CHICAGO: March 27th, 2023 – Global innovation nonprofit hub 1871 is hosting its first ever Cannabis Innovation Summit on April 20th, 2023. This public event will engage over 250+ key players in the tech and Cannabis industry, including early-stage startups, growth-scalers, operators, as well as VCs, cannabis-enthusiasts, and those who are “canna-curious.”

The summit focuses on in-person programming (with select portions live-streamed),  and interactive networking. The summit is a capstone event for the Cannabis Innovation Lab program, launched earlier this year. The summit is co-hosted by  execution partner and industry expert GrownIn, leading cannabis compliance and education company. The lab is the first tech program of its kind, designed to bring startups, growth-scalers, corporations, investors, and operators together to approach the cannabis industry’s challenges and opportunities collectively. 

Summit Agenda

From 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM, summit attendees can attend a custom program for the day, including;  keynote, expert panels, topical breakout sessions, pitch competitions, tech playground, networking, and more. See full agenda here.

Anchored by partner Cresco Labs, the summit exclusively showcases cohort 1 of the lab and gives them the limelight to showcase their innovations, as well as interact with thought leaders, investors, corporates, and more! 

This content, paired with industry leaders and executives, will make for an unforgettable day centered around all things cannabis-tech. Breakfast and lunch will be offered to in-person attendees, followed by happy-hour networking and drinks in the final hours of the event.

While attendees can watch virtually, only a select group of events will be live streamed. Thank you to several 1871 growth members for sponsoring this event, including NuEra, Tecvine, and Aeropay

Registration is required for this event – RSVP here

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