News Article | November 3, 2016
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Nov. 3, 2016) - Namaste Technologies Inc. ("Namaste" or the "Company") (CSE:N)(FRANKFURT:M5BQ) is pleased to announce that the Company has secured new agreements with manufacturers of indoor growing equipment. These product lines will be added to Namaste's e-commerce portals and complement the Company's existing portfolio of vaporizers, pipes, papers and other accessories. This new product portfolio also represents a further monetization of Namaste's customer list of approximately 250 thousand names. Currently, cannabis is legal for medical use in 25 states and recreational use in four states. Next week, the US will have three states voting on the legalization of medical use (Florida, Arkansas, and North Dakota) and five states voting on the legalization of recreational use of cannabis (California, Massachusetts, Arizona, Nevada, and Maine). Should all five states vote in favor of recreational marijuana, the US could have upwards of 75 million people living in states where the recreational consumption of cannabis will be legal. This represents approximately 23% of the total US population and is anticipated to advance the potential for legalization in additional states. In the US, support for the legalization of cannabis reached an all-time high of 57% in favor. Namaste's product portfolio is ideally positioned to capitalize on these potential developments in the US. Namaste has entered into agreements with Gorilla Grow Tent Inc., SuperCloset Inc. and Kind LED Grow Lights, all leading manufacturers of the most advanced growing equipment available on the market. Namaste will initially market each of the manufacturers' products in the US and Canada, and will receive wholesale rates on product sales. It is anticipated after the initial launch, Namaste will launch each of these brands into the twenty international markets Nasmaste currently serves. Sean Dollinger, President and CEO of Namaste, comments: "The markets for our current and new products are expanding considerably. With the acquisition of VaporSeller and URT1, we have given ourselves a substantial position in the US market which now represents 74% of our customer base. We view the upcoming election in the US as a key catalyst for our company and will continue to focus our efforts on expanding our brands in the US, which is the largest market for our products globally." Gorilla Grow Tents are professionally designed grow tents that are ideal for experts and perfect for beginners and set the standard for quality and durability. Each grow tent is built with stable reinforced materials and are the strongest and safest materials available. Gorilla Grow tents have no plastic and feature a proprietary diamond reflection technology for best yield. Gorilla Grow Tents also feature a patent pending adjustable height extension kit that gives you the ability to increase your growing height from 7′ to 8′ or even 9′ tall. Founded by Kip Anderson in 2002, SuperCloset, also known as SuperPonics, is accredited by the Better Business Bureau and maintains a perfect A+ rating, surpassing any other company in the hydroponics industry. SuperCloset is known as the leading manufacturer of Automated Superponics Systems and Grow Boxes in the world. Based in beautiful San Francisco, California, the company is in the perfect environment for combining innovative and imaginative ideologies with progressive methods of harvesting local, sustainable and organic products. Kind LED Grow Lights are the industry leader in indoor LED grow lights. Kind LED consulted with hundreds of professional hydroponic and soil growers to rigorously research and develop their cutting edge LED indoor grow light technology that has since revolutionized the indoor growing industry. Kind LED is widely considered the best indoor LED grow light on the market today. Kind LED Grow Lights are comprised of high powered 5 and/or 3 Watt Light Emitting Diodes featuring a proprietary intensified 12 band spectrum, including infrared and UV diodes designed for both vegetative and flowering stages of growth. Namaste Technologies Inc. is an emerging leader in vaporizer and accessories space. Namaste has 26 ecommerce retail stores in 20 countries, offers the largest range of brand name vaporizers products on the market and is actively manufacturing and launching multiple unique proprietary products for retail and wholesale distribution. The Company is currently focused on expanding its product offering, acquisitions and strategic partnerships, and entering new markets globally. On behalf of the Board of Directors Further information on the Company and its products can be accessed through the links below: FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION This press release contains forward-looking information based on current expectations. These statements should not be read as guarantees of future performance or results. Such statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from those implied by such statements. Although such statements are based on management's reasonable assumptions, Namaste assumes no responsibility to update or revise forward looking information to reflect new events or circumstances unless required by law. Although the Company believes that the expectations and assumptions on which the forward-looking statements are based are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements because the Company can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct. Since forward looking statements address future events and conditions, by their very nature they involve inherent risks and uncertainties. These statements speak only as of the date of this press release. Actual results could differ materially from those currently anticipated due to a number of factors and risks including various risk factors 5 discussed in the Company's disclosure documents which can be found under the Company's profile on www.sedar.com. This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended and such forward looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The CSE has neither reviewed nor approved the contents of this press release.
News Article | February 27, 2017
ROME, Feb. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- LUISS Business School has launched the project GROW - Generating Real Opportunities for Women with the aim to promote, support and improve personal and professional development of LUISS Business School's female students with a focus on the access to the working world and to the enhancement of their career, so as to reach the highest levels within companies, institutions, universities and other organizations. To view the Multimedia News Release, please click: https://www.multivu.com/players/uk/8045351-luiss-grow-fast-female-professionals/ GROW pursues this aim through the creation and organization of networking and mentoring activities as well as training and talent development. The milestones has been set on November 11 2016 during the first official meeting lead by LUISS University's General Manager Giovanni Lo Storto, by LUISS University's Rector Paola Severino and by the Dean of LUISS Business School Paolo Boccardelli. Among the GROW activities LUISS Business School, Johnson & Johnson and Korn Ferry International promote GROW FAST (Financing and Supporting Talents): an initiative offering to a selected group of outstanding women: The initiative consists of four main steps: The selected participants will be continuously mentored, starting from the initial internship until the end of the GROW FAST initiative. Applications for participation must be submitted by April 15, 2017 to email@example.com.
News Article | February 15, 2017
EAGLE POINT, OR--(Marketwired - Feb 9, 2017) - Grow Condos, Inc. ( : GRWC), a fully reporting publicly traded company specializing in cannabis industry related "Condo" style real estate and turn-key grow facilities, is pleased to announce today that it has obtained nearly half a million dollars in financing. Management is committed to the building of the Smoke on the Water brand. With a vision to bring Cannabis Friendly vacationing to life for nature lovers, tourists, and enthusiasts alike, the Company's wholly owned subsidiary, "Smoke on the Water," has recently mobilized to discover and acquire existing nature-rich properties to provide viable resources to visitors seeking to enjoy the benefit of relaxed marijuana laws in a recreational setting, the opportunity to enjoy Oregon on a whole new level. "Securing the funding to move 'Smoke-on-the-Water' forward has been one of our most important milestones. Having the resources in place, we are enabled to conclude on recent due diligence process, and highly anticipate the launch of development on key projects," stated Wayne Zallen, Chief Executive Officer. Because it's not yet permissible to recreationally smoke in National and State Parks, it has been discovered that relaxed marijuana laws are indeed a powerful motivator for tourists, which creates a very lucrative niche opportunity for smaller, privately owned properties that can offer the freedom of experiencing Oregon's strikingly beautiful landscape while also allowing its visitors to enjoy Oregon's 420 friendly privileges. According to the Travel Oregon Strategic Plan for 2015-17, it states: "More people than ever are choosing to come to Oregon, and they are traveling farther than ever to get here. They are coming to enjoy the things we love: natural beauty, wilderness, adventure, amazing fresh food, wine, craft beer, world-class sports, and a vibrant arts and culture community. The result of all these visitors is a long list of powerful statistics and measures that show the profound economic power of tourism in Oregon." In a recent survey done in Colorado, the following statistics were discovered: "Potential summertime visitors who were exposed to the state's tourism ads said the marijuana laws influenced vacation decisions almost 49 percent of the time," The Denver Post reports. While the state's tourism ad campaign does not mention marijuana, 22 percent of survey respondents said the drug was "extremely influential" in their decision to visit Colorado. In addition, 20 percent said it was "very much influential" and nearly 7 percent said it was "somewhat influential." About Smoke on the Water Inc: Smoke on the Water, Inc. is Grow Condo's wholly owned subsidiary, designed to capitalize on the country's growing level of recreational marijuana acceptance. The company plans to engage in a roll up strategy for this highly-fragmented industry and provide turn-key solutions for Marijuana-friendly campgrounds and resorts. The company has strategized to initially develop the property through acquisition, subsequently rebranding the existing RV business to represent the Smoke on The Water brand. Upon project launch, the Company plans to provide fully functional vacationing solutions to campground operators and owners seeking to fill the growing demand for stress free and acceptable vacationing for the pro-personal choice and marijuana smoking community. For more information, visit: www.smokeonthewater.club About Grow Condos, Inc.: Grow Condos is a fully reporting publicly traded company listed under the symbol ( : GRWC). It is a real estate purchaser, developer & manager of specific use industrial properties providing "condo" style turn-key grow facilities to support the cannabis industry. We own, lease, sell and manage multi-tenant properties. Like during the Gold Rush days in California, Grow Condos is focused on a pick-and-shovel approach to participating in the exploding marijuana industry. We finance the purchase and/or development of properties by offering to investors private placement sponsorships, debt instruments, or limited partnerships. We believe there is a significant investor demand for such opportunities. Currently we own and manage a 15,000-square foot warehouse in Eagle Point, Oregon, own and developing a property in Eugene Oregon and are currently looking into other acquisitions in Oregon, Colorado, Washington, California and Nevada with like-minded investors who want to share in the growth of this dynamic new industry. Safe Harbor: This release contains statements that constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These statements appear in a number of places in this release and include all statements that are not statements of historical fact regarding the intent, belief or current expectations of Grow Condos, Inc, its directors or its officers with respect to, among other things: (i) financing plans; (ii) trends affecting its financial condition or results of operations; (iii) growth strategy and operating strategy. The words "may," "would," "will," "expect," "estimate," "can," "believe," "potential" and similar expressions and variations thereof are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Investors are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond Grow Condos, Inc. ability to control, and that actual results may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of various factors. More information about the potential factors that could affect the business and financial results is and will be included in Grow Condos, Inc. filings with the OTC Markets, Securities and Exchange Commission and/or the company's website.
Grow Inc | Date: 2011-02-24
Plant roots are moved by various means and sometimes exposed to air within a clean room system of plant production. A tub and lid system of plant containment and plant care may be integrated into a rack system which may be contained within a clean room environment devoid of bugs, environmental deviations, pollution and other contaminates found in a typical organic system of the prior art.
Grow Inc | Date: 2014-12-22
A synergistic system for substantially reducing surface contaminants of a food and inhibiting yeast, mold and bacteria growth in a food, beverage or food grade cosmetic preparation comprising a substantially transparent and odorless solution made from a plurality of substantially organic compounds selected from: citric acid, sodium citrate, vegetable glycerin, sea salt, potassium sorbate, decyl glucoside, calcium ascorbate, grapefruit seed extract, quillaja saponin, calcium carbonate, ascorbic acid, sodium percarbonate and sodium bisulfite, and an applicator for applying the solution to the food substance.
Grow Inc | Date: 2015-01-20
A closed loop system for generating energy is described herein. The closed loop system can include a solar collector, a tank, and the combustor. The solar collector can collect electromagnetic energy from a light source including, the sun. This electromagnetic energy can be transported from the solar collector to the tank via a light guide. The tank is illuminated with electromagnetic energy and biomass grows in the tank. The biomass is transported to the combustor and burned to generate heat energy. This heat energy can be used to generate electricity.
News Article | December 11, 2014
On the one hand, small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) have access to a number of affordable tools to run their shops. On the other hand, their data is buried deep inside each of those tools. A Provo, Utah-based startup called Grow is launching its platform out of a private beta today, offering business intelligence (BI) dashboards that surface the key data from those tools. Founder and CEO Rob Nelson told VentureBeat he got the idea for the dashboards when he was running his previous company. Called Logica, it developed software to analyze shipping logistics and pricing for enterprises — but was handling its own data tracking through spreadsheets. Each month key data from Salesforce.com, QuickBooks, Marketo, and other common SMB tools was manually entered. “Updating our spreadsheets was a nightmare,” he said. The spreadsheets were used to find out if all sales efforts were meeting targets, what the current cash balance was, and other useful metrics. So, Nelson went looking for an affordable and useful data tool. “What we found,” he said, “was there were a few entry-level companies that provided [some status data], then there was a huge gap, and then there were enterprise BI providers.” At the low end, he said, there are such providers as Geckoboard and Ducksboard. At the high end, companies like Domo or Tableau. A typical enterprise provider like Domo, he said, charges an annual fee of about $50,000 — far outside the budget for SMBs. After he sold Logica, Nelson looked to fill the gap he found. Grow’s service, which ranges from $39 to $1000 monthly depending on number of users and dashboards, allows companies to readily access the data in more than two dozen common tools, including Salesforce.com, Zendesk, QuickBooks, and others. Grow says a dashboard can be up and running in half an hour or less. The target company, Nelson said, has annual revenue of $1 million to $50 million, and between 10 and 30 employees. Templates for KPIs (Key Performance Indicators, or metrics a company uses to gauge itself) can be dragged and dropped onto a dashboard, which will then populate the KPI with appropriate data. Users can access the data in their Salesforce, QuickBooks, Google Analytics, MailChimp, and nearly two dozen other tools simply by entering their logon credentials into Grow, which allows the platform to pull data via the API. The company said a business might typically be looking for quick access via a dashboard to such information as: • What’s my cash balance? • Who’s the top salesperson? • What is our conversion-to-sales rate? • What is our website’s traffic? Mashups of data between different tools can also be presented, although that requires a company either to customize a dashboard or hire Grow for that additional service. Dashboards can be managed to limit access, such as allowing the whole company to see some stats but only execs to see others. This is not Big Data analysis, Nelson pointed out, where data mining can discover relationships you barely knew to ask about. “What we’re doing is small data,” he said, finding “actionable insights, looking at trends,” without having to dig through the tools. In addition to its launch announcement, Grow is also announcing that it has raised $1.5 million in seed funding from investors that include Kickstart Seed Fund, Pelion Ventures, and Aaron Skonnard of Pluralsight. Nelson said the funding will be used to build out marketing/sales and service integration teams and to define the product.
News Article | July 11, 2015
UPDATE: Congratulations to Andrew Soro, the winner of our exclusive GROW 2015 Getaway. NOTE: Some entrants were found using bots to artifically collect upvotes, which violates the integrity of this giveaway. These entries were not considered. ORIGINAL: The GROW Conference is heading back to Whistler for their 6th annual event on August 19 through 21 with over 700 attendees. Hear leaders from Shopify, Slack, Evernote, Jawbone, Mastercard, Under Armour, and more discuss how design, customer experience, and seeing the invisible are shaping the future of business. Techvibes is giving away an exclusive GROW 2015 Getaway and entering is as simple as commenting. What do you win? How do you enter? Comment on this article below, stating why you simply must be at GROW 2015. The comment with the most upvotes wins. The contest runs from Friday, July 10 to Friday, July 17, closing at midnight PST. Part conference, part camp, and part community, GROW explores the future of innovation, growth and entrepreneurship and unites leading tech entrepreneurs, investors, executives, and creatives from Silicon Valley and across North America who are passionate about what’s next. The fine print: Hotel room must be used August 19 – 21, 2015 and room is non-transferrable. Winner must be 19 years or older. One comment per person please.
News Article | July 18, 2015
Landing the right partners or distribution channels is what differentiates fast growth companies from slow growth ones. At Shopify, we know how critical that is to the success of a business—tech or otherwise. As head of developer relations at Shopify, I look at dozens of new SMB products every week so we can add value and help our 165,000 merchants sell more products. Working with third-party integration partners brings value to our merchants and in turn Shopify becomes a distribution channel to help grow your business. Getting on board with multiple platforms and distribution channels is, in most cases, the best strategy to build your user base. But the difference between acquiring 100 users and a 100,000 users through platform integration is about your ability to build relationships with the decision makers behind that platform. And what better way to help you do that, than on stage at GROW in front of those exact people. Shopify is hosting the Under the Radar event at GROW Conference and have brought together our friends and partners from companies like Hootsuite, and Intuit, plus investors from Bloomberg Beta and CRV; to meet product companies looking for distribution partnerships like us. Products that catch my attention are creating new and exciting ways for small business to get discovered and sell more products. We are always looking for innovative approaches to social advertising, optimizing email marketing and SMS, analytics, logistics and creating new channels for sales. Hootsuite is interested in companies that emphasize customer engagement and Intuit is excited by companies pushing the limits of time tracking, inventory management or job costing. And our investor friends are interested in finding the next big thing. Ten companies will be selected to present to the entire GROW audience on the main stage. Then four will be selected to move on to the final event. And one company will be awarded with the “On the Radar” title, an opportunity to meet the panel members one-on-one and be featured in the Shopify Partners Blog. We are interested in meeting companies from the following categories: Atlee Clark will be speaking at this year’s GROW Conference, happening August 19-21 in Whistler, BC. To hear her speak, tickets are available, here.
News Article | August 11, 2015
The countdown to the annual GROW Conference is on. The complete schedule is live and attendees can start booking their outdoor activities. For the last couple years Techvibes has named five people that you should meet at GROW and everyone—including the folks on the list—loved it. So we're doing it again this year. Here are five people you should look out for at the GROW Conference in Whistler next week. When startups ask for media pitching advice I always tell them to aim high. And you can't get much higher than the Globe and Mail in Canada. Look out for Silcoff before or after he interviews Roger Hardy of Shoes.com. Silcoff recently published Losing the Signal: The Spectacular Rise and Fall of Blackberry. Canadian tech darling Shopify is sponsoring GROW's Under the Radar showcase and Finkelstein will be a judge for the pitch competition. Freshly IPO-ed Shopify has had a market cap north of $3 Billion and Finkelstein, along with Founder Tobias Lütke, have been riding this unicorn. Hired by Apple at the ripe old age of 15, Williams went on to be a VC for Mike Milken & Larry Ellison's fund at 20. Now Founder at BetterCompany, Williams recently raised $7 million for his social platform centered around employees' work day and is an active angel investor. Switzer leads Product Innovation, M&A, Strategic Alliances & Financings at Hootsuite and in the last 4 years he has built and launched 4 new products, acquired 8 companies and raised over $200 million. Hootsuite CEO Ryan Holmes recently told The Globe and Mail he’d like to take the company public, so you'll want to introduce yourself before Switzer gets even busier. Slack is the world's fastest startup to reach a $2 Billlion valuation. Butterfield is a home grown Vancouverite and will be interviewed by fellow Canadian, and Shyp CEO, Kevin Gibbon at the end of day two. The "Founder to Founder" interview promises to be worth waiting for as Butterfield is refreshingly honest and down-to-earth for someone on a rocketship.