Cannabis Investors, Entrepreneurs and Wannabes Set to Descend on Denver

NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Representatives from the biotech company PotBotics are gearing up to attend the ArcView Investor Network in Denver to introduce their products and technology to the cannabis industry's top players.

"Networking and brainstorming with other marijuana industry professionals can lead to fruitful partnerships," said David Goldstein, director of communications with PotBotics.

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"We're looking for partnership opportunities with investors and fellow entrepreneurs," Goldstein told MainStreet. "As a growing industry we need to work with each other to adapt to the changing legal and regulatory frameworks."

More than 200 high net worth investors looking to invest in marijuana companies are set to meet up on Monday June 23 where select entrepreneurs will pitch accredited investors in a "Shark Tank"-like forum.

Featured speakers include Surna CEO Tom Bollich, Articulated Investor's Jake Schrader and Dutchess Capital co-founder Doug Leighton.

"My panel of industry leaders and consultants will discuss the latest technologies in the cannabis industry and how they can lead to increased yields and lower costs for growers," Bollich told MainStreet.

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"It's important for everyone in this industry to participate in events that support a responsibly regulated model for cannabis and that's why we're attending," said Tae Darnell, Surna's vice president and general counsel. "We anticipate working with these leaders over the year, sharing what works and what's been ineffective. These kinds of conferences serve as incubators for good ideas."

While the ArcView Investor Network will take place in the Helen Bonfils Building at the Denver Center of Performing Arts, the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) launches it's first CannaBusiness Summit at the Colorado Convention Center on June 24 and 25.