Timothy Ko on Treating Addiction with DMT and Psychedelics | The CSE Podcast Ep3-S2

CSE’s Barrington Miller catches up with Timothy Ko, CEO of Entheon Biomedical Corp. (CSE:ENBI) to discuss how his company is pursuing R&D of DMT-based products to safely treat addiction. Timothy provides an update on what the company has accomplished in the year since they’ve been public and upcoming plans for clinical trials.

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

0:00 – Catching up with Timothy Ko and Entheon Biomedical
2:30 – What has happened since they listed on the CSE – Canadian Securities Exchange
4:12 – Personalization through genetics
6:20 – The genetics test kit
8:30 – Pathway for clinical trials
9:55 – What’s coming next for investors

About Entheon Biomedical Corp.
Entheon is a biotechnology research and development company committed to developing and commercializing a portfolio of safe and effective Dimethyltryptamine based psychedelic therapeutic products (“DMT Products”) for the purposes of treating addiction and substance use disorders. Subject to obtaining all requisite regulatory approvals and permits, Entheon intends to generate revenue through the sale of its DMT Products to physicians, clinics and licensed psychiatrists in the United States, certain countries in the European Union and throughout Canada.  

Learn more about Entheon Biomedical Corp. at Entheon Biomedical Corp. | CSE – Canadian Securities Exchange (thecse.com)

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Johnson Joseph on Building a “Dating App” for Lending in China | The CSE Podcast Ep2-S2

CSE’s Barrington Miller chats with Johnson Joseph, CEO of Peak Fintech Group Inc. (CSE:PKK) to discuss how his company is building an ecosystem where small and medium businesses (“SMEs”) can easily connect with lending financial institutions to more efficiently access credit.

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

0:00 – Introducing Johnson Joseph and Peak Fintech Group
1:13 – Matching small businesses with the right lending opportunities
3:35 – The surprising use-case for their lending platform
5:12 – The technology at the core of Peak’s business
7:28 – The problem that SMEs have accessing credit
8:00 – From “lending hub” to “business hub”
11:38 – Using analytics and AI for lending decision making and ensuring privacy
14:40 – Doing business in China OVER 10 YEARS
19:21 – What’s coming next for investors
21:44 – Dumplings!

About Peak Fintech Group Inc.
Peak Fintech Group Inc. is the parent company of a group of innovative financial technology (Fintech) subsidiaries operating primarily in the commercial lending industry. Peak’s subsidiaries bring together lending financial institutions and businesses to create the Cubeler Business Hub, an ecosystem where analytics and artificial intelligence are used to facilitate transactions among members of the ecosystem.

Learn more about Peak Fintech Group Inc. at Peak Fintech Group Inc. | CSE – Canadian Securities Exchange (thecse.com)

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Ilan Sobel on Unlocking Human Utility Value at BioHarvest Sciences | The CSE Podcast Ep1-S2

CSE’s Barrington Miller chats with Ilan Sobel, CEO of BioHarvest Sciences Inc. (CSE:BHSC) to discuss how his company is combining science & technology with the power of nature to develop breakthrough proprietary and patented Biofarming technologies (plant cell growth).

Here’s an overview of what Barrington and Ilan cover in this edition of the podcast:

0:00 – Introducing Ilan Sobel and BioHarvest Sciences
2:45 – What Ilan learned over 18 years at Coca Cola
6:40 – Developing “Biofarming” technology at BioHarvest
10:20 – Incorporating sustainability into their strategies
13:25 – The intersection of biotech and health and wellness
16:15 – Correlating sustainable technologies and cost
19:55 – Advocating for female leadership in biotechnology
25:00 – Building “human utility value”

About BioHarvest Sciences Inc.
BioHarvest Sciences produces and sells a food-based Nutraceutical product called Vinia™ which contains the whole range of piceid resveratrol in natural state. The product is made by growing plant cells from red grapes in bioreactors utilizing BioHarvest’s platform technology which allows the growing of specific cells instead of the whole plant. BioHarvest Sciences is also completing research to adapt its platform technology to the growing of cannabis cells under a cannabis research license in Israel.

Learn more about BioHarvest Sciences Inc. at https://thecse.com/en/listings/life-sciences/bioharvest-sciences-inc

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Silas Garrison on Empowering Government Efficiency Through SaaS | #HashtagFinance

CSE’s Anil Mall chats with Silas Garrison, CEO of HealthSpace Data Systems Ltd. (CSE:HS) to discuss his personal ambitions to revolutionize efficiencies across various levels of government utilizing HealthSpace’s unique SAAS solutions.

Here’s an overview of what Anil and Silas cover in this edition of the #HashtagFinance​ podcast:

0:00​ – Introducing Silas Garrison and HealthSpace Data Systems
3:14​ – Customer profile and the differences of doing business in Canada and US
6:45​ – Silas Garrison – “A self taught nerd”
8:35​ – HS Cloud – a passion project
11:25​ – The bench at HS
13:05​ – What government agencies are trying to accomplish
15:25​ – The key difference of serving private business
17:20​ – Everything begins, and ends with HS Cloud
21:00​ – Online citizen engagement and HS touch
25:50​ – HS Pay and a digital payment solution for Government
30:40​ – Customer stickiness and retention
32:20​ – Recent financing and consolidation
32:45​ – What’s next – aggressive growth
34:40​ – Staying connected with HealthSpace.

HealthSpace Data Systems Ltd.

HealthSpace is a government Software as a Service (SaaS) company focused on providing efficiencies to state and local government agencies through its powerful enterprise cloud and mobile platform. Over the last decade, HealthSpace has successfully developed both cloud and mobile applications currently serving over 500 state and local government organizations across North America.

HealthSpace’s HSCloud Suite platform is one of the only self-serve enterprise SaaS platforms in the government space. HealthSpace is focused on revolutionizing every aspect of the regulatory process within state, provincial and local government; from licensing and inspections, to disease surveillance, to financial management. HealthSpace’s platform handles it all. HealthSpace is now entering the FinTech space by developing an online and mobile payment platform that streamlines the intake of government revenue for the agencies it serves.

HealthSpace has also expanded its offerings in the realm of communicable disease tracking by creating an automated contact solution which enables public health agencies to broaden the scope and depth of their communicable disease surveillance in an automated fashion.

Learn more about HealthSpace Data Systems Ltd. at https://thecse.com/en/listings/technology/healthspace-data-systems-ltd

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Kevin Wright on Bridging Brands to Esports Communities | #HashtagFinance

CSE’s James Black chats with Kevin Wright, President of GameSquare Esports Inc. (CSE:GSQ) to discuss the company’s unique focus on the agency vertical in esports and how they are bridging the gap between global brands and growing gaming communities.

Here’s an overview of what James and Kevin cover in this edition of the #HashtagFinance podcast:

0:00 – Introducing Kevin Wright and GameSquare
1:50 – The state of esports in 2021
4:55 – The role of physical infrastructure in esports
8:30 – The GameSquare business model – backed by Code Red and GCN
12:45 – Describing “brand safety”
13:55 – Why non-endemic brands are getting involved in esports 17:45 – Following the playbook from “traditional” professional sports
22:15 – Ninja and Apex Legends
23:30 – Kevin’s background in programming and banking
27:30 – The wrap

About GameSquare Esports

GameSquare Esports Inc. is an international gaming and esports company headquartered in Toronto, Canada. The Company is seeking to acquire additional assets and entities serving the gaming and esports markets and, more broadly, in sports and entertainment.

The acquisition of Code Red Esports Ltd. (“Code Red”), an esports talent agency, provided an initial foothold in Europe through its UK operations. Code Red represents leading on-screen talent, players and influencers and works with leading global brands to develop influencer campaigns and esports marketing strategies. GameSquare’s second acquisition of Reciprocity Corp. provides access to Asia, Latin America and North America.

Its gaming and esports assets include: a CrossFire franchise in China that it owns with its partner LGD Gaming, a 40% interest in a League of Legends team that competes in Latin America, and, its wholly owned subsidiary corporation, GCN, a digital media company focusing on the gaming and esports audience based in Los Angeles, USA.

Learn more about GameSquare Esports at https://thecse.com/en/listings/technology/gamesquare-esports-inc

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Jeff Stevens on the Healing Potential of Amanita Muscaria Mushrooms | #HashtagFinance

CSE’s Anil Mall chats with Jeff Stevens, CEO of Psyched Wellness Ltd. (CSE:PSYC) to discuss the company’s objective to create premium mushroom-derived products that have the potential to become a leading North American brand in the emerging functional food category. Jeff also shares how they are developing a line of Amanita Muscaria-derived water-based extracts, teas and capsules designed to help with three health objectives: promote stress relief and relaxation, assist with sleeping and to support mood.

Here’s an overview of what Anil and Jeff cover in this edition of the #HashtagFinance podcast:

0:00 – Introducing Jeff Stevens CEO of Psyched Wellness
2:30 – The company’s mission to harness the healing power of mushrooms
6:00 – The science and history of Amanita Muscaria
9:00 – Professor David Nutt – a thought leader in Amanita Muscaria
11:20 – Michael Nederhoff, Terry Booth and the PSYC Board
16:00 – Psyched’s developing product line
17:20 – The R&D required to launch a micro dose product
20:30 – Keeping up with Psyched
22:50 – Closing comments – the value proposition

Learn more about Psyched Wellness at: https://thecse.com/en/listings/life-sciences/psyched-wellness-ltd 

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Mark Binns on Facilitating the Next Stage of Crypto Adoption | #HashtagFinance

CSE’s James Black chats with Mark Binns, CEO of BIGG Digital Assets Inc. (CSE:BIGG) to discuss the company’s commitment to delivering “compliance-first crypto” through their Netcoins and Blockchain Intelligence Group businesses. Mark also shares his thoughts on the current state (and price) of bitcoin and how his company is preparing for the influx of institutions moving into crypto currencies.

Here’s an overview of what James and Mark cover in this edition of the #HashtagFinance podcast:

0:00 – Introducing Mark Binns and BIGG Digital Assets (CSE:BIGG)
0:50 – The institutional influence on crypto and bitcoin
2:14 – What is Netcoins? …and the future of crypto exchanges
5:40 – The pros and cons of bitcoin ETFs
7:55 – The business reasons for purchasing bitcoin
9:30 – Does short selling occur on crypto exchanges?
11:05 – The origin of Netcoins and the world’s first bitcoin ATM
13:05 – What is influencing the price of bitcoin right now?
17:35 – Delivering compliance-first crypto with BitRank and QLUE
21:05 – $12M raised and use-of-proceeds
22:35 – What’s next for BIGG?
23:30 – The wrap

About BIGG Digital Assets
BIGG Digital Assets Inc. (BIGG) believes the future of crypto is a safe, compliant, and regulated environment. BIGG invests in products and companies to support this vision. BIGG owns two operating companies: Blockchain Intelligence Group (blockchaingroup.io) and Netcoins (gonetcoins.com).

Blockchain Intelligence Group (BIG) has developed a Blockchain-agnostic search and analytics engine, QLUE (TM), enabling Law Enforcement, RegTech, Regulators and Government Agencies to visually track, trace and monitor cryptocurrency transactions at a forensic level. Our commercial product, BitRank Verified®, offers a “risk score” for cryptocurrencies, enabling RegTech, banks, ATMs, exchanges, and retailers to meet traditional regulatory/compliance requirements.

Netcoins develops brokerage and exchange software to make the purchase and sale of cryptocurrency easily accessible to the mass consumer and investor with a focus on compliance and safety. Netcoins utilizes BitRank Verified® software at the heart of its platform and enables crypto transactions via retail locations globally, a self-serve crypto brokerage portal.

Learn more about BIGG Digital Assets at https://thecse.com/en/listings/technology/bigg-digital-assets-inc

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Andrew Thut on Building Large Scale Cultivation for Long Term Growth | #HashtagFinance

CSE’s Barrington Miller chats with Andrew Thut, Chief Investment Officer of 4Front Ventures Corp. (CSE:FFNT) to discuss the company’s commitment to scalable cultivation and out performing black market prices by double digits. Andrew also reflects on how the industry has evolved since his entry into the sector in the mid 2010s.

Here’s an overview of what Barrington and Andrew cover in this edition of the #HashtagFinance podcast:

0:00 – Introducing Andrew THUT and 4Front Ventures
1:30 – The advantage of being an MSO in the US
4:00 – Lessons learned from the early days of cannabis
6:20 – How Andrew’s “safe” banking career transitioned to cannabis
11:20 – What 4Front figured out about low-cost production
14:30 – The impact of inter-state commerce in the cannabis industry
20:40 – Illinois v Massachusetts
23:50 – The catalysts for 4Front in 2021
25:50 – “Know what you own”
28:00 – The Golden Age of Cannabis?

About 4Front Ventures Corp.
4Front (CSE: FFNT) (OTCQX: FFNTF) is a national multi-state cannabis operator and retailer, with a market advantage in mass-produced, low-cost quality branded cannabis products. 4Front manufactures and distributes a portfolio of over 25 cannabis brands including Marmas, Crystal Clear, Funky Monkey, Pebbles, and the Pure Ratios wellness collection, distributed through retail outlets and their chain of strategically positioned Mission branded dispensaries.

Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, 4Front has operations in Illinois, Massachusetts, California, Michigan, and Washington state. From plant genetics to the cannabis retail experience, 4Front’s team applies expertise across the entire cannabis value chain. For more information, visit 4Front’s website www.4frontventures.com.

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Chris Bunka on the New Science of Dosing and Drug Delivery | #HashtagFinance

CSE’s Anil Mall chats with Chris Bunka, Chairman and CEO of Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (CSE:LXX) to discuss the company’s recently closed financing of US$11 million and the opportunities that capital has afforded the company’s ability to further prove out the effectiveness of its patented DehydraTECH™, drug delivery technology across multiple classes of bioactive substances or drugs.

Here’s an overview of what Anil and Chris cover in this edition of the #HashtagFinance podcast:

0:00 – Introducing Chris Bunka and Lexaria Bioscience
2:25 – Recent listing on NASDAQ and financing
4:40 – The team at Lexaria
7:30 – Chris’ background and what drives him
11:58 – DehydraTECH™ – drug enhancement delivery system
16:11 – Competing with Nanotechnology
18:50 – Utilizing patents with CBD
26:00 – Developing smoking alternatives w/ oral nicotine
33:00 – CBD from hemp
36:00 – Improved anti-viral drug delivery
40:15 – working with universities
44:20 – The best team he has ever worked with

About Lexaria Bioscience Corp.
Lexaria Bioscience Corp.’s proprietary drug delivery technology, DehydraTECH™, improves the way active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) enter the bloodstream by promoting healthier oral ingestion methods and increasing the effectiveness of fat-soluble active molecules, thereby lowering overall dosing. The Company’s technology can be applied to many different ingestible product formats, including foods, beverages, oral suspensions, tablets, and capsules.

DehydraTECH has repeatedly demonstrated since 2016 with cannabinoids and nicotine the ability to increase bio-absorption by up to 5-10x, reduce time of onset from 1 – 2 hours to minutes, and mask unwanted tastes; and is planned to be further evaluated for orally administered bioactive molecules, including anti-virals, cannabinoids, vitamins, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and nicotine. Lexaria has licensed DehydraTECH to multiple companies including a world-leading tobacco producer for the development of smokeless, oralbased nicotine products and for use in industries that produce cannabinoid beverages, edibles, and oral products. Lexaria operates a licensed in-house research laboratory and holds a robust intellectual property portfolio with 18 patents granted and approximately 60 patents pending worldwide.

For more information, please visit www.lexariabioscience.com.

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Darius Eghdami on Developing the Tech Behind Regulated Gaming | #HashtagFinance

CSE’s Anil Mall chats with Darius Eghdami, President of FansUnite Entertainment Inc. (CSE:FANS) to discuss the company’s recent oversubscribed financing and plans for continued global growth supporting the regulated gaming industry with technological innovation.

Here’s an overview of what Anil and Darius cover in this edition of the #HashtagFinance podcast:

0:00 – Introducing FansUnite (CSE:FANS)
3:02 – Their recent financing and focus on growth
5:15 – The synergies between FansUnite and Askott Entertainment
7:25 – Competing with the giants in the US
9:00 – Plans for 2021 and the three pillars of the business
11:15 – Darius’ favourite game he is working on
12:35 – Bill C-13’s impact on betting in Canada
16:05 – Trends in the gambling sector
18:30 – A message from Darius

About FansUnite Entertainment Inc.
FansUnite is a Sports and Entertainment company, focusing on technology related to regulated and lawful online sports betting and other related products. Our mission is to be the iGaming industry leader by providing our partners and players the industry’s most versatile and vertically integrated platforms with a portfolio of unique products and a focus on esports, sports betting, casino and the next generation of bettors.

Learn more about FansUnite: https://thecse.com/en/listings/technology/fansunite-entertainment-inc 

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