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Hemp Entrepreneurship - An Update on Opportunity, Research and Policy

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Hemp Entrepreneurship - An Update on Opportunity, Research and Policy


Scarlet Startups presents

"An Update on Opportunity, Research and Policy from a Field of Experts"

Join us at Rutgers' beautiful New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition and Health to learn about hemp research, policy and entrepreneurship from experts in academia and the private sector.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Rutgers Cook Campus
Institute for Food, Nutrition, and Health
Room 101
61 Dudley Road
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

6:30 - 7:00: Networking
7:00 - 7:10: Welcome / Introductions / Hemp 101
7:10 - 7:30: Keynote - Past, Present and Future of Hemp: Joy Beckerman
7:30 - 8:10: Entrepreneurship Panel / Q & A
8:10 - 8:15: Break
8:15 - 8:40: Rutgers Hemp Team Panel / Q & A
8:40 - 8:55: General Q & A
8:55 - 9:00: Closing Remarks

Keynote Speaker:
Joy Beckerman
Principal at Hemp Ace International (
President of Hemp Industries Association (

Rutgers Hemp Team Panel:
Dr. Thomas Gianfagna, Professor of Plant Biology, Rutgers (
William Sciarappa, Associate Professor, Agricultural & Resource Management, Rutgers (
Dr. James Simon, Professor of Plant Biology, Rutgers (

Entrepreneurship Panel:
Kenneth VandeVrede, Chief Executive Officer, HillviewMed (
Keith Butler, President and Lead Hemp Researcher, LifePatent (
Matt Miller, Esq., Founding Partner, MG Miller I.P. Law (
Alex Escher, Director of Project Development, HempHollow (
Catharene Garula, Membership Coordinator & Business Development, Hemp Industries Association (

Organizing Committee:
Connie Pascal - Rutgers, School of Communication & Information (
Joseph Shapiro - Middlebrooks Shapiro, P.C. (
Anna Molinski - New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (
Matthew Miller - MG Miller Intellectual Property Law (

Sponsored By:
MG Miller Intellectual Property Law
Middlebrooks Shapiro, P.C.

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61 Dudley Rd · New Brunswick, NJ