Healthy Headie Lifestyle of Boston, a longtime friend of ours was recently selected as one of 10 companies for CanopyBoulder, “a seed-stage business accelerator for the cannabis industry.” More than 115 companies applied for CanopyBoulder, and the winning startups have entered a 12-week boot camp that started last month. Healthy Headie is a direct marketing company for cannabis-related consumer products, catering to those seeking personal or medical cannabis consultations. They’re essentially a full-service operation, even demonstrating different vaporizers for clients. Healthie Headie’s Hollie Evans is a regular cast member on my WEMF Radio show, The Young Jurks. Naturally, we asked about her current trip from Boston to Boulder with her husband, Steve Evans and company aces Greg Capolino and Ross Bradshaw.
How’s the trip going?
We miss the Young Jurks but it’s been an amazing experience thus far. All four of us are living in the same house until June. We were awarded $20,000 with the selection to CanopyBoulder, and the money has made the move easier. It’s a very exciting time to be in Colorado; we’ve already made many connections from all over the country. CanopyBoulder kicked off with an amazing networking party with a truly inspirational speech from Steven DeAngelo [of the landmark Harborside Health Center in Oakland, California]. We are inspired.
What are your hopes for CanopyBoulder?
We’re aiming to refocus and to prepare for the demo final where we will get to present before the ArcView Investor Network. Demo Day is June 29 at the National Cannabis Industry Association’s Cannabis Business Summit in Denver. The ArcView Group has awarded millions of dollars to start-up companies in the cannabis sector, and we hope to be one of the finalists to draw additional funding. We’re also very excited about the mentorship and introductions we are receiving here; you couldn’t ask for better in the cannabis industry.
What happens after CanopyBoulder, will you return to Boston or stay in Colorado?
We’re not sure. We probably will be coming back to Boston, that is the goal, but Colorado is tempting. We’re pretty open to the opportunities as they might arise. We do know we can’t wait to get back to Boston to see The Young Jurks. We miss you.