
Travis Howard- (Shift Cannabis Co. & Green Dream) Mr. Howard splits his time between corporate management practices and the legal areas of dynamic entrepreneurial industries. He holds a Juris Doctrate from the University of Colorado School of Law and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Colorado State University. Mr. Howard’s broad business background encompasses specialties in computer information systems, project operations control, and public speaking platforms. In addition, Mr. Howard’s diverse portfolio of professional experiences includes System Administrator roles, Office Director positions, CEO titles, and Board of Directors membership.
Alan Michael Kane-(Entrepreneur and Angel Investor) Alan is a serial entrepreneur, active angel investor and obsessed with building businesses. Alan’s experience ranges from recruiting founding teams, fundraising, leading M&A transactions to a listing (IPO) on the New York Stock Exchange. Prior to founding DealerHQ, he founded Phunware, an award winning and globally recognized leader in both the mobile and connected device markets. Phunware enables brands to engage, manage and monetize their anytime anywhere users.
Front Range Biosciences enables a grower to reduce crop loss due to pathogens, quickly sex a plant, and develop new strains of cannabis that have the most valuable commercial properties. We increase a grower’s profit, reduce its risk, and give it new products. –Learn More Here
BDS Analytics aims to drive the cannabis sector to thrive with well-informed decisions based on factual data. By capturing millions of transactions from dispensary point-of-sale systems we provide actionable insights based on accurate information enabling dispensaries, brands, and growers to sustain their success. – Learn More Here
TwoCubes creates and monetizes content that focuses on healthy practices for responsible legal cannabis consumption. As the industry grows, the mission of TwoCubes is to use it’s audience to place an emphasis on responsible consumption practices and tips to bypass addiction.- Learn More Here
Next Frontier Biosciences is an intellectual property holding company focused on the development, licensing and branding of next-generation cannabis products for the medical and recreational marijuana markets. We are pursuing a traditional scientific approach to product development that includes advanced purification, analytical and chemical formulation methods.- Learn More Here