Cannabis Technology: How Entrepreneurs Can Maximize Contribution to a Rapidly Expanding Industry
MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge panel to share insights about how startups can capitalize on the burgeoning business opportunities
The legal cannabis industry is primed for explosive growth. With Massachusetts ending the prohibition, opportunities abound and entrepreneurs are getting involved.
This industry will influence the cultural landscape and impact generations to come. As society adapts to the legalization of cannabis, what roles will technology, education and politics play? What lessons can be learned from the history of cannabis? How can biotechnology, analytical science and quantitative data be leveraged for cannabis industry investors and end users alike? Can California’s successes be replicated and its mistakes avoided?
On Tuesday, December 5, the MIT Enterprise Forum (MITEF) of Cambridge will bring together a spectrum of cannabis cognoscenti across business, academia, and technology to delve into the opportunities presented by the legal cannabis industry. Set for the MIT Stata Center in Cambridge’s Kendall Square, the group will discuss the ways in which nourishing the cannabis industry ecosystem will maximize its contribution to the people of Massachusetts and beyond.
Moderated by entrepreneur, venture capitalist and academic, Vinit Nijiawan, the panel includes:
- Aja N. Atwood, Cofounder, Trella Technologies, LLC
- John de la Parra, PhD Candidate, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Northeastern University
- Richard Gibble, Investment Analyst, FlowPoint Capital Partners, LP
- Shanel Lindsay, Founder and President, Ardent
- Johnathan Wani, Director of Client & Community Relations, MCR Labs
- Russel Wilenkin, Regional Sales Manager, Flow Kana
“The once restrictive borders of cannabis are breaking down, and it’s important to start discussing how Massachusetts can successfully integrate the changes that will be made,” said MITEF of Cambridge Executive Director Katja Wald. “Our speakers have first-hand experience in the legal cannabis industry. They’re excited to share their insights and inspire other entrepreneurs and investors to get engaged and drive things forward.”
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
MIT Stata Center, 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA
5:30 – 6:00 p.m. – Registration & networking (light refreshments served)
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Welcome & panel discussion
8:00 – 9:00 p.m. – Beer, wine & networking
Registration and more information is available online.
This event will be live-streamed – select the live-stream ticket option during checkout.