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We bring together innovative brands to pitch and present to high-level investors looking for the next big thing. See below 2017’s participants and schedule.

Exclusive Public Companies Symposium

Hosted by Alan Brochstein of New Cannabis Ventures.
This unique track held at the New West Summit in 2017 involved presentations by publicly traded Canadian companies to US based and international investors hosted by Alan Brochstein of New Cannabis Ventures.
Ten of the top North American public companies in the Cannabis space will make a thirty minute presentation followed by a fifteen minute Q&A session. Total presentation time per company is 30-45 minutes. The presentation room is intimate and seating is on a first come first serve basis.
2017's Schedule
  • 11AM - Aurora
  • 12PM - Kush Bottles
  • 1PM - iAnthus
  • 3PM - Organigram
  • 10AM - Canopy Growth
  • 11AM - Solis Tek
  • 12PM - Liberty Health Sciences
  • 1PM - Terra Tech
  • 2PM - MedReleaf
  • 3PM - The Green Organic Dutchman
  • 4PM - Canadian Bioceutical

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Gateway Pitch Slam

Do you have what it takes to be crowned the GATEWAY PITCH SLAM champion? Will you win the $10K prize?
Applications reviewed and accepted or declined in the order received. Final applications are due by September 30th  or once the 10th company is chosen, whichever comes first.
The Gateway Pitch Slam is the startup pitch competition at New West Summit that brings together the up-and-coming cannabis startups for a live on-stage quick-fire contest with $10,000 on the line.

The competition is open to early-stage companies that have received less than $250,000 in funding and have not participated in a formal incubator or accelerator program with their current concept. We will select the top 10 companies that apply and fit this criteria.

Selected startups will have the opportunity to participate in free pitch coaching sessions provided by the co-founders of Gateway, Ben Larson and Carter Laren, prior to the event. Each founder will be allotted 3 minutes to pitch their business on stage in front of our distinguished panel of judges, influential media, and other cannabis business operators. The judges will provide feedback and score the companies live.

The winner of the competition will be awarded $10,000 from Gateway and will be crowned the hottest up-and-coming cannabis startup to watch.


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High Times Presents Green Table

New West Summit is proud to host "High Times Presents Green Table”. An elevated conversation at the crossroads of cannabis and capital, featuring the best brands and concepts in the space with intellectuals, investors and ultra high net worth individuals.

For a sneak peak at what Green Table is all about check out their website HERE.

Matthew Greene

New York, NY, USA
CEO & Founder, Edible Science, LLC

Matt Greene has spent his entire career in the marketing, advertising and AdTech industry. His fascination with technology began in 1987 while working with his client Steve Jobs in developing the launch strategies for NeXT Computers. Starting in 1998, Matt pioneered online advertising and supporting technologies for the digital ad agency he founded, Blue Ribbon Digital, where his team drove innovation across all aspects of digital media - from Search to Mobile and Video, his agency measurably generated over $2BB in revenues for their Fortune 100 clients. In this capacity, Matt has spoken at leading conferences such as AdTech, iMedia Summits and the Googleplex in Mountain View, CA. Starting in 2015, Matt re-focused his energies on the burgeoning cannabis industry knowing that the need for innovation in technologies to support the industry would be mandatory. With his his new company, Edible Sciences, he and his team on concentrating their energies in solving the #1 problem facing the edibles sector: Dosing Accuracy. He will be speaking at Binghampton University's TIER Talks in SEPT '17 on technology innovations occurring in the cannabis ancillary space.

Brett Finkelstein

Boca Raton, FL
Managing Director, Phyto Partners LP

Brett is an experienced executive, venture capital and private equity investor and advisor. He has partnered with, worked with and developed key relationships with numerous premier private equity, investment banks, and venture capital companies. As one of the founders of Phyto Partners LP, Brett’s fundamental ambition for the company’s stakeholders is to creatively apply his unique resources of extensive operating skills, certainty to close, access to capital, extensive network of resources and relentless pursuit of excellence to facilitate a more super-charged evolution for enterprises we fund, launch, and maintain activist roles in. For the powerhouse companies we invest in, advise, and or buy we will be providing more investment value and a comfort level for our financial capital partners, as well as our portfolio companies that join us. Phyto Partners LP was profiled in Forbes as one of the leaders in the cannabis industry. Phyto has invested in half of what CB insights profiled as the trailblazers of 2017.