Jaime Lewis has more than fifteen years of experience managing Medical/Adult Use Cannabis production, manufacturing and retail operations in multiple regulated markets across the U.S. in private and publicly traded organizations. She has been awarded several licenses in the Massachusetts market and is now serving her second term in the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission, serving as its former Chair of Health and Safety Committee. Having worked with a number of startups across the Nation, Ms. Lewis draws from her experience in presenting a talk designed to engage startup professionals entering the regulated market. This presentation will help startups identify and define what truly leads to a successful company, how to maximize the slow regulatory process, the steps to create a long term and long standing product and brand. Ms. Lewis will speak of steps to be taken to position a startup to thrive in a lengthy application and approval process without losing momentum.