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 entrepreneurial pioneers of the Modern Cannabis Industry and the Organizations they are building. Each episode features the founder themself, sharing their journey in creating the most impactful ideas in Modern Cannabis.

About your host

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Brian Weber

Producer & Host of Lit Up Founders.

Through his current company, Digital Realty, Brian has served the retail industry as technology and business consultant for the past 9 years; empowering retailers with technology.

In researching the Cannabis Industry he was fascinated in seeing what the entrepreneurs were building in a, and because of, the Federal illegal status. With his experience as an entrepreneur, supporting entrepreneurship, some background in broadcast radio, and a love for 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 is currently seeking Product Manager / Partner Manager / Account Executive positions in Cannabis Retail Technology & Payments. He currently lives in Jersey City, New Jersey with his dog Zeke.