Daniel Mitre, CEO of New Wave Esports Corp. (CSE:NWES), joined James Black at the CSE Media Centre (couch) to play some retro SNES video games and share his origins as a gamer (0:46), the evolution of the competitive gaming scene since the 1990’s (3:31) and why the competitive gaming market has gravitated towards first person shooters (6:36). Dan also discloses the size of the gaming and eSports industries (9:22), as well as the four eSports ecosystem verticals that New Wave focuses and invests in (10:49). Listen until the end to hear his thoughts on competitive player health and development (14:17), and the overwhelming demand for content from professional streamers (17:28).
Duane Nelson, CEO and President at Enviroleach Technologies Inc. (CSE:ETI), joined Phillip Shum in the podcast studio to share his thoughts on how his company’s environmental mining technology is replacing the harmful application of cyanide and mercury in mineral extraction (1:10), the 100 million tonne (a year) opportunity in the e-waste sector (3:10), and the challenge of meeting demand for Enviroleach’s technology globally (9:25). Listen until the end to hear how the company just recently poured its first 95 ounce gold bar from minerals extracted using its technology!
Alain Ghiai, Founder and CEO at GlobeX Data Ltd. (CSE:SWIS), joined Phillip Shum in the podcast studio to share his thoughts on how his company works to outperform Dropbox, Gmail and WhatsApp in the arenas of cyber security and privacy (2:37), how data has surpassed oil and gas as the world’s most valuable asset (5:00), and why Switzerland is the ideal home for cyber security infrastructure (9:40). Listen until the end to hear how GlobeX is establishing major partnerships with global companies like América Móvil, and the 12 specific verticals they focus their business on.
Sarah Tahor, Founder & CEO at Can Innovations, joined James Black in the podcast studio to share how her company is bringing international cannabis innovation to Canada (1:50), a brief history of cannabis research from the legendary Dr. Raphael Mechoulam (4:29), and how Canada and Israel’s markets complement each other (6:49). Listen until the end to learn more about the current status of cannabis licensing in the country and the groundbreaking work that is happening at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
Cameron Chell, Founder and Chairman at Draganfly Inc., joined Grace Pedota in the podcast studio to share his thoughts on delivering drone systems innovation to the public markets (1:02), the opportunities emerging as a result of US government security concerns around foreign drone systems control (2:23), and the future of unmanned vehicles beyond aerial drones (4:11). Listen until the end to hear how Cameron envisions Draganfly punching above its “weight class.”
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.