San Antonio, Texas
Company: Green Seed Cannabis Co
Speaking Topic: Weed T Know Basis: Starting & Running An Ethical and Responsible CBD Company
Skills: Cannabis startup advising & mentoring, strategic planning, social media marketing & becoming a cannabis influencer, vision casting
Rick Martinez’s Biography
Registered nurse turned serial entrepreneur. Launched my 1st biz in 2001 and took it to 8-fgures before selling it. Was named San Antonio "40 Under 40", won the prestigious Jecerson Award for our work with our wounded vets, named one of the top US companies by the U.S. SBA, Ironman fnisher but mostly a husband and father to 3 great kids.
Green Seed Cannabis Co Biography
As a veteran, registered nurse, writer and successful entrepreneur, Rick brings a wealth of experience – and tremendous passion – for impacting lives. His story begins in the US Army, where Rick enlisted from 1988-1990. He soon earned his BSN degree from the University of the Incarnate Word and became a registered nurse (RN). After several years in nursing Rick’s entrepreneurial spirit kicked in and in 2001 he bootstrapped started his frst business which he grew to over $52MM in annual revenue before his exit in 2014. From there he dove into advising, mentoring and Angel investing and soon found a unique way to help our veterans with PTSD and entered into the cannabis industry. He is now Founder and lead mentor of Green Seed Cannabis Co. (Texas’ frst cannabis business accelerator program) and sits as an advisory board member for the H.E.B. School of Business at the University of The Incarnate Word.
Awards and accomplishments include:
• San Antonio’s “40 Under 40” award recipient
• Awarded the prestigious Jefferson Award for community service
• Recognized as one of the country’s “Top 100 Companies” by the U.S. Small Business Administration
• 3x Amazon Best Selling author
• Ironman Triathlon Finisher