San Diego Startup Week Gives A Platform For Cannabis Entrepreneurs

Once a year, San Diego Startup Week brings together entrepreneurs to share progress, exchange resources, and celebrate the thriving innovation community.

This year was the 1st year an entire cannabis track was included in the event.

Join DCN on this episode of DCN TV as we learn about how Startup San Diego is raising the bar for cannabis businesses and entrepreneurs.


The fifth annual San Diego Startup Week boots up Monday, with 250 events for entrepreneurs, investors and tech community supporters.

The event is from June 19 to 23 in downtown San Diego includes demos, educational panels, and networking. Thousands of Southern California entrepreneurs, developers, designers, investors, strategic advisors, community leaders, civic supporters, and students are expected to attend.

Event tracks include early product development, how to scale, the local software development community, cyber security, biotech, cleantech, the craft beer sector and marijuana businesses.

“Once a year, Startup Week brings together entrepreneurs to share progress, exchange resources, and celebrate the thriving innovation community,” according to organizers. “We’re putting all our efforts into bringing together the community to showcase exciting local innovation, share resources, and knowledge, and strengthen connections.”

Tickets are $100 for access to all events during the week. The official headquarters for the event is the WeWork co-working facility.


Real world experience from the Cannabis Industry

With the recent explosion in this space, we are pleased with the addition of the Cannabis Track! As this is an industry still shrouded with both mystery and regulation it is imperative that those interested in this space attend events within this track.

The SD Cannabis Track covers the do’s and dont’s in the cannabis industry in San Diego with a focus on technology, business, medical, legal, banking, and regulatory issues that cannabis consumers and companies. Learn from people who live and work in this field on a daily basis.


Unique SoCal Cannabis Companies: Discussions with Chris Husong from ClubM (, Whitney Beatty from Apothecarry, and Adelia Carrillo from Direct Cannabis Network.

Legal Do’s and Don’t: Kimberly Simms is a leading attorney providing services to the Cannabis market in San Diego. Ms. Simms specializes in corporate business counseling and formation, civil litigation, and medical marijuana laws in the state of California. She will be speaking about the avoidable problems she’s encountered with local San Diego business that both touch and don’t touch the leaf.

High Tech Cannabis Companies in San Diego: Discussing innovation in the Cannabis space with Rob Gillett From Loudcloud, Steve Mackey from Lodestone, David Johnson from Grasspit.


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