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High Tech: The Digital Side of the Cannabis Industry
May 20, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm| $20
Cannabis is a multi-billion dollar industry that is entering the legal and economic mainstream at a faster pace than ever predicted. The legalization of Cannabis is often compared to the birth of the Internet as both have created an abundance of opportunity for entrepreneurs.
From the use of RFID in seed-to-sale tracking to wearable vaporizers, today’s Cannabis revolution is accompanied by vast technological innovation. Medical research is fueling new treatment options for patients with epilepsy, cancer, PTSD and other ailments. It is also fueling a new sector of biotech startups.
Silicon Valley has begun to embrace the Cannabis sector as Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund and Y Combinator have both invested in Cannabis companies. Join us for a lively panel discussion that will explore how technology is shaping the Cannabis industry.
Panel will feature:
• Micah Tapman from Canopy Boulder, a tech incubator for the Cannabis Industry which is backed by ArcView.
• Jerry Szycer, CEO of Couchlock, a NYC based ancillary product company that uses technology to enhance the user’s experience with the plant.
• A live pitch and demo from a NYC Canna-tech startup.
This event is part of Internet Week New York.
Food and refreshments will be provided.