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Marijuana Tech Startup Competition

MassRoots

Friday, September 26, 2014 at 6:00 PM - Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 9:00 PM (PDT)

Marijuana Tech Startup Competition

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Developer Ended Free $0.00
Attendee Ended $20.00 $2.09
Pitch Ended $50.00 $3.74

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Event Details

 Marijuana Tech Startup Competition

www.MJStartup.com


Please note: There will be no ticket sales at the door.
If you are interested in attending, please register now as space is limited.

An event for:

  • Startups looking to develop apps, systems and digital properties for the cannabis industry. 
  • Enthusiasts looking to join a marijuana tech startup on the ground floor.
  • Investors looking for opportunities in the marijuana tech industry. 


How it Works


On Friday evening, competitors who have purchased pitch tickets will have two minutes to present their marijuana tech startup or concept to the audience. After each competitor has presented, those without fully formed teams can then recruit developers and other talent in order to generate as much traction as possible over the remainder of the weekend. On Sunday evening, each team will pitch their progress to the judges.
Cash prizes will be awarded to the top 3 companies.

 

Winner: $2,500
2nd Place: $1,000
3rd Place: $500


Itinerary

 

Friday, September 26th

5:30pm-6:30pm: Registration Begins, Meet & Greet

7pm: Opening Remarks

7:10pm: Pitches Begin

Each holder of a "Pitch" ticket will get 2 minutes to pitch their startup or concept to the audience.

8pm: Developer Showcase

8:30pm: Teams Form

Developers & attendees will be able to join any pitch team

8:30pm-10pm: Gaining Traction

11pm: Doors Close

 

Saturday, September 27th

8am: Doors Open 

9am-12pm: Morning Mentors 

  • Ean Seeb
    Denver Relief Consulting
    NCIA Chairman
  • Stewart Fortier
    CTO, MassRoots
  • Paris Holley
    CTO, Mantis Ad Network 


12pm: Lunch Keynote

1pm-5pm: Afternoon Mentors

  • Joe Hodas
    COO, Dixie Elixers
  • Sebastian Stant
    Lead Dev., MassRoots
  • Brandon Cook
    COO, CannaBuild
  • Seth Urban
    ProtoTest Engineer 


6pm: Dinner Keynote

7pm-10pm: Gaining Traction

11pm: Doors Close


Sunday, September 28th

8am: Doors Open

9am-12pm: Morning Mentors

  • Alan Brochstein
    Founder, 420 Funders
  • Tim Skaggs
    CTO, CannaBuild
  • Tyler Knight
    CMO, MassRoots
  • Ashton Jones
    Dutchess Capital 


12pm: Sunday Keynote

  • Isaac Dietrich
    CEO, MassRoots


1pm-5pm: Afternoon Mentors

  • Hyler Fortier
    COO, MassRoots
  • Zach Marburger
    CEO, CannaBuild
  • Jessica Geran
    Dutchess Capital 


5:15pm: Final Pitches

Competitors will have 10 minutes to pitch and for Q&A with the judges

7:00pm: Break

7:30pm: Winners Announced

9pm: Doors Close

 

Judges

Ashton Jones - Dutchess Capital
Joe Hodas - Dixie Elixirs
Emily Paxhia - Poseidon Asset Management  
Stephen Spinosa - Good Chemistry
Tom Bollich - Surna 
Ean Seeb - Denver Relief 



Thank You To Our Sponsors: 

 Dixie Elixers

MassRootsArcview Group

Dutchess Capital     CannaBuild

DenverReliefMantis

420 FundersProtoTest

 

FAQs

Q: Can I pitch an existing marijuana tech company?

  • Yes! The goal of the event is to generate as much traction as possible over the course of the weekend. This can be by creating an entirely new product, adding new features to an existing one or by focusing on scaling an existing system.


Q: Can I find a developer at the event?

  • There will be several developers at the event, however there is no guarantee that they will join your team. We would suggest finding a programmer before the event so you're ready to hit the ground running. MassRoots' and CannaBuild's technical teams will be at the event all weekend to offer assistance and support (however, they will not build your products for you!)


Q: What criteria will judges evaluate startups/concepts by?

  • On Sunday night, pitches will be evaluated on the traction they generated over the course of the weekend. Traction can come in the form of sales, product launch, new product features, gaining users and raising capital.


Q: Does MassRoots take any equity from participants?

  • No, MassRoots does not take any equity from participants.


Q: Will there be investors at the event?

  • Absolutely, several investors looking to invest in marijuana technology start-ups will be evaluating the pitches and mentoring teams.


Q: Will there be press at the event?

  • The event is open to the press and we expect several reporters will be in attendance.
 

Q: Can I smoke at the event?

  • If you're over the age of 21 OR over the age of 18 with a valid Colorado Red Card, you can smoke at the event.
Have questions about Marijuana Tech Startup Competition? Contact MassRoots

When & Where

5411 Leetsdale Dr, Denver, CO 80246
Denver, CO 80246

Friday, September 26, 2014 at 6:00 PM - Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 9:00 PM (PDT)


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Organizer

MassRoots

MassRoots is a Social Network for the Cannabis Community. Since launching in July 2013, it has gained over 134,000 users and raised $625,000 through the ArcView Group, led by Dutchess Capital.

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