Weekend Unlimited is a lifestyle-based recreational cannabis company. The company is developing premium products designed to deliver life’s highs, anytime, anywhere. With U.S. operations in Arizona, California, Oklahoma, and Washington, international operations in Canada and Jamaica, and a unique entertainment and education division (Weekend Live!), Weekend Unlimited is well-positioned to launch and scale the brands that will define recreational cannabis.
Paul Chu is an accomplished Executive, Inventor, Entrepreneur, Board Member, Advisor, and Thought Leader with 25 years of success across a variety of industries including cannabis, hardware/ software technology, food & beverage, energy, telecommunications, franchising, and real estate. Leveraging extensive hands-on experience building startups and taking them to exit, he is a valuable asset for growth-stage companies seeking comprehensive advisory on harnessing technology to support business scaling or building
a successful leadership team. His broad areas of expertise include franchising, exponential process improvements, board governance, capital raising, IP generation, sales management, branding, marketing strategy, P&L ownership, financial analysis, and cross-functional team building to achieve scale.
Throughout his executive career, Paul has co-founded and held leadership positions at companies including Canna Candys, High Desert Group, Knock Knock Capital, Urban Wireless, Mobile123 and Weekend Unlimited. He has been responsible for developing the first prepaid telecom platform with all-digitally built and managed master distributor of mobile phones and prepaid payments, generating over $750M through its payment network prior to its acquisition; overseeing the development, fundraising, and market launch of a wearable IoT technology to prevent drowning which has been featured prominently in the media and is distributed in major retailers including Walmart, Target, Toys R Us, and Staples.
Paul is an active guest speaker for Columbia University, NYU, and Fordham University in their Entrepreneurship Studies programs as well as a member of the MIT Enterprise Forum and XPRIZE. He was awarded Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award.