There is nothing quite like the feeling of creating something out of nothing. To turn a vision into reality. That is why I became a serial entrepreneur. I started or co-founded over 10 businesses since 1980. Some grew to a significant size - like EuropaWatch.Com (28 employees, $6 million in sales) while others did ok and a few failed.
Whether Virtual Samples that we developed at EuropaWatch.Com or the Fish Finder watch created by Time Expressions, one thing shared by all of the companies was a relentless drive for innovation. (view examples at iapprentice.com)
Since the turn of the last century mankind has created game changing innovations - from automobiles and the telephone to flight and, most recently, the internet. I believe that we are at the cusp of a major social change as the war on cannabis is drawing to an end. Cannabis will become a huge growth industry in the United States initially and worldwide eventually. However, the road is bumpy and most states will go the medical route which requires patients to be subjected to totally unwarranted scrutiny. I believe that our RX-Pass System is the solution that the industry is desperately looking for which is why I backed the venture with my own money.
Last year I went off to experience my freshman year of college, and the last thing I was expecting was to enter my second year as a business owner. Currently studying Management Science (basically Economics) at University of California, San Diego, I'm thrilled to be able to practice business in addition to studying it, an opportunity that many people don't get at the age of 19.
My dad, Ralf, approached me in July 2015 and asked me about joining the new NextRX operation, working full time for the remainder of my summer. He had explained the concept to me earlier, however for one reason or another it wasn't something I considered joining at the time.
It didn't take long for me to figure out this was what I wanted to do. I understand NextRX's vision and the impact we can have on the cannabis industry. With national MMJ sales growing by hundreds of millions each year, it fascinates me how far we can take this system.
I've been able to excel in school academically and find internships, but in the long-term I've always had trouble figuring out what to focus on and pursue. I knew I wanted to do something big, something that would make an impact, all while financially supporting a comfortable lifestyle. I believe NextRX fulfills all these desires, at the very least giving me invaluable business experience for my future endeavors, whatever they may be.
But make no mistake ... I believe we can make NextRX the premiere software solution in the cannabis industry. And I think our combination of experience and youth is exactly what will make this possible.