Bryan Baeumler and Lance Montgomery, CEO of HeyBryan Media Inc. (CSE:HEY) joined James Black at the CSE Media Centre to discuss the potential of extending Bryan’s home renovation brand to a publicly traded vehicle (0:48), the mechanics of how the HeyBryan app works (1:37) and the types of renovations that are best left to professionals (2:44). Listen until the end to learn more about the company’s business model and how HeyBryan Media plans to expand the brand beyond the home services space.
Oren Shuster, CEO of IM Cannabis Corp., joined Barrington Miller in the podcast studio to share how the company’s foundation has been built on the experience of growing pharma-grade cannabis since 2010 (3:21), their focus on applying EU GMP standards to meet growing demand in Europe (5:13), and the important lessons learned through trial and error over the years (8:12). Listen until the end to learn more about the distinct differences between the EU/Israeli market vis-à-vis North America and the opportunity presented by the German medical cannabis market.
Jo Vos, Managing Director of Leafly, joined Grace Pedota in the podcast studio to share how their platform is empowering cannabis shoppers through education (2:04), the challenge of presenting plant data differently to keep pace with a rapidly maturing audience (4:02), and the importance of standardizing industry terminology (11:38). Listen until the end to learn more about Jo’s vision of how Leafly is bridging the cannabis marketing world and regulation, the ongoing opportunity to break down cannabis stigma through informed dialogue, and her personal tips for downhill cyclists!
Marlene Street Forrest, Managing Director of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, and Ian McNaughton, Chairman of the JSE, join James Black for a special edition of #HashtagFinance to discuss the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the JSE and the CSE (0:49), how this collaboration will help create opportunities for investors on both exchanges (2:23), and which industries they believe will utilize this new ecosystem most (6:36). Listen until the end to learn more about the requirements for listing on the JSE, factors that have helped the exchange see success during their 50 years of operation, and for a very special song commemorating the JSE’s 50-year anniversary!
This special episode of #HashtagFinance takes the podcast out of the studio and into the CSE Media Centre! Jason Paltrowitz, Executive Vice President of Corporate Services at OTC Markets Group, and Richard Carleton, CEO of the Canadian Securities Exchange, join James Black to talk about Cannabis Investor Day, the inaugural event co-hosted by the CSE and OTC Markets Group (0:53), the importance of the CSE’s partnership with OTC Markets when it comes to creating opportunities for listed companies beyond the border (1:40), and why maintaining cross-border shareholder visibility is essential (6:25). Listen until the end for Jason’s explanation of the different market tiers at OTC Markets, for Richard’s advice to Canadian issuers going into the US markets, and to learn how both the CSE and OTC Markets Group help companies not only go public, but learn how to be public.
Stephen Ehrlich, CEO of Voyager Digital (Canada) Ltd. (CSE:VYGR), joined James Black in the podcast studio after Voyager’s Market Open at the CSE Media Centre to discuss what sets the company apart from the competition when it comes to trading and education in the crypto space (2:07), how their execution network allows Voyager to cater to both retail and professional users (6:12), and what he’s learned about achieving success in a volatile market (10:35). Listen until the end to learn more about how Voyager safeguards the investors that use their cryptocurrency trading platform, Stephen’s history in finance, and why he believes Bitcoin will become the global currency.
Tom Meredith, Executive Chairman of West Red Lake Gold Mines Inc. (CSE:RLG), joins Phillip Shum after the company’s Market Open at the CSE Media Centre to discuss his history and successes in the mining space (1:31), how the company is using modern exploration techniques to create valuable new resources (5:00), and his thoughts on gold as a foundational element of the global financial ecosystem (10:25). Listen until the end to learn why the Red Lake District of Northwestern Ontario is a well-known gold source, and for Tom’s thoughts on the investment cycle of mining and resource companies.
Bob Brilon, President and CFO of Vapen MJ Ventures (CSE:VAPN), joins Barrington Miller to discuss ringing the bell at their Market Open (0:50), the company’s recent, record-breaking month (2:44), and their plans to use a different approach for expansion outside of Arizona (6:52). Listen until the end to learn more about Vapen’s diverse product line, how Bob feels the political climate will affect US cannabis in 2020, and for his advice to entrepreneurs.
Peter Miller, CEO of SLANG Worldwide Inc. (CSE:SLNG), joins Barrington Miller in the podcast studio after the company’s Market Open to discuss what differentiates SLANG as a “house of brands” in the cannabis space (3:09), the inaugural outdoor harvest of cannabis from their Canadian operation, one of the first in Canadian legal cannabis history (6:22), and his thoughts on the vaporizer ban in the US, including how regulation and legalization can help alleviate issues that have played a role in the ban (12:30). Listen until the end to learn about SLANG’s association with Bruce Linton, their program dedicated to assisting nonviolent cannabis offenders who are currently in prison, and to hear where in the world SLANG Worldwide is heading next.
Ian Mclelland, CEO and Founder of Proactive Investors, joins James Black to discuss how he turned his investing blog into a global financial news business (2:01), what Proactive offers that goes beyond the range of traditional news media and how they maintain their broadcast standards (8:24), why it’s important to have a global footprint in the industry (14:06), and how they create mutually beneficial relationships with third party syndication sites (20:22). Listen until the end to learn how investor interests and preferred media format vary by region, why Proactive created their app, and for Ian’s advice to publicly-listed companies on maintaining visibility and building trust with shareholders.