Over $10 Billion was invested into the legal Cannabis industry in 2018.Wall Street'sCowen Group estimates that by 2030, the US Cannabis industry will be worth $80 Billion. The Bank of Montrealreported that the global Cannabis market will beworth $200 Billion by 2030.
Yet, as evidenced in NY earlier this year, there are still many concerns about social equity & economic inclusion inthe budding Cannabis industry. What does tremendous global growth in Cannabis social equity look like in 2030?
High NY --New York's #1 Cannabis Meetup-- invites you to an evening of connection, education, & inspiration to explore the above topics & more.
Cannabis industry trends
Cannabis investment opportunities
Best practices for due diligence
How to raise money for your Cannabis business & what not to do when fundraising
The evolving legal landscape, banking, & federal legalization
What does social equity look like
Community Reinvestment through industry
6:30pm to 7:15pm - Food & Drinks & Networking7:15pm to 8:00pm - Panel Discussion + Audience Q&A8:00pm to 8:30pm - Post Panel Networking
Meet our Panelists:
Jeanne M. Sullivan
Jeanne M. Sullivan - Advisor, Investor, Speaker is a fierceadvocate & for the regulation & legalization of the Cannabisindustry. Jeanne is a co-founder of a venture capital firm in NYC andlong- time tech investor & now building the Arcview Venture Fund- to invest in the vibrant cannabis sector.Ms. Sullivan is a sought-after industry speaker on the subject ofinvesting in the tech or cannabis sector & how to win investors.
Named by Business Insider as one of the rising stars in thecannabis investing landscape, Sullivan is leveraging her tech investing,experience in this fast growing cannabis sector about science,wellness, social justice issues & wealth creation.
Forbes cited Sullivan as one of the women VCs changing the world -grooming the next generation of female entrepreneurs. The NewYork Angels organization honored Jeanne as the OPEL award winner- Outstanding Professionals for Entrepreneurial Leadership. The NewYork Hall of Science honored Jeanne for her work inspiring girls andwomen in science, technology (STEM) sectors. Jeanne also serves onthe Board of Trustees of the New York Hall of Science - a museumthat introduces people of all ages to STEM learning.
David N. Feldman
David N. Feldman, Partner at Duane Morris LLP,concentrates his practice on corporate & securities law & mergers & acquisitions, as well as general representation of public & private companies, entrepreneurs, investors, & private equity & venture capital firms. Mr. Feldman also advises emerging growth companies with regard to alternatives to traditional financing through initial public offerings. He is also considered an authority on public offerings through the recently implemented SEC Regulation A+.
Mr. Feldman also represents investors, social media sites, public & private issuers & applicants for grow & dispensary licenses in the emerging cannabis sector. In January 2019, Business Insider named him a top lawyer in the cannabis industry, & in October 2018, the National Law Journal named him one of the country's "Cannabis Law Trailblazers." Mr. Feldman serves as team lead of Duane Morris' Cannabis Industry Group.
Mr. Feldman has authored four books on finance & entrepreneurship, & contributed to three other books. His latest book, Regulation A+ & Other Alternatives to a Traditional IPO (John Wiley & Sons), was published in March 2018. His popular blog at http://www.davidfeldmanblog.com/, focusing on entrepreneurship & the regulatory environment, has been recognized by LexisNexis as a Top 25 corporate law blog, & his videos appear on his YouTube channel, The Entrepreneur's Advocate. He also pens a monthly column on cannabis regulation for Honeysuckle magazine.
Mr. Feldman is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, & of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He has served as chair of the board of Wharton's global alumni association.
Michael Zaytsev, or Mike Z, is a business coach, best-selling author, & award-winning Cannabis entrepreneur. He began his career in private wealth management at J.P. Morgan's Private Bank & then moved into enterprise software sales at Google.As founder ofHigh NY-one of the world's largest CannabisMeetupcommunities-and a frequent public speaker, Mike Z has facilitated plant-based education for thousands of people all over the world. His TEDx talk invites people to Think Differently About Cannabis.
Mike Z is author of "The Entrepreneur's Guide to Cannabis" & his work has been published in Forbes, Entrepreneur, International Business Times, & more.
He's a proud alumnus of Stuyvesant High School & Claremont McKenna College.
To submit questions for the panel, request press passes, or inquire about sponsorship opportunities please contact Mike@HighNY.com
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