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
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.
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.
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.
Strategic Consultant - GCWS
Maya is a seasoned sales and marketing executive whose career has spanned across multiple industries and disciplines. With an eye for business development and marketing, Maya has been a sought-after partner for startups. While working for one of the largest hotel chains in the world in Vienna, she grew to have the largest portfolio of customer driven events at the hotel.
Most recently, she has put together marketing strategies for companies in the cannabis industry which has led to multiple awards including winning first place in Israel’s most prestigious pitch competitions. Maya also has international experience in developing strategic partnerships, helping businesses create synergies, achieving growth and entering new markets. She is passionate about promoting Women’s participation in the Cannabis world and is currently serving as a strategic advisor to WomenCanCann (GCWS)– Israel’s largest and only women’s cannabis organization.
Maya holds a Masters degree in International Marketing & Management, fluent in four languages and has a passion for children’s charities.
Dr. Jason Corbett is the Managing Partner of Bangkok-based law firm Silk Legal and Investment Manager for Schedule One Ventures, an investment fund that focuses on the international legal cannabis industry. Dr. Jason is a leading expert in several practice areas, including cannabis, corporate, and insolvency; and has worked on an executive level with a number of businesses and start-ups throughout the course of his practice.
Co-Founder - The Cannabis Fund
Isabel Fox is a mother, wellness coach, bio-hacker, Peloton enthusiast and horse lover. She also happens to be one of just a handful of female General Partners in the UK, with a $30m fund and a portfolio of ground-breaking founders who are daring to disrupt the status quo and improve the world we live in across human health (lifesciences, healthcare and food).
At Luminous Ventures, Isabel has the opportunity to indulge her passion for innovation, investing in visionary founders with breakthrough technologies, and backing deep-tech and science that matters.
With a background in investment banking and financial PR (IPOs), Isabel has founded two corporate PR firms focused on the venture eco-system, co-founded two software start-ups (one exit) and been an active angel investor in the UK and US.
STARTUP PITCH 2019
Cannabiscienza is a science education company with social vocation. It focuses on training Italian health professionals on Medical Cannabis and the Endocannabinoid System. It contextualises international literature around research and healthcare possibilities allowed within Italian legislations in order to ease comprehension and dissemination between the med-science community.
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 and transparency to investors, regulators and final clients.
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.
CMTREX is an IT-driven platform facilitating the global trade of cannabis products between approved counterparties. By integrating blockchain technology, the CMTREX Trading Platform addresses the pain-point of authentication within the wholesale trading cannabis industry. Co-founded by Saul Singer, an experienced executive in the international physical commodities market and iCAN: Israel-cannabis.com, a leader in accelerating and commercializing products for the global cannabis market, CMTREX is strategically positioned to facilitate the emergence of a transparent and efficient trading ecosystem for the global legal cannabis and hemp markets.
We produce CBD out of industrial hemp with a new technology that enables us to drastically reduce the costs. We want to become #1 French CBD pharmaceutical lab with a French licence.
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.
GB Hemp was founded as an Environmentally Friendly Company Specialising in the Importing & Wholesale of Premium CBD & Hemp Products across the UK. GB Hemp Also aims to Specialise in the Research and Development of Medicinal Cannabis & CBD. We are based in the United Kingdom, England.
Grow Advertising is a pay-per-click advertising exchange, very similar to Google Adwords, built specifically for the marijuana industry. Our self-serve, auction-based platform allows publishers and advertisers to buy and sell ad space in a real-time bidding environment while taking advantage of industry-leading targeting and reporting features.
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.