Innovation Summit with
4.20.23 | Public | Free | Hybrid
An immersive day of cannabis-tech programming!
Cannabis Innovation Lab
1871’s Cannabis Innovation Lab enables early startups, connecting them to growth-scalers, corporates, and VCs with the goal of collectively solving for industry problems with technology.
Cannabis Innovation Summit is the capstone of Cannabis Innovation Lab, an immersive program for those in cannabis-tech.
This event brings together 250+ startups, investors, corporate partners, industry experts already in the space and those who are “canna-curious.”
Together, we’ll celebrate and continue industry innovation by bringing together all players in a business ecosystem for a full day of networking & custom programming.
Read about “why cannabis now” in a report from partners at World Business Chicago.
Early stage startups
What to expect
Built with lab parter
- Inspirational keynote
- Networking with cannabis ecosystem players
- Pitch competition featuring lab cohort
- Thought-provoking dialogue and organic connections through breakout discussions
- Presentations of industry technology
- Education through an expert panel
- Be a part of the cannabis-tech evolution
Agenda for the day includes the following: breakfast, breakout rooms, pitch competition, networking lunch, expert panel, tech playground, startup booths, pitch finals, and happy hour.
Detailed agenda coming soon!
Networking, coffee, and light breakfast.
1871 CEO Betsy Ziegler gives welcome address to attendees.
Featuring early-stage startup Cannabis Innovation Lab participants.
Boxed lunches to move around while you enjoy engaging with our community.
Topic: Future of Cannabis
Tech playground + startup alley
A showcase of cannabis tech startups, operators, and tech innovators.
Finalists move on for winner title!
Enjoy a wind-down from a full day of programming & content.
Apps for 2023 have closed, but get a head start for next year.