2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Enabling Cannabis Innovation with Law and Policy

Sunday, March 13
5:00PM - 6:00PM

Hilton Austin Downtown
Salon D
500 E 4th St

We are on the verge of a new post-prohibition era, and opportunity for startups is booming. Yet to succeed today, cannabis startups must navigate a labyrinthine patchwork of new and emerging regulation. New legislation and regulation is rapidly changing the industry. Find out how.

This panel will explore the risks, rewards, and obstacles of innovating in a black market moving quickly into shades of white. A panel of entrepreneurs, investors, and legal experts working, legitimately, in the startup marijuana industry will explore how these startups navigate law and policy issues, talk about the community’s political efforts, and discuss lessons for innovation in heavily regulated areas.

Hashtags: #sxsw #cannaSXSW


Brendan Kennedy at SXSW

Brendan Kennedy


Privateer Holdings

Brendan Kennedy is CEO of Privateer Holdings, the world’s first private equity firm investing exclusively in legal cannabis. Brendan and his team have raised $82 million to launch a portfolio of re...

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Geoff Lewis at SXSW

Geoff Lewis

Founders Fund

Geoff Lewis is a Partner at Founders Fund responsible for many of the firm's early stage and early growth stage software investments. Some other investments Geoff has led for the firm include LYFT ...

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Timothy Yim at SXSW

Timothy Yim

Dir of Data & Privacy

Startup Policy Lab

Web: http://www.startuppolicylab.org/team/
Twitter: @timothy_yim @startuppolicy
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/timothyyim


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