Karson Humiston, Founder & CEO, Vangst - Lit Up Founders

Episode 9

Karson Humiston, Founder & CEO, Vangst

What does reselling used golf balls, organizing weekend trips for college students, and fundraising for alumni relations have in common? They are just some of the things Entrepreneur Karson Humiston did before founding the go-to recruiting platform in Cannabis; Vangst.

Joining us from Denver in March of 2020, Karson shares her founder's journey of hustle and perseverance turning a stack of business cards made in her college dorm room into the name in Cannabis recruiting.

Show Notes:

What You Need To Know About Vangst's New, Free Cannabis Recruitment Platform: https://www.benzinga.com/markets/cannabis/20/04/15877645/what-you-need-to-know-about-vangsts-new-free-cannabis-recruitment-platform

Vangst Newsletter: https://blog.vangst.com/category/vangst-news/

St. Lawrence University, Calling All Saints: https://www.stlawu.edu/people/calling-all-saints

The Tick Tock Inn: https://www.facebook.com/TickTockInn/

Galvanize: https://www.linkedin.com/school/galvanize-it/

Canna Brand: https://cannabrand.co/

Ryan G. Smith, CEO, Leaflink: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryan-g-smith/

Lerer Hippeau: https://www.lererhippeau.com/

Casa Verde Capital: https://www.casaverdecapital.com/

Jeremy Burke, Business Insider: https://twitter.com/jfberke

Benzinga: https://www.benzinga.com/

MJBizDaily: https://mjbizdaily.com/

Vangst 2019 Salary Guide: https://info.vangst.com/vangst-2019-salary-guide


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Lit Up Founders
A show about the founders of the Modern Cannabis Industry and the Organizations they are building.

About your host

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Brian Weber

In addition to producing and hosting Lit Up Founders. Brian is the Director of Omnichannel Strategy and Partnerships for Flourish Software, a leading ERP Seed-to-sale Software company serving Cannabis and Hemp operators up and down the supply chain.

Prior to Flourish, through his company Digital Realty, Brian served the Retail and Hospitality Industries as a technology and business consultant focusing on POS, eCommerce, Payments, Loyalty, and other related services for the past 9 years.

In researching the Cannabis Industry, largely because of its Federal status and history in the US, he was fascinated in seeing what the entrepreneurs were building. With his experience as an entrepreneur, supporting entrepreneurship, some background in broadcast radio, and a love for the amazing medium of podcasts (especially "How I built this" by Guy Raz); all converged to create the spark moment that spawned Lit Up Founders. I hope you enjoy!

Brian holds a B.S. in Management Science & Information Systems from Rutgers University Business School. He currently lives in Jersey City, New Jersey with his dog Zeke.