Over 100 start-ups will be selected to showcase their products and initiatives throughout Medical Cannabiz World. Start-ups based across all verticals of the medical cannabis supply chain will receive advantageous exposure on the expo floor, with access to a small booth, as well as proximity to top investors and mentors. Each start-up will also be invited to attend lavish networking dinners and additionally will benefit from online opportunities through the Medical Cannabiz World website. However, only the judges’ top ten will make it to the pitch stage during the final leg of the Summit. Expect the competition to be fierce with so many investors to impress!
Participants Get The Following:
Experience the Expo floor
Benefit from a chance to mingle with prestigious industry leaders through an invitation to attend premium networking events during and around Cannabiz Summit World.
Present your project on stage to the judges and audience. Each of the 10 finalists will benefit from stage time at the Startup Pitch, including an opportunity to meet the investors on stage.
Receive invaluable space across Cannabiz Summit World media. Take part in interviews and share your company news in our magazines, website and email newsletters.
Free consultancy and potential leads from leading industry veterans are much coveted prizes for any start-up looking to make their mark. Benefit from canny advice and encouragement from successful stalwarts of the industry.
We will personally connect you to potential customers and/or investors.
Meet the JUDGES
Founder - BH Synergy Group
Partner - Cambridge Financial Services
Mark’s understanding of the cannabis sector, unique approach to business and strong relationships have positioned him as a well-connected player in the cannabis financing space. As strategic advisorto Civilized Worldwide, he has successfully secured millions in capital investment. Previously, as CFO for Panag PharmaInc,Markhelpedtosecureastrategicpartnership with, and subsequently sold Panag to TBP in May 2019. AsCFO for Robinson’s Cannabis, he executed $3M in debt financing and helped secureitsacquisition by Auxly.Mark is a partner in Lit Capital, is a strategic advisor to Thalys (SHA: 603716),advisesiCAN investment advisory board, along with multiple other operations.
Senior Managing Partner - AC Lion
Michael Adler brings over 20 years working with emerging growth companies from Inception to Exit. He is currently a Senior Managing Partner at 7PointsHire and AC Lion International, Talent Advisory firms. Mr. Adler Leverages a background in Investment Banking (BofA Securities and TD Securities) and Venture Capital, completing over 50 deals and over $8 Billion in capital raised. He is currently a strategic and operational advisor to multiple companies in the Cannabis space including Sparqlife and California CBD and is an industry speaker, angel investor, mentor and avid surfer.
Co-Founder - Brown's Pharma
Robert has over 25 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry, excelling in quality assurance and regulatory affairs. He has co-founded Brown’s Pharma, Malta’s largest retail pharmacy operator and has other director level appointments in various pharmaceutical retail and wholesale multinational organizations. Robert is a qualified pharmacist and holds a masters degree in business administration. He is responsible for the European operations of Zenabis.
Partner - Lit Capital
Dr. Matthew Rosenberg invests in private and public entities. He is a partner in Lit Capital and serves as a strategic adviser to Thalys, a multi billion Shanghai exchange traded Chinese medical technology and distribution company, among others. He previously founded and sold a cloud based SaaS solution. Beforehand, he worked at McKinsey & Company, where he advised clients in the payor, provider, medical device and pharmaceutical industries. In addition, he served as an Independent Director of a publicly traded medical device company. Matthew received his bachelors Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard and his MD from Yale.
Founder & CEO - DECK Agency
Jonathan has more than 15 years of leadership experience building brands through strategy, marketing, and public relations. As Founder & CEO of DECK Agency, his vision and expertise in business performance has driven notable enterprise growth for the businesses he runs and advises. Jonathan has played an active role in developing some of Canada’s most notable Cannabis brands and has commercialized over 12 brands in the sector thus far.
Founder - Supreme Factory
Petar Savic is an entrepreneur and super-connector with a key interest in an Emerging Technologies, AI, Blockchain, Immersive and Internet environment, bridging the gap between technical, creative and commercial requirements. Moreover, he is the Founder of a London based Virtual Accelerator for international startups called Supreme Factory and Co-Director of Startup Grind London (Powered by Google for Startups) the world’s largest startup community designed to educate, inspire and connect entrepreneurs. Also, He is Western Balkans Champion at Department for International Trade UK.
Petar is a board member of many initiatives such as London Tech Advocates Balkans, Serbian Entrepreneurs, European Blockchain HUB, etc. He ran Marketing and Events at the UCL Advances, at the time the biggest entrepreneurial department in the world and the biggest University in Europe, working with more than 400 entrepreneurs and over 500 events on a pro bono basis. His previous experience includes more than a decade as an IT Project Manager in corporate, government and culture sectors. For the past five years he advised some of the most promising tech startups and investment funds.
Chief Strategist - YCREATIVE
Rachel is a frequent writer and speaker on strategic branding, marketing to women and using cannabis as medicine. As Chief Strategist for YCREATIVE, a brand strategy and design agency specializing in the cannabis industry, Rachel works closely with established producers, cannabis start-ups, and ancillary businesses throughout Canada and the United States to develop thoughtful brands that deliver bottom line results.
Managing Partner - JLS
Simeon is a managing partner of JLS; a plant based medicine fund focusing on investing in the next evolution of unicorns. He has been involved at the intersection of Cannabis and Crypto for over a decade. He’s the founder of the largest Cannabis Technology Meetup group (Los Angeles Cannabis Tech) and the host of All Things Cannabis And Crypto; a top rated quarterly gathering of thought leaders. He co-founded the High Art Collective in 2008; the world’s first Visionary Art Gallery and MMJ Dispensary praised as a paradigm shift at the very beginning of the end of prohibition as featured in the Wall Street Journal and Rolling Stone. Simeon advises several social impact and equity initiatives and is an Aspen Institute Fellow.
CEO - US Cannabis Pharmaceutical Research
Healthcare Executive with over 25 years’ experience in the following areas: Cannabis/Hemp/CBD Investment, Management, Operations, Laws, Regulation, Compliance, and Management, Skilled Nursing, Pharmacy, Laboratory, and Healthcare Analytics. Michael is a subject matter expert in the global cannabis industry with Gerson Lehrman Group and Guidepoint.
STARTUP PITCH 2019
Antheia is a device that helps the beginner grower to grow their medicine. You connect your devices (Light, Exhaust fan, fan, water pump, mister and so on) to the Antheia Box and the Antheia software (designed by a UX Designer for easy use) with all the sensors, helps you control all conditions. Our goal is, that everyone who has not enough money to buy their medicine, can grow their own. Antheia assists them with it’s AI. I want to help people with my knowledge.
Cannabiscienza is an education company which disseminates the latest knowledge on the field to the wider public and teaches both via online and offline solutions to graduating and post-lauream healthcare professionals. They are currently expanding towards the introduction of the first multi-disciplinary medical-cannabis inspired clinic in Italy and to licencing their e-learning courses in several other languages.
Cannvest collects field data through the use of sensors and cameras, which are encrypted and stored in a permissioned blockchain. The analysis of this data provides an estimate crop valuation which is used to offer financial services through crowdfunding to the producers. As the data is stored on the blockchain, it creates a chain of trust and traceabiltiy between regulators, growers, investors, clients and consumers.
Through CBD Partners’ initial proof of concept a first-to-market pure CBD oil (80%) for vape extract, we paved the way to connect otherwise disjointed areas of the industry. A farmer in Kentucky, a HedgeFund in Austria & a French Lab can now communicate, share tech. & knowledge and gain distribution. This along with leveraging current & future tech to elevate disenfranchised communities through hemp-based resources, create infrastructure & a resulting eco-tourism which are a key aspect for growth.
Citizen Grown has invented the leading automated-growing technology on the market. Forbes described it as “the BMW of cannabis cultivation units.” Citizen Grown enables people in California (where this is legislated for) to grow a pound (or more) of high-quality cannabis every three months – cannabis by the people, for the people.
Dabeshet develops technologies to answer precise patient needs. They are developing the first ever device to fully medicalize and standardize medical cannabis consumption. Dabeshet’s head product is a cannabis vaporizer with new technological features that separates it from the current products on the market.
Evergreen Pacific Insurance Corporation (Evergreen Pacific) is an insurance product developer and brokerage, which owns and operates a captive marketing and sales distribution channel. The company’s ecosystem of companies focuses on the comprehensive needs of the alternative healthcare consumer. Founded in January of 2018, Evergreen Pacific is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.
GrowDirector is an Israeli company in which a team of experienced agriculturists and a team of IT developers work together to make cultivation easy and fun for everyone.We aim to provide unique technology with an extremely easy-to-use interface, enabling every grower to handle it. We are committed to developing high quality systems at an affordable price.