05 Oct October 5, 2023 – VC vs Investors Elizabeth Zalman and Courage in Cannabis Dr. Bridget Cole Williams
Elizabeth Joy Zalman – Founder Advisor of Crane Venture Partners and Author of Founder vs Investor: The Honest Truth About Venture Capital from Startup to IPO
Elizabeth Zalman is an infrastructure and information security expert and two-time founder/CEO of venture-backed companies, building her first startup to a successful exit and her second to a multi-hundred-million-dollar business. She has raised more than $100 million from the top VCs in the world. Liz has also never shied from a showdown with them, or anyone, really. She is a seasoned entrepreneur and advisor with a wealth of experience in the business world. As the founder and advisor of Crane Venture Partners, she has a proven track record of success in identifying and investing in innovative companies. With a background in marketing and brand development, Elizabeth brings a unique perspective to her work, helping her portfolio companies build and grow their brands. Her expertise in marketing strategy, brand positioning, and business development has made her a valuable partner to many startups and small businesses.
Dr. Bridget Cole Williams – Family Physician, Medical Cannabis Specialist, Host of “Reclaim Your Wellness” Black Star Network, Keynote Speaker, and the Author of Courage in Cannabis: The Triumphant Stories
Dr. Bridget Cole Williams, MD., is a board-certified family physician, author, and CEO of Green Harvest Health in Ohio. “Courage in Cannabis” is a book by Dr. Cole Williams’ Green Harvest Health Community Foundation which features a compilation of narratives shared by a diverse group of individuals, including doctors, lawyers, patients, caregivers, entrepreneurs, and activists. The anthology showcases exceptional stories that aspire to inspire readers. Those who have chosen to explore cannabis or established ventures in the cannabis realm undoubtedly possess a story of courage that is worth sharing. Dr. Bridget Williams is renowned for her expertise in the field of integrative medicine. Having spent almost two decades offering exceptional family medical care at The Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Williams now incorporates this experience, her life, and cannabis coaching certifications to provide her patients with the best possible care. At Green Harvest Health, Dr. Williams staunchly recommends the use of CBD in wellness routines, and her medical cannabis clinic is a testimony to the effectiveness of its usage. With its sister organization EMBODY, Green Harvest Health offers a wide range of impressive products that include pleasantly scented body oils and facial serums, among others.