Episode 046: Lisa Buffo, Founder/CEO, Cannabis Marketing Association

Episode 046: Lisa Buffo, Founder/CEO, Cannabis Marketing Association

 
 
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This is one of 20 interviews recorded in a popup backroom studio at dojo4 during the 10th annual Boulder Startup Week. When it started in 2009, Boulder Startup Week was the first event of its kind, anywhere. Now, Startup Weeks are held around the world. It’s a great example of Boulder’s position on the leading edge of tech — and the future.

Our guest for Episode 46 is Lisa Buffo, Founder and CEO of the Cannabis Marketing Association, a Denver-based organization focused on education and best practices for cannabis industry communications professionals.

We cover a lot of ground, including:

  • challenges to cannabis marketing, both legally and image-wise
  • the restrictive laws around marketing and how they disrupt basic commerce as well as efforts to destigmatize the substance
  • Colorado’s place in the pot pecking order now that legalization is spreading
  • the often forgotten point that cannabis is, at its most basic, a source of joy

Follow the Cannabis Marketing Association on Twitter @CannaMarketing and LIsa @LiBuff21.

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The Boulder Tech Podcast is made possible in part by Boulder StartUp Week platinum sponsors HoneyMatter and Zayo

We’re also supported by Glider, a Colorado-based Community movement and non-profit that produces Boulder’s Ignite and TedX events, as well as Boulder Startup Week. Learn more and consider a donation at glider.com

Thanks to dojo4 for providing space for our podcast studio, and to KGNU Community Radio for recording gear and studio usage.

Our intro music is by Eccodek. Hear more at eccodek.com (that’s E-c-c-o-d-e-k).

Our outro music is by EarthRise SoundSystem. You’ll find them at earthrisesoundsystem.com

The Boulder Tech Podcast is produced by me, Joel Davis. Your feedback, criticisms, comments and guest suggestions are welcome. Reach me at joel@dojo4.com

Thanks for listening. We’ll see you back here for the next episode of the Boulder Tech Podcast.

Episode 029: Patrick Rea, co-founder & CEO, Canopy Boulder

Episode 029: Patrick Rea, co-founder & CEO, Canopy Boulder

 
 
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Our guest for episode #29 is Patrick Rea, co-founder and CEO of Canopy Boulder, a venture fund and accelerator focused on the cannabis industry. 

We get Patrick’s thoughts on a number of topics, including:

  • the state of the legal cannabis industry today
  • challenges and opportunities in the canna biz (hint: both involve data)
  • legislative realities and prospects for expanded legalization
  • the coming involvement of Big Business in cannabis

Follow Patrick on Twitter @patrickrea.

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The Boulder Tech Podcast is made possible in part by Glider, a Colorado-based Community movement and non-profit that produces Boulder’s Ignite  and TedX events, as well as Boulder Startup Week. Learn more and consider a donation at glider.com

Thanks to dojo4 for providing space for the Boulder Tech Podcast HQ, and to KGNU Community Radio for studio usage.

Our intro music is by Eccodek. Our outro music is by EarthRise SoundSystem.

The Boulder Tech Podcast is produced by Joel Davis. Your feedback, criticisms and comments are welcome. Reach me at joel@dojo4.com.

Thank you for listening.

Episode 020: Ti Chang, Co-Founder and VP of Design, Crave

Episode 020: Ti Chang, Co-Founder and VP of Design, Crave

 
 

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Episode 20 of the Boulder Tech Podcast features Ti Chang, co-founder and chief designer at Crave, a San Francisco-based company designing and building sex toys with women in mind. Our conversation covers a lot, including:

  • how Crave’s first product became the world’s first crowdfunded sex toy
  • the difference between marketing products to women, as opposed to designing products for them
  • the evolution of sex toys from taboo to objects of empowerment
  • and the simple, elegant brilliance of converting an Airstream to a mobile vibrator factory

Follow Crave on Twitter @followcrave. Follow Ti at @designerti.

This is the last interview recorded for the Boulder Tech Podcast during Boulder StartUp Week. I’ve enjoyed speaking with a variety of people connected to Boulder’s tech and startup scene, and I’m excited to continue.

We’ll be back soon with new episodes, and are open to your suggestions on who we should speak with and what we should cover. Shout at us on Twitter at @bouldertechcast or shoot me a note with your ideas.

Episode #20 of the Boulder Tech Podcast is presented by Boulder StartUp Week Culture track sponsor, Pop Sockets.

NOTE: this episode is marked explicit due to talk about sex toys and a few f-bombs. It is otherwise pretty harmless.

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The Boulder Tech Podcast is presented by Honey. joinhoney.com

The program is also made possible in part by Boulder StartUp Week platinum sponsors MatterZayoGoogle and Boulder Engineering Studio.

We’re also presented by Glider, a Colorado-based Community movement and non-profit that produces Boulder’s Ignite and TedX events, as well as Boulder Startup Week. Learn more and consider a donation at glider.com

Thanks to dojo4 for providing space for our podcast studio, and to KGNU Community Radio for the recording gear.

Our intro music is by Eccodek.
Our outro music is by EarthRise SoundSystem.

The Boulder Tech Podcast is produced by Joel Davis. Your feedback, criticisms and comments are welcome.

Episode 015: Michael Green, Founder, PacknPuff

Episode 015: Michael Green, Founder, PacknPuff

 
 

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Episode #15 of the Boulder Tech Podcast features Michael Green, Founder of PacknPuff. He’s also the co-leader of the Blockchain track at the 2018 Boulder Startup Week.

It seems only natural that a podcast about Boulder will, at some point, look at the marijuana biz, and in our discussion Michael relates his success story in and shares some of his views on the cannabis sector.

We also touch on his work with blockchain, as well as his impressions after his first year of living in Boulder.

Follow @PacknPuff on Twitter.

Episode #15 of the Boulder Tech Podcast is presented by Boulder StartUp Week Internet of Things track sponsor, UpRamp.

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The Boulder Tech Podcast is presented by Honey. joinhoney.com

The program is also made possible in part by Boulder StartUp Week platinum sponsors MatterZayoGoogle and Boulder Engineering Studio.

We’re also presented by Glider, a Colorado-based Community movement and non-profit that produces Boulder’s Ignite and TedX events, as well as Boulder Startup Week. Learn more and consider a donation at glider.com

Thanks to dojo4 for providing space for our podcast studio, and to KGNU Community Radio for the recording gear.

Our intro music is by Eccodek.
Our outro music is by EarthRise SoundSystem.

The Boulder Tech Podcast is produced by Joel Davis. Your feedback, criticisms and comments are welcome.