Meet the 2017 NECANN

Pitch-Slam Finalists!

Having competed with over 70 amazing entries from an incredibly diverse and talented group of local ganjaprenuers, the 2017  NECANN Pitch Slam finalists are primed and ready to pitch for the title at the 2017 Convention!

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Earthly packages fresh worm castings made from food waste collected  directly from local businesses.

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Fogg Flavor Labs create terpene profiles and terpene-enhanced products.

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[highlight]LNJ Organics (Logo pending)[/highlight]

LNJ produces portable, self contained Automated 100% Organic Hydroponic grow rooms.


The 2017 NECANN Pitch- Slam Final will be held at 4:45pm  Saturday, April 22nd, on the Career & Business stage at  the 2017 New England Cannabis Convention (B.I.C. ticket required). Watch the three finalists pitch their businesses live on stage  to our Cannabis Investment experts to see who will win the 2017 NECANN “Best New Business” Award.

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Judges Panel

Jessica Geran - Cannapoint Advisors  Jessica Geran – Cannapoint Advisors

Jessica is partner at Cannapoint Advisors, formally of Dutchess Capital. Jessica has been focused on the cannabis space since 2012,  sourcing and analyzing new investment opportunities. She advises portfolio companies and clients on all aspects of operating a company in the cannabis industry.  Her specialties include business development, growth strategies, strategic partnerships and capital raising.  Jessica received a B.A. degree in Economics from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Scott Greiper  Scott Greiper – Viridian

Scott is president and founder of Viridian Capital Advisors, the first investment banking/strategic advisory firm dedicated to building and financing emerging companies in the legal Cannabis industry. He has had a distinguished 25-year career as a research analyst, investment banker, and strategist in the technology industry, and is known as a thought leader. He has been involved in raising more than $400 million in capital for public and private emerging growth technology companies and has completed numerous M&A assignments.  He attended the executive MBA program at Columbia University and holds a BA in economics from The University of Chicago.

 Rob Hunt  Rob Hunt – Tuatara Capital         

Rob is currently a Partner, and the Lead Industry Executive of Tuatara Capital, the largest traditional private equity firm dedicated to cannabis based investments.  He has over 15 years of experience in the cannabis industry as an attorney, and consultant. Robert is an active attorney and founder of Consult Canna, a cannabis consulting firm. He worked there as a consultant to dispensary owners and license seekers.

marta downing  Marta Downing – COO, Canna Care Docs

After founding a Massachusetts team that successfully received a Registered Marijuana Dispensary license, Marta now leads the largest medical marijuana evaluation center in the US.  She honed her business acumen on Walls Street as a block trader but found the world of Wall Street to lack the passionate authenticity found in the dynamic cannabis space. Marta is committed to building a cannabis industry that is inclusive of traditionally underrepresented groups in tech, corporate medicine and finance.