Vapor Slide Takes Top Prize at Arcview’s Oakland Winners Fund Pitch Competition

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Receives $50,000 Prize for Innovative Water Pipe Oil Cartridge Vaporizer


OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 23, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Vapor Slide, a first of its kind dual-purpose oil cartridge vaporizer that works either independently or with a water pipe, won the $50,000 grand prize for best pitch at Arcview’s Oakland Winners Fund pitch competition. Primarily funded by The Arcview Group and managed by NeWay Capital, The Winners Fund offers innovative Cannabis startups the chance to win financial investments at each of Arcview’s Shark Tank-style investor pitch events. Vapor Slide recently graduated from Canopy, Arcview’s partner accelerator program, before pitching at the Arcview Forum and receiving the Best Pitch Prize.

“We are very excited and thankful to Arcview for the opportunity to have won this prize. After completing the Canopy business accelerator program, the only thing I was certain of going into the event is that we had a really great product and idea, which my team and I have been fortunate enough to successfully bring to market,” said Vapor Slide’s Founder and CEO, Brendan Gillis.

The Vapor Slide V-1 is the world’s first oil cartridge vaporizer that can either be used on the go as a pen, or as a stem in conjunction with any 14mm water pipe. Using a powerful 18350 1000mah Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery, the Vapor Slide produces more vapor than standard pens and also includes variable voltage allowing for precise control over the amount of vapor released. When used in conjunction with a water pipe, the Vapor Slide uses a pressure sensor inside the slide to automatically activate it without the need for buttons. In addition, its cutting edge battery lasts up to four times as long as other pen vaporizers allowing for extended periods of use between charges.

“We believe the future of Cannabis consumption is concentrates and oils, and we expect to see Cannabis oil become like the craft brewing of the industry, with hundreds of different flavors profiles and stains to choose from in pre-filled oil cartridges. The demand for oil cartridges is already skyrocketing, and the Vapor Slide is designed specifically to meet this consumer demand now and in the future,” said Gillis.

The Vapor Slide is now available for order for the low price of $99.99, and is collaborating with leading Cannabis oil producers to fill their custom designed cartridges with premium extracts expected to be available at dispensaries in 2017.

About Vapor Slide
At Vapor Slide we’re dedicated to producing cleaner, more effective, more convenient ways to use concentrates. We combine the best cartridge tech with the best battery tech to give consumers the most versatile and reliable pen vaporizer on the market today. For more information, please visit

About The Arcview Group
Founded in 2010, The Arcview Group is responsible for a number of groundbreaking ventures in the cannabis industry. The ArcView Investor Network includes more than 600 accredited investors who have put more than $91 million behind 135 companies. Arcview Market Research produces the State of Legal Marijuana Markets report, which is the most oft-cited market data report. In 2015, Arcview became a partner in Canopy, the first seed-stage mentor-driven business accelerator. Arcview is also co-founder of Cannasure Insurance Services, the leading provider of business insurance to the cannabis industry. For more information, please visit

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