Aviv Hadar | CEO
The outspoken co-founder of Oregrown Industries, a vertically integrated cannabis brand, is a decade long investor in the world’s largest tech company and comes from a background in digital communications and technology. Hadar was also a founding member of the world’s first million dollar kickstarter campaign, which saw over 12,000 backers pledge nearly $1.5 million dollars to bring an innovative smartphone product to life. In 2008, Hadar founded Think Brilliant Media Studios, an award winning software and technology company, recently celebrating its tenth year in business—Think Brilliant creators devised the viral “I’m With Coco” campaign, one of the most successful internet memes in history. Hadar and Think Brilliant were also instrumental in the launch of the social media and content creation company SoulPancake, which has inked deals with several of the largest global brands while raising millions for charity—the company now has over two million subscribers on YouTube.
Hadar’s newest company Oregrown was voted Best Dispensary in all of Central Oregon each of its three years in business including Best Place to Work in 2017 by The Source Weekly and was crowned Startup of the Year 2017 by the Bend Chamber of Commerce. Hadar is also a founding member of the Oregon Cannabis Association (OCA), a member of Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) Rules Advisory Committee, a Leafly Technical Advisory Board Member, a member of the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA), and the first person in Oregon State history to testify to the OLCC on behalf of Oregon’s cannabis legalization measure in 2015—the same year Hadar was awarded the inaugural High Times Political Trailblazer Award.