TCS Dinner Club LA: Cannabis Investor Dinner
1106 Linda Flora Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90049, USA
Throughout the pandemic, growth oriented executives have navigated business transactions via virtual outlets, missing out on in-person, stimulating interaction.
The Dinner Club was founded on the basis of safe socialization for synergistic CEOs, Investors, and Cannabis Executives alike. Our concept allows these individuals to partake in an interactive discussion where all CEO’s and investors get ~30 seconds to communicate their one highest priority business need while enjoying a fine dining experience.
The Cannabis Society (TCS) was started in Canada, leading up to legalization. The goal of The Cannabis Society it to move the industry forward and remove stigma surrounding the industry. TCS facilitates transactions among cannabis Founders/C-Suite, investors, and service providers and creates, markets, and executes 50+ cannabis conferences annually in Europe, USA, and Canada.
The dinner will run from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM:
6:00 pm - Arrival of guests
6:15 pm - Wine Tasting and Deal Making
7:00 pm - First course served
7:10 pm - Panel: Impact of the Pandemic on the Cannabis Industry w/ Matthew J. Nordgren, Jacques Habra, and Jamie Pearson, moderated by Peter Holzworth
7:30 pm - Main course served
7:40 pm - Panel: The Evolution of Cannabis Beverages w/ Dave Soko, Todd Waks & Jake Bullock, moderated by Mike Siebold
8:00 pm - Dessert served
8:10 pm - Presentation by Matthew J. Nordgren on The Future of Cannabis
8:30 pm - 9:00 pm - Deal Making
9:00 pm - Conclusion of the evening
Presenting on The Future of Cannabis: Matthew J. Nordgren - Managing Partner, Founder & CEO, Arcadian Capital
Matthew Jason Nordgren is an ambitious executive, dedicated philanthropist, and accomplished athlete who brings a unique passion for creating strategic alliances. In 2005, Mr. Nordgren received his education at the University of Texas at Austin. While playing football on scholarship for The University of Texas, he graduated with two degrees in less than four years and was accepted into and pursued a master’s degree program at the University of Texas. After playing professionally briefly with the Detroit Lions and Philadelphia Eagles, Mr. Nordgren went on to earn a dual master’s degree in both business administration and sports management from the University of Dallas. He was subsequently became a partner in a family business, NORDCO, Inc., a Dallas-based energy firm. Mr. Nordgren is currently CEO and Founder of ARCADIAN Fund and ARCADIAN Capital Management, a venture fund/private equity strategy focused on the ancillary service providing companies in and around the cannabis and hemp industries. More specifically, on early to mid- stage growth opportunities where proven businesses are looking for additional equity to continue scaling. He was recently named one of the “Top 100 Most Influential People in the Cannabis Industry” by High Times Magazine and ranked number 3 globally by Business Insider in terms of investment firms focused on the emerging cannabis and hemp sectors. Additionally, he is the founder of Nordco Consulting LLC, a private consulting firm dedicated to the business development of middle market companies with forward-thinking vision. To date, Mr. Nordgren has personally been involved with over $4 billion in transactions and maintains a portfolio of 35+ companies.
Jake Bullock - Co-founder & CEO, Cann
Jake is currently the Co-Founder & CEO of Cann, the
cannabis-infused social beverage company based in California, which
develops a range of micro-dosed beverages with simple, all- natural
ingredients that provide an alternative to alcohol.
Prior to Cann, Jake was an associate at Bain Capital’s North
American Private Equity fund evaluating potential investment
opportunities across a variety of industries with a specific focus in
the consumer space.
Prior to joining Bain Capital, Jake worked at Bain & Company
in the San Francisco office on strategy and due diligence projects
across industries, including technology, healthcare, private equity, and
hedge funds. Prior to that, he worked as an investment banking analyst
at Allen & Company in New York providing M&A advisory services
to companies in a variety of industries.
Jake graduated summa cum laude from Duke University with a B.S.
in Economics and Political Science and received his M.B.A. from Stanford
Jake is passionate about the potential for cannabis products to
replace abuse of alcohol and Rx drugs and has made a number of cannabis
Dave Soko - CEO/Founder of Soko Group Inc.
Soko is a visionary with ingenious creative
passions leading the way in the event production and entertainment
industry. Mr. Soko is driven and determined to accomplish monumental
goals and being the best of the best. As a young CEO
of two companies across the US, staying organized, passionate, and
creative are just a few major objectives on a day-to-day routine, Mr.
Soko focuses on. His experiences creating the Florida fashion week,
numerous fashion shows across the US and now an innovative
CBD company has entrenched Dave in a network of connections vastly
deeper than he could have anticipated.
Todd Waks - CEO, NXT Water
CEO, NXT Water: manufacturers of the world’s only true Broad-Spectrum CBD Water.
is a 30+ year senior executive from Sports & Entertainment and the
former SVP of Global Alliances for Live Nation & Dick Clark
Productions, the world’s largest live entertainment
company and world’s largest live television production company,
respectively. A strategic brand marketer that has represented many of
the world’s most recognizable brands having generated over $1B in NET
revenues over the course of his career. A graduate of
Syracuse University, Mr. Waks began his tenure in sports marketing as
Director of Sales & Marketing for the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings.
Mike Siebold - Board Member, engin sciences inc., Advisor, FlowerHire
Mike Siebold is a successful CPG entrepreneur, having founded and
operated his own specialty DTC baked good company, as well as managed
operations across three separate startups in the biotech/nutraceuticals,
education, and CPG industries. As an undergrad, joined the Drug Policy
Alliance, his first foray into the cannabis world. Presently, Mr.
Siebold is a strategic advisor to several cannabis executive teams in
California, New York, Florida, Massachusetts, Illinois, and Michigan.
Importantly, he has been serving as a strategic advisor to FlowerHire,
the leading niche recruitment platform in the cannabis industry. His
exposure to the hiring demand and movement of people within the cannabis
industry gives him a unique perspective on the prospects and viability
of players across the entire ecosystem. Mr. Siebold received a BA from
Columbia University and an MBA from the University of Southern
California’s Marshall School of Business.
Peter Holzworth, Global Strategy Officer at Blackbone IQ
Peter is a veteran of the Capital Markets, Cannabis and Hemp
industries, specialized experienced in M&A, big data, compliance &
regulatory affairs, consumer data, brand development. Consultant for THC and
Hemp manufacturing, cultivation, extraction, international logistics &
distribution as well as intellectual property protection strategies. Board
member of the National Cannabis Industry Association Manufacturers Committee.
Author of The Cannabis Manifesto -detailing 68 cities and 19 countries barriers
to entry, government regulation, product category offerings, influential
operators and consumer paradigms purposed to provide global market strategy.
Jacques Habra, Founder & CEO, Noospheric
Jacques Habra is an award-winning serial entrepreneur recognized by national and regional media for excellence in entrepreneurship, leadership, and innovation. Jacques was the lead investor in FirstClick, SelfEcho, and TrackR which recently won $50MM in Series B funding through the Amazon Alexa Fund. Jacques led early-stage fundraising for Grown Rogue (CSE: GRIN | OTC: GRUSF) and co-led the company's public offering in late 2018. Jacques manages the Noospheric fund which is a $14MM investment fund focused on early-stage startups in tech, cannabis, and real estate ventures. Jacques graduated with degrees in Philosophy and English from the University of Michigan with Honors.
Jamie Pearson - President & CEO, Bhang Inc.
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