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Cash Crop - Cannabis Product Innovation
37 minutes | Jul 7, 2016
NATIONAL CANNABIS INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION
TAYLOR WEST • DEPUTY DIRECTOR •NATIONAL CANNABIS INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION w/ RYAN ESTESTaylor West is deputy director of the National Cannabis Industry Association. She has spent more than a decade in communications and leadership positions in the political, policy, nonprofit, and business arenas. Taylor came to Denver after four years in Washington, D.C., where she worked first as a strategist for a variety of policy and regulatory reform efforts, and then as communications director for National Journal. She is also a veteran of several high-profile political campaigns and has appeared as a commentator on MSNBC, Fox News, and CNBC.
29 minutes | Jun 28, 2016
THE ARCVIEW GROUP
TROY DAYTONCEO • THE ARCVIEW GROUP w/ RYAN ESTESTroy co-founded cannabis investment and research firm, The ArcView Group, in 2010 and serves as CEO. ArcView created the ArcView Investor Network where more than 500 high net-worth investors have pumped more than $73 million into 116 cannabis-related ventures and raised more than $1.2 million for the legalization effort. ArcView also publishes The State of Legal Marijuana Markets, the most oft-cited market data and analysis report on the industry. ArcView co-founded Cannasure Insurance Services in 2011 and launched Canopy, a business accelerator in 2015. Troy is an elected board member of the Marijuana Policy Project and is a founding board member of the National Cannabis Industry Association. He is co-founder of Students for Sensible Drug Policy and also helped launch and served as the first sales director at Renewable Choice Energy, which was recently named the #1 green power provider by the EPA. In his spare time, Troy enjoys karaoke and Burning Man.
33 minutes | Jun 23, 2016
MARY SMITHCEO • GREENITO w/ RYAN ESTESGreenito™ is a complete engagement platform that is changing how businesses reach their customers, increase their sales volume and pay their bills. We bring information and market knowledge to both buyers and sellers. We charge customers a nominal fee to access merchant-driven promotions; our fee is deducted from the revenues paid to the merchant in order to cover costs. It’s simple. More importantly, Greenito™ collects the data essential for industry knowledge and growth, overlays that with consumer purchasing patterns, and shares the insights directly with the merchants that need it – powerful tools for effectively managing their businesses. And Greenito™ will provide access to financial services currently unavailable to the industry. We limit friction for the win-win.
34 minutes | Jun 21, 2016
JENNIFER BECK CEO • CANNABASE w/ RYAN ESTESJennifer is the Managing Director and co-founder of Cannabase, the oldest and largest electronic wholesale marketplace, representing over 70% of Colorado’s licensed businesses. In Cannabase Marketplace, licensed cultivators, infused product manufacturers, and dispensary owners can list and discover targeted wholesale inventory ranging from bud, trim, extract, seeds and clones, while connecting with service providers in their area and exploring proprietary Cannalytics™ market data. When she’s not focusing on bringing great technology to the budding cannabis industry, Jennifer serves as the Vice Chairwoman for the Colorado Cannabis Chamber of Commerce, and the Chairwoman for the Chamber’s women’s council – WOW (Women of Weed).
30 minutes | Jun 17, 2016
RYAN G. SMITHCo-Founder & CEO ZACH SILVERMANCo-Founder LeafLink w/ RYAN ESTESPrior to cofounding LeafLink, Ryan founded two companies as a student at Colgate University. He later exited both successfully, selling one of them to a publicly traded real estate investment company. Ryan brings his experience creating and managing B2B firms and online marketplace investing in a highly regulated space to LeafLink as Chief Executive Officer. In 2016, Ryan was the first CEO in the cannabis industry to be listed on Forbes’ 30 Under 30.Zach’s diverse technical background includes experience as a consultant, product manager, and entrepreneur with positions at companies such as Ebay Enterprise and Limewire. As LeafLink’s Chief Technology Officer, he brings expertise in building tools for growing businesses, including platforms for sales force reporting, CRM, marketing, and data management. The company he previously cofounded, ReachLogic Media, was acquired by a Seattle-based adtech firm.
36 minutes | Jun 14, 2016
KYLE SHERMAN w/ RYAN ESTESCEO • FLOWHUB.CO • cashcroppodcast.comA legalization advocate and entrepreneur with roots in the entertainment and promotions space, Kyle Sherman is now finding unique ways to mesh technology and cannabis while driving legalization forward in the United States as the co-founder and CEO of Flowhub, serving on the board of managers and executive staff.Kyle continually redefines the company’s vision, strategy, and growth as the Flowhub cannabis seed-to-sale software solution continues to innovate the process by which cannabis businesses manage their compliance and supply chain. His goal is to make compliance simple, keep government transparent, and keep product off the black market. This inherent motivation keeps Kyle and the Flowhub team passionate about compliance, eliminating inefficiencies, and introducing the cannabis industry to the 21st century.
40 minutes | Jun 10, 2016
KARSON HUMISTON w/ RYAN ESTEScashcroppodcast.comEpisode 1Karson Humiston is the Founder and President of Gradujuana, the cannabis industry’s premier staffing agency. Gradujuana connects great cannabis companies with the skilled talent they need. Gradujuana offers direct hire, contract to hire, and temporary staffing solutions to dispensaries, grow facilities, infused product and ancillary cannabis companies. Gradujuana presents candidates with their perfect employments opportunities. Based on candidates area of specialty.
4 minutes | Jun 6, 2016
EPISODE ZERO: Cash Crop Podcast
With Ryan EstesIt’s going to be a great season - I am super stoked to have you along for the ride.Expect 2 - 30 minute episodes each week - for about 6 weeks. At that point we’ll regroup and dive into season two. Hit me up on twitter @DenverPodcast.Go to cashcroppodcast.com right now - click the link to iTunes and subscribe.And please please tell a friend to tell a friend to listen to the show.And let’s witness the birth of this unbelievable diverse and dynamic industry together.cashcroppodcast.com
54 minutes | May 27, 2016
Colorado Hemp Coop: BONUS EPISODE
GRANT ORVIS w/ RYAN ESTES Many farmers are un-biased to what agriculture they are producing as long as it is easy to grow and can be sold at a profitable price.To gain the best profit per acre, working with a co-operative is access to knowledge and information, planting and harvesting techniques, processing abilities, and the most appealing, providing outlets for the product to be sold.Dr. Grant Orvis and the Colorado Hemp Cooperative provide answers to a lot of questions. For instance, with access to a community of contributed research, the issue about certified Industrial Hemp seed can be addressed.The Cooperative has people involved in the Industrial Hemp market that are as versatile as the plants’ uses.
58 minutes | May 27, 2016
CBDluxe: BONUS EPISODE
WILLIAM SPILO w/ RYAN ESTESFOUNDER • CBDluxeFor the past two decades William Spilo has traveled the globe working as an international big mountain heli-ski guide, trainer and professional extreme snowboarder. As one of the most tenured guides in the extreme skiing business, William is known as a proven extreme wilderness leader with the polish and professionalism of a seasoned business executive.Throughout his career William has sustained numerous injuries and multiple surgeries, resulting in chronic pain and inflammation. Like so many of his fellow athletes, doctors were regularly prescribing NSAIDS (Non Steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drugs , Advil, Aleve etc.) which have serious health risks associated with long-term use.Desperate to find a more effective, less harmful remedy for his aches and pains, William researched alternatives intensively with his doctors, acupuncturists and chiropractors. This research lead him to try CBD, the non-psychoactive component of the cannabis hemp plant.This supplement is so effective against pain and inflammation, with so few side effects, that William was inspired to start BE Labs to make products that live up to the true potential of CBD.Today William is focused on sharing the BE Labs products to provide relief for his fellow athletes, guide colleagues and anyone ready to tackle their next big adventure no matter how big or small.
54 minutes | May 25, 2016
HempBox: BONUS EPISODE
SAMANTHA SANDT • JAKE BROWNE w/ RYAN ESTES FOUNDERS • HEMPBOXHempBox is a monthly gift box filled with the hottest hemp health and beauty products. Our team scours the globe to find the best-of-the-best in hemp to send our members each month.Samantha: I’m thrilled to be back in the cutting-edge world of cannabis. While the industry is in it’s infancy, there are so many wonderful people and businesses filling out the space. There is unprecedented opportunity in this burgeoning industry and I’m excited to be a part of it. I’m always looking for interesting concepts and ideas to sink my teeth into. My passion is in growing startups to their fullest (sometimes unimaginable) potential.Jake: Jake Browne is a Denver-based comedian, writer for the Cannabist and co-host of both the comedy game show Uncalled Four and the Whiskey and Cigarettes podcast.
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