Jessica Billingsley

Member Since 2021

Jessica Billingsley

CEO, Co-Founder & Chairman of the Board

Akerna

Denver Area

Jessica Billingsley serves as Akerna’s Chief Executive Officer. In June 2019 she became the first CEO of a cannabis technology company to be listed on Nasdaq. She co-founded MJ Freeway in 2010, where she served as President until April 2018, and later as the CEO until MJ Freeway was acquired by MTech to form Akerna. In 2015, she was named as one of Fortune’s Most Promising Female Entrepreneurs, in 2018, she was named one of Inc. Magazine’s 100 Female Founders, and in 2019, she was named to Entrepreneur’s inaugural list of 100 Powerful Women. Prior to MJ Freeway, Jessica earned her degree in Communications and Computer Science from the University of Georgia and later became CEO and founder of Zoco, a technology services firm with clients across the United States. With 20 years of technology and systems experience in rapidly scaling businesses, Jessica is a highly regarded executive in both the tech and cannabis space.


SKILLS

  • Leadership
  • Strategy
  • Technology

RECENT CONTENT

April 13th, 2022

12 Tips to Help 'Future-Proof' Your Business in Today's Uncertain World

Preparing for success tomorrow means taking thoughtful steps today.

March 23rd, 2022

How Legal Cannabis Could Revive Southern Economies 

The southern region of the U.S. possesses the immense potential to be a cannabis economic powerhouse. 

February 8th, 2022

12 Go-To Sources of Inspiration When You Need a Creative Boost

When you feel like your creativity has dried up, these resources may get your thoughts flowing again.

January 13th, 2022

Nine Entrepreneurs Share Their Biggest Sources of Inspiration (That Aren't Related to Business)

What inspires entrepreneurs each day doesn't have to come from the business sector.


COMPANY INFO

Akerna

Akerna consolidates cannabis technology companies to connect data points in the global cannabis supply chain. In doing so, Akerna creates one of the world’s most transparent and accountable consumer packaged goods supply chain with global scale. We believe connected data and information will modernize and propel the cannabis industry increasing the power of businesses, governments, patients and consumers to make smart decisions.


AREA OF FOCUS

  • Software Solutions
  • Marijuana Tracking
  • Inventory and Sales

INDUSTRY

Cannabis