Austin Cannabis Entrepreneur Conference
The fast-growing cannabis industry has emerged as of the most intriguing markets for founders, startups and entrepreneurs. According to a recent report from the Brightfield Group, the international market for the many applications of this plant could reach more than $31 billion by 2021.
Learn more about the many opportunities and the many challenges for the years ahead at the first-ever Austin Cannabis Entrepreneur (ACE) Conference, which is scheduled on April 19–20 at the Hyatt Regency.
Keynote speaker for ACE 2018 is Troy Dayton who co-founded the cannabis investment and research firm the Arcview Group in 2010 and currently serves as CEO. This company created the Arcview Investor Network where more than 600 high net-worth investors have pumped more than $150 million into 165 cannabis-related ventures and raised more than $3 million for the legalization effort. Fortune Magazine, Details Magazine, and International Business Times have named Dayton to their Top 10 lists of most influential people in the cannabis industry.
Other speakers confirmed for ACE 2018 include Mark Bolton (former Director of Marijuana Policy for Gov. John Hickenlooper of Colorado), R. David Brown (Coastal Cannabis Consulting), Rachel Feferman (Project Manager, Cannabis Industry), Emily Paxhia (Founding Partner and Director of Relations, Poseidon Asset Management) and Tahira Rehmatullah (Managing Director, MTech Acquisition Corp). More speakers announced shortly.
Tickets for the two-day Austin Cannabis Entrepreneur Conference cost just $75. Or pay $110 and you also receive a Three Day Wristband to the 2018 Austin Reggae Festival, which runs April 20–22 at Auditorium Shores.
Other Austin events for the week of March 26:
March 26: Texas Crypto Meet Up
March 26: Action Design ATX
March 26: Austin Startup Meet Up
March 26: Austin Wordpress Meet Up
March 26: Introduction to Data Science
March 27: Capital Factory Accelerator Info Session
March 27: Women of Courage Luncheon
March 27: Open Pitch Practice and Pizza
March 27: Travel Tech Meet Up
March 27: Austin Developing Product Managers Meet Up
March 28–30: CXL Live 2018
March 28: Ethereum Meet Up
March 28: NextGen’s Career Networking Bootcamp
March 28: Wine Not: Design Your Best Self with a Personal UX Evaluation
March 28: Designing More Effectively for Social Impact
March 28: Startup Science Live With Danielle Applestone
March 29: Austin Big Data AI Meet Up
March 29: Austin Fast Start: EdTech
March 29: Intro to Digital Marketing
March 29: Startup + Connect March 2018
More upcoming Austin events:
March 31: Deepak Chopra at the Long Center
April 2–5: WorkHuman 2018
April 3: Austin Forum on Drones
April 4: McCombs Tech and Startup Night
April 9: Ryan Holiday Book Reading
April 9–13: Founders Academy Essentials
April 12: Sputnik ATX Demo Day
April 16: Finding the Right Space Meet Up
April 19–20: Austin Cannabis Entrepreneur (ACE) Conference
April 20–22: Austin Reggae Festival
April 26: FUND Conference
April 30: State of Small Business in Austin Breakfast
May 4: George Takei at the Long Center
May 8: Philanthropitch
May 14: John Slatin AccessU 2018
May 22: Austin Forum on Internet of Things
May 23: Find Your Event’s Next Big Idea
May 24: Austin A-List 2018
June 1–3: ATX Hack for Change
June 1–3: Dreamhack Austin
June 6: Austin Digital Marketing Conference
June 25: SXSW 2019 PanelPicker Speaking Application Process Begins
August 3–5: RTX Austin 2018
August 22: Snap Judgement LIVE!
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Hugh Forrest serves as Chief Programming Officer at SXSW, the world’s most unique gathering of creative professionals. He also tries to write at least four paragraphs per day on Medium. These posts often cover tech-related trends; other times they focus on books, pop culture, sports and other current events.