The New West Summit is this Friday and Saturday in San Francisco. It's going to be one of, if not the, best marijuana industry event of the year, especially for media/tech nerds. I will not be there since I went to Vegas last week for industry events and someone has to push the paper in my cubicle, but my buddy Kaliko will be there representing The Weed Blog, so make sure to tell him hello if you see him. I want to remind the companies that are participating in or attending the event about my public challenge, which can be found at this link here. Below is a press release I received about the event, and about some very talented women in the industry that will be participating in it:
Since 2010, MJ Freeway has been a leader in the developing cannabis industry. Currently in 23 states and 4 countries, MJ Freeway is a Denver-based woman-owned software company, and is the market leading provider of marijuana business software including point of sale, inventory tracking, manufacturing, and cultivation management.
This fall, the co-founders, Amy Poinsett - CEO and Jessica Billingsley - COO, have garnered 3 prestigious awards for their innovative approach to business and leadership in the tech sector from FORTUNE Magazine, INC 5000, and Entrepreneur Magazine.
Additionally, these top women leaders continue to be sought after speakers in the fast-growing cannabis, technology and science industries. Amy Poinsett will speak at The New West Summit Friday and Saturday, November 20th and 21st in San Francisco, California at the Parc 55 Hotel. www.newwestsummit.com She will talk about the future of cannabis software - megatrends and new innovations.
NEW WEST SUMMIT - Nov 20th-21st, San Francisco, CA: Dubbed the "TechCrunch Disrupt" of the cannabis industry, New West Summit's expertly curated, two-day, 15-panel conference and exhibition will feature over 30 exhibitors, 50 speakers, and include 1,000 attendees. The Summit will forecast legalization in 2016, funding trends, the next crop of mobile apps, the technologies disrupting cultivation, extraction and vaporization, intellectual property, media and marketing, and more www.newwestsummit.com. MJ Freeway Co-Founder Amy Poinsett will be featured on the Cannabusiness Software Trends panel, Friday November 20th at 10:45am in the Balboa Room.
This October, Jessica Billingsley was the first woman ever from the cannabis industry to accept the prestigious 2015 Fortune Most Promising Women Entrepreneur Award. This tremendous accolade is presented to 10 female founders of thriving, innovative, groundbreaking companies with revenue in the $1 million-to-$25 million range.
Inc Magazines Top 5000 List
MJ Freeway co-founders Amy Poinsett and Jessica Billingsley were placed on the Inc 5000 List of the Fastest Growing Companies in America.
They attended the INC 500/5000 Conference & Gala. The elite event features superstar speakers, workshops for growing entrepreneurs and networking for the INC top companies in the nation.
Entrepreneur Magazine 360 Award
MJ Freeway joined the ranks of companies that represent "best of the American entrepreneurial experience" this year as one of Entrepreneur magazine's Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America.
Amy and Jessica are both recognized nationally as industry experts and have been frequent guest speakers at many industry events for the last 5 years. They have been interviewed and quoted by local and national media outlets including CNN Money, Fortune, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, WIRED, CNBC and Forbes. They were both featured in Cannabis Now's Eight Cannabis Entrepreneurs to Watch in 2014, and were included in Entrepreneur Magazine's Annual List of 100 Brilliant Companies.
About MJ Freeway MJ Freeway is the solution for marijuana producers, processors, infused product manufacturers, and retailers. MJ Freeway makes running a cannabis business easy with seed-to-sale tracking software that manages every plant, gram, and dollar, saving cannabis businesses' time and money. Founded in 2010 by a team of career software and IT professionals, our industry-leading technology provides patent-pending inventory control and grow management applications, with unlimited remote technical support. We guarantee to meet any state tracking requirements, creating a legitimate, sustainable and professional industry. With SuccessMap from MJ Freeway, maximize your investment by streamlining workflow and increasing productivity. Our suite of consulting services will help you get the most out of your solution.