CanopyBoulder Cannabis Business Podcast

56 EpisodesProduced by CanopyBoulder Cannabis Busines

As a business accelerator and investor in ancillary cannabis companies, we’ve helped launch 90+ companies and have made 110+ investments. And along the way, we’ve seen a lot! Now we’re sharing everything you need to know about starting up and investing in the legal cannabis industry. We post every o… read more

56 Episodes | 2018 - 2019

Summer Recap: What's it like to be a cannabis industry operator?

July 17th, 2019


This is an oldie but, oh.. so good! We're giving you a re-run of one of the panels in our last Jumpstart Conference, where industry operators talk …

BONUS: Entrepreneur interview with Marigen

July 15th, 2019


Ever wondered what the perfect cannabis product was for you? You know.. the one that'll make you feel like you did when you first started smoking and …

BONUS: Entrepreneur Interview with Dyspense

July 11th, 2019


What do you know about logistics?... wait, don't fall asleep! 

Delivery and logistics are one of those areas we so often overlook. And yet, in a …

BONUS: Entrepreneur Interview with CliqueMJ?

July 8th, 2019


How important is loyalty in the cannabis industry? 

This week, we're talking with Rami Sahhar, CEO of CliqueMJ and current CanopyBoulder cohort …

Cannabis picks and shovels: An ancillary operators’ perspective

July 3rd, 2019


When people say “cannabis industry”, often the first thought is into retailers, edible brands and large cultivation operations. But what about the …

BONUS: Entrepreneur Interview with Backyard Sodas

June 26th, 2019


The world of consumer packaged goods (CPG) presents a whole new set of obstacles, challenges and opportunities for entrepreneurs. And since the Farm …

What is actually going on with Hemp and CBD?

June 19th, 2019


We're back at it.. trying desperately to make sense of the legal (???) hemp and CBD markets. We know, it's confusing. 

What with the FDA and DEA and Farm Bill... it's hard to know what's real and where the actual …

BONUS: Entrepreneur Interview with Grow With Jane

June 13th, 2019


This is a BONUS episode where we slip inside the minds of the founders in CanopyBoulder's current business accelerator cohort. 

This week, we talk …

Designing Cannabis Policy: An Interview with Andrew Kline of NCIA

June 5th, 2019


This week on the podcast, we're diving into federal policy around cannabis because, well, it's confusing. 

Major shifts in policy don't happen …

Licensed vs. Un-licensed businesses: Perspectives of a Multi-State Operator

May 22nd, 2019


Ever wondered how being a licensed cannabis business differs from an un-licensed one? This week, we're chatting with Cyrus Farudi, CEO of Altus Brands, a company that does just about everything. Get caught up on what it …

Pitching Ain't Easy: A Recap

May 8th, 2019


This episode is a rerun. Hope you enjoy this little blast from the past...

Pitching to investors isn't easy but it is critical to success. This week, we're talking about best practices when it comes to putting together …

Deep Learning and Cannabis

April 24th, 2019


AI. Deep Learning. Computer Vision. Whatever the term you prefer, its all the same - using computers and machines to learn processes we humans do to save us time. And, understandable, its all the rage - who wants to do …

Breaking Down the "Banking Problem"

April 17th, 2019


You've heard that term, right? The "banking problem" - sounds daunting. But what does it actually mean? Are all cannabis businesses still operating …

Global Cannabis: CannaTech Tel Aviv Recap

April 10th, 2019


Last week, we attended CannaTech Tel Aviv, a cannabis-focused conference for the global cannabis industry. In the US, we have a tendency to talk only about the US market so join us as we go through some of the key …

Waste & Sustainability in Cannabis

April 3rd, 2019


The nascent cannabis industry has a lot to think about - regulations, federal prohibition, building a complete infrastructure... it's a lot. But in a …

Future of Cannabis Retail

March 27th, 2019


The dispensaries of yesteryear are long gone these days. What used to be sketchy buildings with bars on the windows have given way to a whole new …

Mentorship as a Competitive Advantage

March 20th, 2019


In the world of startups, any edge you can give your team is a good thing. Could mentorship be one of those? Based on a study done by Endeavor …

Preparing your Business for Exit: Entrepreneurs

March 6th, 2019


Any venture-backed startup is always thinking about how to return the investment made into them. But taking a company from concept to exit is no easy task. This week on the podcast, we're joined by Mason Levy, CEO & …

BONUS: Interview with anna

February 22nd, 2019


The world of retail is changing - when was the last time you talked to a person at the grocery store? Matt Frost, CEO & Founder of anna is trying to bring the same thing to the cannabis industry with his cannabis …

What Investors Want

February 20th, 2019


Fundraising for your startup is a full-time and stressful job. Sometimes, it can feel a lot like beating your head against the wall. And in an …

How do you Find and Vet Cannabis Investment Deals?

February 13th, 2019


The cannabis industry offers investors an opportunity to get in on what is likely the next big industry while its still young. Prohibition has kept valuations low, meaning investors have a chance at a huge ROI if they …

Part 3 - Keynote Recap: Regulation & Compliance in the Cannabis Industry

February 6th, 2019


How do regulators make regulations around industries as novel as the cannabis industry? And how can  you as an industry participant have more control …

BONUS! Simplifying Social Media: An Interview with Demeter

February 1st, 2019


In a world where cannabis businesses are limited in how and where they can advertise, what can be done, has to be efficient and cost friendly. This is where influencers come in. But a constant need for new content can …

Part 2 - Cannabis Entrepreneur Panel: Tips on starting up

January 30th, 2019


 Join us for part 2 of our three-part series recapping the CanopyBoulder Jumpstart Conference, our annual gathering of industry professionals, …

BONUS! Future of vaping technology: An interview with Bello

January 29th, 2019


This week, we're talking with Bello CEO & Founder, Ian Carlson, about his innovative new vaporizer technology aimed specifically at social …

Part 1 - Cannabis Operator Panel: Challenges, Opportunities and Trends

January 23rd, 2019


Every year, we hold a Jumpstart Conference where cannabis industry experts, the cannacurious and everyone in between can get together to discuss the …

Cannabis Last Mile, Social Consumption: An Interview with The Grove Spaces

January 17th, 2019


States like Colorado have fully legal access to grow, buy and manufacture cannabis. And yet, there's no where to legally consume outside of your own …

Fundraising for startups

January 9th, 2019


There comes a point in every young company’s life when fundraising is on the table. But, do you really need to fundraise? And why kind of funds do you need? Debt? Equity? Something else? And where does one even find …

Thinking about Risk for your Startup

January 2nd, 2019


All startups are different but there's one thing thats always the same - they all have risks. This week, we're talking about risk - what it is, why its important to identify, what areas to consider and what identifying …

Legal Hemp: What the Farm Bill Means for the Industry

December 19th, 2018


Last week, Congress passed the new Farm Bill, legalizing hemp crop production. This is a huge step forward for the industry, opening up access to …

Getting High in Aspen: A Recap of the Aspen High Event

December 12th, 2018


This week, we're giving you a little recap of the Aspen High event, where cannabis industry pros meet entertainment industry pros. In its second year, the event is a sister event to Aspen Live, a music festival bringing …

Preparing your Business for Exit: Accounting

December 5th, 2018


We're back with our series on preparing your business for exit - a thing all young companies should at least be aware of. Even if you're not ready …

Recap of a Week of Weed in Las Vegas

November 28th, 2018


Like many in the cannabis industry, we spent a week full of weed in Las Vegas at the Arcview Investor Forum and MJBizCon. This week, we're recapping …

Harnessing the Power of the Budtender: An interview with Best in Grow

November 14th, 2018


Studies have shown that 92% of the time, consumers purchase whatever their budtender recommends. In a world with so little consumer understanding of cannabis product options, how do dispensaries retain employees, …

BONUS: Interview with MediPays

November 9th, 2018


Banking is a huge challenge for this nascent industry. Anyone in the industry has heard the stories about (or has experienced themselves) bank accounts getting shut down. When you're a startup, handling the headache of …

Leveraging Data in a New Industry

November 7th, 2018


One of the biggest obstacles to starting up and investing in cannabis is that the industry moves so fast, its hard to see whats really happening. This week, we're tackling that issue through data, everyone's favorite …

BONUS: Interview with Azara

November 5th, 2018


Compliance. That thing that keeps all cannabis licensed businesses up at night. We've all heard the horror stories of companies losing everything …

BONUS: Interview with GreenGenomix

October 31st, 2018


Meet Jackson Rowland, CEO and founder of Green Genomix. Like many out there dipping their toes into the cannabis sea, Jackson found that some cannabis products just didn't work for him. So he decided to create a …

New York & Toronto Cannabis Investment Conferences Recap

October 31st, 2018


This week, we're recapping not one, but TWO, cannabis investment conferences in the financial capitals of both the US and Canada. Last week, we attended IMN's Institutional Capital & Cannabis Conference in New York …

BONUS: Interview with Buddle

October 24th, 2018


Meet Sarah Gersten and Julie Saltman, co-founders of Buddle. The company empowers cannabis businesses to navigate the industry’s complex legal and …

BONUS CanopyBoulder Cannabis Business Podcast episodes are coming!

October 24th, 2018


As a business accelerator, we get up close and personal with entrepreneurs launching their businesses. And since this is a podcast dedicated to investing and starting up in the cannabis industry, what better way than to …

Thinking legal for your startup

October 24th, 2018


There's so much to think about when you're launching a business. But, making sure you know what you're doing from a legal perspective is key. This week on the podcast, we sat down with Shawn Stigler, attorney at Michael …

10 Questions Cannabis Investors Should Ask... and Answer.

October 17th, 2018


Investing in the cannabis industry isn't easy. Its not only brand new, but is constantly changing. The assumptions that once were true can be untrue tomorrow, meaning there are a lot of bad investments out there. Get it …

BONUS - Preparing your Business for Exit: Legal

October 10th, 2018


Didn't get enough on the legal aspect of exiting?
Listen to our BONUS chat with John Gaddis, Attorney and exiting expert, to get a little more.

Preparing your Business for Exit: Legal

October 10th, 2018


Arm yourself with the knowledge you need to have a smooth and winning exit!
You've invested sweat, tears, blood (and alot of time and money) into your young company. But there comes a day when its time to move on. …

What's the Science of Cannabis?

October 3rd, 2018


Due to federal prohibition, we've been living in a bit of the dark when it comes to how cannabis works with our bodies. This week, we have Tristan Watkins, PhD Neuroscientist and Chief Science Officer for Lucid Mood …

Getting Compliant in a New Industry

September 26th, 2018


Compliance seems to be the "it" word these days. It gets thrown around like a hot potato. But, what does it mean,why is it important and HOW do you get on board? This week, we tracked down the experts, Tyler Stratford …

Interview with a Cannabis Tech Company

September 19th, 2018


Artificial intelligence and computer learning in the cannabis industry? This week, we're chatting with deepgreen CEO, Colin Ferrian on topics from …

Qualifying Investors for Startups

September 12th, 2018


You've decided to take on some venture capital. Now what? Do you need to qualify those investors or can you trust them? And how do you even go about that? Don't fret dears, we have the answers. This week we're diving …

Trademarks to boost your brand

September 5th, 2018


Branding is key to cornering the market in the cannabis industry. This week, we're talking with attorney and trademark expert, James Marion, about …

What's up with Canada?

August 29th, 2018


Get the low-down on Canada's new cannabis industry as we recap our experience at MJBizCon's first International show in Toronto and talk a little about cannabis investment trends in Canada.

What even is the CanopyBoulder Accelerator?

August 22nd, 2018


Not sure what the CanopyBoulder accelerator actually entails? We have answers to all your burning questions about how it works, what to expect and …

Pitching aint easy

August 15th, 2018


Pitching to investors isn't easy but it is critical to success. This week, we're talking about best practices when it comes to putting together materials for investors and getting up there in all your glory to... gasp.. …

Mentorship 101

August 8th, 2018


Curious about mentorship at CanopyBoulder? This week, we dive into what it takes to mentor, why it's so important and what's in it for them and how …

What is the CanopyBoulder Podcast?!

August 1st, 2018


“What is this? A podcast on starting up and investing in Cannabis? Sign me up!” - you

Cannabis Business Summit Recap

August 1st, 2018


Did you make it to NCIA’s 5th annual Cannabis Business Summit? No? Well- we did and we recapped it for you so you can pretend like you were there too!

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