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Beyond Oil Ltd. (CSE:BOIL) Joins the CSE for a Virtual Market Open

The CSE warmly welcomed Beyond Oil Ltd. (CSE:BOIL) for a virtual Market Open on May 25, 2022. 

Beyond Oil is an innovative foodtech company that has developed a unique, patented breakthrough solution to eliminate free fatty acids (FFA) from edible oils through an environmentally sensitive and cost-effective process, while preserving quality and nutritional value. Beyond Oil’s unique technology and methodology integrate into customers’ existing oil filtration processes, reducing the amount of used oil required in restaurant operations.

CEO Dr. Tamir Gedo and other members of the Beyond Oil team kicked off the day’s trading at the virtual Market Open. 

“For us, going public was a natural evolution. Canada is accepting, accessible and friendly, and will help us go all the way,” stated CEO Dr. Tamir Gedo, adding, “… we thought it would be easier for us to go to an exchange that is more receptive and more understanding of the entrepreneurship issues.”  

James Black, VP of Listings Development at the CSE noted that “We are thrilled to welcome Beyond Oil to the CSE – yet another cohort hailing from Israel and another fine example of entrepreneurship at work from the Start-up Nation. We thank Dr. Gedo and his team for choosing the CSE to further their ambitions in the Canadian public markets!”

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CSE’s Barrington Miller and 17 Issuers Featured in High Times Magazine

The cannabis industry continues to prove not only is it budding, it’s in a full-blown growth spurt. 

As one of North America’s fastest-growing industries, it’s important to monitor trends, legislation, and key players, and there’s no publication more on the pulse than High Times magazine, a top resource for the latest cannabis information since 1974.

Every year, High Times releases a list of the 100 most influential figures in the cannabis space. In April, they released The High Times 100 of 2021, and, excitedly, CSE Director of Listed Company Services, Barrington Miller, was featured, as well as 17 CSE-listed issuers. 

The CSE couldn’t be more proud of Barrington and these incredible cannabis entrepreneurs! It’s an impressive accomplishment and reaffirms the CSE’s reputation as a best-in-class marketplace for publicly traded cannabis stocks.

“It’s amazing to be recognized alongside these cannabis companies, professionals, and advocates. The CSE is proud of our contribution to the sector and we’re thankful to not only our issuers, but to everyone who is uplifting the industry. Special thanks to High Times for continuing to blaze that trail,” said CSE’s Barrington Miller. 

Check out the executives from the CSE-listed companies featured:

  • Leo Gontmakher, CEO of 4Front Ventures (CSE:FFNT)
  • Abner Kurtin, Founder and CEO of Ascend Wellness Holdings (CSE:AAWH.U)
  • Andy DeFrancesco, Former Chairman & CEO of SOL Global Investments (CSE:SOL)
  • Jason Wild, Chairman of TerrAscend (CSE:TER)
  • Kim Rivers, CEO of Trulieve Cannabis (CSE:TRUL)
  • George Archos, CEO, and Sam Dorf, Former Chief Growth Officer of Verano Holdings (CSE:VRNO
  • Daniel Carcillo, Founder and CEO of Wesana Health Holdings (CSE:WESA)
  • Robert Beasley, CEO of Cansortium (CSE:TIUM.U)
  • Nicholas Vita, CEO of Columbia Care (CSE:CCHW)
  • Charlie Bachtell, Founder and CEO of Cresco Labs (CSE:CL
  • Jonathan Sandelman, Chairman and CEO Ayr Wellness (CSE:AYR.A)
  • Joe Bayern, CEO of Curaleaf Holdings (CSE:CURA)
  • Matt Stang, Co-Founder and CEO of Delic Holdings (CSE:DELC)
  • Ben Kovler, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Green Thumb Industries (CSE:GTII)
  • Jim Cacioppo, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Jushi Holdings (CSE:JUSH)
  • Robert Groesbeck, Co-CEO of Planet 13 Holdings (CSE:PLTH)
  • Brad Rogers, CEO of Red White & Bloom Brands (CSE:RWB)

Alyssa Barry and Caroline Sawamoto on the Capital Markets Comeback Tour | The CSE Podcast Ep22-S2

To kick off the Capital Markets Comeback Tour, a joint event by the CSE and irlabs, the CSE’s Barrington Miller and Anna Serin are joined by Caroline Sawamoto and Alyssa Barry, CPIR, the Principals and Co-Founders of irlabs, an investor relations advisory firm. The four discuss the exciting cross-country event, the Capital Markets Comeback Tour, including a sneak peek at companies attending.

Here’s an overview of what Barrington, Anna, Alyssa, and Caroline discuss in this edition of the “Exchange for Entrepreneurs” podcast:

00:00 – Introduction and background
02:00 – How was irlabs started?
03:40 – Vancouver’s significance to the Canadian capital markets
07:00 – What to expect from the tour
11:00 – What does success look like for irlabs?
12:50 – List of participating companies
13:40 – Social media links and website information
15:25 – Alyssa’s music-related past
18:15 – Tour dates and cities
19:55 – Additional contact information

About Alyssa Barry
Alyssa is a Principal and Co-Founder at irlabs. She has over 15-years of investor relations, capital markets and corporate communications experience. An activist by nature, she has raised over $1 billion of capital, led some of Canada’s most successful activism campaigns, managed M&A transactions and enhanced board governance frameworks. She was formerly Head of Strategy – Operations and Communications at Artis REIT, Vice-President of Capital Markets and Communications at Sandpiper Group and Manager, Investor Relations at Amica Mature Lifestyles Inc. She is known for her agility, creative prose and relentless pursuit of success for her clients.

About Caroline Sawamoto
Caroline is a Principal and Co-Founder at irlabs. She has over 15-years of investor relations and capital markets experience across various exchanges and industries. She has supported numerous financing activities, both public and private, and helped raise over $650 million of capital. Caroline began her investor relations career with Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. in 2006. Her passion for making an impact through clean energy solutions led her to join Ballard Power Systems Inc. and Westport Fuel Systems Inc., both of which are dual-listed on the NASDAQ and TSX stock exchanges. Prior to co-founding irlabs, she was Investor Relations Manager at Alabaster Homes, a privately-owned real estate development company in Vancouver. She is known for her diligence, poise and can-do attitude.

Learn more about irlabs at https://www.irlabs.ca/.

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Ashish Malik on Agritech Using Bees | The CSE Podcast Ep21-S2 (Earth Day 2022)

In a special episode for Earth Day, the CSE’s Barrington Miller is joined by Ashish Malik, CEO of Bee Vectoring Technologies (CSE:BEE), to discuss this agriculture technology company’s use of commercial bees as a more sustainable alternative to traditional pesticides. The conversation also addresses the growing demand for agriculture across the world due to population growth.

Here’s an overview of what Barrington and Ashish discuss in this edition of the “Exchange for Entrepreneurs” podcast:

00:00 – Introduction and background
02:12 – How does Bee Vectoring make the world better?
04:20 – Limitations of the system
05:30 – How bees are involved with the system’s process
07:10 – What is colony collapse disorder?
08:40 – What kinds of bees are used?

About Ashish Malik
Ashish Malik is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of BVT. He was previously the VP of Global Marketing for Biologics at Bayer CropScience. He was responsible for managing the portfolio of biological assets for the company and advancing the strategy to develop integrated crop solutions that include biological products together with traditional chemical products, seeds, traits, seed treatments, and services. Ashish joined Bayer CropScience through the company’s acquisition of AgraQuest in 2012. At AgraQuest, he was Senior Vice President of Global Marketing and a member of the company’s Executive Team. Other previous roles have included Head of Commercial Operations for the Home Care Division at Syngenta, Business Unit Director at Imerys, and Marketing Manager at BFGoodrich. Ashish serves on the Board of the Biopesticides Industry Alliance and holds an MBA with concentrations in Finance and Marketing from Carnegie Mellon University – Tepper School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Swarthmore College.

Learn more about Bee Vectoring Technologies International at https://www.beevt.com/.

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Keith Driver on Regenerative Fertilizer | The CSE Podcast Ep20-S2 (Earth Day 2022)

In a special episode for Earth Day, the CSE’s Anil Mall is joined by Keith Driver, CEO of EarthRenew (CSE:ERTH), to discuss their regenerative fertilizer solution that focuses on building back soil and preventing nutrient run-off. The conversation also addresses overcoming misconceptions in the conventional farming industry.

Here’s an overview of what Anil and Keith discuss in this edition of the “Exchange for Entrepreneurs” podcast:

00:00 – Introduction and background
01:40 – The challenges of using traditional fertilizer
02:52 – EarthRenew’s journey
04:40 – The challenges of introducing new technology to farmers
08:10 – Business and advertising strategy
11:11 – Hurdles yet to overcome
13:00 – Current target areas and plans for expansion
14:30 – Feedback from their shareholders
17:20 – Social media links and website information
18:40 – Keith Driver’s message for Earth Day

About Keith Driver
Keith Driver has served in leadership positions in several environmental technology companies over the past 15 years. His experience includes senior marketing, technical, and management roles focused on emerging products or technologies. Many of these opportunities have focused on processing organic feedstocks and marketing the end-products, such as compost and biochar. Keith holds two degrees in engineering and an MBA, and serves as a sessional instructor at the University of Calgary.

Learn more about EarthRenew at https://earthrenew.ca/.

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Juan Carlos Giron Jr. on Metals without Mining | The CSE Podcast Ep19-S2 (Earth Day 2022)

In a special episode for Earth Day, the CSE’s Barrington Miller is joined by Juan Carlos Giron Jr., Senior Vice President of EnviroGold Global (CSE:NVRO), to discuss this clean technology company’s efforts to reprocess mine tailings and produce metals without mining. The conversation also addresses the importance of leaving a lasting environmental legacy.

Here’s an overview of what Barrington and Juan discuss in this edition of the “Exchange for Entrepreneurs” podcast:

00:00 – Introduction and background
02:00 – EnviroGold’s extraction process
04:40 – Leaving a positive environmental legacy
06:00 – Socials and other information about EnviroGold

About Juan Carlos Giron Jr.
Juan Carlos Giron Jr. is a senior executive with over a decade of experience in finance, management, and strategic development. Prior to joining EnviroGold Global, he was Chief Financial Officer of a NYSE-listed metals and mining firm. He began his career in UBS’s International Division, a world-leading provider of financial services. He is skilled in strategic planning, financial modeling, agile management techniques, and market intelligence and has a strong compliance background.

Learn more about EnviroGold Global at https://www.envirogoldglobal.com/.

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Dr. Tamir Gedo on Environmental Impacts of Cooking Oil | The CSE Podcast Ep18-S2 (Earth Day 2022)

In a special episode for Earth Day, CSE’s Barrington Miller is joined by Dr. Tamir Gedo, CEO of Beyond Oil, to discuss the company’s product for cooking oils that targets free fatty acids. The conversation also addresses the environmental issue of getting rid of cooking oil at scale and how their product could be part of the solution.

Here’s an overview of what Barrington and Dr. Gedo discuss in this edition of the “Exchange for Entrepreneurs” podcast:

00:00 – Introduction and background
00:59 – Beyond Oil’s free fatty acid extraction technology
01:30 – Benefits of extracting free fatty acid from cooking oil
03:40 – Effects on flavour and taste
06:30 – How to use the product
09:00 – Environmental impacts
10:30 – How the idea for Beyond Oil started
14:00 – Effects of COVID-19 on the business

About Dr. Tamir Gedo
Dr. Gedo draws upon 25 years of experience as a marketing and business strategy expert serving in academic, government, and industry functions. Dr. Gedo’s extensive expertise in international marketing, branding, entrepreneurship, and business strategy has served him in his various leadership roles. He has contributed to a wide range of branding, strategic planning, and market penetration activities as a senior manager or executive director of major companies in a variety of industries, including the pharmaceutical industry.

Learn more about Beyond Oil at https://www.beyondoil.co/.

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Cannibble Foodtech Ltd. (CSE:PLCN) Joins the CSE for a Virtual Market Open

The CSE warmly welcomed Cannibble Food-Tech Ltd. (CSE:PLCN) for a virtual Market Open on March 31, 2022.  

Cannibble is a food tech company that develops and manufactures food mix products that are enhanced with hemp seeds, hemp protein, CBD, and THC, where legal to do so. Cannibble has developed proprietary formulas for powder-based edibles that are subsequently enhanced with active cannabinoids, which are marketed under their brand name “The Pelicann.” 

CSE CEO Richard Carleton remarked, “We’ve been doing a lot of work in Israel over the past five years and have been extraordinarily impressed by the innovation in the cannabis space. We are excited and honoured that Cannibble brought their company to the public markets on the CSE.” 

Yoav Bar Joseph, CEO of Cannibble Food-Tech, added, “We are very honoured – this is a significant milestone for Cannibble, both as a company and as a team. We would like to thank our advisors, families, and friends who have been patient with us as we’ve been working on this listing over the past year!”

For more details about the CSE, including information on other Market Opens, please visit the CSE website or follow us on social media.

Colin Lynch on the Black Opportunity Fund | The CSE Podcast Ep17-S2

CSE’s Barrington Miller is joined by Colin Lynch, Managing Director at TD Asset Management, to discuss the Black Opportunity Fund (BOF), a registered charity that provides access to capital and capacity to Black entrepreneurs. The conversation addresses barriers to accessing capital in Canada, COVID-19’s impact, and steps to obtaining a grant or loan through BOF.

Here’s an overview of what Barrington and Colin discuss in this edition of the “Exchange for Entrepreneurs” podcast:

00:00 – Introduction and background
02:05 – What is the Black Opportunity Fund?
05:10 – How to apply for funding
09:00 – Requirements and repayment process
13:16 – Social media links and website information

About Colin Lynch
In 2020, Colin was named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40, an annual recognition of the exceptional achievements of 40 outstanding Canadians under the age of 40. Top 40 has recognized more than 800 outstanding Canadians and is the country’s most coveted award for young business leaders. He is also a recipient of the Queen’s University Toronto Branch Award, which is presented to Toronto-area alumni who have distinguished themselves in their careers, in their volunteer work, in the arts, or in other ways they have contributed to society. In 2021, Colin was named a Trustee Emeritus of Queen’s University in recognition of his exemplary service to Queen’s University and its Board of Trustees.

Learn more about the Black Opportunity Fund at https://blackopportunityfund.ca/ 

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SWMBRD Sports Inc. (CSE:SWIM) Joins the CSE for a Virtual Market Open

The CSE warmly welcomed SWMBRD Sports Inc. (CSE:SWIM) for a virtual Market Open on March 16, 2022. 

SWMBRD Sports is a British Columbia-based sporting goods company focused on developing, manufacturing, marketing, and selling aquatic sports products in the sporting goods and outdoor recreation industries. Their main asset is the 100% ownership of the SWMBRD aquatic sports board and multiple variants thereof, along with designs covering numerous related accessories.

CEO Justin Schroenn and other members of the amazing SWMBRD Sports team kicked off the day’s trading at the virtual Market Open. 

CSE CEO Richard Carleton remarked, “We are pleased to welcome SWMBRD Sports to the Canadian Securities Exchange as they introduce the world – and capital markets – to the SWMBRD product and the sport of swimboarding.”

Schroenn noted, “The product and the brand that we’re launching is an entirely new thing. We started to realize that there was a market for a small board that anyone could own that really empowered you in the water.” Schroenn continues, “We are privileged to be among the companies listed on the CSE – the process has been great, and the whole team has been so welcoming.”

For more details about the CSE, including information on other Market Opens, please visit the CSE website or follow us on social media.