Marijuana Investor Summit And Business Expo
Where Innovation And Investment Meet
For information call 888-446-7604
Denver, Colorado, Crowne Plaza Hotel
April 20-22, 2015
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Be early adopters! Gain an understanding of the industry, including: the markets, the risks, rewards, opportunities and more…

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Be cannabis industry innovators! Whether you have a business or intend to start one, learn the basics of raising capital and working…

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Service Providers

Reach your core demographic at the industry’s most comprehensive trade show and networking event. Meet investors, suppliers…

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Marijuana Investor Summit 2015 runs for 3 full days, April 20 - April 22.
Purchase tickets now to see Keynote Speaker Kevin Harrington.
Day 1
20 Apr 2015
Day 2
21 Apr 2015
Day 3
22 Apr 2015

Exhibit Setup

Exhibit Setup

Registration for Boot Camps & Summit

Registration for Boot Camps & Summit in Hotel Atrium


Lunch in Silverton/Breckenridge Ballrooms

MJ 101: Mapping the market; overview and sectors

Veteran hedge fund analyst Matt Karnes will map the legal marijuana market, including market overview and sector analysis. Learn the difference between “touching the plant” and ancillary businesses and the...
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Matt Karnes

Building Your Plan and Planning Your Build

Professional business strategists walk through the critical elements of business planning and navigating growth.
Kurt Wolf
Blair Koch
Carol Kaufman

Risk Management, Best Practices & Due Diligence

Investing in legal cannabis carries certain risks not associated with other investments. Learn what best practices to look for and how to perform appropriate due diligence in order to map,...
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Kristin Fox
Sara Hanks

The Value Of A Strategic Investors: Raising & Keeping the Right Money

Having the right investors can mean the difference between success and failure. Professional investor Lally Doerrer explains what it takes to get and keep investors through all phases of growth.
Laleen Doerrer

The Sophisticated Marijuana Investor’s Point of View

A fireside chat with professional investors who candidly discusses their experiences in the world of legal cannabis investing.
Kristin Fox
Frederick Gross

Best Practices in Cannabis

Veteran cannabis business owner Molly Poiset discusses best practices and the responsibilities that come with business ownership in this industry.
Molly Poiset

Structuring the deal: Angel? Venture? Crowdfund?

Professional entrepreneurs and investors Randy Shipley, David Friedman, John Clarke and Fred Gross discuss the different types of deal structures and the merits and disadvantages of each.
John Clarke
Frederick Gross
Randy Shipley
Randy Shipley
David Friedman

Entrepreneur Exhibit

Entrepreneur Exhibit Hall
17:00 - 19:00

Expo Hall

Monday Night Opening Reception

Join together in the Expo center for our opening reception. Meet the industry’s top suppliers, and network with the hottest new start-ups in the industry.

Alternative Banking Breakfast

Options to the MJ Banking Crisis
Jeff Foster

Attendee Registration

Attendee Registration: Hotel Atrium from 7:30am-1:00pm

Summit Networking Breakfast

Summit Networking Breakfast: Expo Hall A/B/E
8:00 - 18:30

Exhibit Hall Open

Opening Remarks & State of the Industry

Opening Remarks & State of the Industry
Randy Shipley
Randy Shipley
David Friedman

Valuation Methodologies

What’s your business worth? A realistic look at valuing your business
Jordan Gerber
Morgan Paxhia

Marijuana Stocks: Opportunities and Opportunists

What’s your stock in the cannabis trade?
Alan Brochstein


Sector Analysis: Technology and Marijuana
Michael Mayes
Daniel Yazbeck
Jack Abbott
Jeff Foster
Chris Walker

Panel: Funding Options

Angel? Venture? Mom & Dad? The Crowds? What are my funding options? Randy Shipley leads a discussion with industry entrepreneurs who have successfully raised capital in different ways. Shiply is...
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Chris Rentner
Adam Cohen
Dooma Wendschuh
Andy Joseph
Randy Shipley
Randy Shipley

Panel: Public Market C-Suite

In the public eye: C-suite cannabis executives speak candidly
Chris Walker
Trent Woloveck
Alan Hawkins
Tae Darnell
Derek Peterson
Spike Humer


Sector Analysis: Cultivating your investments
Jay Czarkowski
James Lowe
Kris Krane
Andy Williams

Pot Baron’s Lunch

Intermission & Buffet Lunch Break

Keynote Speaker – Kevin Harrington

Known best as the “as seen on TV” guy Kevin Harrington also spent the first 3 seasons of the NBC series “Shark Tank” as one of the original sharks. Kevin...
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Kevin Harrington

CannaPitch Pitch Sessions

CannaPitch will feature 3-5 companies competing before a panel of accredited investors led by keynote speaker Kevin Harrington. The pitch session will follow the keynote session and tickets for this event are sold separately.
Robert Hunt
Frank Marino
Dooma Wendschuh
Frederick Gross
Sam Znaimer
Leslie Bocskor
Douglas H. Leighton
Kevin Harrington

Selecting & Protecting investors

Strategic Investor Selection: How do you find the right investors?
Michael Gruber
Morgan Paxhia

Risk Management & Due Diligence

Due Diligence: Transcending Google
Sara Hanks


Sector Analysis: Hemp the lesser know cousin of MJ
Eva Silva
Allison Graham
Jason Lauve

Finance & Accounting – 280E

The IRS wants you…280E Compliance
Adam Fayne
Jim Marty
Jim Marty

Market Saturation & Pricing

How much is too much? The effects of market saturation on pricing
Ean Seeb
Tripp Keber


Sector Analysis: Dispensing to the public
Trevor Smith
Kayvan Khalatbari

Networking Reception

Join us in the Expo center for a networking reception open to all attendees.

Party Bus & Band

Relax, Enjoy and Explore

Accredited Investors Private Pitch

Investment Opportunities for Accredited Investors
Robert Hunt
Thomas Quigley
Matthew Mills
Dooma Wendschuh
08:00 - 12:00

Expo Hall Open

Investing in your Industry

This session will highlight the 4 most prominent organizations advocating for the legalization of Marijuana and why you need to not only invest in companies but invest in the organizations that will help protect your investments.
Ellen Flenniken
Kelley Crosson
Taylor West
Betty Aldworth

Research & Data

Mapping the frontier market: finding and interpreting data
John Kagia
Mike Hesser
Giadha Aguirre De Carcer

Finding & Attracting Capital

Follow the money: When to build and when to buy
Scott Greiper
Scott Greiper

Key Legislation

Legalization & Legislation: What’s next?
Marc Ross, Esq.
Michael McGrory
Michael McGrory

Infused Products

Sector Analysis: Infused products and alternative delivery systems
Julianna Carella
Molly Poiset

New Laws Enabling IPOs – REG A+ and The JOB’s Act

Randy Shipley has been listed as one of the top five companies building crowdfunding portals for investment bankers and broker dealers. He has spoken at leading law conferences on the...
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Michael Williams, Esq.
Randy Shipley
Randy Shipley

Finding Deals

Deals, deals and more deals. What’s real?
Frank Marino
Emily Paxhia

Brands & Licensing

Sector Analysis: A Matter of Brand
Karen Freese
Joe Hodas
Jazmin Hupp
Cy Scott

Closing Keynote – Next Steps, Where Do We Go From Here

The Past, Present & Future of our Industry
Allison Graham
Spike Humer

VIP Bus Tours

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