3rd Annual Cannabis Startup Competition at Boston University

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Boston University Questrom School of Business

1st Floor Auditorium

595 Commonwealth Avenue

Boston, MA 02215

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On Thursday, November 7th, hear pitches from Boston University student and alumni entrepreneurs in the final round of the 3rd Annual Cannabis Startup Competition!

Learn about the current state of the cannabis industry, hear from local industry leaders, and at the end of the evening, find out which team wins the $10,000 grand prize. Live stream will be available here.

Food and drinks provided (drink tickets available for 21+ attendees).

  • 5:30pm: Doors open + networking

  • 6:15-6:30pm: Welcoming remarks and guest speakers from Green Lion Partners, Marijuana Policy Project, and Students for Sensible Drug Policy

  • 6:30-8pm: Finalist team pitches and judges Q&A

  • 8-8:30pm: Networking reception with food and drinks

  • 8:30pm: Grand prize winner announced



Meet the finalists!

  • Boundless Robotics (Carl Palmer, ENG'04, Questrom'12) -Boundless Robotics' marketplace will enable anyone to easily grow and sell cannabis legally and safely so more people can have access to a low cost, high quality, and safe product.

  • PhenoXpress (Wendell Orphe MET'19) - PhenoXpress is a cannabis genetic testing company that provides sex testing, chemotype determination, and plant-pathogen screening.

  • SMART (Mariah Brooks CAS'21) - SMART is national college cannabis network that provides education and industry opportunities for the next generation.

  • Trella Technologies (Angela Pitter, ENG'86) - TrellaGro LST ™ is an automated horizontal plant-training system, enabling indoor farmers to grow what they want, where they want.

  • Waev (Kendall Humphrey, COM'19 and Nicholas Lai, ENG'21) - Wave is a device that cuts the amount of product needed by 75% and contains a filtration system to eliminate odors and second-hand smoke.



Innovate@BU is a University-wide initiative to enable all BU Terriers to become drivers of innovation in their own lives, careers, and communities. It's physical home, the BUild Lab IDG Capital Student Innovation Center, hosts experiential learning programs that foster an entrepreneurial mindset by teaching innovation, communication, and collaboration skills. Check out more Innovate@BU events!

Green Lion Partners is a Denver, CO-based business strategy firm focused on early-stage development in the regulated cannabis industry. Founded in January 2015 by Jeffrey Zucker (QST'10) and Michael Bologna (QST'10), Green Lion works to ensure that a sustainable framework for the industry is being built by following ethical values and fostering an expectation of operational excellence. By founding or partnering with companies, their core focus is elevating the public perception of the industry while concurrently pushing it toward more sophisticated business processes. In addition to businesses, Green Lion supports the industry groups working tirelessly to create industry opportunities and more importantly, socially conscious legislation.





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Boston University Questrom School of Business

1st Floor Auditorium

595 Commonwealth Avenue

Boston, MA 02215

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