Gateway Open Office Hours Episode 62: Runner’s High: Normalizing the Cannabis Industry

October 6, 2017

This week, Ben and Carter welcome Jim McAlpine, founder of 420 Games, New West Summit, CannAthlete, and SnowBomb. We’ll talk to Jim about his mission to destigmatize cannabis and garner participation from outside the industry.  As always, you can reach out to us—or to our destigmatized studio audience—here on Facebook, or via Twitter (@gatewayvc) or Instagram (@gateway.vc) with questions or comments using the hashtag #GatewayOH.

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Gateway Open Office Hours Episode 61: Anatomy of Startup Culture

September 29, 2017

This week, Carter welcomes serial entrepreneur David Hyman to the show. As former CEO of Gracenote, founder and CEO of MOG and CEO of Beats Music, David shares his secrets to success. We also discuss lessons leared from the failure of his most recent project, Blin.gy.  As always, you can reach out to us—or to our melodic studio audience—here on Facebook, or via Twitter (@gatewayvc) or Instagram (@gateway.vc) with questions or comments using the hashtag #GatewayOH.

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Gateway Open Office Hours Episode 60: Breaker of Chains

September 22, 2017

This week, Ben and Carter welcome Nitin Pachisia, Founding Partner at Unshackled Ventures. We’ll talk about common challenges facing early stage founders, as well as difficulties unique to those founders facing immigration issues in the US.  As always, you can reach out to us—or to our unrestrained studio audience—here on Facebook, or via Twitter or Instagram (@gtwyinc) with questions or comments using the hashtag #GatewayOH.

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Gateway Open Office Hours Episode 59: $MTL doesn’t fall far from the trees.delivery

September 15, 2017

This week, prodigal son Marshall Hayner, founder of Metal (metalpaysme.com) shleps all the way accross the Bay Bridge to come home. Ben and Carter will chat with him about the cryptocurrency bubble, regulations, and his whilrwind journey as a founder. As always, you can HODL, and you reach out to us—or to our cryptographically authenticated studio audience—here on Facebook, or via Twitter or Instagram (@gtwyinc) with questions or comments using the hashtag #GatewayOH.

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Gateway Open Office Hours Episode 58: An Infusion of Influence w/ Brandon David

September 8, 2017

This week, Ben and Carter welcome back the man with two first names: Brandon David. As a friend, ally, and host of web shows “Infusion” and “Investing in Cannabis,” Brandon will talk about how to build an audience and compelling voice online. As always, you can reach out to us—or to our mildly infused studio audience—here on Facebook, or via Twitter or Instagram (@gtwyinc) with questions or comments using the hashtag #GatewayOH.

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Gateway Open Office Hours Episode 57: Legal Alphabet Soup: Deciphering Californa’s Cannabis Regulation w/ Kieran Ringgenberg

September 1, 2017

Bad-ass Oakland attorney Kieran Ringgenberg of Ringgenberg Law returns to the show this week to help Carter and Ben make sense of California’s SB-94 and its impact on the emerging industry. As always, you can reach out to us—or to our legally compliant studio audience—here on Facebook, or via Twitter or Instagram (@gtwyinc) with questions or comments using the hashtag #GatewayOH.

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Gateway Open Office Hours Episode 56: The Mirror Effect with Bill Kerr

August 25, 2017

This week, Ben redeems himself by returning to the studio to help Carter grill Bill Kerr, founder of Vertical, on brand strategy. We’ll talk to him about his experience building premium mainstream brands, as well as using brand and packaging to differentiate your product in the increasingly crowded cannabis CPG environment. As always, you can reach out to us—or our trademarked and well-packaged studio audience—here on Facebook, or via Twitter or Instagram (@gtwyinc) with questions or comments using the hashtag #GatewayOH.

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Gateway Open Office Hours Episode 55: What’s in a Name? An Interview with Claudio Miranda

August 18, 2017

Suffering acutely from Ben’s repeated abandonment, Carter flies solo today, welcoming Claudio Miranda from Guild Enterprises. We’ll explore how partnerships and brand licensing can be used to help navigate the uncertain and barrier-ridden legal landscape for cannabis businesses. As always, you can reach out to us—or our unlicensed studio audience—here on Facebook, or via Twitter or Instagram (@gtwyinc) with questions or comments using the hashtag #GatewayOH.

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Gateway Open Office Hours Episode 54: Hashing it Out with Max Savage Levenson

August 11, 2017

This week, Ben and Carter welcome Max Savage Levenson, producer and manager of cannabis activism podcast “The Hash.” We’ll explore the how the changing legal and cultural landscape has impacted—and will continue to impact—the existing cannabis ecosystem. As always, you can reach out to us—or our savage studio audience—here on Facebook, or via Twitter or Instagram (@gtwyinc) with questions or comments using the hashtag #GatewayOH.

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Gateway Open Office Hours Episode 53: From Founder to Funder

August 4, 2017

This week, Ben and Carter welcome Eric Bahn, founder of Hustle Con and Hustle Fund. We’ll chat with them about his experience as a successful founder and angel investor, and how his new venture fund makes investment decisions. As always, you can reach out to us—or the hustlers in our studio audience—here on Facebook, or via Twitter or Instagram (@gtwyinc) with questions or comments using the hashtag #GatewayOH.

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