Bootstrap to Boardroom: Funding A Cannabis Biz

Please be aware that cannabis and related laws vary. Programming in this track is designed to inform attendees about this fast-changing industry, and does not promote the use or sale of illegal drugs.

You’ve got a killer idea. You’ve done your market research and prepared a business plan. Now you only need the capital to get started — but bank loans and other traditional funding opportunities are largely unavailable. What to do? In this session, industry innovators peel back the curtain to show “how they did it.” Get insight on securing capital in the face of long odds from panelists Lauren Gockley, Director of Edibles of Coda Signature (which recently secured $25 million in Series A funding); Pat Barry of Granite Hill Partners (whose firm has helped major industry players like MedMen get off the ground); Native Roots CEO Ryan Brown (the largest dispensary chain in Colorado); Moderated by Margaret Jackson, Reporter at Marijuana Business Daily.

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Pat Barry

Granite Hall Partners

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Ryan Brown

Native Roots Cannabis Co

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Lauren Gockley

Coda Signature

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Margaret Jackson

Marijuana Business Daily

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