Marijuana Tech Startup Competition to be Held at Denver.
MassRoots and CannaBuild are pleased to announce they are hosting the inaugural “Marijuana Tech Startup Competition” from September 26-28th. The event will focus on creating and refining digital products for the professional cannabis industry.
MassRoots, a social network for the cannabis community, and CannaBuild, an online management system for dispensaries, are hosting the Marijuana Tech Startup Competition at their shared 4,000-square-foot office at 2247 Federal Blvd. in Denver.
“The goal for the event is to generate as much traction as possible over the course of the weekend,” stated MassRoots CEO Isaac Dietrich. “This can be by creating an entirely new product, adding new features to an existing one or by focusing on scaling an existing system. We expect this weekend to produce several apps and systems that solve real problems in the cannabis industry.”
CannaBuild CEO Zach Marburger said the event is believed to be the first of its kind in the nation and will feature several cannabis industry leaders as mentors and judges. Among them are officials from the ArcView Group, Dutchess Capital, Dixie Elixirs, Denver Relief Consulting and Mantis Ad Network. ArcView investors have pumped $225,000 into CannaBuild and $625,000 into MassRoots.
As with most technology competitions, the event will feature dozens of developers who often code away for hours on end.
Smoking will be permitted for adults over the age of 21.
MassRoots is a Social Network for the Cannabis Community. Since launching in July 2013, it has gained over 134,000 users and raised $625,000 through the ArcView Group, led by Dutchess Capital. It has appeared in the New York Times, Bloomberg, FastCompany, Business Insider, The Denver Post, MainStreet, Xconomy and VICE on HBO. For more information, please visit: http://www.MassRoots.com
CannaBuild is a Denver based technology startup focused on improving communication and compliance between consumers and cannabis retailers. Securing their seed round of $225,000 in June 2014 through ArcView Group, CannaBuild has been featured in Fast Company, NY Times, Buzzfeed, and CNBC. Their fist application, Whaxy launches on iOS September 15.