Darby Cox
Business Speaker and Development Strategist

About Me

Entrepreneurship

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Co Founder and CEO of Smoke Cartel. I formerly acted as COO until the company became public in 2017 and 

I became the first female chair & 

CEO of a publicly traded cannabis company. I also serve as a 

consultant and mentor for other 

emerging companies in the 

headshop and glass industry.

Advocacy

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I am dedicated to serving my community through action. My passion for medical reform and social justice led me to co-found Reform Georgia,  a non profit made of locals and activists organizing and working for the reform of local drug laws and prison reform in the state of Georgia.

Philosophy on the Future

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 I believe that the future of successful business lies on the skills of the individual employee to reach their full potential as a team. A grit & growth mindset is critical to team success. Remember - if you are not investing into your team, your team is investing in something else. 

[hint: it's not their work!]

Upcoming Events

6/7/19

Women Grow

11:30am - 12:30pm

Washington Court Hotel

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6/7/19

Women Grow

FIRESIDE SESSION

The Future is Female: A Conversation with the CEO’s Leading Big Cannabis Business

11:30am - 12:30pm

Washington Court Hotel

Past Events

5/9/19

Entrepreneurs Night Out

6pm - 8pm

Bull Street Labs

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5/9/19

Entrepreneurs Night Out

This month's topic is a fireside chat between Darby Cox, Chairman and CEO of Smoke Cartel Online Headshop and Jen Bonnett, Vice President of Innovation and Entrepreneurship for the Savannah Economic Development (SEDA) and Executive Director of The Creative Coast

6pm - 8pm

Bull Street Labs

4/20/19

National Cannabis Festival

1:30pm - 2:30pm

NCF

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4/20/19

National Cannabis Festival

We invite you to listen to live bands play beautiful music in the park. Enjoy the sounds of Laureen Davis and the Kings, and enjoy wine tastings hosted by 5th Ave Wines and Spirits.The Intersection of Women + Tech + Cannabis


Women in weed, women in tech -- why do women find themselves on the sidelines of these industries? More importantly: where do these skill sets intersect, empowering women to turn double barriers into massive opportunity? Darby Cox, CEO of a publicly traded, tech-driven cannabis company will be joined by Smoke Cartel teammate, Samantha Kramer, in discussing the ways women can use technology to shatter the status quo and push for higher standards in an industry that hasn’t quite yet set its “grass ceiling.”

1:30pm - 2:30pm

NCF

4/27/19

GeekEnd

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Savannah's Cultural Arts Center

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4/27/19

GeekEnd

IF THIS, THEN THAT

“Programming can seem like this magical thing that works somehow, and it’s our job as e-commerce designers to keep that magic flowing for our customers.”


In this session, Smoke Cartel co-founders Darby Cox and Sean Geng dive into their belief that when teams have basic knowledge of programmatic thinking, everyone is able to discuss the critical functions of e-commerce, prioritize problem that break e-commerce functions, and improving processes.

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Savannah's Cultural Arts Center

Entrepreneurs Night Out

This month's topic is a fireside chat between Darby Cox, Chairman and CEO of Smoke Cartel Online Headshop and Jen Bonnett, Vice President of Innovation and Entrepreneurship for the Savannah Economic Development (SEDA) and Executive Director of The Creative Coast

Savannah's Small Business Chamber

Check out a clip from my Savannah Small Business Chamber speech  focused on Blitz Growth and maintaining your company's culture! For more information on the Small Business chamber, please visit their website www.smallbusinesschamber.org

Investor Update Video

Darby Cox is the CEO of Smoke Cartel, Inc., a leading online retailer for glass water pipes, vaporizers, and other related accessories for the cannabis industry. Smoke Cartel became a public company in July 2017 and is traded on the OTC markets under the ticker SMKC.

Available Presentations

Business Development

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Learn how to identify new business opportunities - new markets, partnerships, and ways to reach existing markets. Learn how securing and managing relationships outside of the company can help achieve your goals.

Blitz Growth

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Aquire the information you need to design and build your business model for lightning-fast growth, explore strategies for hiring and managing at each stage at the company’s growth cycle, and how to tackle the challenges that will arise from the breakneck growth of your organization all while keeping your company culture.

Team Development

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Create a mind space of growth within your organization. Introduce a new idea generation (no longer a “top-down” style of leadership, but a collaborative, learning environment, where we all push each other to better ourselves and our surroundings). Look around you and discover the strong support system waiting to be developed, and all the paths you can take to further your career and yourself.

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Darby Cox, Business Speaker

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