CALABASAS, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 2, 2016) - Specialty Cannabis and consumer publishing network, CrowdGather, Inc. (OTCQB: CRWG), today announced the addition of Ben Larson and Carter Laren, Cofounders and Managing Partners of Oakland based, Gateway Incubator -- California's first cannabis business incubator -- to its advisory board.
Ben Larson is a Director and Mentor for the Founder Institute; Co-Founder of The Food Nest and Pitch.Coach; and a Senior Adviser for YBUSA. Carter Laren is currently a Director and Mentor for the Founder Institute and is co-founder of Pitch.Coach. He's an active angel investor and adviser.
"We are pleased to add the support of Ben and Carter to help us expand our activities in the cannabis sector," said Sanjay Sabnani, Chairman and CEO of CrowdGather, Inc. "Oakland-based Gateway Works is California's premier cannabis business accelerator and cannabis industry specific coworking space in California. As a featured Mentor to Gateway and the cannabis start-ups in their program, I have the privilege of interacting with both Ben and Carter as well as their initial cohort of startup members. Now, we have the exciting prospects of working with them to explore the coworking space for ourselves."
About CrowdGather, Inc.
CrowdGather, Inc. is an investor, acquirer, operator and owner of digital assets in the consumer and cannabis sectors. In 2016, CrowdGather intends to launch a crowdfunding portal at CrowdGather to assist cannabis and digital startups in procuring financing. The Company's online publishing network is anchored by DIY community builder, Yuku.com while its cannabis holdings include long standing online communities WeedTracker and RapMusic.
About Gateway Incubator
Gateway is California's premier cannabis business accelerator program, and the first offering of its kind anywhere. As a funding accelerator and coworking space located in San Francisco's Bay Area, Gateway is providing cannabis entrepreneurs exposure to the mentorship, capital, and expectations proven in Silicon Valley. Entrepreneurs in the cannabis space have great passion and creativity for the products they produce. Our goal is to not only cultivate great entrepreneurs in the space, but to create world-class business leaders. This is what it will take to bring the cannabis industry to the mainstream.
Our location, office, and growing network of mentors, investors, and partners are all deliberately designed to create the best entrepreneurs in this quickly evolving market. We see value in the cross-pollination of industries, such as cannabis, tech, and professional services. Gateway is located in The Leviathan Building in Oakland, which is known for its unique design that we feel promotes creativity and collaboration. By operating in Oakland, the birthplace of the cannabis industry in the US, we will be part of the hotbed of innovation in legal cannabis.
Gateway was launched on November 20, 2015 by serial entrepreneurs Ben Larson (@pitchtoben) and Carter Laren (@claren).
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