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Howard Leonhardt, a state spokesperson in California for the JOBS Act and Crowdfunding for Startup California, will be speaking in March at the California Cannabis Business Expo. Leonhardt is a potential 2018 candidate for lieutenant governor of California.
An inventor and serial entrepreneur, Leonhardt has 21 U.S. patents for products treating cardiovascular disease. His TALENT stent graft developed in the early 1990s holds a leading world market share for repairing aortic aneurysms without surgery. His inventions have treated more than 400,000 patients in 60 countries.
Leonhardt is co-leader of Startup California, and he is founder and chairman of The California Stock Xchange, preparing to be the first social good impact stock exchange in the United States. He also founded Cal-X Crowdfund Connect, a crowdfunding campaign builder, and Cal-X Stars Business Accelerator Inc., a business incubator and accelerator focused on cardiovascular life sciences and social good impact innovations. His Leonhardt Ventures angels network has raised and put to work over $145 million in 33 startups and innovations to date, most of them founded by Leonhardt.
The California Cannabis Business Expo follows MJIC Media’s inaugural event, the Marijuana Investor Summit in Denver in April 2014, which drew more than 1,000 people and 100 exhibitors. The California Cannabis Business Expo in San Francisco is a unique opportunity to learn about the state of cannabis in California directly from those shaping the legal landscape.
Tickets to the California Cannabis Business Expo in San Francisco can be purchased online.