Henri Sant-Cassia, Founding Partner, The Conscious Fund
In addition to co-founding The Conscious Fund, a company that invests in early stage ventures in plant powered medicine, Henri is also co-founder of Hive, the European center of excellence for clinical trials and novel therapeutics. He co-produces Microdose, the world’s largest virtual psychedelic medicine conference, and actively advises companies in the space on raising finance and market entry. Henri formerly served as the CEO of cannabinoid manufacturer and retailer CBD Virtue, and Director of Research & Testing at non-profit The Cannabinoid Trust. Henri’s background is in law, and he began his career as a technology entrepreneur before working as a consultant in the supplements, pharmaceuticals, and healthcare sectors.
Payton Nyquvest, Chairman & CEO Numinus
Payton is a former Director, VP, and Head of Sales at Mackie Research Capital, one of Canada’s largest independent brokerage firms with a focus on public health and human advancement. With 15 years of experience focusing on early-stage companies in multiple industries including technology, healthcare/biotech, cleantech, and cannabis, Payton has raised over $100M for 100+ public and private companies and facilitated numerous IPOs. He founded Numinus after recognizing a gap in the healthcare system, and out of a lifelong interest in health, wellness and personal development.
David Wood, PhD, Partner, BLG (Borden Ladner Gervais)
David is a lawyer and patent agent, and holds a PhD in biochemistry. David practises intellectual property and regulatory law. He is co-chair of the Borden Ladner Gervais Cannabis Industry Focus Group and his regulatory practice is specific to the Canadian cannabis industry. David advises federal cannabis licensees, technology companies and other domestic and foreign participants in the Canadian cannabis industry in relation to the Cannabis Act and its regulations, including the Cannabis Regulations and the Industrial Hemp Regulations.
Todd Shapiro, Co-Founder, CEO & Director, Red Light Holland
Todd Shapiro, after being a top rated Radio Show host & a brilliant Marketing Entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience, has recently moved on from mainstream media to concentrate his efforts on being the CEO of Red Light Holland. Shapiro also has an incredible history as one of North America’s most professional & effective Brand Ambassadors and Influencers having worked with Canopy Growth, Samsung, Canada Goose, Canadian Tire & Boveda Inc. Todd currently sits on the Board of Directors for Red Light Holland, Datametrex and JamStacked as his experience, out of the box thinking and work ethic make him a valuable member to any team.