Blunt Talk: LA

  • Job Fair Bot
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Jan 16, 2018
Multi-Employer General Business

Event Description

You're invited to an evening of Ted style presentations by cannabis professionals, networking, and an awesome raffle. Did we mention Tacos? Blunt Talks are Ted style presentations given by innovators of the cannabis industry who want to share their knowledge so we can grow together! With the passage of Proposition 64 (legalization of recreational marijuana use), the California cannabis industry is experiencing a period of rapid growth! There are more businesses, brands, products, and services than ever before, and now is your chance to learn from a few that are really changing the game! Whether youre a professional looking to transition careers into the cannabis industry, a canna-professional looking to keep up to date with whats going on, or a business owner that is looking to add talent to your team, this installment of Blunt Talk will prepare you!Last event:Video 1+Video 2 PARKING IS BAD. We suggest taking lyft or uber, otherwise you may have to park a few streets over and walk. We appologize for any inconvenience. FORMAT Eat tacos. Check out our sponsors. Make friends. Hear short, TED-style talks from cannabis professionals. Have a chance to win cool swag. Ask some questions. Win more swag. Speakers: Roxanne Dennant, co-founder and President of Fruit Slabs and the founder/CEO of Rock Sea Agency Roxanne Dennant, 30, is a master at her craft in building brands in the cannabis industry. She is the co-founder and President of Fruit Slabs and the founder/CEO of Rock Sea Agency, a curated collective of creatives specializing in branding, marketing & PR. Her passion for cannabis, its medicinal benefits and the stories surrounding it have been Roxannes major driving force over the past ten-plus years. Roxanne is an alumnus of Virginia Commonwealth University where her academic focus was the reformation of Cannabis Laws and she earned a Bachelors degree in Political Science. Post college, Roxanne moved to New York City where she went on to explore various industries that spanned from art consulting, customized art creation, and brand ambassador for Leblon Cachaa. Roxanne learned experiences, skills and knowledge from outside industries she would learn to harness and ultimately bring with her into the cannabis space. Roxanne attributes her passion for branding and team building from her time spent with the global giant, Red Bull. Since her time at RedBull, Roxanne has spearheaded sales for multiple international fabric and denim manufacturers in Los Angeles and been a part of the creative team in building multiple cannabis brands. Put bluntly, Roxanne has experience well beyond her years and is a proven mover, shaker and doer. Brooke Butler,VP Business Developement at SimplifyaBrooke Butler is an energetic professional who has spent the last decade building her business development career in 8 countries across 4 continents. As a Country Director for global research and publishing firm Oxford Business Group, Brooke gained vital experience introducing a brand and products to new markets and fostering commercial partnerships with the public and private sectors. Working with the regional managing editors, she also helped identify new business opportunities in frontier economies and secured meetings with high-profile personalities who influence investment issues including the Prime Minister of Malaysia Najib Abdul Razak, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Ranil Wickremesinghe, former President of the Philippines President Benigno Aquino III, former President of Brazil Luiz Incio Lula da Silva, former President of Nigeria Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organisation Taleb Rifai, former President and CEO of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation Elizabeth Littlefield, Vice-Chairman of General Electric John Rice, and former Chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management Jim ONeill. Brooke was finally convinced it was the right time to make the move back to America after she saw how quickly the Cannabis industry was growing and knew the expertise she had gained from working in some of the worlds most dynamic and regulated frontier economies could be used to help grow this new emerging industry.Hosted bySam Zartoshty +MORE SPECIAL THANKS TO: Hitman Coffeeshop & Galleryis 21+. A beautiful & unique multifunctional Art Gallery Space that will host a variety of Art Shows. From canvas, to sculpture, to glass pipes, Hitman Coffeeshop & Gallery will proudly feature: Launch Parties, Brand Features, Meet & Greets with artists-musicians-and company owners, Art Shows, Photo Shoots, Concerts, Educational Seminars & Classes, Yoga, Private Parties, Networking Socials, Tastings, Private Dinners & Catered Socials, Black Tie Events, Monthly Brunch, Fundraisers, Job Fairs, Company Features, & so much more. Come and help us set a new standard. Paragonhelps talented individuals find their place in the cannabis industry. If you're a business that needs to hire, a professional looking for a new career, or have any questions at all, email team@joinparagon.us Canopyis a seed-stage business accelerator program and venture fund for the cannabis industry.

Event Date

Jan 22, 2018