[Press Release] Canna Day: Challenges within the regulatory environment in a new, budding industry




Contact: Megumi Reagan                                                                      

Phone: 202-579-7263


Canna Day: Challenges within the regulatory environment in a new, budding industry

Monterey CA, April 12, 2018—The Monterey Incubator, located in the American Tin Cannery in Pacific Grove (125 Ocean View Blvd. Ste. 203), is hosting the third event in its monthly “Canna-Day” series on April 18th from 6 PM – 8 PM. All industry interested participants are welcome to participate and learn from our panel of experts in the field. Our panel guests will include representation from local municipalities, cultivators and ancillary cannabis businesses.

The event will be moderated by Megumi Reagan, a Monterey Incubator sponsor and cannabis industry consultant. Megumi graduated from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies with an MA in International Policy Studies and has a background in regulatory policy across several verticals, including the cannabis industry.

It is a pleasure to announce that the Incubator has confirmed the following speakers:

Jesse Melendrez

Managing Owner, Faith and Family Farms

Speaking topic: Small cannabis farming in Central California

Contact Faith and Family Farms


Kurt Overmeyer

Economic Development Manager, City of Seaside

Speaking topic: Navigating the regulatory framework and creating local ordinances

Community Economic Development, City of Seaside Website


Garrett Rodewald

Co-Founder & COO of Gaiaca Waste Revitalization

Speaking topic: Navigating an emerging regulatory framework as an ancillary service provider

Gaiaca Website


Representative from the County of Monterey

About the Monterey Incubator

The Monterey Incubator was created as a membership organization specifically to help provide access to resources and support for early stage and accelerating companies desiring a path to growth. The incubator while having global reach, is located on the Monterey Peninsula on California’s Central Coast in close proximity to Silicon Valley.

The Incubator founders, Richard De Andrade and Fred Cohen, are entrepreneurs, angel investors, advisors, and helpful members of the community, doing well by doing good. They work with local and regional businesses to help them get started, grow, prosper, and ultimately exit successfully. The Incubator’s ecosystem has global reach through Keiretsu Forum, Angel to Exit, Management Analytics, Solare Holding, Solare Capital, Solare Inc., Can Do Funds, and many other partners and participants.

Press Release: Monterey Business Incubator Opens in Pacific Grove

December 12, 2017 — Pacific Grove, CA

A new business incubator is now open to help build the regional economy

The Monterey Incubator opens today in the American Tin Cannery. Located at 125 Ocean View Blvd Ste. 203 Pacific Grove, CA 93950, the incubator is one block from the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and provides space and supporting infrastructure for early stage and rapid growth companies. As a shared space facility, the incubator also provides a place where small companies and local consultants and specialists can meet and engage with executives, lawyers, technologists, engineers, and investors.

The incubator is also hosting other activities, such as the Monterey Tech Meetup, Makers Meetup, and Information Technologists Meetup, angel investment group Keiretsu Forum, venture capital funds, and other related business acceleration entities.

The incubator is funded by Management Analytics and Solare Inc.

According to Fred Cohen, co-founder of the incubator, “The more people we discussed this with, the more people told us this was what they were waiting for. On January 2, our first official day for membership, they won’t have to wait any more.”

According to Richard De Andrade, CEO of Solare Inc., “I think that the ability to solve humanity’s problems is only limited by our ability to think and innovate so we can provide solutions for our problems. The Monterey incubator is a part of this philosophy, and natural fit to involve our community in the innovation process as well as to participate in and share in the benefits of the ecosystem we are building.”

Founding sponsors management Analytics and Solare are currently working with local commercial entities for sponsorships of all sorts — from meetups to hotels and beyond, the entire community of Pacific Grove and New Monterey will benefit directly from the incubator, and its reach will extend throughout the region and beyond.

Open access members and makers members prices start at $150/mo, while private access members are slightly more expensive. Membership details are still being finalized as the build-out of the incubator is still under construction.

Learn more at https://www.montereyincubator.com.