Tide Turning at TechCrunch
Cannabis Company Selected to Compete at the TechCrunch Disrupt Pitch-Off in Denver
DENVER, Sept. 29, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — The marijuana startup CannaRegs has been selected to compete at the TechCrunch Disrupt Pitch-Off on October 1st. CannaRegs will have 60 seconds to convince the judges that it should be awarded a coveted table in Startup Alley at TechCrunch Disrupt in London or New York. CannaRegs’ inclusion in the Denver event may signal a change in approach for the vaunted startup launching pad.
Cannabis companies have had trouble gaining traction at prior TechCrunch conferences. No such company has ever won Disrupt. One cannabis-related company that says it won the popular vote at last year’s Disrupt in San Francisco nevertheless was not advanced to the Startup Battlefield.
But just last week, a cannabis-related company made it to the final round at Disrupt in San Francisco, although they did not take home the top prize. Now, CannaRegs has its chance to compete for a spot at the main TechCrunch Disrupt conference.
CannaRegs is a perfect example of disruptive technology in the cannabis industry. It changes the way cannabis businesses access the cumbersome and ever-changing government rules and regulations that they must follow. Instead of calling expensive lawyers or wading through endless regulations, CannaRegs subscribers can find the specific information they need in just a few easy clicks. CannaRegs also keeps its users up-to-date on any changes to the rules relevant to them and provides rare and unpublished content, such as a database of business violation reports.
“We are honored to compete at this year’s event, and we are thrilled that cannabis startups are finally getting the recognition they deserve,” said CannaRegs Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer Amanda Ostrowitz.
The TechCrunch Disrupt Pitch-Off will take place at 6 pm on October 1st at 1644 Platte Street in Denver.
To Watch CannaRegs pitch, do the following:
1. Download the app periscope.
2. Enable push notifications so you know when it begins.
3. Follow @cannatechdenver — recording will be available for 24 hours on the @cannatechdenver periscope profile for anyone who misses it live.
CannaRegs is a web-based subscription service that provides enhanced access to cannabis rules and regulations. Visit us at cannaregs.com.
Amanda Ostrowitz, Esq.