Technology is a part of every business today, but some manage to integrate it better than others.
Green Market Report’s inaugural Technology Awards highlighted some of the most innovative products and services in the cannabis industry at the first ever Green Market Report Tech Summit in San Francisco Thursday.
The winners were selected from dozens of nominations across 11 categories, including:
Best Platform Design: Cannabiz Media
Cannabiz Media’s License Database is a one-stop, easy-to-use platform for customer relationship management. But it goes beyond just email marketing, data analysis and licensing compliance; it provides top-notch industry intelligence for financial analysts, legal counsel, state regulators and journalists.
Coolest Consumption Tech: Puffco
Puffco’s mission is to “serve the plant and catalyze the human-cannabis relationship.” To that end, the company has worked to make the concentrate product category more accessible to consumers. In addition, the company has released several limited-edition products to support social causes, such as criminal justice reform.
Best Retail Tech: Meadow
As the top-rated cannabis retail platform on software rating site G2, Meadow’s all-in-one platform has the tools that dispensaries need to efficiently run and scale their business. It provides an intuitive way to analyze sales across different categories and offers trainings to ensure its users get the most out of the platform each day.
Best Delivery Tech: BLAZE Solutions
BLAZE Solutions’ point-of-sale software for cannabis retail and delivery in California uses automation to successfully simplify dispensary operations, inventory management and delivery dispatch. The platform also allows cannabis retailers to use integrated payment tools that offer alternatives to all-cash transactions – a perennial concern in the industry.
Best Consumer Loyalty Program: springbig
As cannabis legalization continues to spread across the U.S., competition for customers also increases. Springbig’s customer loyalty platform helps retailers meet their customers where they are AND where they want to be.
Most Innovative Tech Product: Zentrela
Zentrela’s neurotechnology platform, the Cognalyzer, uses proprietary hardware and software to document objective, science-backed cannabis data on product effects for the cannabis industry. By administering multiple Cognalyzer tests before, during and after cannabis consumption, Zentrela documents the complete product psychoactive experience, broken down by individual consumer profile.
Best E-Commerce Site: Jane Technologies
Jane Technologies is a trusted provider for more than 2,800 dispensaries and brands across 38 U.S. markets and Canada. Its unique platform offers dispensaries and cannabis brands a turnkey e-commerce solution that includes white-labeled e-commerce, real-time point-of-sale integration, inventory optimization, retail and market analytics, digital merchandising and more.
Best Seed-to-Sale Company: Metrc
Metrc’s comprehensive platform combines advanced software, radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology, a dedicated customer-support team and a secure database to track and trace cannabis from seed-to-sale.
Best Cultivation Tech: Agrify
Agrify Corp. brings data, science and technology to the forefront of the market. Its proprietary micro-environment-controlled vertical farming units enable cultivators to produce the highest quality products with unmatched consistency, yield and ROI, at scale.
Best Banking Tech: AeroPay
Aeropay provides payment processing solutions to emerging industries, including state-legal cannabis businesses. Aeropay offers options to cannabis businesses for convenient, compliant and contactless digital payments, resulting in significantly increased retail sales. It simplifies a complex system for a highly regulated industry.
Best Data in Cannabis: Headset
Headset collects and analyzes consumer transaction information across the North American cannabis industry to help cannabis retailers better optimize their day-to-day operations. Product manufacturers, processors and distributors can leverage the aggregated, standardized and anonymized receipt-level sales data, in real-time, to identify trends and opportunities, stay competitive and collaborate with retail customers.
Read more about each of these innovative honorees in the coming days on GreenMarketReport.com.