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Orleatha Smith: Co-Founder of InclusivePay talks Cannabis payment processing, the CBD Summit and spotting niche business opportunity

In our chat, Orleatha and I dig into: Her career as a serial entrepreneur and how each business has informed the next; The state of payment processors in the cannabis industry today; The launch of her free upcoming CBD Summit and why it's an invaluable resource for anyone looking to get into the booming CBD industry; How to spot a gap in the market and follow up to see if it’s an opportunity worth pursuing; Researching a biz niche before jumping in; Orleatha's top tips for productivity and connecting with people in any industry!

Andrea Brooks: Co-Founder & CEO of Sava talks online marketplace tech, cannabis business strategy and building successful brand partnerships

In our chat, Andrea and I dig into: Her background working in non-profits & NGOs and the crossover from those experiences into the work she’s doing today; The disabling injury that led to cannabis playing a crucial role in her recovery and how that inspired her to enter the canna space; The evolution of Sava’s online platform — focusing on customer experience, multi-brand management, and complex delivery logistics; Behind the scenes of Sava's vetting process for partner-brands that focuses on customer feedback, values alignment, and a deep commitment to sustainability; And more!

Kim Sanchez Rael: CEO of Azuca talks fast acting & predictable CBD edibles, the intersection of science and culinary creativity and the future of cannabis food service

In our chat, Kim and I dig into: Azuca’s proprietary process for making edibles fast acting and predictable; Their initial product line, which includes sweeteners and syrups (and more) that can be added to food and beverages as the building blocks of a sophisticated culinary cannabis experience; We discuss what it’s been like Introducing CBD Products to the food service industry; Azuca’s unique focus on breakthrough science and culinary creativity; We discuss strategy for partnership, growth and expansion; She shares where she sees the future for cannabis in food service is headed; And more!

Adelia Carrillo: Founder of Direct Cannabis Network talks being a first-time CEO, finding the voice of the company, fundraising and supporting women in the cannabis space

In this episode, we talk about how DCN came to be and the process of finding its true voice, Adelia's experience being a first-time CEO while building a team and developing company culture, the ups and downs of fundraising, and how we can support other women in or interested in the cannabis industry.