Happy Holidays Market Open at the CSE Media Centre

On December 19th, the Canadian Securities Exchange team gathered at the CSE Media Centre to participate in the final Market Open of 2019.

After breakfast, team members had a chance to jingle the opening bell, show off some of the finest festive styles of the season, reflect on the many milestones the CSE has achieved in 2019, and look to all of the incredible adventures in store for 2020.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our listed companies, partners, and supporters for helping us make achievement, innovation, and entrepreneurship some of the hallmarks of the year. We’re incredibly proud of everything the CSE has accomplished, and are excited to debut even more fantastic initiatives in the new year. Stay tuned!

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John Clarke on the Final Mile Delivery Solution – Just in Time for the Holidays

CSE’s James Black recently sat down with John Clarke, VP of Sales and Marketing at PUDO Inc. (CSE:PDO), to discuss the challenges presented by eCommerce through the “final mile” of fulfillment (1:46), the environmental impact of limiting missed deliveries (5:43), and the unique challenges of urban versus suburban delivery (8:03).

Listen until the end to hear about John’s experience at Google, what it means to bring a “scrappy” mentality to sales, and how big etailers like Amazon and Walmart stand to benefit from a final mile solution like PUDO Point.

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Joel Shacker on Three Key Reasons Mota is Cultivating Cannabis in Colombia

CSE’s Barrington Miller recently sat down with Joel Shacker, CEO of Mota Ventures Corp. (CSE:MOTA), to discuss the company’s newly-listed cannabis cultivation business in Colombia.

In this discussion, Joel shares the three core reasons why Colombia is one of the ideal countries in the world for cannabis cultivation (2:04), the linguistic meaning behind the name “Mota” (6:07), and Joel’s many tips on what to eat while in Colombia (7:08).

Listen until the end to hear his perspective on what it means to work as a young CEO in a foreign country and Mota’s future plans to potentially expand the business beyond CBD.

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PUDO Inc. Opens the Market at the CSE Media Centre

The CSE proudly welcomed PUDO Inc. (CSE:PDO) for a Market Open at the CSE Media Centre on December 10th, 2019. 

Headquartered in Canada, PUDO Inc. operates as a courier and integrated express package distribution company. It is currently North America’s only carrier-neutral parcel pick-up and drop-off technology and logistics network, offering pick-up and delivery of letters, small packages, and documents. PUDO members, participating e-commerce retail customers, and any business sector with a home-based workforce can pick up their parcels from easily accessible locations with extended hours, such as convenience stores, gas stations, or grocery stores, at any time, including evenings and weekends.

“To open the market today is an absolute privilege. Being with this group of senior management here that I well know, and the CSE has been a privilege to know, and I’m really proud to be here for four years. And hopefully it’ll continue for another 40 years,” said CEO Frank Coccia.

“It’s not easy to do what we’ve done, and open up a national network as we have, and we brought in professionals to help us go to market with this program. We were a little bit ahead of our time when we launched in 2015, as ecommerce is now becoming a much more mature market. The team is just growing day in, day out. And I think the biggest satisfaction we get as a team with our network is the smiles that we put on the owners of our convenience stores, which are typically ma & pa shops that are working 18 hours a day, and they’re family-run businesses, and we’re bringing foot traffic back into their stores. And it absolutely brings us so much joy.”

Joining Coccia at the Market Open was John Clarke, VP of Sales and Marketing at PUDO.

View the podcast on this Market Open featuring John Clarke here.

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Michael Caridi on How Walmart Might Hold Your Answer for Pain Management

CSE’s Barrington Miller recently sat down with Michael Caridi, Chairman of Tree of Knowledge International Corp. (CSE:TOKI), to discuss the company’s journey from its early days as an X Games sponsor to now being a fixture in Walmart-based pain clinics.

In this discussion, Michael shares how the company’s strategic alliance with Jack Nathan Medical is helping steer patients toward opioid alternatives (1:10), the reasons why education is a key differentiator in the industry (5:10), and how one innovation they have developed applies nanotechnology utilizing CBD and gold particles to treat tumors through ultrasound (7:27).

Listen until the end to learn what surprised Michael in the cannabis space in 2019 and the life changing epilepsy treatments he has witnessed in Brazil.

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Newsfile Corp. Opens the Market at the CSE Media Centre

The CSE was proud to welcome Newsfile Corp. to open the market at the CSE Media Centre on December 9th, 2019.

Established in 1997, Newsfile is Canada’s customer-first newswire and regulatory filing team that offers broad access to key media channels. Using innovative technology, easy-to-use platforms, and comprehensive circuits, Newsfile helps law firms, stock exchanges, and investment managers distribute news to a worldwide audience of investors, analysts, and institutions. To ensure compliance with all Stock Exchanges, Newsfile reaches out to major broker terminals, financial databases, aggregators, media and more.

“Newsfile is a news dissemination provider for publicly listed companies, and we’re really excited to be here today because we work with so many CSE-listed companies, and we love working with the CSE. So it’s great to be here and open the market today,” remarked Ian Tennant, Director & Co-Founder.

“I think what really makes our team great is that we specialize in working with small cap companies. That’s really the engine that drives Newsfile, is giving those small cap companies the type of service that large cap companies are probably used to expecting.”

Joining Tennant at the Market Open were other key members of the Newsfile team, Wasim Thaha and Helen Bilhete.

Check out a #HashtagFinance Podcast with Helen Bilhete here or our episode with Ian Tennant here.

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Mota Ventures Corp. Opens the Market at the CSE Media Centre

The CSE gladly welcomed Mota Ventures Corp. (CSE:MOTA) to the CSE Media Centre on December 6th, 2019 for the 25th Market Open hosted by the CSE. Not only did this event mark an important moment for Mota Ventures, it is also an exciting new milestone for the CSE.

Mota Ventures Corp. is a vertically integrated low-cost producer and exporter of CBD products worldwide. With a cultivation asset in Colombia, the company specializes in the production of high-quality CBD oil for wholesale distribution. Mota has developed a team of industry professionals experienced in both the public markets and in the cultivation and distribution of medical cannabis, and looks to capitalize on progressive government legislation aimed at making Colombia the number one low cost producer of cannabis in the world.

“We are extremely excited to be able to ring the bell here today. It means a lot that we are able to finally be listed publicly,” remarked Mota Ventures President and CEO Joel Shacker. “I’m really proud of the team that we have. They’ve really done a lot to get to this point: our team down in Colombia, who’s handling that entire cultivation side, and then the team up in Vancouver, who has brought all the public market sides.”

“We’re really looking forward to building out this facility to its full potential and being able to really cultivate, extract, and export non-psychoactive cannabis,” Shacker added.

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View the podcast for this Market Open featuring Joel Shacker here.

Ingrid Hibbard on How the Future of Mining Hinges on Tradition AND Innovation

CSE’s Grace Pedota recently sat down with Ingrid Hibbard, CEO & President of Pelangio Exploration Inc., to reflect on her career as an explorer, including a 23 year run as CEO of Pelangio Exploration.

In this discussion, Ingrid shares why “location, location, location” is still the name of the game in prospecting (1:15), how many people misunderstand the technical sophistication of the industry (4:38), and the technique she and her father used to stake claims when she was younger. (Hint: it involved an airplane and toilet paper.) (6:31)

Listen until the end to hear her thoughts on ecological sustainability in the industry, how the price of gold is going to influence this year’s PDAC Convention, and why millennials should care about investing in the mining sector!

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Anthony Brown on the Cloud Technology Powering “Rick and Morty”

CSE’s James Black recently sat down with Anthony Brown, CEO at AMPD Ventures Inc., to discuss how they are “AMPing” up the internet with a high-performance cloud that deals with latency sensitive applications like eSports and virtual reality (1:11), the realities of competing with the “big guys” like Google, Amazon, and Microsoft (3:40), and the importance of ecologically sustainable computation (5:49).

Listen until the end to hear about Anthony’s experience as an entrepreneur, including the success he had at Infinite Game Publishing with the award-winning game MechWarrior Online. Finally, learn how AMPD’s technology is being utilized to bring popular characters to life, including Cartoon Network’s Rick and Morty.

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AMPD Ventures Inc. Opens the Market at the CSE Media Centre

The CSE was happy to welcome AMPD Ventures Inc. (CSE:AMPD) to the CSE Media Centre on November 28th, 2019 to open the market.

AMPD Ventures Inc. provides high-performance cloud and computing solutions specializing in low-latency applications, including video games and eSports, digital animation and visual effects, and big data collection, analysis, and visualization. Based out of Vancouver, the AMPD leadership team has been designing and building game infrastructure for more than 10 years, and takes a collaborative approach to ensure that solutions are specifically tailored for each client.

“We’re very happy to be opening the market today. We’re a next generation infrastructure company, basically bringing the next generation of cloud computing to the market – really amazing stuff, for things like eSports, AI, and virtual reality,” remarked AMPD Ventures Inc. CEO Anthony Brown.

“We’re very proud of the fact that we’ve signed Bardel Entertainment to access our new render farm platform, and Rick and Morty is now going to get rendered on our servers – I mean, how cool is that?” said Brown of the company’s recent achievements. “And we also announced recently [that we’re] working with the Canadian Digital Technology Supercluster in Vancouver, where we’re building a digital twin of an aircraft factory and that’s pretty impressive as well.”

Joining Brown to ring the bell at the Market Open were several other key members of the AMPD Ventures Inc. team.

View the podcast for this Market Open featuring Anthony Brown here.

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