The Real Cannabis Entrepreneur Conference is the ONLY event focused on providing progressive business owners, investors and opportunity seekers with real life how-to information about breaking into the cannabis industry.
No theory, state of the industry or policy based topics, just practical how-to instruction delivered by experienced cannabis professionals who've been there and done that!
We had 22+ of the top Cannabis & CBD PIONEERS fly in from across the globe in 2019 to speak to a sold out crowd of 500+ attendees, 28+ sponsors & an array of journalists.
In 2021, our live show returned with a vengeance with a sold out crowd of 1,000+ attendees! 2022 was even bigger forcing us to upgrade to largest ballroom in NJ.
Many of our attendees said they learned more at our event in 2-days, than they did in months at pricey universities and learning facilities.
Below is a small sampling of the presentations and topics that will be covered. We've put together the most diverse and synergistic array of speakers and topics to ensure you get a well-rounded educational experience.
Every year, our speaker lineup is ON FIRE!!!
The youngest dispensary owner in the nation at only 25 years old! Hope is a former investment banker who now owns a medical marijuana dispensary with her mother in Maryland named Mary & Main.
World renown Hashish, Concentrate & Extract Expert with 19+ years of experience creating & teaching others how to produce ELITE level hash & extracts. She travels to small farms & large cultivation facilities to teach hash making & increase efficiency.
CEO and Founder of Elev8 Cannabis, a national dispensary chain he founded in 2017 when he was only 23!!! Today, at age 27, Seun is remarkably the youngest African-American dispensary owner in the country, with multi-state licenses & locations.
CEO & Head Horiculturist at JustinCredible Cultivation, Massachusetts first minority-owned business to successfully complete the state’s general application procedure.
xpert Geneticist, Master Cultivator & President of Green Luster Phenos. Justin has been a leader in the space for 13+ years serving as the headmaster grower & lead geneticist for a 20,000 sq. ft indoor operation out of Colorado.
Kym B is one of the biggest influencers in the cannabis industry. She's co-founder of TribeTokes alongside founder Degelis Tufts, a sexy smoke and vape brand out of NYC.
26-year old entrepreneur, software developer & CEO of WebJoint, an all-in-one cannabis software & backbone for delivery services & brands.
Travis Ally is a cultivator, manufacturer and traditional farmer. Owner of Little Box Farms Travis created the process of converting shipping containers to turnkey hydroponic farms.
Managing partner of Sapphire Risk Advisory Group & top cannabis security expert specializing in security & loss prevention for high-risk businesses.
Seasoned banking professional bringing 12 ½ years of retail banking experience to the cannabis industry.
Veteran Cannabis Chef & Culinary Artist with more than a decade of experience.
Founder of Blazin' Bakery one of the first DIY herbal edibles brownie mix in a box product lines. Awarded best new product at Seattle Hempfest and glowing reviews in High Times magazine.
Ben is a highly decorated financial analyst & cannabis private investor. Currently serving as research director for private equity investment firm 7thirty.
Chair of McLaughlin & Stern's Cannabis Practice Group, Mollie services high profile cannabis operators, investment partners, CBD/hemp entrepreneurs & municipal governing bodies seeking regulatory counsel.
Jason is one of the most established cannabis compliance professionals in the industry! With over 19 years of regulatory audit, quality control and technology risk management, Jason brings a trifecta of skillsets that are invaluable to cannabis operators.
Founder & CEO of 21 year old Digital Marketing Agency Blazin Multimedia. Generated more than $27 million dollars for his clients in the past 3 years, servicing high profile celebrity and Fortune 500 clientele.
VIP & Platinum ticket holders get a RealCanna GOODY BOX filled with $150 or more worth of swag from our sponsors!
Each Goody Box is unique but here's a shortlist of products you may receive!
Many people believe that owning a "dispensary" is the only way in and overlook the 1,000's of ancillary products/services that represent billions in revenue,and the bulk of the opportunity.
At the Real Cannabis Entrepreneur Conference you will get real life examples, business models, solutions & strategies that can be harnessed IMMEDIATELY to start generating capital and position yourself for the BOOM!
We've hand selected the TOP, most successful entrepreneurs in the industry to teach some of their closely guarded secrets, success stories, lessons and experiences that will give you a distinct advantage and blueprint to crack into the industry.
The Real Cannabis Entrepreneur presenters will be sharing information that you CANNOT, and WILL NOT, get or buy ANYWHERE!! This will be a collection of some of the brightest and most experienced cannabis entrepreneurs you will find anywhere GUARANTEED!
6 SHOWS IN ONLY 4 YEARS!
November 2019 - Newark NJ
April 2020 - 420 Festival
March 2021 - Virtual
October 2021 - Newark, NJ
October 2022 - Newark, NJ
On top of all the activities we'll have premium experiential networking including our "VIP Cocktail Reception Mixer" on Day 1. And our Renown "Experiential After Party" including exotic cuisine, tastings, deserts, cocktails, live DJ's and more on Day 2.
People are still talking about our after party from 2019 so this is gonna be a MOVIE!!!!
Here's a small fraction of our sponsors for 2023
Want to pitch your Cannabis, CBD or Hemp based business or idea LIVE on stage at the Real Cannabis Entrepreneur Conference?
Participate in our cannabis business pitch contest called Spark Tank🔥
Apply to pitch to a panel of seasoned angel investors, cannabis brand consultants and investor relations experts.
Press registration applies to editors, writers, print or broadcast reporters. All press registration requests will be evaluated and you will be sent a confirmation that your media credentials have been granted or that more information is needed for verification.Apply Now!
We had 500+ people travel from as far as the Virgin Islands, UK & Zimbabwe to physically attend our conference in November 2019. Our virtual conferences in 2020 & March 2021, topped with 1,600+ attendees from 17+ countries. Our in-person show returned with a vengeance in Oct 2021 with 1,000+ attendees. This years show will be even BIGGER giving you the option to attend in-person or virtually.
This year we have more than 40+ speakers spread across 2-days live on stage in Newark, NJ! We'll be announcing speakers daily, all the way up to the day of the event. Check out our rockstar lineup from last year below to get an idea of what to expect!
The Real Cannabis Entrepreneur Conference was created by us :) Husband and wife team, after spending years traveling the country, attending cannabis events, cannabis conferences, conventions and seminars to find the specifichow-to information on breaking into the industry.
After many years and dollars spent we realized most conferences were riddled with state of the industry, regulatory and legislative conversations, which although important fails to deliver the down and dirty blueprint that we were looking for to get started NOW!
We're serial entrepreneurs and own an event planning company so we understands the value of investing in mentors, but after realizing most cannabis conferences only covered surface level topics, we decided to CREATE THE SOLUTION to our own problem.
Our mission is to help level the playing field and the empower the underserved by providing information and guidance needed to tap into one of the biggest and fasting growing industries on the planet.