There are already some great applicants for the first Mom and Pop Pitch Event at the International Cannabis Business Conference in Portland this September 28th, but there is still time to put your company on the main stage at the ICBC, in front of a room of potential investors, partners, vendors, and customers. Inspired by the Canopy Rivers “Micro License, Macro Impact” Pitch Day hosted at ICBC Vancouver, the Mom and Pop Pitch Event will award one local cannabis business a $10,000 award, no strings attached, for whatever they need to help the company survive and thrive in the super-competitive cannabis industry.

California cannabis delivery service Bud.com began as an idea discussed at a previous ICBC, so you never know what an encounter at the event can bring. With top investors and entrepreneurs from all around the world attending the ICBC, you may make just the right connection that you need, as the world’s first and premier global cannabis B2B provides networking events like no other. All Mom and Pop applicants will receive conference passes that include the VIP event on the 27th, as well as the conference after-party at the Spirit of 77.

If you own a cannabis business with majority ownership and control by an Oregonian or Oregonians, please sign up for this exciting event. The online application is short and simple and while the $10K first-place reward is a great incentive, the opportunity to find the right investor or strategic partnership may be even more valuable. Applications will be accepted until September 17th and the finalists will be notified by September 19th. Please see the Mom and Pop Pitch Event page for more details and spread the word to any OLCC-licensed cannabis business that you think should pitch their company at the Portland ICBC on September 28th.

Please spread the word to every Oregon craft cannabis business owner that you may know, especially ones that have been activists for a long time, are dedicated to ending the Drug War, are helping patients, or are otherwise giving back to their local community in some way. If you would like to attend the ICBC Portland, purchase your “early bird” tickets by September 12th to save $200.