Greenhouse Ventures Hosts Philly's First Major Cannabis Conference

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Editor's Note: urban-gro is an exhibiting sponsor of the Greenhouse Ventures "Innovation in the Cannabis Industry: Technology, Medical & Investment" conference. Mark Doherty, Director of Sales, will be in attendance. You may contact him at or visit him at urban-gro's exhibit booth.


Contact: Tyler Dautrich, Greenhouse Ventures

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/e/ Date: 04/27/2016

Immediately Following Medical Cannabis Legalization In PA Philly Hosts First Major Cannabis Conference

Philadelphia, PA: Saturday, April 30, 2016 Greenhouse Ventures (GHV) – Pennsylvania’s first business accelerator specific for ancillary startups in the cannabis and industrial hemp industries – is hosting Philadelphia’s first canna- business and medical research conference, Innovation in the Cannabis Industry: Technology, Medical & Investment, at the Chemical Heritage Foundation as an official part of Philly Tech Week 2016, presented by Comcast.

On Sunday, April 17th  at 2pm, PA Governor Tom Wolf signed Senate Bill 3 (SB3), officially legalizing the use of medicinal cannabis in the state of Pennsylvania. This was an historic moment for Pennsylvania and marks the beginning of a new era for patients, medical researchers, entrepreneurs, and investors alike. With a list of 17 qualifying conditions, and the potential market size of 245,000 patients, there’s no question that Pennsylvania is on the radar of nearly every entrepreneur and canna-business professional.

As with any new market, particularly one as regulated as medical cannabis, there is considerable uncertainty regarding how to implement new regulations while questions regarding patient eligibility, doctor requirements, and ongoing compliance standards of business operators in the burgeoning industry remain at large. With the signing into law of SB3, Pennsylvania is positioned to be a critical keystone state in the emerging East Coast cannabis industry.

Innovation in the Cannabis Industry: Technology, Medical & Investment, is taking place at an opportune time for any business professional, medical professional, or patient interested in learning more about the cannabis industry. Innovation in the Cannabis Industry will feature five total panel discussions featuring 13 of the industry’s top thought leaders covering areas including investment opportunities, technology products, and emerging business trends, as well as special insight from 4 doctors who will discuss the science and research behind the potential of medicinal cannabis. Greenhouse Ventures is pleased to announce a special keynote presentation from PA State Senator Daylin Leach, who as a pivotal sponsor of SB3 will discuss how the changing cannabis landscape will affect Pennsylvania.

"As the United States gradually joins the rest of the world in recognizing that cannabis can be a safe and effective medicine, it's vital that our scientists, entrepreneurs, and innovators work to discover the full potential of this extraordinary plant," said Senator Daylin Leach, who will be speaking at the conference.

Mark Doherty, Director of Sales for the Eastern Region at urban-gro said, “As markets come online up and down the East Coast, there is an immediate need for innovative technologies for Cannabis Cultivators. The Cannabis industry has a lot to gain from large scale horticulture, in terms of systems and best practices. Urban-gro’s team offers product solutions to the Cannabis industry so that cultivators can focus on building their business with the peace of mind of quality products. We look forward to meeting industry leaders at Greenhouse Ventures Innovation in the Cannabis Industry conference.”

Innovation in the Cannabis Industry is the only conference to bring together such an elite group of experts in an intimate, single conference hall for such an affordable price. Early Bird tickets have officially SOLD OUT. General Admission tickets are now for sale and can be found here.

Until midnight on April 27th, Greenhouse Ventures is offering a limited ticket sale for anyone who interacts with GHV and, Innovation in the Cannabis Industry’s sponsor, urban-gro on Twitter.  Post the below Tweet on Twitter to receive a custom promo code for  $100 off ticket price. There are only 15 of these tickets available so act quickly! All you need to do is tag Greenhouse Ventures, urban-gro, and one of the panelists for Innovation in the Cannabis Industry. Again, this special will only be valid on Wednesday, April 27, 2016.


About Greenhouse Ventures:

Greenhouse Ventures is headquartered at 2401 Walnut St, Suite 102, Philadelphia, PA. Through a strategic partnership  with CoFund360 L.L.C., Greenhouse Ventures (GHV) is a business accelerator specific to ancillary startups in the   cannabis industry, and in the near future, the industrial hemp industry as well. Our mission is to contribute toward developing a sustainable cannabis and industrial hemp marketplace by accelerating the growth of startups that service    both industries. Qualified ancillary cannabis startups seeking up to $5,000,000 in seed or growth capital are currently accepted into the accelerator program. Ancillary cannabis verticals accepted into the accelerator include, but are not   limited to: technology (financial-tech, social-tech, advertising-tech, agricultural-tech, medical-tech), hydroponics, growing equipment, paraphernalia, packaging, transportation, media and entertainment.

Through a ten-week curriculum-based program Greenhouse Ventures LLC teaches startups how to build a sustainable business model while positioning companies to fundraise up to $5M in seed or growth capital.  GHV advises clients seeking multiple types of capital including friends and family financing, angel investment, venture capital funding, micro- finance, and crowdfunding.  During the accelerator, cannabis industry experts and serial entrepreneurs mentor our startups to prepare them for “Demo Day”, where companies receive the opportunity to publicly pitch investors, donors, and   lenders in an effort to secure funding, customers, and advisors.

For more information contact Tyler Dautrich at or (610) 406-7505. To learn more about the program and its mentors, please visit Follow us on social media with Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter  @GHouseVentures.



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