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AZ Tech Roundtable 2.0

AZ Tech Roundtable 2.0 with Matt Battaglia

The show where EntrepreneursTop Executives, Founders, and Investors come to share insights about the future of business


AZ TRT 2.0 looks at the new trends in business, & how classic industries are evolving

Common Topics Discussed: Startups, Founders, Funds & Venture Capital, Business, Entrepreneurship, Biotech, Blockchain / Crypto, Executive Comp, Investing, Stocks, Real Estate + Alternative Investments, and more… 


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Jan 18, 2021

Tower Farming & Cannabis Business w/ True Garden

- BRT S02 EP03 01-17-21 (50)


What We Learned This Week:

  • Tower Farms are the best of farming and greenhouse tech
  • This tech uses less water, less land, and grows clean food. ie - Greenhouse of 5000 sq ft, that grows 1 acre of food on 1/9 the land size.
  • They are the first high-tech greenhouse in the U.S. capable of producing most cool season food crops year-round—even in the scorching desert
  • New Cannabis Ventures covers the Cannabis industry, from investing ideas to news, & the product, what is used for smoked product vs extracted products
  • Wealth for Life on: Innovation in business, and using tech to upgrade the traditional biz – ex. Fintech.



Guests: Troy Albright, Rph of True Garden (f 2013) & Rx Formulations

True Garden Tower Framing & greenhouses has a location in Mesa, AZ. They have local grown food distributed to local restaurants and markets. Troy's background is as a chemist and pharmacist who worked in alternative medicine previously.

They sell Tower Farms, and advise on their use both personally and for business (also advises Cannabis companies in U.S. and Europe). This tech uses less water, less land, and grows clean food. Example is the Greenhouse of 5000 sq ft, that grows 1 acre of food on 1/9 the land size.


True Garden is home to the first-of-its-kind facility. It is operated by solar power and produces local, living produce available year-round in the hot desert regions of Phoenix and the Southwest US.

They are the first high-tech greenhouse in the U.S. capable of producing most cool season food crops year-round—even in the scorching desert, where temperatures reach 120 degrees during the day and 90 degrees at night during summer months. The greenhouse uses very little energy in the winter months by operating in a naturally vented mode.

During the hotter summer months, the greenhouse utilizes a combination of smart and efficient technologies to affordably keep the greenhouse at optimal temperatures, both during the day and night. ​If we can grow in the desert, we can help you grow anywhere!

The patented vertical aeroponic Tower Garden® technology is made from some of the best food grade plastic available on earth. Their plastic is FDA food grade compliant and free of harmful components commonly found in today’s agriculture-grade plastics. Additionally, they designed the Tower Garden® product for decades of use!

The plastic is several times thicker than almost all hydroponic products available on the market today. The plastic is also completely opaque, keeping all sunlight out (which naturally inhibits algae growth), and is UV stabilized for outdoor protection.



Alan Brochstein CFA of New Cannabis Ventures


New Cannabis Ventures is a news & information platform offered by NCV Media, LLC that highlights promising companies and influential investors in the cannabis industry. NCV is a cannabis-centric marketing & communications company.


Their vision is to become the leading provider of relevant information in the cannabis industry by contributing original content and curating quality news on the most promising businesses and influential investors, and helping to bridge the gaps between cannabis industry entrepreneurs and investors.

Based in Houston, Alan leverages his experience as founder of online community 420 Investor, the first and still largest due diligence platform focused on the publicly-traded stocks in the cannabis industry. With his extensive network in the cannabis community, Alan continues to find new ways to connect the industry and facilitate its sustainable growth. At New Cannabis Ventures, he is responsible for content development and strategic alliances.

Before shifting his focus to the cannabis industry in early 2013, Alan, who began his career on Wall Street in 1986, worked as an independent research analyst following over two decades in research and portfolio management. A prolific writer, with over 650 articles published since 2007 at Seeking Alpha, where he has 70,000 followers, Alan is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and a frequent source to the media, including the NY Times, the Wall Street Journal, Fox Business, and Bloomberg TV, and has written columns for Leafly and Forbes.


Alan covers the Cannabis industry, from investing ideas to news. He discusses AZ legalization in 11/2020, the Cannabis farming industry, from indoor to out-door, and green houses. Alan breaks down the Cannabis product, what is used for smoked product vs extracted products.

No interstate commerce on pot, so a distributor must grow and operate in 1 state, maybe 3 – 5 years away

Indoor – high quality, high price, controlled

Outdoor – natural, less expensive, elements issues

Mutual Funds putting $ in Cannabis stocks – Putnam, Wasatch

Greenhouse, vertical indoor farming of Cannabis

TerraAscend buys land in NJ to expand greenhouse property for cultivation - local AZ Cannabis farm and dispensary

Cannabis is a female flower – 50% for smoking products, 50% for Bio-mass or extracted products like pens, topical, edibles



Denver Nowicz, President - Wealth For Life


Denver is an advisor with nearly 20 years experience working with clients in investments and insurance, designing retirement plans with a combo of both. He takes us through different strategies for clients to get the best allocations for their money over the long term. It is the Combo Strategy of both Offense and Defense, the synergy of the mix, not ‘All or Nothing’.


Innovation in business, and using tech to upgrade the traditional biz – ex. Fintech. What to look for w/ investments, be adaptable and Trend following – monitor business and tech news.


Link to Taxes Show on 10/31/2021 w/ Denver: Here

Link to Offense / Defense Show on 6/6/2021 w/ Denver: Here

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The show where EntrepreneursHigh Level Executives, Business Owners, and Investors come to share insight and ideas about the future of businessBRT 2.0 looks at the new trends in business, and how classic industries are evolving

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