CSE’s James Black and Barrington Miller recently sat down to celebrate #HashtagFinance’s 100th(!) episode and reflect on the current state of work/life balance during the era of Coronavirus.
In this wide-ranging Sunday morning chat, JB and Bear discuss how they are adapting and delivering services from the exchange (1:18), the domino effect of events that occurred after PDAC (8:57), and the new WFH (work-from-home) routines that are being established in light of an extended quarantine (13:41).
Listen until the end to hear how the CSE will continue to help and communicate with clients during the pandemic crisis and the advice James and Barrington would give themselves 100 podcast episodes ago.
CSE’s Barrington Miller was recently joined in the studio by Dr. Raza Bokhari, CEO of FSD Pharma (CSE:HUGE), whose company recently celebrated their market open at the Canadian Securities Exchange.
In this discussion Dr. Bokhari shares what it’s like to be the first company to be dual-listed on the CSE and NASDAQ (1:35), the importance for companies in the capital markets to be in “the big ocean” (5:25), the groundbreaking clinical trials FSD Pharma is conducting with a synthetic compound that acts like CBD (6:30), and the “HUGE” importance of their ticker symbol (11:00).
Listen until the end to hear Dr. Bokhari’s personal path towards becoming a serial, “eccentric”, entrepreneur (12:30).
CSE’s Barrington Miller was recently joined by Dr. Rahul Kushwah, COO at Cultivar Holdings Inc. (CSE:CULT), to discuss his company’s recent listing on the Canadian Securities Exchange and the innovative work his company is pursuing in the application of artificial intelligence to impairment detection.
In this conversation, Dr. Kushwah shares his thoughts on why its important to challenge the widely accepted correlation between impairment and THC levels (1:19), why Fortune 500 companies are interested in their testing (3:13), and how Cultivar is applying AI to non-invasive impairment testing (4:35).
Listen until the end to hear about how Rahul’s experience as a research scientist led him down the path to public entrepreneurship and why the company has cultivation interests in Jamaica.
CSE’s James Black and Barrington Miller (!) both recently sat down with Blue Lagoon Resources Inc. CEO Rana Vig to discuss the company’s new listing (CSE:BLLG) on the CSE and the lessons he’s learned through the first 10 years of his capital markets career.
In this discussion, Rana shares the origin of the company’s name and offers the “best” advice ever shared on #HashtagFinance (2:58), the importance of keeping investor attention year-round (4:27), and why he insists on being the “dumbest” person in the room (10:45).
CSE’s James Black recently joined his colleagues Barrington Miller and Phillip Shum to reflect on another eventful year at the Exchange for Entrepreneurs.
This special episode includes a wide-ranging discussion on the many highlights from 2019. The team discusses the numerous global destinations that the CSE covered throughout the year (1:53), the fascinating intersection between public cannabis companies and famous athletes (7:11), and the memorable events that left a lasting impression (11:25).
Listen until the end to hear James, Barrington, and Phil’s insights from interviewing over 80 entrepreneurs on the #HashtagFinance podcast, and the inspiration generated by the newly launched Market Open at the CSE Media Centre in Toronto (27:53).
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.
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.
CSE’s Barrington Miller recently sat down with Joshua Cauz, Director & Head Trader at W.D. Latimer Co. to discuss the role his firm plays in facilitating orderly markets and providing liquidity for listed securities as a market maker.
In this discussion, Josh talks about how market makers can soften the volatility of major market events such as flash crashes (1:43), the distinct differences between Canadian and US market making (3:11), W.D. Latimer’s long-standing history and experience with the CSE since 2003 (5:27), and the important distinctions between exchange designated market making and paid-for marketing making (10:35).
Listen until the end to learn more about how market markers “clean up” odd and mixed lot orders and the obligation of providing a guaranteed minimum fill (GMF).
CSE’s Barrington Miller recently sat down with Sherri Altshuler (Partner and Co-Chair, Capital Markets and Cannabis Groups at Aird & Berlis) and Glenn Fraser (National Leader, Cannabis Services and Food & Beverage Processing at MNP) to discuss their respective firm’s Passport to Canada Alliance at the upcoming MJBizCon in Las Vegas.
In this discussion, the “Alliance” discusses their “Passport to Canada’s Cannabis Sector” value proposition (1:29), Cannabis sector themes to expect at this year’s MJBizCon (4:01), and defining the traits of “Cannabis 2.0”.
Listen until the end to hear how international listing applicants are creating new opportunities in a slower domestic cannabis market.
Johnson Joseph, President and CEO at Peak Positioning Technologies Inc. (CSE:PKK), recently joined Barrington Miller to discuss his company’s history, recent developments, and overall mission to make commercial lending more efficient in China.
In this conversation, Johnson shares how a major of component of his business operates essentially like a financial “dating app” for lenders and borrowers (1:41), the key factors that he assess when scouting an acquisition (9:22), and the truth about Canada-China relations and the current climate for doing business in China (10:50).
Listen until the end to lean more about Johnson’s efforts to learn Mandarin as well as what food he always orders when he visits China!