Join Cova and our partners at Sapphire Risk, KayaPush, Solink, and GreenSpacePro as we come to the North Star State for Two FREE one-day cannabis industry seminars designed to help you navigate the process of opening a cannabis dispensary in Minnesota.
Cova is an industry leader in building software solutions for dispensaries. Powering over 2000 dispensaries and cannabis stores in North America, we have played a pivotal role in the successful growth of cannabis retail businesses from coast to coast.
With topics ranging from startup guidance to operational excellence, these seminars present the opportunity for individuals or groups considering opening a dispensary in Minnesota. Join us to gain valuable insights on strategies employed by industry experts as you begin your journey toward "How to Open a Licensed Cannabis Retail Dispensary in Minnesota.
IMPORTANT - Each guest in your group must register to attend as seats are limited!
Complimentary lunch and coffee will be provided.
Head of Sales at Cova Software
Chris is Head of Sales for Cova Software, an award-winning cannabis POS & inventory management platform that simplifies compliance and streamlines complex dispensary operations. Chris and Cova are aligned in a mission of empowering cannabis retailers to achieve their vision of success.
An entrepreneur at heart, Chris is inspired to help others succeed and push the industry forward—sharing his valuable expertise in retail POS and eCommerce.
Minnesota Account Executive at Cova Software
Hunter assists cannabis and hemp retailers in Minnesota in devising and executing forward-looking, streamlined, and lawful retail technology setups. Hunter's dedication to the cannabis sector springs from extensive engagement in promoting social equity campaigns and criminal justice reform efforts.
Hunter takes on his role at Cova with an emphasis on delivering expertise, support, and resolutions to retailers, enabling them to accomplish their objectives.
Will M. Blauvelt
Head of Government Relations at Stinson LLP
Will Blauvelt is a Director of Government Relations at Stinson LLP. Prior to joining Stinson, Will was a member of the Leadership Staff at the Minnesota House of Representatives, working for then-Majority Leader Ryan Winkler. In this capacity, Will worked extensively on the issue of legalizing adult-use cannabis, including both HF600 (the adult-use cannabis bill to pass the MN House in 2021 and would be the basis for HF100) and hemp-derived edibles legislation that became law in 2022. In 2023, Will was a member of the lobbying team that successfully passed HF100, which legalized adult-use cannabis in Minnesota.
Lauren Harris is the Director of Sales and Business Development for AnamiTech, creator of GreenSpacePro, a location-based platform for cannabis operators. She has worked in the cannabis industry since 2010, after moving to Colorado to complete her master's degree at the University of Denver. Lauren uses her expertise in operations and business development to ensure the success of retailers in the highly regulated world of cannabis.
Jeff is responsible for overseeing Sapphire Risk's 'Phase 3' projects, which encompass a wide range of initiatives such as developing Standard Operational Procedures (SOPs), providing security employee training, conducting on-site comprehensive risk assessments, implementing Culture of Honesty programs, and promoting robbery awareness. With more than three decades of experience in high-risk retail and logistics security, Jeff has played a pivotal role in training over 10,000 employees and sharing his expertise at numerous safety and security events throughout his career.
Yonel spearheads KayaPush’s partnership division, collaborating on strategies with best-in-class companies within the industry to help cannabis entrepreneurs scale their businesses. Yonel has been boots on the ground in multiple markets working with the industry’s leading businesses to empower dispensaries to become high performing and profitable businesses.
Territory Manager at Solink
Cal McDonald, Solink's Territory Manager for the Cannabis Industry, leverages his diverse skill set, from construction to tech and retail, to address the unique security needs of the cannabis sector. Committed to helping cannabis owners and operators secure and protect their businesses effectively, Cal provides the expertise needed in video surveillance, security and loss prevention services.
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