Meristematic Wins the Gateway Pitch Slam
Meristematic won the recent Gateway Pitch Slam at the New West Summit in Oakland, California. The Gateway Pitch Slam is a pitch competition that brings together top up-and-coming cannabis startups for a live on-stage, quick-fire contest with $10,000 on the line. Participants had only 3 minutes to pitch their business in front of the judges and an audience full of cannabis professionals. A total of 10 companies qualified for the opportunity to pitch live at this year’s New West Summit in Oakland.
Meristematic is a biotechnology company that produces clean starter plants for the cannabis industry. Their pitch presentation was well received, as a recent study published by Steep Hill showed that 86% of cannabis clones in California are contaminated with toxic pesticides. Many cultivators are becoming concerned about the effects of contaminated clones on their ability to comply with 2018 State regulations. Meristematic is changing the way the cannabis cultivators acquire starter plant materials. A combination of modern agricultural methodologies and technologies are applied to the mass production of these plants.
Winning the Gateway Pitch Slam has shined a spotlight on Meristematic and the technology we are bringing to the cannabis industry. We would like to thank everyone at Gateway for putting on the Pitch Slam, as well as the judges; Leila Banijamali, Carter Laren and Gian Paolo Veronese.
Michael Stevens, CEO
Despite all of the well-crafted presentations from the other startups, the panel of judges came to a unanimous decision to award Meristematic the $10,000 grand prize.
Gateway is the first Differential Accelerator™ and investment fund for startups. Learn more about how Gateway can help you to get your cannabis business launched successfully. www.gtwy.co
Meristematic was founded in early 2016 in San Francisco, California. The main business of Meristematic is the production of high-quality starter plants for the Cannabis Industry. Using state of the art technology and modern agricultural methods, we produce large quantities of uniform, vigorous, pathogen free cannabis starter plants. Our specialized process which produces a higher quality product at a significantly lower production cost is the result of our internal development trials and the application of proven research.
Our highly skilled technical staff and customer focused approach to business help us to meet the starter plant demands of the most sophisticated cannabis horticulturalists. Meristematic’s long term strategy is to position ourselves as the global leader in cannabis micropropagation, with plans to expand across the United States and beyond into international markets. www.meristematic.com