Gateway Incubator, located in Oakland, is the premier cannabis startup accelerator located at the nexus of cannabis and Silicon Valley. As part of their effort to grow and guide the cannabis industry's business landscape, Gateway founded the now annual cannabis startup event, Elevate Conference. With event production and marketing strategy by iROC Global, Elevate drew over 700 attendees to the Oakland Museum of California for a full day of panels and keynotes, as well as media attention from outlets including Inc.com and San Francisco Business Times.
In addition to strategy and production, I was responsible for crafting all copy and designing all event marketing materials including a downloadable digital program, and regular social media and website content.
I rejoined the Gateway team in February 2017 for the launch of Gateway Radar, California's first market research firm specializing in cannabis related research and ventures.