Speakers 2018...announcing all summer!

MARRIOTT CITY CENTER OAKLAND, CA

New West Summit curates 50 Panels, 150 Speakers, an Investment Symposium, Career Fair, Hack-A-Thon and more. We bring together the best and the brightest international entrepreneurs, executives, thought leaders, top-level investors, innovative brand developers and creators to look at what’s next for technology, science, media and investment within the Cannabis Industry and beyond.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Krishna Andavolu
Executive Producer, Host and Vice correspondent for Weediquette
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KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dave Morin
Founder, Slow Ventures
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KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Berner
Rapper, Founder, Cookies Clothing, Hemp20
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: George Zimmer
Founder, Generation Tux, Former Executive Chairman & CEO of the Men's Wearhouse, Cannabis Industry Advocate
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KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Steve DeAngelo
Founder, Harborside, the largest medical marijuana dispensary in the world. Steve is also Co-founder and President of the Arcview Group.
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KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Mike Harden
Founder, Big Rock
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KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Ted Chung
Founder & Partner at MERRY JANE, Leafs By Snoop, and Casa Verde Capital
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KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Ricki Lake
Producer, The Ricki Lake Show & "Weed The People”
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KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Eric Rachmany
Musician, Entrepreneur, Rebelution
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KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Gary Allen
COO, Frontier Data
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KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Drake Sutton-Shearer
CEO & Founder PRØHBTD Media
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Ricardo Bacca
Founder, Grasslands & MC, New West Summit 2017
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Jennifer M. Sanders
Founder, CEO, CNS Equity Partners , Co-Founder, Aura Ventures
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Allen Saakyan
Host, Simulation & Co-Host, New West Summit
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Jim McAlpine
Founder, 420 Games, New West Summit
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Ophelia Chong
Founder, StockPot Images and Asian American fir Cannabis Education
Frank Shamrock
Former UFC Champion, Mixed Martial Arts Athlete
Bob Burnquist
Professional Skate Boarder and Athlete
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Kyle Turley
Founder, Neuro XPF, NFL All-Star Athlete
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Roy Bingham
CEO & Founder, BDS Analytics
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Jared Mirsky
CEO / Founder, Wick & Mortar
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Tim Blake
Founder & Producer, The Emerald Cup
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Dr. Sue Sisley
MD Internal Medicine & Psychiatry
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Alan Brochstein
Alan J. Brochstein, CFA
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Gaynell Rogers
Director & Partner, Bond Moroch Agency
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Joyce Cenali
Partner & COO, Big Rock
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Travis Rice
Professional Snowboarder, Award-Winning Filmmaker
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Harry Mack
Rapper and Freestyle Extraordinaire
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Gary Bryman
Executive Producer @ ROCKET Content & Vice Chairman of the New Media Council and National Board member for Producers Guild of America
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Liz Stahura
Co-Founder & President, BDS Analytics
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Pranav Sood
CEO & Founder, Trellis Grows
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Eli Duffy
CEO & Founder, Grownetics
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Kris Krane
Principal, 4Front Ventures
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Mara Gordon
Founder, Aunt Zelda's Inc
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Cassia  Furman
Managing Attorney, California Practice Group
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Azam Khan
Head of Sales, Distru
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Blaine Hatab
CEO, Distru
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Aaron Silverman
President, MediaJel
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Dr. Arup Sen
 Co-Founder and CEO, Infusion Biosciences
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Michelle Janikian
Journalist, Playboy, Herb Magazine
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Dan Dalton
Principle Manager, Dalton Entertainment Group
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Brian Zisk
Future of Money & Technology Summit & SF MusicTech Summit, Co-Founder & Executive Producer
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Karan Wadhera
Managing Partner, Casa Verde Capital
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Nikki Lastreto
Founder & CEO, Swami Select 
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John Perricone
Executive Brand Ambassador, Sun Grown Zero, Founder & CEO, Double Clef Management
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Josh Otten
Chief Content Officer, Founder, PRØHBTD Media
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Swami Chaitanya
Founder, Swami Select
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Jimi Devine
Cannabis Industry Writer,  High Times, Cannabis Now Magazine & Green State
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Brett Finkelstein
Managing Director, Phyto Partners LP
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Socrates Rosenfeld
CEO, Jane Technologies, Inc
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Kate Miller
Co-Founder & CEO, Miss Grass
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Cam Battley
Executive VP, Aurora Cannabis Inc.
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Bob Hoban
Principal, Hoban Law
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Abby Epstein
Producer, Weed The People
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Jude Thilman
Founder, Dragonfly, Director of Education, True Farma
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Chris Husong
Co-Founder ClubM, Sales & Marketing Director, Elixinol
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Steve Flaks
VP of Sales, BioTrackTHC
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Ed Rosenthal
Author, Founder, Wonders Of Cannabis
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Betty Aldworth
Executive Director, Students for Sensible Drug Policy
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Ryan Smith
CEO, Leaflink
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Chris Driessen
President, Organa Brands, O.penVAPE
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Alllison Margolin
Founding Partner, Margolin & Lawrence
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Maruchy Lachance
COO, Boulder Botanical Bioscience & Laboratory
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Amanda Conley
Partner, Brand & Branch LLP, Co-Founder, The National Cannabis Bar Association
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Jeff Welsh
Founder, Frontera Law Group, Managing Partner, Frontera Entertainment, Partner, Composite Agency
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Dean Raise
Manager, C3 Management, Rebelution
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Josh Lee
Founder&CEO, Smart Scale Co.
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Ellen Holland
Senior Editor, Cannabis Now
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John Kagia
Chief Knowledge Officer, Frontier Data
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Dr. Bao Le
Founder, BAS Research
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Marvin Washington
VP of Business Development, Isodiol International
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Lindsay Robinson
Executive Director, CCIA
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Dr. Andrew Kerklaan
Founder, Dr. Kerklaan Therapeutics
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Jon Cooper
CEO, ebbu
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Jocelyn Kane
Legislative Director, Coachella Valley Cannabis Alliance Network (CVCAN)
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Peter Calfee
CEO, GoFire
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Kieve Huffman
COO, Founder, PRØHBTD Media
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Jake Litke
CEO, MediaJel
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John Downs
Director Of Business Development, The Arcview Group
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Samantha Miller
President and Chief Scientist, Pure Analytics Lab
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Mowgli Holmes, PhD
Co-Founder & CEO, Phylos Bioscience
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Jeremy Plumb
Director of Production Science, Pruf Cultivar
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Deb Klein
Artist Manager, Cosmic Management Inc./Primary Wave
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Renee Gagnon
Founder & CEO, Hollyweed, TerraCube
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Gannon Castner
Director of Product Development, Kikoko
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Charles Miller
Manager, Distributed Generation Asset Development, WGL
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Phil Flickinger
Creative Director, Big Rock Partners
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Ken Ramirez
Cofounder& CEO, Alt Thirty Six
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Alan Gertner
CEO, Hiku Brands
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David Berg
President & CTO, Strainprint
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Mike Clemmons
President &Co-founder, Guild Extracts
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Derek Peterson
CEO, Terra Tech Corp
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Shannon Belisario
Director of Brand Development, PRØHBTD Media
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Craig Binkley
President, PRØworks
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Jason Rhude
Director of Brand Partnerships, PRØHBTD Media
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Glenn Frese
VP Marketing, PRØHBTD Media
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Alfonso Campalans
Founder  & CEO Yofumo Technologies, Inc.
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Jesse McKeil
Senior Producer, PRØHBTD Media
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Marc O'Brien
VP, Corum Group
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Jim Anstey
CMO, Kin Slips
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David Levine
Senior VP, Corum Group
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Clay Busch
VP Marketing, Heavy Grass
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Roz McCarthy
Founder & CEO, M4MM
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Kary Radestock
CEO & Co-founder, Hippo Premium Packaging
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Ian deQueiroz
CEO & Founder, MetaCan
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Christian Valdez
CEO & Founder, Traffic Roots
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Roger Obando
Co-Founder & CTO, Baker Technologies
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Cynthia Salarizadeh
Managing Partner, KCSA Strategic Communications, Founder, AxisWire
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Ben Chiarelli
Founder & CEO, Cellibre
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Chris Day
Sr. Marketing Director, Marijuana Business Daily
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Ryan Miller
Executive VP for Operations, OMG Farms
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Previous Speakers

Rick Barry
Former Pro NBA & Hall Of Fame Athlete
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Evan Eveman
Founder / Managing Partner, Casa Verde Capital
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Anna del Gaizo
Senior Associate Editor, Playboy
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Derek Riedle
Founder & Publisher, Civilized
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Reggie Gaudino
VP, Science, Genetics and Intellectual Property
Roger McNamee
Founder, Elevation Partners
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Micheal Ray
Bloom Farms
Matt Grey
Founder & CEO, HERB
Charles Rutherford
Business Development Director, Boveda Inc.
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Alicia Rose
Founder, HerbaBuena (Quiver)
Jessica VerSteeg
Founder, AuBox & ParagonCoin
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Tracy Ryan
CEO, Canna Kids
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Brandon David
Host & Founder, Infused Show, Investing In Cannabis
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Allen J. Miller
US Medical Director, International Cannabis Solutions
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Thomas Fogarty
CEO, Fogarty Wine
Rachel Shipp
VP, Business Development, Green Rush
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Sumit Mehta
Founding Partner, Mazakali
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Jared Gold
Chief Cultivation Officer, Genius Extraction
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Daniel Yazbeck
Chairman & CEO, MyDx, Inc.
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Eric Eslao
CEO, Défoncé Chocolatier
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Cory Waggoner
Founder & CEO, Higher Yields Consulting
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Elizabeth Conway
Principle, Gide LLC
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Leslie Bocskor
Founder & President, Electrum Partners
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Jeff Zappelli
General Manager, Hall Wines
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Michael Steinmetz
CEO & Founder, Flow Kanna
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Amy Diiullo
VP Business Development & Sales, WIllie's Reserve
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Steven Yacht, MBA CPA
Director of Business Intelligence, Higher Yields Consulting
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Natasha Irizarry
Co-Founder & CEO, Stash Box
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Baran Dilaver
COO, The Firefly
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Olivia Mannix
CEO & Founder, CannaBrand
Matt Stang
Owner & Operator, High Times
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Marty Higgins
Founder & CEO, Harvest
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Chelsey McKrill
Business Development, Kikoko, Co-Founder, Sync
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Dustin Eide
CEO, CanPay
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Debby Goldsberry
Co-Founder, United Cannabis Collective and Magnolia Wellness 
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Aaron Smith
Co-Founder & Executive Director, National Cannabis Industry Association
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Luke Stanton
Managing Partner, Frontera Law Group
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Carolyn Gerin
Co-Founder & Brand Strategist, Cannawise.co
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Yoffy
CEO & Director, Jungle Control
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Marcus Turner
Chief Strategy Officer, Higher Yields Consulting
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Alain Bankier
Partner, New York Angels
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Hugh Hempel
CEO, Strainz
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Joshua Laterman
CEO, First American Holdings & The National Association of Cannabis Businesses (NACB)
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Mark Hadfield
Co-Founder & CEO, HelloMD
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John Kemp
Data Security Specialist, Ecannex
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Matthew Greene
CEO & Founder, Edible Science, LLC
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Dr. Perry Solomon
Chief Medical Officer, HelloMD
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Andre Bourque
Cannabis Writer, Entrepreneur.com
Jim Patterson
CEO, Eaze
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Jeremy Green
COO, hmbldt
Maxim Karp
CTO, NatureTrak
Ron Gershoni
Co-Founder, Jetty Extracts
Jared Berry
Founder, Isodiol
Michael Sautman
Director of California Operations, Higher Yields Consulting
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Aaron Justis
President, Buds & Roses
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Eric Schlissel
President & CEO, GeekTek
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Luz de la Riva
Founder, LDLR Haute Couture Cannabis, Every Day Sexy
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Zack Brown
President of Operations, Pot Valet
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Nial C. DeMena
President & CEO, Manna Molecular Science, LLC
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Christy Thiel
 Education & Business Development Director, Elixinol
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Jason Pinsky
Cannabis Producer, Bong Appetit on VICELAND, Chief Cannabis Advisor at Eaze
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Matthew Glyer
Founder, Hemp Press
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Darren Roberts
CEO, CANN Media Group
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Zach Silverman
Co-Founder & Chief Technical Officer, LeafLink
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Kitty Morgan
Assistant Managing Editor, San Francisco Chronicle
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Chad Conner
VP, Pure Ratios, MSOM & LAc
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Reggie Williams
Former Pro NFL & Hall Of Fame Athlete
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Carter Laren
Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Gateway
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Ean Seeb
Co-Owner, Founding Partner & Manager, Denver Relief Consulting LLC
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Matt Bartlett
VP of Operations, Garden Society
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Karli Warner
Marketing & Communication, Garden Society
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Jon Phillips
Founder & Manager, Silverback Management, Slightly Stoopid
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Guillermo Bravo
CEO, Foottraffik
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Alex Halperin
CEO, WeedWeek
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Darren Roberts
CEO & Founder, High There!
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Paul Campbell
VP Digital & Innovation, Privateer Holdings
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Karen Bernstein
Principal, Bernstein IP
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Gretchen Gailey
EVP Communications & Government Affairs, New Frontier Data
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Paul Bohannon
Founder, Honu
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Zach Eisenberg
Vice President, Anresco Laboratories
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Marion Mathasan
CEO, Simplifiya
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Gary Allen
COO, New Frontier Data
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John Kagia
EVP Industry Analytics, New Frontier Data
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Andrea Brooks
Founder, Sava & Co-Founder, WEmpowered
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Cy Scott
CEO and Founder, Headset
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Andrea Unsworth
Financial Consultant, Founder of StashTwist, Co-founder of Supernova Women
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Pamela Hadfield
Co Founder, HelloMD and Co-Founder WEmpowered
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Kyle Sherman
Founder & CEO, Flowhub
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Henry Wykowski
Principle, Wykowski Law
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Wendy Kornberg
Proprietor, Sunnabis Farm Humbolt County
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Jonathan Cachat, PhD.
Social Neuroscientist & Entrepreneur
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Matt Karnes
Founder, Greenwave Advisors
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Steve Albarran
CEO & Founder, Confident Cannabis
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Steve Berg
CEO, Firefly Vapor (Ex Wells Fargo, Swiss Bank, BRC)
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April Pride
CCO/Founder of Van der Pop, CCO, Tokyo Smoke
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Vern Abila
President & Founder, Abila Security & Investigations Inc.
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Rachel Kurtz
National Cannabis Industry Association
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Dave Egerton
Vice President of Technology, CW Labs
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Pamela Epstein
Esq., LL.M
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Travis Howard
CEO & Founder, Shift Cannabis
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Daniel Grace
CEO, Dark Heart Industries
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Nick Kovacevich
Co-Founder & CEO, Kush Bottles
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David Hua
CEO, Meadow
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Lamine Zarrad
CEO & Founder, Tokken
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Regina Unegovsky
Attorney, Regal Tax Law
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Eddie Miller
Founder & CSO, Green rush
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Mathew Gerson
Co-Founder & CEO, Foria Wellness
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Steve Nolan
Managing Partner, Urban Leaf Ventures
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Amy Poinsett
Co-Founder & CEO at MJ Freeway
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AJ Gentile
CEO & Co-Founder, Speed Weed
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Aaron Newsom
Co-Founder- Head of Operations / Santa Cruz Veterans Alliance
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Bruce Linton
Chairman & CEO, Tweed, Canopy Growth
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Brandon Gallagher
Founder and CEO, Vuber Technologies
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Chris Schroeder
Founder, Somatik
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Celeste Miranda
Founder & CEO, Cannabis Marketing Labs
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Cameron Hattan
Co -Founder and Director Of Education and Distribution, Fiddlers Green
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Collin Lam
Director, Business Development, Indus Holding Company
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Claudio Miranda
Founder, Guild Extracts
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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.
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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. 
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