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The Lonely Entrepreneurial Hearts Board
Round two. 💘
The Broccoli Report
Friday, March 18, 2022
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The Lonely Entrepreneurial Hearts Board
Round two. 💘
Good morning, and welcome back to the Lonely Hearts Board!
Scroll on for a dynamic assortment of posts from people across the industry looking to connect. If you see any that apply to you, I encourage you to reach out! Exciting collaborations and contracts came out of the last Lonely Hearts dispatch, and I can’t wait to see what this one sparks.
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Now, it’s time to (fingers crossed) find your business soulmate.
READY TO COMMIT: Part creative UX researcher-writer, part agriculture and food systems nerd, 100% seeking a pivot into cannabis tech, education, business, health—really, any part of the industry. If you're a highly collaborative and growth-oriented team looking to strengthen user insights and build sustainable business segments, I'm in. Available for new remote or FLA-based opportunities starting July 2022. Get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org.
TALK DIRTY ABOUT ME: Artisan ceramic studio seeking coverage from podcasters and/or publications, potential wholesalers coast-to-coast, and top brands that are down to collaborate. Get in touch: email@example.com.
ART FROM THE HEART: Professional illustrator and designer looking for more cannabis-related work like this past project. Open to wherever that might take me—packaging, illustration, logo design, graphics, etc. Like so many of us, cannabis has straight-up changed my life in very profound ways, so I bring a lot of passion and heart to the table. Get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOT AFRAID OF EMOTION: Immersive event planner seeking cannabis brands to partner on elevated participatory parties and dining experiences. Ideally, you are NY-based, with experience cooking with cannabis and a fine dining or mixology background. Together, let’s make an infused IRL take on this conceptual, cathartic five-course dining experience happen. We already have a restaurant/bar in Harlem to host the event. Get in touch: email@example.com.
FEMME 4 ARTISTIC FEMME: Fun, female-focused cannabis brand (CBD for now ;)) and retail store with southern flair looking for kick-ass female graphic artists to help with new product launches, marketing, and random graphic needs. Get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOW IS THE MOMENT: NYC-based accessory brand House of Puff is looking for first-time angel investors or investors new to cannabis. We just launched a unique opportunity to invest through a low minimum check size, timed right as the East Coast cannabis scene is coming online with legalization. Get in touch: email@example.com.
COMMUNICATION COMES FIRST: Midwest-based freelance writer and digital strategist looking to make email marketing magic with cannabis brands in flyover country. Let's grow your list so you can spend less time on the 'Gram and more time on your grams. I’m available for strategy consulting, systems setup, newsletters, and done-for-you marketing emails. Get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org.
READY TO INVEST IN YOU: Colorado-based cannabis brand The Honeybee Collective is seeking a CFO-type with a passion for addressing wealth inequality and climate change. We recently crowdfunded $250,000 and are preparing to launch products in June. Could be a contract position or a partner position with equity plus compensation. Get in touch: email@example.com.
HIGH ART: Graphic designer/fine artist looking to combine two of my greatest passions. I have 18 years of experience in product and packaging design, graphics, logos, branding, layout, visual web design, and illustration, and I’d love to collaborate more in the cannabis space. Get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOCIAL BUTTERFLIES: Mother-daughter first-time entrepreneurs preparing to apply for an on-site consumption lounge license in New York seek recommendations and resources. My mom has 15+ years of event planning and fundraising experience (we’ve completed a successful friends-and-family round) and I have 10 years in the hospitality industry (including the late Lowell Cafe), but we could use guidance as we prepare financial and operational models for our investor deck. Also open to potential investors. Get in touch: email@example.com.
PICTURE PERFECT: Photographer and stylist duo offering competitive rates on advertising photography to companies in the cannabis industry. We have honed our technical skill for mainstream brands for many years, but we need to nurture our passion for creative imagery and cannabis. Would love to realize your vision or create an aesthetic that represents your brand. Get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org.
PARTNERING UP: Early-stage founder building a design-forward cannabis accessory brand seeks a co-founder, investor, or mentor to work alongside as I wade through the nuances of starting a DTC business. Also open to any recommendations for talented industrial designers. Get in touch: email@example.com.
LET’S KEEP IT PROFESSIONAL: Human resources and culture manager at a Massachusetts cannabis vape brand seeking a fellow HR or admin mentor that has more industry experience (I have ~5 months in cannabis; 5 years in HR overall). Also eager to add fellow cannabis HR executives to my professional network. Get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org.
GOOD PIPES: California-based creative studio seeks pipe production goddess with manufacturing experience. We have designs and renders but need input on production and how and where to start. We’re also interested in speaking with retailers about what they’re looking for in a pipe. Get in touch: email@example.com.
MEET CLEO: CLEO, a new, women-founded hemp brand, seeks introductions to inclusive, hemp-friendly retailers across the U.S. and/or guidance on building PR relationships with media outlets. Connections to other like-minded brands are welcome, too. Get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org.
LET’S GET GRAPHIC: Artist, designer, and illustrator ready to elevate and energize brands’ visual presence. I can help your branding, merchandise, and visual interactions with customers flourish from consultation to execution. Get in touch: email@example.com.
MOVE MY PRODUCT; MOVE MY HEART: Cannabis wellness brand Feel Good Hive seeks a sales whisperer who can help get its topical product on brick-and-mortar shelves and out in the world via delivery. A few big players dominate California’s topical space, but we’re determined to stand out and offer something new. Get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE WHOLE PACKAGE: Female- and weed-friendly media platform High Herstory is looking to feature Boston- and California-based brands in upcoming content and guides. Coverage includes lifestyle/product photography, social media placement, and an article on HighHerstory.com. If your brand is interested, get in touch: email@example.com.
HERE’S MY NUMBER: Creative, determined, and scrappy founder needs a mentor to assist with all things numbers. Help me create a killer pitch deck to charm investors and move my pleasure-focused CBD business from planning to production. I'll bring the receipts, you bring the calculator. Get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org.
HANDS-ON ATTENTION: CBD topical brand Seventh Sense is looking for robust distribution through smaller massage, chiropractor, and general wellness outlets. We’ve got nationwide brand awareness from mall partnerships prior to COVID-19, but we kept things only e-commerce since then, and we’re ready to re-open those wholesale channels. Get in touch: email@example.com.
GROWING A RELATIONSHIP: British Columbia-based artist, designer, and maker at heart with a background in marketing and a new home grow wants to talk ideas with someone re: a small grow and/or opportunities to tap into her marketing/design skillset. Get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org.
ANIMATED AFFECTION: Female-owned-and-operated stills and stop-motion production house with several years of cannabis-adjacent work seeking collaborative clients in the cannabis industry. We love big ideas, defined budgets, and colorful campaigns. Get in touch: email@example.com.
BLOGLAND BFF: Cannabis lifestyle blogger with a passion for plant medicine, herbs, and entheogens seeks brands who want to share their stories online. Experience with sponsored blog posts, guest blog posts, freelance writing, and content creation. Get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org.
BRAND-NEW BEAU: JARS Cannabis, a lifestyle-focused cannabis brand and retailer, seeks a creative and daring brand manager to join its marketing team in Michigan. Get in touch: email@example.com.
DREAM PUFFS: I’m a clinical herbalist and business owner specializing in herbal smoke. You're a podcast, brand, or blog open to exploring the hidden world of herbal highs. Together, we can teach your audience cannabis cheat codes, like kissing dry mouth goodbye and how to get high with your cat. Get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org.
GETTING SOCIAL: Former corporate executive turned stay-at-home mom and founder of CBD brand, California Birthday, seeks help with brand awareness (read: social media) and sales (specifically wholesale accounts). Would also love to connect with other like-minded people in this space to share learnings, info, and root for each other! Get in touch: email@example.com.
See you all around digital weed water cooler,