Projected to increase to over $30 billion by 2021, the international cannabis industry will provide many opportunities for savvy founders and smart investors. Learn more at the 2018 Austin Cannabis Entrepreneur (ACE) Conference.
Confirmed speakers include Troy Dayton, Emily Paxhia, Cy Scott, Tahira Rehmatullah, Mark Bolton and many more!
Session titles include “Best Cannabis Startup Ideas & Developments,” “Lesson’s Learned From Colorado’s Cannabis Experience,” “Trends and Patterns for Current Cannabis Usage,” “Why Austin is Ripe for Cannabis Startups” and more. Click here to see the list of currently-confirmed sessions.
Troy co-founded cannabis investment and research firm, The Arcview Group, in 2010 and serves as CEO. Arcview created the Arcview Investor Network where more than 600 high net-worth investors have pumped more than $150 million into 165 cannabis-related ventures and raised more than $3 million for the legalization effort. Arcview also publishes The State of Legal Marijuana Markets, the most oft-cited market data and analysis report on the industry. Arcview co-founded Cannasure Insurance Services in 2011 and launched Canopy, a business accelerator in 2015. Forbes Magazine named Arcview one of the top five financial leaders in the cannabis industry. Troy is a board member of the Marijuana Policy Project and is a founding board member of the National Cannabis Industry Association. He is co-founder of Students for Sensible Drug Policy and also helped launch and served as the first sales director at Renewable Choice Energy, which was recently acquired by Schneider Energy. Fortune Magazine, Details Magazine, and International Business Times named Troy to their Top 10 lists of most influential people in the cannabis industry.
Central Texas has emerged as one of the nation’s top ecosystems for startups, entrepreneurs and founders. While only a fraction of these entrepreneurs are currently focused on cannabis-related opportunities, attend... Read More
The former Director of Marijuana Policy for Governor John Hickenlooper, Mark Bolton will discuss what he learned in helping the State of Colorado adopt new cannabis-related policies. His insights should... Read More
Patrick Rea, a co-founder and Managing Director of the Boulder-based accelerator, CanopyBoulder, covers what he sees as the best opportunities for the cannabis entrepreneurs of today and tomorrow. Having made... Read More
Creating cannabis connections can accelerate your growth professionally and personally. This session takes a deep dive into building meaningful relationships within the cannabis industry and at home by using the... Read More
The Colorado-based startup, Wurk, has created an intuitive platform specifically for cannabis businesses to manage payroll, HR, timekeeping, scheduling and tax compliance. Their simple system streamlines operations and minimize compliance... Read More
While not the same as the cannabis you’re familiar with, hemp offers many new opportunities for savvy entrepreneurs — and poses fewer regulatory challenges. Attend this session to learn about... Read More
As the cannabis industry moves from it’s infancy to its adolescence, the fundraising landscape is changing rapidly. CEO of the first cannabis investment and research firm The Arcview Group, Troy... Read More
The emerging Cannabis industry is an opportunity to acknowledge and repair the catastrophe that is the war on drugs. Short-term goals should be establishing standards for an inclusive industry, advocating... Read More
To truly understand and navigate the national roadmap for Cannabis legalization, serious and successful participants have to check in regularly, adapt and persevere in order to avoid traffic jams and... Read More
See three of the most exciting cannabis-focused and hemp-focused startups pitch their business ideas to a panel of industry experts. Startups who will involved in this event include Lumen (Oakland,... Read More