San Antonio, Texas
Company: Green Seed Cannabis Co.
Speaking Topic: Weed To Know Basis: Starting and Running an Ethical & Responsible Cannabis Business
Skills: Cannabis Startups, Business Incubators, Mentoring & Advising,
Rick Martinez’s 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 first 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’ first 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