Real Cannabis
Entrepreneur
Conference 2023

Dates TBA soon!

RCE2022

What is the Real Cannabis Entrepreneur Conference?

The Real Cannabis Entrepreneur Conference is the ONLY event focused on providing progressive business owners, investors and opportunity seekers withreal 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!

WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?

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!

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.

Highlights From Our Events

22+

Speakers

1,000+

Sold-Out Crowd

36

Exhibitors

18+

Countries Attending

Real Cannabis Entrepreneur
Conference 2022

“Seasoned entrepreneurs teach you EXACTLY how to break into the cannabis industry!”

DATE

October 21-22nd
2022

PLACE

Newark, NJ
DoubleTree Hotel

What You Will Learn

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.

Dispensary Operations

Experienced Dispensary Owners walk you thru the app process, municipality approvals, inventory & cash mgmt, raising capital & more!

Cultivation

Master Cultivators, Horticulturist & Genetics Experts teach you everything from grow techniques to building a brand!

Delivery

Get the blueprint to delivery logistics, strategic product selection, fleet/employee management & little know profit maximizing secrets!

Green Zone Real Estate

How to find compliant real estate YOURSELF! Local zoning & ordinance mastery + negotiation techniques that will save you $1,000's

How to Raise Capital

Get the pitch deck blueprint, how to structure deals w/ future equity, and secret sources to find motivated cannabis investors!

Municipality Blueprint

How to influence municipalities by stacking your deck with the 3 main things they secretly look for!

Inventory/Cash Management

Get little known tips & tricks to effectively manage cash & inventory like a BOSS!! This is one of most costly mistakes in cannabis!

Product Line Development

How to build a brand, manufacturing, sourcing, packaging & distribution. Secrets to get TONS of retailers to carry your brand!

Security & Compliance

The (2) MOST important aspects of getting & staying open as a canna business is security & compliance. Learn things most operators don't know!

Digital Marketing for Cannabis

How to dominate your local market using little known strategies & cannabis friendly traffic sources that outperform Google & Facebook Ads!

Vape Brand

How to start, source and select the right technology to build your vape brand.

Edibles & Infusions

How to start, source and select the right technology to build your vape brand.

Our Speakers

This is just a sampling of our speakers and as we get closer to the date, more RockStar Speakers will be announced!

Hope Wiseman
Mary & Main

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. Hope is the youngest female, youngest African-American and youngest dispensary owner period. She's also a reality TV celeb & star on E! channels hit reality TV show "WAGS Atlanta."

The Dank Duchess
Hashish & Extract Expert

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. The Dank Duchess spent years learning from the most respected hashmaster himself, Frenchy Cannoli and has been featured on VICELAND's Bong Appetit, Skunk Magazine & many more places.

Seun Adedeji
Youngest Dispensary Owner

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.

Reginald Stanfield
CEO, JustinCredible Cultivation

CEO & Head Horiculturist at JustinCredible Cultivation, Massachusetts first minority-owned business to successfully complete the state’s general application procedure. Reggie raised $1.3 million to open a 5,000 sq ft facility at a fraction of the cost by doing his own architectural layout. JustinCredible is now firmly positioned to outpace many others in the lane.

Justin Esquivel
Geneticist & Master Cultivator

Expert 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. Justin collabs with expert breeders from Spain to Amsterdam allowing his genetics company to bring one of kind genomes to the USA!

Kym B
TribeTokes

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. Kym hosts a live news show called "Cannabis with Kym B", brand ambassador of Women Grow, NuggMD & recently launched the online CBD product store CBDizzle.com

Chris Dell'Olio
CEO, WebJoint Cannabis Delivery

26-year old entrepreneur, software developer & CEO of WebJoint, an all-in-one cannabis software & backbone for delivery services & brands. Chris founded the company at only 19 years of age and has since grown it to become the most advanced point-of-sale, delivery and inventory management system in the game. WebJoint powers more than 200 cannabis retail operations in the US & Canada.

Travis Ally
Cultivator & Manufacturer

Travis Ally is a cultivator, manufacturer and traditional farmer. Owner of Little Box Farms Travis created the process of converting shipping containters to turnkey hydroponic farms. Leveraging that and much more Travis was awarded an NJ cultivation license and more.

Tony Gallo
Cannabis Security Guru

Managing partner of Sapphire Risk Advisory Group & top cannabis security expert specializing in security & loss prevention for high-risk businesses. Tony has more than 30 years experience in the Security, Audit, Safety & Emergency Management fields. Just recently voted as one of "High Times" Top 100 Most Influential Cannabis Professionals & "OG" of the cannabis security!

Angelo Amato
Cannabis Banking Professional

Seasoned banking professional bringing 12 ½ years of retail banking experience to the cannabis industry. Angelo is VP of Retail Operations at Financial Resources Federal Credit Union & committed to helping cannapreneurs leverage little-known banking secrets, methodologies & financial instruments to help fund and scale your business.

Chef Jazz
CEO, Green Panther Chef

Veteran Cannabis Chef & Culinary Artist with more than a decade of experience. Used Cannabis to send her Crohn's disease into complete remission. Chef Jazz is now the CEO of Green Panther Chef providing high end catering, cooking classes, demonstrations & private workshops.

Tara Misu
Edibles Expert

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. Picked up by Spencer Gifts in 2014 and now nationally distributed at over 700 stores.

Ben Richardson
Director of 7Thirty Capital

Ben is a highly decorated financial analyst & cannabis private investor. Currently serving as research director for private equity investment firm 7thirty. Prior to joining 7thirty, Ben worked with a number of leading firms including J.P. Morgan and Susquehanna. He brings a terrific combination of hard-nosed research combined with cannabis culture to identify the next cannabis industry unicorn!

Mollie Lustig, Esq
Cannabis Attorney

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. Her extensive & complimentary background experience makes Mollie and an invaluable resource. Just recently named a Super Lawyer's Rising Star in Cannabis Law, she continues to push the envelope for cannapreneurs.

Jason Thomas
Cannabis Compliance Expert

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.

Gary George
Cannabis Marketing Expert

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. Gary will be teaching advanced monetization strategy for Cannabis based companies.

Dr David Cunic
Investor Relations Expert

Highly sought after Cannabis industry business consultant specializing in raising capital, marketing and operations. He has consulted with over sixty companies and raised over $10 million dollars collectively. Founded four companies and exited three successfully via acquisition. Featured on MSNBC, USA Today, Marijuana Business Magazine & the Cannabis Business Times.

Teresa Kearney
Panacea Payroll

Meet Teresa Kearney from Panacea Payroll, one of few cannabis & hemp focused payroll services on the east coast. Teresa is advisor to large cannabis companies and leaders building smart Payroll, HR & timekeeping solutions specifically tailored to cannabis outfits.

Jamie Embry
President & CEO

Jamie Embry is President & CEO of Zeolite Premier a volcanic ash based fertiziler, water purifier & heavy metal extraction tool. Zeolite has produced some AMAZING results for cultivators as well as inadvertent health benefits for the average person.

Harry Carpenter
Citrin Cooperman Accountant

Harry Carpenter is a partner, accountant & Cannabis Advisory Services Practice co-leader based in Citrin Cooperman. With 20+ years of experience Harry helps Canna-Companies thrive in production, distribution, accounting & investment in cannabis. Recently recognized in NJBiz's "Power 50" Accounting lists & named one of the "Top 24" CPA's in the state.

Tahir Johnson
CEO Simply Pure Trenton Dispensary

One of the first social equity applicants in NJ to be awarded a conditional license. Tahir is now CEO of Simply Pure Trenton NJ nd Director of Social Equity & Inclusion at the Marijuana Policy Project. Tahir is one of the most well known faces in cannabis and will be sharing inside information about the licensing process in NJ and more.

Sara Stewart
CEO of Highspitality

Experienced Cannabis Consumption Lounge, hospitality & entertainment industry professional with 15+ years growing some of the country's most lucrative establishments. Sara managed America's first Cannabis Cafe (formerly known as Lowell Cafe). She spent 5 years working in LA's prominent nightlife scene managing celebrity door services for the Golden Globes, American Music Awards, Kanye West's Album Release Party, Drake's Birthday Party, Astroworld & more.

David Hess
Founder Tress Capital

Dave is the Founder of TRESS Capital a strategic boutique private investment firm embedded at the core of the global cannabis sector managing investments for family office & institutional investors. TRESS has a track record of successful industry investment and works closely with its companies and the industry providing active value-add support. Portfolio includes Headset, Cannabis Now, Grownetics & more.

Rosezett Land
Roseland Edibles

Founder and CEO of Roseland Edibles an Arizona based CBD & THC granola brand. Rosezett is a highly decorated veteran who discovered the power of the plant to ease her chronic pain & PTSD. Her personal experience sparked a passion to spread the word and help millions of veteran's with her all-organic, holistically healing infused granola blends.

Michael Pallozzi
Founder HFM Financial Advisors

President & CFO of HFM Financial Advisors, specializing in hard-to-find financial solutions & 401(k)'s for Cannabis Operators & Employees! Michael is an Independent Registered Investment Advisor providing financial planning, trusts & investment management. Using his experience to manage the personal wealth & corporate 401(k) plans he helps coordinate personal and business objectives and provides integrated strategies that include succession & retirement planning.

Brian Fleming
Business Credit Expert

Small business funding strategist teaches CannaCompanies how to build & use business credit to get a guaranteed $50k+ loan without personal credit or a personal guarantee! Cash flow is king and Brian will show you how to GET IT!

Maria Egberts
CEO of Feeling Fabolous

Maria is the OG of cannabinoid formulation utlizing 15+ years of science based research to develop superior products that REALLY WORKS! She is a serial entrepreneur that successfully developed, formulated & launched more than (12) THC, CBD, Delta-8, HHC, THC-O based cosmetics lines generating 7+ figures. Maria will be teaching a product whitelabeling masterclass!

Imani Staton
Green Zone Real Estate

Imani Staton is a Green Zone Realtor who helps cannabis retail, cultivation, & manufacturing clients find properly zoned Green Real Estate. She closed more than a dozen NJ cannabis properties in the last 6 months ALONE!!! Many of NJ's top attorneys & consultants hire Imani to help their clients lockdown the #1 most important piece of the cannagame.. "Real Estate".

Chef Almaz Adeigbola
CBD Retail & Infusion Expert

Chef Almaz Adeigbola has over 10+ years of experience running an infused soul food brick & mortar and delivery service serving high profile clientale. She will be teaching how to strategically utilize CBD stores to jockey for canna retail position!

Terry Buffalo
CEO of Buffalo Cannabis Advisors

Terry is a highly accomplished executive with 30+ years of experience in private and public sector engagements, primarily overseeing the deployment of multi-billion dollar asset expansions & ensuring SEC compliance for publicly traded companies. Highly experienced with over 7 years providing expert guidance to cannabis companies on matters relating to Structured Capital Raises, Mergers & Acquisitions & Exit Strategy.

David Feldman
Co-Founder & CEO of Skip Intro Advisors

Co-Founder & CEO of Skip Intro Advisors, author of four books on finance & entrepreneurship, and is known as one of the leading Cannabis Finance attorneys in the U.S. having served as Co-Lead of the 60-lawyer Cannabis Practice Group. David is an expert in cannabis finance & conceived financing innovations such as the SEC's Regulation A+, a simplified and streamlined approach for going public in the US and Canada.

🎁 Goody Box Delivered To Your Doorstep!

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!

  • RealCanna T-Shirt ($24.95 value)
  • TribeTokes ($29.95 value)
  • Futurola Mike Tyson Farms ($19.95 value)
  • Plain Jane ($19.95 value)
  • King Palm Leaf Wraps ($20 value)
  • Real Canna Swag ($34.95 value)
  • Kreaky Products Hemp Rolling Papers ($8.95 value)
  • Mood Mats ($19.95 value)
  • Social Distance Pipe ($9.95 value)
  • MaskJunkee Masks ($19.95 value)

Why You Need To Attend?

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!

RCE2022

Attend In-Person or Virtually!

Not sure if you want to attend in person or virtually? No problem! We offer both options! More than 2,800 people attended our virtual events in the last 8 months.

EXTRAORDINARY virtual connections were made & now everyone is dying to meet face-to-face!! This is this going to be one of the most EXCITING BUZZ FILLED in-person events you've ever attended!!!🔥🔥🔥

This is going to be one of the most POPPIN in-person events you've ever attended.

After Party, Chill & Network!

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!!!!

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Real Cannabis Entrepreneur
Conference 2022

“Seasoned entrepreneurs teach you EXACTLY how to break into the cannabis industry!”

DATE

October 21-22nd
2022

PLACE

Newark, NJ
DoubleTree Hotel

Interactive Experience Like Never Before!

Spark Tank®

Cannabis Business Pitch Contest

Live DJ's 

VIP Receptiton Party

Structured Networking

Priceless Connections

Cooking Demo

Learn How to Cook Infused Goodness!

CBD Cocktail Mixologist Demo

Infused Cocktails so Good!

Elevated Laugh Yoga

You Gonna Laugh So Good! :)

$1,000's of Contest Prizes

Premium Products Shipped to Your Doorstep

CBD Cage Match®

Expert Debate to See Which CBD is King

🔥 Spark Tank®

"Business Pitch Contest"

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.

APPLY NOW

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Real Cannabis Entrepreneur
Conference 2022

“Seasoned entrepreneurs teach you EXACTLY how to break into the cannabis industry!”

DATE

October 21-22nd
2022

PLACE

Newark, NJ
DoubleTree Hotel

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20+ Speakers On Deck!

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 20+ 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!

About Us ––

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.

Real Cannabis Entrepreneur
Conference 2022

“Seasoned entrepreneurs teach you EXACTLY how to break into the cannabis industry!”

DATE

October 21-22nd
2022

PLACE

Newark, NJ
DoubleTree Hotel

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