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Thursday, September 19 • 12:00pm - 1:30pm
CanWeedine Productions presents 'Mapping out a Cannabis Startup for Women and Minorities'

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Its almost 11 months into the legalization of Cannabis and the opportunity to get on the Green Rush is viable for entrepreneurs to explore. So where does one start? There are so many avenues from growing to retail to e-commerce of ancillary products/services and or being a service provider or educator. But it's not as straight forward as other industries. There are rules and compliance issues that still lay in the grey on top of regular challenges of any startup.  What does this mean for women and minorities that are entering the industry successfully? To address these areas is to bring in insights from leading industry advocates who are paving the way for prospects to pursue Cannabis as a business. Each Panelist brings a specific perspective of what the success will look like for entrepreneurs who want to enter this industry and will explore the social issues/challenges as well as the business mindset required.

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Cindy Tran

Producer, CanWeedine
As a production company, we are focused on curating content from the female perspective on the topic of cannabis education. Our events are designed to be informative, inclusive as well as highly stylized and entertaining.Our Vision"Empowering her weed with wellness education through... Read More →
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Emily Leung

Founder, Ohai Collective
Emily Leung is the founder of Ohai Collective, a Canadian cannabis lifestyle and accessories brand, and partners with other cannabis companies as a marketing consultant. Her professional career and experience stems from agencies, professional sports, and CPG. Ohai was created by combining... Read More →
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Andrea Dobbs

Co-Founder & Brand Manager, Village Bloomery
With an educational background in Design and Display, Andrea has worked most of her life in retail, with a focus on design and management. Throughout her career, Andrea has had the pleasure of working for forward-thinking retailers like IKEA, The Body Shop, and Womyns Ware. Andrea... Read More →
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Barinder Rasode

Founder, Grow Tech Labs
Home grown social influencer Barinder Rasode’s quintessential advocacy for Canadian values is nationally renowned. Her leadership, mastery of complex subjects, and innovation guide a plethora of issues that impact the everyday life of Canadians Barinder is the CEO of Grow Tech... Read More →
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Karli Fahlman

Community Manager, Tantalus Labs
Karli is the Community Manager of Tantalus Labs. She has spent her career as a Brand and Marketing Strategist, partnering alongside multiple notable brands and companies with a documented record of success.In addition to acting as the Marketing Manager for four years at Western Canada’s... Read More →
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Susan Chapelle

Director of Government Relations, Pasha Brands
Susan Chapelle has been both a patient and an advocate for the cannabis industry for over 10 years. As a city councilor, Susan advocated for and put forward policy to reflect recent legalization, and to help those small businesses involved in the growth and dispensing of cannabis... Read More →

Thursday September 19, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm PDT
Hervana Coworking Collective 506 - 595 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC, V6C 2T5