OEN Cannabis Business Basics – Upcoming Sessions

You asked, we answered. Can’t make it to all 10 sessions of the Cannabis Business Basics series? Only interested in one topic and not the others? Sign up for one individual session to the right. Sessions include:

  1. Jan 25Welcome & Goal Setting, Equity Training
    • Jeannette Ward Horton, NuLeaf
  2. Feb 1Your Business Structure Checklist 
    • Marco Materazzi, Emerge Law
    • Genny Kiley, Emerge Law
    • Corrine Celko, Emerge Law
  3. Feb 8Marketing Strategy
    • Sean Clancy, Emerge Law
    • Jess Columbo, Tiller
  4. Feb 15Building a Sales Strategy
    • Gary Bracelin, Tokyo Starfish
  5. Feb 22Developing a Healthy Financial Structure
    • Sarah Dalton, EY
    • Brian Kuo, Tyee Carr Advisory
  6. Mar 1Business Operations and Lean Principles
    • Gabe Cross, Odyssey Distribution, LLC
    • Erin Kennedy, Aperture Consulting Group
  7. Mar 8Compliance and Licensing
    • Danica Hibpshman, OLCC
    • Shannon Hoffedit, OLCC
  8. Mar 15Funding Your Company
    • Sara Batterby, The Batterby Group
    • Dave Kopliak, Emerge Law
  9. Mar 22Hiring and Firing a Team
    • Dan Leathers, The Caputo Group
    • Trygve Waage, The Caputo Group
    • Derek Evans, The Caputo Group
    • Mark Hackett, Emerge Law
    • Simone Cimiluca-Radzins

» To register, click “Select” underneath the session you’d like to attend »

Are you a scaling business in the cannabis industry?  Are you looking to connect with experts in the sector who can help you get to the next level?  Do you want to connect with a peer group of other cannabis founders? If so, the Cannabis Business Basics series is for you!

Our Cannabis Business Basics series covers the nuts and bolts of building and scaling a strong business, through the lens of the cannabis industry. Topics will include sales & marketing strategies, fundraising, finance and accounting, HR, legal & compliance, and much more. All instructors are experts in the cannabis industry and have a track record of helping companies succeed.

OEN is committed to helping entrepreneurs learn the skills they need to start and scale their businesses. As we began to support companies in the cannabis industry, our partners, including NuLeaf, and Prosper Portland, among others, echoed the concerns we heard from the entrepreneurs themselves: Historically, cannabis companies have been excluded from traditional business education, putting them at a distinct disadvantage in an already very complicated and challenging industry. Therefore, OEN is partnering with NuLeaf and others to provide extensive business training for companies in the cannabis industry.


Program Coordinator

Sam Chapman

Sam is a founding member of New Economy Consulting LLC, a firm based in Portland Oregon focused on advising entrepreneurs and investors in the cannabis and related industries. Deeply engaged in advocacy for progressive, compassionate, and informed drug policy, in 2013 Sam co-authored OR House Bill 3460, which legalized medical marijuana dispensaries. Now, he advises current and future elected officials on crafting and maintaining reasonable regulations, has drafted and introduced state legislation to allow for social cannabis lounges, and sits on city, state, and national committees and boards, including the Minority Cannabis Business Association where he assists in drafting local regulations with an equity focus to empower people who have been disproportionately impacted by the failed war on drugs and help them enter the cannabis industry in states across the country. Sam also currently serves on the City of Portland Marijuana Policy Oversight Team, and is a licensed commercial real estate broker in Oregon. Sam has been a resident of Oregon for 22 years, and he holds a baccalaureate degree from the University of Oregon in Philosophy and Political Science.


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February 22, 2019 1:30 PM
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Emerge Law Group
805 SW Broadway #2400
Portland OR
Sam Chapman
(503) 222-2270
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