BIPOCann: Monthly Informational Meeting
October 12, 2023 | 1pm – 2:15pm MT | Virtual
Please register below for an invite to October’s info meeting. This meeting is open to the public.
Cannabis Opportunities & Social Equity Town Hall
August 27, 2023 | Mt. Baker Community Center (Seattle, WA)
Join BIPOCann in this free social equity town hall event, organized by the Washington Black Cannabis Collective. The event will bring together community stakeholders interested in advancing economic opportunities for BIPOC entrepreneurs and business owners in the cannabis industry.
Enjoy community, conversation, and networking.
Webinar: Colorado, New Jersey & Virginia Cannabis Industry Updates
May 16, 2023 | Virtual Event
Join BIPOCann on Tuesday, May 16, as we host cannabis & business attorneys, Rachael Z. Ardanuy of RZA Legal and Tricia Dunlap of Dunlap Law for an informative session on legal cannabis updates in:
Q & A will be available at the end of the virtual session.
Webinar: Brand Building & Storytelling
May 18, 2023 | Recording is Available in Member Resource Center & Networking App
“The most powerful person in the world is the storyteller.” — Steve Jobs
This webinar is part of BIPOCann’s 2023 Mentorship Program, in partnership with the Colorado Cannabis Business Office (CBO), to support recent Social Equity business grant recipients.
This webinar will focus on the key communication elements that will allow you to craft a compelling story, narrative, or pitch. The truth is — if you want to raise capital, attract strategic partners, win negotiations, or increase your influence — it is critical that you know how to effectively communicate your personal/brand stories.
– Michele Ringelberg | Owner & CEO, ThrivePOP
– Lori Shepherd | Founder & CEO, 25SecondsPR
– Jarell Wall | CEO & Creative Director, Gentleman Quinns
– Ernest Toney | Founder, BIPOCann
Webinar: Cannabis Business Foundations
April 27, 2023 | Recording is Available in Member Resource Center & Networking App
This webinar is part of BIPOCann’s 2023 Mentorship Program, in partnership with the Colorado Cannabis Business Office (CBO), to support recent Social Equity business grant recipients. This foundational webinar covers key elements that will allow you to build and prepare your business for growth over time: financials, strategy, and planning.
– Introduction to SWOT and Lean Business Model frameworks
– Cannabis compliance basics
– Cannabis accounting basics
– Considerations for pursuing capital
– Rachael Z. Ardanuy, Esq. | Cannabis Attorney, RZA Legal
– Jean Casey | Founder, JAC Accounting
– LeVon Terry | CEO, CapFluent
– Ernest Toney | Founder & CEO, BIPOCann
Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference
April 11-12, 2023 | Miami Beach, Florida
Benzinga’s Cannabis Capital Conference is back again for another year at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. More than $2B in deals have been made at past events!
Through partnership, BIPOCann is helping minority business owners, social equity license holders, and members be in the rooms where education, networking, and discussions about capital are happening.
Members can save 30% off conference tickets (more than $200 in savings). The promo code is available in the BIPOCann’s member resource center and business newsletter. Email email@example.com for promo code details.
Webinar: Workforce Opportunities at Cresco Labs
March 22, 2023 | Recording is Available in Member Resource Center & Networking App
Join BIPOCann and Cresco Labs on Wednesday, March 22 at 10am MT for a webinar focusing on increasing workforce diversity and representation in the cannabis industry.
Ivan Perez, Senior Recruiter — Human Resources & Talent Acquisition, will share helpful insights for individuals seeking career opportunities at Cresco Labs. Attendees will learn about:
- General hiring processes
- Career pathways and role qualifications
- Recommendations for finding roles that best suit the skills and strengths of candidates
November 15-18, 2022 | Las Vegas, Nevada
Each year MJBizCon attracts over 35,000 cannabis executives and staffers from around the world who represent plant-touching operations including cultivation, extraction/processing, manufacturing, retail, seed-to-sale, MSOs. The event is also for non-plant touching executives including entrepreneurs, inventors and start-ups, and private equity investors and VCs.
At the 2022 MJBizCon, BIPOCANN participated as an exhibitor in the annual Associations Day pre-conference event. BIPOCANN’s founder, Ernest Toney, also moderated a panel discussion at MJBizCon titled, “Strengthening Social Equity in Cannabis Through Strategic Partnerships.”
Cannabis Quality Conference 2022
October 17-19, 2022 | Parsippany, New Jersey
The Cannabis Quality Conference & Expo is an educational and networking event for the cannabis industry that has cannabis safety, quality and regulatory compliance as the foundation of the educational content of the program.
At the 2022 event, BIPOCANN provided support as a marketing partner and contributor to panel discussions (including recruitment of speakers from the BIPOCANN membership network). Through the partnership, Cannabis Quality Conference also provided complimentary tickets to BIPOCANN, which were used to provide access to students and social equity licensees from New Jersey, New York, and Vermont.