Three West Kootenay entrepreneurs faced off in the Kootenay Association of Science and Technology’s (KAST) first pitch competition, and it was a company that helps cannabis growers that smoked out the competition.

CertiCraft took home the grand prize, featuring cash, networking and mentorship opportunities. The Thursday live-stream saw the company pitch their mission to help cannabis growers adjust to a regulated and legal Canadian market.

CEO and co-founder Sami Majadla shares his company’s winning pitch and what’s next.

Listen to the full interview here:

KAST has two more pitch competitions coming up in 2021. Hear more about the comp in an interview with KAST host Sean Smillie.