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Eaze Announces Virtual Pitch Day For Equity-Focused Cannabis Accelerator Momentum

To Support Underrepresented Cannabis Founders During COVID Pandemic

Who:               Viola founder and NBA veteran, Al Harrington; Dark Leaf LLC co-founder 

Timeka Drew; Momentum’s Inaugural Class (dreamt, James Henry, LDLR, Community Gardens/Tea Pad, Breeze Distro, New Life, Endo Industries, NOUERA, Green Box PDX, Posh Green Collective); and Momentum Sponsors (Leune, CannaSafe, UFCW, Telos, UltraNative, Bail Capital, Select, and Viola)

What:              Eaze, California’s largest legal cannabis marketplace, today announced its

Momentum Pitch Day Event, where participants in Eaze’s Momentum business accelerator will compete for funding from industry-defining investors.  

Momentum’s goal is to help build a diverse industry that addresses the impacts of the War on Drugs and supports small businesses in becoming more profitable and sustainable. Momentum’s advisory committee selected ten businesses for participation; each business is receiving a $50,000 grant; has completed a ten-week education program led by 40 industry volunteer experts; and has gained access to Eaze’s ecosystem of business, marketing and retailer resources. The event capstones the inaugural Momentum program.

NBA legend Al Harrington, CEO and co-founder of cannabis company Viola, will speak and highlight his groundbreaking work advocating for cannabis as a safe alternative to traditional medicine for professional athletes. He will be joined by Dark Leaf LLC co-founder Timeka Drew, and Momentum sponsors.

When:             Tuesday May 26, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:20 PM

Where:            Zoom link to be provided on request

RSVP:             Please RSVP by May 25 to press@eaze.com

About:            Launched in September 2019, Momentum is a business accelerator that 

supports and empowers underrepresented founders in the cannabis industry, including people of color, women, LGBTQ, and veterans. 

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