Elmspring and Zillow Group to Host West Coast Demo Day

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Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 26, 2015

The elmspring accelerator, a seed-stage accelerator for real estate tech startups, will hold the first in a series of demo events for investors outside of its headquarters in Chicago on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 in San Francisco.

Sponsored by Zillow Group, the demo event will offer participants in the accelerator, founded by real estate entrepreneurs Thomas Bretz and Adam Freeman, the opportunity to connect with accredited investors on the West Coast. With a keynote speech by Jeff McConathy, VP of Engineering and an early employee at Trulia, the event will underscore the excitement of emerging ideas in real estate technology, a field in which elmspring and the Midwest in general are playing a leading role nationally.

“In real estate, we tend to think locally,” says elmspring Co-Founder Thomas Bretz, “but real estate technology has nationwide and even global impact. With many top startups coming through Chicago, we have a need to build bridges to other knowledge centers. Connecting entrepreneurs and investors from across the country will help enrich the ideas in this space, and broaden the opportunities and connections the Midwest needs to grow in these areas.”

Companies launched in the elmspring accelerator have ranged from HerbFront, a predictive mapping and zoning research portal for the growing legal cannabis industry, to ReaLync, a live video streaming platform for open houses and virtual tours of spaces. At the conclusion of each session, participants demonstrate their products to an audience of investors at Chicago’s 1871, a burgeoning hub for the tech and startup community, and, going forward, in other cities.

“There has been a massive amount of innovation in the real estate industry over the last 10 years, as real estate has become a software-powered experience for consumers and professionals,” said Jeff McConathy. “As we enter the next phase of innovation, it’s great to see elmspring working with these startups and helping them access the talent and resources they need to make an impact on the industry. We’re happy to be a part of bringing these ideas to the West Coast and helping a cross-pollination of ideas that will be of benefit to all.”

Following McConathy’s keynote, the June 9th demo will feature presentations by past graduates of the elmspring accelerator, who will demonstrate their products and business cases. The event is open to all accredited investors.

Zillow is a registered trademark of Zillow, Inc. Trulia is a registered trademark of Trulia, Inc. Zillow and Trulia are owned and operated by Zillow Group, Inc.

National Marijuana Business Conference 2012 to Host Dixie Elixirs President Tripp Keber

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San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 03, 2012

The Mile High City will play host to the National Marijuana Business Conference 2012 next week. John Malanca, owner of the medical marijuana resource website UnitedPatientsGroup.com, says “Colorado’s medical marijuana community is a model for the national cannabis industry and movement as well as the perfect location to host the industry’s premier conference.”

National Marijuana Business Conference 2012 will feature over 40 speakers on burning topics ranging from the latest innovations and consumer trends to the likely impact of the national elections and how the medical marijuana community can affect changes in policy and legislation.

More than 200 cannabis business professionals from 18 states are expected to participate in the conference, including Tripp Keber, CEO of Red Dice Holdings, president of Medical Marijuana Inc.’s manufacturing division, and managing director of Dixie Elixirs & Edibles, which makes THC-infused medications, and Dixie X, which produces over the counter hemp oil wellness products.

Keber will lead a session titled “Infused Product Manufacturers: How to Flourish in 2013” on Thursday November 8, at 3:30 pm. He will then share his thoughts on the hottest developments in medical marijuana products and industry technology as part of an expert forum panel on Friday, November 9, at 1:30 pm.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to learn from Tripp Keber and other medical marijuana industry thought leaders from around the nation,” said Malanca. “Medical patients—especially those suffering from chronic pain—need all-natural alternatives to dangerous pharmaceuticals like opiates, which are highly addictive and increasingly fatal with rising incidents of overdose. These are the people who are making things happen.”

Keber is a long-time cannabis activist and industry supporter. He is a founding member of the National Cannabis Industry Association and currently sits on the Colorado Medical Marijuana Industry Group Advisory Board.

“The marijuana business community is full of responsible leaders and caregivers who want to make real change in the world,” said Keber. “I am proud to be a member of this noble group and grateful for the opportunity to speak at the conference.”

Adjacent to the conference, the National Cannabis Industry Association will host its 2nd Anniversary Gala on Thursday, November 8, 2012 from 6 to 10 pm, beginning with a happy hour from 6 to 7 pm. Stand-alone advance tickets are available from NCIA at http://www.cannabisindustrygala.org, and limited tickets will be available at the door. Each ticket entitles the bearer to one drink, elegant Moroccan appetizers, and a unique gift.

Dixie X Hemp Oil Wellness Products are marketed online by United Patients Group. Dixie X products are available for purchase online at DixieX.com or through medical marijuana resource United Patients Group (http://www.unitedpatientsgroup.com/medicalmarijuanainc), or at wellness centers in Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Oregon, and Washington.

Dixie X products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Statements made in this news release have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Dixie X hemp-based CBD products are classified as food supplements by the FDA and are available for purchase online or over the counter in all 50 states without a medical marijuana ID card.

To learn more about Dixie X products or UnitedPatientsGroup.com, please call (415) 524-8099 or visit http://UnitedPatientsGroup.com/medicalmarijuanainc or http://www.dixiex.com. The best way to stay informed about developments is to “like” United Patients Group on Facebook and “follow” Untied Patients Group on Twitter.

About UnitedPatientsGroup.com

UnitedPatientsGroup.com is a discreet, safe, and professional online medical cannabis information resource for prospective and current patients, caregivers, and medicinal cannabis industry professionals.

While most online medical marijuana sites cater to patients already familiar with medical marijuana, the UnitedPatientsGroup.com website is a comprehensive and easy-to-use information source for people of all ages and experience levels, from novice medical cannabis users to experienced industry professionals. The site’s News, Resource, and Blog pages introduce new patients to the ins and outs of medical marijuana healthcare, while helping experienced providers stay abreast of the latest developments in CBD therapies.

A free Five Star-rated UPG medical marijuana app is now available for free on the iTunes app store for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and any iPad.

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Oaksterdam University to Host Grow Medicine Marijuana Training Featuring Rhode Island Native, Medical Marijuana Expert and Activist Todd McCormick on August 15 to 17

Providence, Rhode Island (PRWEB) August 13, 2014

Rhode Island’s amended medical marijuana law takes effect September 1, 2014, opening up opportunities for caregivers new to the industry needing legal and medicinal quality marijuana education. To help fill the information gap for existing and prospective medical marijuana caregivers, Oaksterdam University (OU) is hosting a three-day seminar led by medical marijuana and industrial hemp expert, respected activist, and Rhode Island native Todd McCormick.

The event, called Grow Medicine, will be held at the Rhode Island Convention Center on August 15, 16 and 17 going from 10 am to 6 pm each day, and will cover everything from seed to sale in three one-day presentations. Topics covered include an overview of cannabis sativa, advanced and commercial cultivation with a focus on the Dutch Method, and hashish extracts.

“People are seeking information they can trust from reliable sources with demonstrable backgrounds in the cannabis industry. Participants in professional cannabis education are quickly becoming the leaders in this emerging industry,” said McCormick, when asked why it was important to attend. “We choose my home state of Rhode Island not just because it is where I grew up, but also because according to recent statistics, it has the highest concentration of tokers in the entire United States!”

In response to why OU is hosting GrowMedicine, Executive Chancellor Dale Sky Jones said, “OU offers students the chance to learn about this controversial plant, and creates an interesting blend of individuals and opportunity. We welcome diverse students who want to change careers or simply brush up on their horticulture skills. OU also attracts business owners who want to train their staff, folks who want to open their own business, and patients trying to understand the law and their rights.”

About Todd McCormick: McCormick spent most of his young life in the children’s ward of Rhode Island Hospital battling Histiocytosis X, a rare form of cancer. He experienced multiple rounds of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. When he was nine, his mother chose to give him cannabis as anti-nausea to help with side-effect of his treatment, which had amazing results for him.

McCormick began cultivating his own medicine in 1984, which was the beginning of a new career in cannabis—-one that has taken him around the world advocating for its benefits. His first book, How to Grow Medical Marijuana was released in 1998. He was also the editor of the 12th edition of The Emperor Wears No Clothes by Jack Herer and produced the book PROTESTIVAL: A 20 Year Retrospective of Seattle Hempfest. He co-produced fundraisers for the Marijuana Policy Project at the Playboy Mansion in 2007, 2008 and 2009; then in 2009 he produced the THC EXPO at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

McCormick also appeared in the documentary, THE UNION: the business behind getting high and is executive producer of the follow-up documentary titled, THE CULTURE HIGH, which will be released this summer. His next book GrowMEDICINE will also be published this year. He maintains a community website called HEMP.xxx.

About Oaksterdam University: Since 2007, Oaksterdam University has provided quality training about cannabis and marijuana policy reform for over 18,000 students at several campuses in the United States. OU is America’s first cannabis college, a forerunner in providing the highest quality training to people interested in a career in the cannabis industry, and the first institution to address the growing needs of the marijuana movement, from patients to regulators. OU’s faculty is comprised of professionals, academics and many of the most recognized names in the cannabis industry.

To schedule an interview with Todd McCormick or Dale Sky Jones, please call (510) 251-1544 or email events(at)oaksterdamuniversity(dot)com. Onsite interviews in Rhode Island on the day before and the first day of the seminar are available.

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