Cannabis Entrepreneurs to Pitch

Emerging companies highlight the best of cannabis industry.
January 18, 2019, Portland, Oregon. The CCC and Willamette Week are excited to announce the complete list of semi-finalists in the 2019 Cannabis Pitch Competition. Representing a variety of industry sectors, and various stages of growth, these companies demonstrate some of the best in PNW innovation. Semi-finalists have been invited to present 5 minutes, and then judges have 10-15 minutes to ask questions, Shark Tank style. Finalists will present on the conference Mainstage to close the conference. Potential Investors are welcome to attend, email [email protected] to register. The Cannabis Collaborative Conference was created by the industry and for the industry, bringing together members of the business, advocacy, medical, and governance perspectives to reflect on and improve the movement. We help facilitate connections, provide educational content, and exhibit the best of the current cannabis industry.

Semi-Finalist Companies for Cannabis Pitch Competition:

1. Essential Farms LLC

Essential Farms is a beyond organic, OLCC Tier 2 craft cannabis farm outside of Eugene OR.

2. Walden Cannabis

Walden Cannabis was established in 2014 and is licensed by the State of Washington to grow, process and distribute marijuana products to retail outlets.

3. Hero Buds

Hero Buds is a pro veteran business that connects veterans with careers in the cannabis industry.

4. Clone B Cooler

Clone B Cooler was formed to solve an industry-wide problem. Our patented electronic control system solves the problem of heat buildup in the water tank and adds value to any cloning operation.

5. Arawak Cannagar Co.

Premium hand pressed cannabis cigars. We bring the quality, craftsmanship and care afforded only to high end South American and Cuban tobacco to cannabis.

6. Prrl Labs, LLC

Prrl Labs LLC is a new consumer electronics company based in Portland, Oregon. We design and manufacture high-performance vaporizers.

7. Marijuana Software, LLC

Marijuana Software, LLC provides METRC integrated Point of Sale and Tracking services to retail Marijuana dispensaries. We also provide a powerful API that enables vertically integrated partners to power their own Wee Apps.

8. nnSunn Lighting Company

nnSunn is that totally crazy 39 watt Grow Light company! Since testing began on the latest model, nnSunn has been doubling previous world records for yield vs wattage (2.1 grams/watt).

9. Hyena Systems

Hyena Systems is a cannabis inventory tracking system as well as a Dispensary Point of Sale system. Hyena Systems has been awarded the state contract for Iowa (beating METRC).

10. Elbe’s Edibles LLC

Elbe's Edibles is an established cannabis processor known for providing high quality topicals and cannabutter based edibles to Oregon medical and recreational consumers since 2010.

11. GreenWay DNA, Inc.

GreenWay DNA, Inc. offers a unique patent-pending and scientifically-proven personal genetics test to show consumers their unique path to wellness with medical cannabis products such as CBD. Our individualized Greenway DNA ProfileTM provides specific recommendations for relief from insomnia, anxiety, chronic pain, and other conditions through cannabis.

12. ThingBlu, Inc

ThingBlu delivers a data management solution that transforms data into Business Intelligence to drive operational and financial performance improvements for the indoor agriculture industry. Increasing yields and reducing costs.

13. Rose Moon Ritual

Rose Moon Ritual is a CBD (hemp based) Bath & Body care company. All of our products are uniquely formulated & designed by me, handcrafted in small batches with minimal ingredients & vegan.

14. Cherry River LLC

CBD bath and beauty company. We offer handcrafted CBD-infused bath bombs, lotions, bubble baths, sugar scrubs, and capsules, all made with full-spectrum CBD oil cultivated from our family's farm.

15. Grannie Smith Organix

Grannie Smith Organix started as producers of organic flower - growing clean, beautiful Cannabis. Until we discovered our passion for making infused topicals and hemp oil bath, body and hair care products. In fact, it all began with one cannabis-infused bath bomb!

16. A Boring Life

A Boring Life is a lifestyle brand with a core focus of providing easy and luxurious methods to use CBD as a fabulous additive to delicious simple food, extraordinary eats for your pets, rich & delightful products for your home goods and beauty.