Jonathan Purow, Shareholder at Gottlieb, Rackman and Reisman P.C.

Jonathan Purow, Shareholder at Gottlieb, Rackman and Reisman P.C.

Jon is a shareholder in a boutique 18-attorney law firm that exclusively practices intellectual property law. Jon focuses on trademark, copyright and trade secret litigation and transactional work. He works with clients to register their intellectual property rights domestically and internationally, and license these rights when fruitful for his clients.

Jane West, CEO, JaneWest.com

Jane West, CEO, JaneWest.com

Jane West, Colorado-based CEO of the eponymous cannabis lifestyle brand Jane West, has emerged as a central figure in mainstream cannabis culture. When West lost her job as a corporate event planner in 2014 after her employer spotted her with a vape pen on CNBC, the working mother dove headfirst into the cannabis industry.

Nancy Warner, Founder, CEO Assurpack LLC

Nancy Warner, Founder, CEO Assurpack LLC

Nancy Gruskin Warner, is the CEO and founder of Assurpack. Nancy has a degree in package engineering and over 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, specifically in contract packaging, including expertise with materials, design, function, regulatory compliance and manufacturing. 

Dr. Jonathan Vaught, Founder of Front Range Biosciences™

Dr. Jonathan Vaught, Founder of Front Range Biosciences™

Dr. Jonathan Vaught is CEO and Founder of Front Range Biosciences™. Previously, he was Director of Assay Development at Velocity Sciences, an IP development company creating next generation assay technologies for diagnostic applications. 

Mark DeRosa, VantagePoint Benefit Administrators

Mark DeRosa, VantagePoint Benefit Administrators

Mark is President of VantagePoint Benefit Administrators, a key provider of employee benefit services to a variety of entities throughout the country. Prior to starting his own company, Mark spent ten years working in various capacities in the insurance field at Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Group Health Incorporated, and Precise Benefits Administrators.

JP Laqueur, Principal and Chief Connector, BrandFoundations

JP Laqueur, Principal and Chief Connector, BrandFoundations

Throughout his career JP has been creating understanding and connections between people and brands, buyers and sellers, companies and employees. He began his career at MCI, marketing some of the world’s very first Internet services, and seeing first-hand how a powerful brand – and a committed culture – could disrupt a 100-year old monopoly and change the world.

Ronit Pinto, Founder, Honeysuckle Magazine

Ronit Pinto, Founder, Honeysuckle Magazine

Ronit Pinto is a filmmaker, founder and publisher of Honeysuckle Magazine. Bringing counterculture subject matter to the mainstream, Honeysuckle strives to normalize taboo subjects and put everything out onthe table through diverse voices and visual impact.

Kate Bell, General Counsel at Marijuana Policy Project

Kate Bell, General Counsel at Marijuana Policy Project

Ms. Bell joined the staff of MPP in December 2015 and is working toward reform in D.C., Idaho, Kansas, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, South Dakota, Virginia, and Wyoming. Prior to joining MPP, she worked as a criminal defense attorney based in Baltimore, Maryland, where she witnessed first-hand how the racially disparate enforcement of prohibition warps the relationships between police and the communities they serve.

Jenny Argie, Founder, Baked at Home

Jenny Argie, Founder, Baked at Home

Nurturing others with wholesome, healing foods is part of Jenny’s DNA. She grew up in her Greek grandfather's restaurant and her grandmother cooked traditional Polish food for the family ever day. When Jenny was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2016, she discovered the powerful health benefits of CBD (full spectrum hemp). She began experimenting with using CBD (full spectrum hemp) in cooking and initially developed a versatile canna-oil based baking mix. She started Baked at Home to share her expanding line of organic CBD-rich ( (full spectrum hemp) home, beauty, and wellness products. She lives in Brooklyn with her three children.

Julie Wilson, Business Development Director at Be Trū Wellness™

Julie Wilson, Business Development Director at Be Trū Wellness™

Julie’s commitment to quality organic products combined with an edgy, mainstream marketing campaign helped her achieve national publicity and led to exposure on Sirius Radio, Fox television, Don Imus, ESPN, and ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, just to name a few.