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California Lockdown Means Marijuana Pitch Event Shines Online

So much for the worn-out idea that cannabis consumers are an idle lot. As millions of Californians wade into the second week of mass-lockdowns and unprecedented business closures, marijuana entrepreneurs are gearing up this week for an online pitch event that could see their businesses flourish.

The upcoming event, which was originally scheduled to take place live at Runway in San Francisco – a tech co-working space located in the Twitter building near downtown – will now be live-streamed online Tuesday March 24th at 5:30 pm (PST) due to a shelter-in-place order imposed by California’s governor.

Produced by, the pitch event has had a rich history discovering and boosting recognition of innovative businesses that create pioneering products and ideas in the emerging cannabis space. Evan Horowitz, co-founder & CEO of says previous presenters have gone on to work with legendary Y Combinator, secured investment and successfully exited. Y Combinator has been a part of helping to launch over 2,000 companies since 2005 – including Airbnb, DoorDash and Instacart – and is extremely effective at getting companies whipped into the best possible shape to pitch to potential investors.

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Published: March 23, 2020

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