How to Tap Global Markets: Calgary Cannabis Startups Lead the Way

Junction - Food . Stage . Bar - 628 8 Ave SW, Calgary Calgary, T2P 1G4 Calgary
Wed, Jun 27, 2018, 6:00 PM (MDT)

About this event

As Calgarians aim to grow the economy into different industries, Cannabis has become a major opportunity for startups. In fact, Cannabis is set to outpace soda sales in Canada by 2020. Calgary Cannabis startups are leading this birth of a new industry by leveraging global connections to ensure their place on the world stage. Join us June 27th as we chat with three of the top leaders in this space.

Startup Grind Calgary is proud to present:

Regulatory advocacy expert: Lindsay Blackett, President of the Canada Cannabis Chamber and former Alberta MLA. Lindsay will lend his expertise and advice for navigating the new and exciting regulatory space set to drop when Cannabis is legalized.

Branding and retail expert: Walker McKinley, Partner and Founder at McKinley Burkart. Walker is poised to take advantage of exciting new opportunities by the time Cannabis is legalized, putting Calgary on the map as a global leader in the retail Cannabis space.

Production and Distribution: Jason Kujath, President of 51st Parallel Inc. Jason is sharing his concepts for the successful production and distribution of Cannabis across Alberta and Canada.

Join us for cocktails/snacks, community and these exciting premier fireside chats.


  • Walker McKinley

    Walker McKinley

    Mckinley Burkhart


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  • Jason Kujath

    Jason Kujath

    51st Parallel Inc.


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  • Lindsay Blackett

    Lindsay Blackett


    Canadian Cannabis Chamber

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  • When

    Wednesday, Jun 27
    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (MDT)


    Junction - Food . Stage . Bar
    628 8 Ave SW, Calgary CalgaryT2P 1G4

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    • Chad Ford

      Chad Ford

      Sunexo Solutions

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      BDC Capital


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      XQ Msg

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      Jason Wang

      Borden Ladner Gervais LLP


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