February 8th 2023. Chicago, IL – nuEra, a leading Chicago-based cannabis company, is proud to announce its sponsorship of 1871’s Cannabis Innovation Lab. The Lab’s mission is to connect early startups in the cannabis industry with growth-scalers, corporate innovators and venture capitalists with the goal of solving industry problems with technology and particularly in promoting social equity and diversity.
“We are thrilled to support the innovative work being done at the Cannabis Innovation Lab,” said Laura Jaramillo Bernal, COO of nuEra. “We believe that by supporting the collaboration between startups, social equity license winners and established cannabis companies, we can help drive the sort of innovation that will make Chicago the undisputed hub for the cannabis industry in the country and the world. And as a socially responsible company, we’re committed to mentoring new entrants in the industry and promoting diversity and innovation through the lab’s platform.”
The Cannabis Innovation Lab provides a unique opportunity for startups to access the resources and expertise of 1871, one of the leading technology and innovation centers in the United States. The Lab is focused on identifying and addressing the most pressing challenges facing the cannabis industry, such as supply chain management, regulatory compliance and leveling-up social equity and diversity in the industry.
nuEra’s sponsorship of the Cannabis Innovation Lab is a reflection of the company’s commitment to driving progress and innovation in the cannabis industry. By supporting the Lab, nuEra is helping to create a more sustainable, diverse and successful future for the industry.
For more information about the Cannabis Innovation Lab, please visit 1871’s website.
The name nuEra highlights the fact that legalization in Illinois didn’t just change the laws on the books – it unleashed a whole new era of cannabis. An era in which cannabis is safer, higher quality and available in a greater variety than ever before. Canna-consumers have more methods of consumption, more strains, more precise dosage labeling, and better information about the effects of each of our products than any generation before them.
nuEra sources the highest quality products to suit the needs of qualified Illinois Medical patients and 21+ adult-use customers alike. nuEra has been operating in Illinois since the start of the Medical Cannabis program in 2015 and currently operates six dispensaries in three major Illinois metros, with several more slated to open their doors in 2023.
1871 is the home of Chicago’s technology and entrepreneurial community. With over 500 companies and 8,000 members, it is the hub for Chicago’s innovation ecosystem. 1871’s mission is to be the most entrepreneurial and inclusive community in the world.