StableView Asset Management Opens the Market at the CSE Media Centre

The CSE welcomed the team from StableView Asset Management on October 2nd, 2019 to open the market at the CSE Media Centre.

StableView is a financial asset management firm serving the needs of both institutions and individual clients. Utilizing proprietary investment and risk management processes, StableView’s investment mandates serve a wide variety of investment needs and objectives. Their Market Open at the CSE Media Centre took place just ahead of their technology event StableView TECH19, happening on October 3rd.

“This is our sixth year we’ve been doing this, this is the third year the CSE has been sponsoring us, so thank you very much CSE,” said Portfolio Manager & President Colin Fisher.

“It’s nice to have a partner in the ecosystem that’s looking to help do what we’re trying to get done, which is grow the ecosystem of technology in Canada and help attract capital to the Canadian technology companies that desperately need it. What we’re hoping to see is ever more Canadian capital coming into the Canadian technology scene.”

Joining Colin Fisher at the Market Open were several members of the StableView team, including Stephanie Barnes, Aimee Smith, and David Campbell.

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

Anthony Durkacz on the Importance of Being Operationally Savvy

Anthony Durkacz, Chair of the Board of Directors at World Class Extractions (CSE:PUMP), joins Barrington Miller after opening the market to discuss how a cancer diagnosis helped inspire him to become an entrepreneur (1:24), why he believes the legalization of cannabis edibles in Canada could be a tailwind for the extraction industry (8:31), the operational benefits of the company’s recent merger with Quadron Cannatech (10:28), and what they’re focused on for the immediate future (15:23). Listen until the end to learn more about Anthony’s history with the CSE, the importance of scalable and efficient operations, and why he believes 2020 is “the year of the income statement.”

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Richard Carleton on Celebrating 15 Years as a Recognized Exchange

In this very special 50th episode of #HashtagFinance, CSE CEO Richard Carleton joins James Black as the podcast’s first-ever repeat guest to celebrate the CSE’s 15-year anniversary as a recognized exchange (1:02), to reflect on how the growth of the cannabis industry affected the evolution of the CSE (7:08), to discuss the upcoming expansion from junior exchange to an exchange that’s focused on a broader base of securities (12:48), and how it felt to ring the bell at the very first Market Open at the CSE Media Centre (24:10). Listen until the end to learn more about the culture and people who have helped the CSE achieve this milestone, why Richard loves coming into the office every day, for details on the new Media Centre, and to see what’s ahead for the CSE. Cheers to 15 years!

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Paul Rosen on Moving into the Next Generation of Cannabis

Paul Rosen, CEO of Pantry Food, joins Phillip Shum to discuss what makes a good (and not so good) cannabis operator (5:08), how Pantry is evolving cannabis edibles from a “broken category” into a wellness-based, artisanal industry (10:05), and developments in the cannabis space that he believes may cause investors to be more particular about where they choose to invest going forward (16:08). Listen until the end to learn about his history as an avid entrepreneur and early entrant into the cannabis space, for his advice to investors who are looking to enter the industry, and to hear why he believes hemp is the “sleeping giant” of the economy.

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Business of Cannabis Opens the Market at the CSE Media Centre

The CSE was pleased to welcome the team from Business of Cannabis to the CSE Media Centre to open the market on September 26th, 2019, just ahead of their event Business of Cannabis Presents: Cannabis + Technology, which took place on September 27th in Toronto.

Business of Cannabis is an authoritative platform for news, analysis, and insights into the business of Canada’s cannabis sector. Producing original, multi-platform content and cross-sector coverage, BofC serves those working in and alongside the cannabis industry. Their September 27th event tracked the convergence of cannabis and technology – two of the fastest growing sectors in Canada.

“We opened the CSE today, which is great because we’re celebrating cannabis and technology tomorrow here in Toronto,” said Co-Founder and President Jay Rosenthal.

“We have the CEO of the Canadian Securities Exchange coming in, we have Ken Weisbrod from Shoppers Drug Mart, and we have Karim Ramji from the Ontario Cannabis Store, all speaking about really what is the intersection of cannabis and technology, where compliance, and transparency, and Canada, and technology all intersect.”

Accompanying Jay Rosenthal at the Market Open were several members of the Business of Cannabis team, in addition to associates within the cannabis industry that are focused on cannabis and technology.

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

Dan Nelson on Empowering the Cannabis Consumer with Information

Dan Nelson, CEO of Wikileaf Technologies (CSE:WIKI), joins Grace Pedota to discuss the Wikileaf Market Open at the CSE Media Centre (0:39), how his own experience with cannabis inspired him to create a dispensary comparison platform (2:09), and Wikileaf’s mission to empower cannabis consumers with information (12:07). Listen until the end to learn about the company’s partnership with Chuck Rifici and Nesta Holding Co., for his experience with consumer brand and product loyalty, and to hear about Dan’s climb up Mount Kilimanjaro!

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Kevin Murphy on Overcoming Legislative Challenges in US Cannabis

In this special episode of #HashtagFinance, Kevin Murphy, CEO and Founder of Acreage Holdings (CSE:ACRG.U), joins James Black to discuss what the upcoming House vote on the SAFE Banking Act could mean for US cannabis (2:44), how the growing acceptance of cannabis as a valid medicinal product has impacted the company (5:45), and the progress that has resulted from Acreage’s alignment with Canopy Growth (9:18). Listen until the end to learn more about the remaining challenges for cannabis in the US, for Kevin’s opinion on states’ rights, and to find out what’s ahead for Acreage in the next six months.

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Wikileaf Technologies Opens the Market at the CSE Media Centre

The CSE welcomed the team from Wikileaf Technologies (CSE:WIKI) to open the market at the CSE Media Centre on September 23, 2019.

With a mission to empower cannabis consumers using pricing information and tools, Wikileaf owns and operates wikileaf.com, a comparison site that helps consumers find location-based pricing information on cannabis strains and products. The Market Open on September 23 marked the start of Wikileaf’s journey as a CSE-listed company.

“At Wikileaf, we’re the first price comparison engine for the legal cannabis market. We have 4,000 dispensaries on our platform with almost a million people using the site every month,” remarked CEO Dan Nelson.

“It’s a huge honour to be listed on the CSE today. This is a monumental moment for our company. We’ve been looking forward to this day for two years, and we’re just so thrilled for the CSE to have us.”

Several key members of the Wikileaf team joined Dan Nelson at the Market Open, including Patrick Lalonde and Chuck Rifici, and it was a pleasure to welcome Wikileaf Technologies to celebrate both their Market Open milestone and their recent listing on the CSE.

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

World Class Extractions Opens the Market at the CSE Media Centre

The CSE is pleased to announce that World Class Extractions (CSE:PUMP) opened the market at the CSE Media Centre on September 17th, 2019. World Class Extractions is a Canadian publicly traded company which operates through two vertically integrated subsidiaries, Soma Labs Scientific and Greenmantle Products.

The company provides scalable extraction and processing solutions for the cannabis and hemp industries, including proprietary industrial-grade equipment, custom processing facilities, ancillary products, and scientific services. This Market Open followed the merger of World Class Extractions and Quadron Cannatech, and helped celebrate the beginning of the company’s journey as a merged entity.

“It’s really exciting for us to be here at the Media Centre, ringing the bell for the CSE,” said CEO Rosy Mondin. “We’ve been listed since 2017 through Quadron Cannatech, so for us to ring today, it’s fantastic, as it follows our merger with World Class Extractions.”

“It was a merger of strengths,” added Chairman Anthony Durkacz. “At the end of the day they had a great operational team and great technology. We had great technology and great capital markets access.”

It was a pleasure to welcome the team from World Class Extractions to celebrate both the Market Open and the recent merger. For more details about the CSE Media Centre, including information on upcoming Market Opens, please visit the CSE website, or follow us on social media.

The Public Entrepreneur Magazine – The Technology Issue – Now Live!

Welcome to the latest issue of Public Entrepreneur Magazine, your source for in-depth stories from entrepreneurs across a diverse range of industries.

In this third issue of 2019, we take a look at the transformative and disruptive power of tech, with insights into how visionary entrepreneurs are harnessing technology to shape extraordinary futures.

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