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Marijuana and the Entrepreneur

It’s not too often that a new industry springs up seemingly overnight, but that is increasingly the case for cannabis as more and more states create regulatory environments in which consumers can purchase and consume marijuana. And this industry is not just about growing and smoking pot: join Pierce Atwood and the Blank Center on Thursday, November 16 at 6pm for a panel discussion where we will explore the risks and rewards for investors, growers, and service providers. This is a significant industry in which both traditional and disruptive companies can participate by engaging in some creative thinking. By understanding the ins and outs of the cannabis industry, entrepreneurs can develop strategies for gaining access to this high-growth, high-margin market without rewriting their entire business plan. This panel will be held at Babson’s Boston Campus (100 High Street, Boston). Registration required >>

Panelists will include:
Mark Slater, Chief Investment Officer, Sensible Alternative Investments, a non-leaf touching cannabis focused fund;
Ben Ferri, Founder, Kind & Co., a licensed caregiver in its fifth year of cultivation in;
Connor Mccaffery, Founder, Livfree Holdings
Sarah McGarrell, from Pierce Atwood, who works with start-ups and entrepreneurs in every stage of growth.

About Pierce Atwood
At Pierce Atwood LLP, we help entrepreneurs and start-ups as they grow into profitable businesses. Our Catalyst Program is designed to get an idea off the ground, protect intellectual property, access funding, and address basic legal requirements. We welcome clients with creative ideas and disruptive new technologies, and tailor our legal services to their specific needs, and offer flexible fee arrangements. Our Catalyst attorneys are experienced business advisers who know the challenges and triumphs that lie ahead and help clients prepare for them. You have a passion for what you do. So do we.

About Babson’s Global Entrepreneurship Week Celebration
Babson College will celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) 2017 November 9-16 with a series of events and activities. The Babson events are a part of the thousands of events in 170 countries celebrating innovation, entrepreneurship, and creat​​​ivity during GEW. More info >>

Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare. During one week each November, GEW inspires people everywhere through local, national and global activities designed to help them take the next step in their entrepreneurial journey. These activities, from large-scale competitions and events to intimate networking gatherings, connect participants to potential collaborators, mentors and even investors—introducing them to new possibilities and exciting opportunities.

See you on Thursday, November 16 at 6pm at Babson’s Boston Campus!