Venture Connectors

*In-person events have been canceled until further notice.

June 2 Virtual Lunch: Louisville Startups Capitalizing on CBD Growth

According to the most recent research, the global cannabidiol market was valued at $2.8 billion in 2020 and is expected to grow at an annual rate of 21.2% from 2021 to 2028. The healing properties of CBD-infused products, and the increasing acceptance of their use in mainstream society, are major factors driving that growth.  Join Venture Connectors for our next virtual lunch on Wednesday, June 2, to hear from a panel of Louisville entrepreneurs who are riding the CBD wave with great success. They will talk about how they got started in the industry, opportunities and challenges they have faced and what’s next for them and other CBD retailers in the Louisville region. Click here to register.

The panelists are: Matt Arnold, co-founder and president of Bluegrass Best CBD; Jeff Stum, co-founder and chief products officer for Hectare’s CBD Innovations; and Dee Dee Taylor, owner of 502 Hemp Wellness Center. Taylor will moderate the discussion.

The program is from noon to 1PM, but please join us early at 11:45 AM for networking! We’ll be using the Zoom meeting format so that all attendees can interact with each other if they wish.

The event is free to Venture Connectors members and $10 for guests. All who have an interest in the startup community are welcome to join us! We hope to see you June 2!

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