Blue Diamond Ventures, Inc. is an emerging growth company incorporated under the laws of the state of Nevada. The company seeks opportunities within various growth industries related to: agriculture, renewable energies, natural holistic products and services derived from botanicals.
As a diversified customer centric Management / Holding Company; Blue Diamond Ventures, Inc. seeks opportunities globally in various markets and is driven to surpass all expectations in its performance to achieve the pinnacle of success.
Blue Diamond Ventures, Inc. is never afraid of new ideas or innovated technologies. On the contrary we strongly believe to be successful and to make meaningful advances you must embrace them
Blue Diamond Ventures, Inc. partners with businesses that choose innovation in both technologies and in their business model. The companies we partner with either as wholly owned subsidiaries or as joint venture partners operate within emerging growth markets here in the USA or in the global market. These companies share our vision and understanding that innovation is not limited to new technologies but that it is inclusive of the improvement related to current business models to improve efficiencies.
Blue Diamond Ventures, Inc., seeks to build positive value for our shareholders. Blue Diamond Ventures, Inc. will create value and inspire optimism by partnering with industry specific companies that share our vision. We at Blue Diamond Ventures, Inc. values time and skills. Our overall objective is to focus on activities that provide comprehensive consultation resulting in positive growth for our company and our partners.
Our objective is to work with companies that are positioned to capture market share via strong management, innovative products and or services and a drive to be successful.
Our Mission is to build a customer centric company by implementing our strategic operational model wherein Blue Diamond Ventures,Inc. aligns ourselves by either acquisitions or by joint venturing with companies that have been targeted due to mutual synergies and obtainable goals.
Blue Diamond Ventures, Inc. seeks to create value and inspire optimism by partnering with industry specific companies that share our vision of Green Growth. We value time and skills. Our overall objective is to focus on activities that provide comprehensive consultation resulting in positive growth for our company and our partners.
CEO - Joshua B. Alper
Joshua Alper has over 30 years' experience in Branding, Sales and Marketing, Product Development, and Business Development. His specific specialties are in Building Automatic and Wireless Controls, Electronic & Corporate Security, Energy Conservation, Cannabis Cultivation & Ancillary Products, Vegan/Gluten/Allergy Free Food Production and Cannabis infused Products.
Mr. Alper was the President of Green Sciences, Inc. Green Science Inc. was started several years ago to focus on providing essential services to the emerging Cannabis Industry. Green Science has been successful in this arena by using skills learned and developed from other industries and applying them to the processes of the Cannabis space, including project management, product development, and business consulting
~~~~~BLDV's Businesses, Subsidiaries, Holdings, and Joint Partnerships~~~~~
************************* Michigan Cannabis Real Estate Blue Diamond has adopted an approach to the Cannabis Real Estate that is based on the model of Innovative Industrial Properties of using Triple Net Leases, Medical Focus, and Public Share involvement, but with some important differences. The Fund is expected to raise approximately $12 Million USD and the average size of a completed lease-back project is expected to be under 50,000 square feet. In addition, the Fund will focus on a specific area of Southwest Michigan that remains the largest non-citrus fruit growing and processing area in the country but has lost all industry and jobs. Plans include an estimated twelve projects, along the Route 12 corridor from New Buffalo to Niles, MI. This project is expected to provide economic growth and much needed jobs for this region. Blue Diamond is working with several municipalities, with several projects in the planning stage and discussions with potential lessees are underway. Excerpt From 4/26/17 PR - Blue Diamond Ventures Inc. Outlines Operational Strategies for 2017 https://www.otcmarkets.com/stock/BLDV/news/Blue-Diamond-Ventures-Inc--Outlines-Operational-Strategies-for-2017?id=157095&b=y From 12/1/16 PR - Blue Diamond Ventures, Inc. unveils Strategic Plan for Cannabis Real Estate https://www.otcmarkets.com/stock/BLDV/news/Blue-Diamond-Ventures--Inc--unveils-Strategic-Plan-for-Cannabis-Real-Estate?id=146156&b=y
************************* Michigan Plant Technologies LLC (MPT) (100% wholly owned subsidiary) MPT continues to acquire licenses and distribution contracts for national and regional brands in the Cannabis Space. The goal is to place these agreements with the strategic partners in the Michigan Cannabis Real Estate project mentioned above. Brands include JuJu Joints - sleek, discreet, cannabis vaporizing e-joint http://www.jujujoints.com/home, AgriHit -- Natural Plant Growth & Health Enhancer a true "green" product, and made from plant extracts approved by the FDA, http://www.agrihit.com/, Medtiva / MED-a-mints -- convenient and discreet. Each mint provides a dependable 10mg dose of THC making it easy to maintain the right medication level, http://medamints.com, Rela Dosage Control, and more. "Our R&D facility in Michigan has proved to be instrumental in securing partners in this space," said Alper. "The ability to help our clients make prototypes of medicated products in a controlled environment using organically grown cannabis is enabled by the fact that the MPT Kitchen is a licensed Food Processing Facility in the State of Michigan that also produces products for the Bot Bakery." Excerpt From 4/26/17 PR - Blue Diamond Ventures Inc. Outlines Operational Strategies for 2017 https://www.otcmarkets.com/stock/BLDV/news/Blue-Diamond-Ventures-Inc--Outlines-Operational-Strategies-for-2017?id=157095&b=y From 5/03/16 PR - Blue Diamond Ventures, Inc. Acquires Michigan Plant Technologies LLC www.otcmarkets.com/stock/BLDV/news/Blue-Diamond-Ventures--Inc--Acquires-Michigan-Plant-Technologies-LLC?id=130840&b=y JuJu Joints
Website www.jujujoints.com Twitter https://twitter.com/jujujoints Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jujujoints CNN Spot https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VM6ku0aWq0 AgriHit
Website http://www.agrihit.com/ Products http://www.agrihit.com/products.html
Big Blue Xtractor Cleaner is a product that is equivalent or superior to currently available and commonly used petrochemical cleaners and detergents.
AgriHit™ Seed Soaker & Plant Tonic - Growth & Health Enhancer Use our FDA exempt “green” AgriHit™ Plant Growth & Health Enhancer made solely from plant extracts formulated for healthier, bigger, and stronger plants which will produce up to a 30% higher crop yield. Medtiva / MED-a-Mints
Website http://medamints.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/medamints/?fref=ts Products http://medamints.com/marijuana-infused-products/ Partnership Agreement with MED-a-Mints https://www.otcmarkets.com/stock/BLDV/news/Blue-Diamond-CEO-Joshua-B--Alper--provides-end-of-year-updates?id=147458&b=y
************************* Bot Bakery (100% wholly owned subsidiary) https://www.facebook.com/pg/botbakery/photos/?ref=page_internal Bot Bakery manufactures and sells Organic, Vegan, and Gluten-Free Baked Goods and Savory Products on a wholesale basis. The company is in the process of completing the buildout of its 1st retail store in Chicago, IL. Bot Bakery has created recipes for the cannabis space and will soon begin seeking licensing agreements with Cannabis Edible companies.
Excerpt From 4/26/17 PR - Blue Diamond Ventures Inc. Outlines Operational Strategies for 2017 https://www.otcmarkets.com/stock/BLDV/news/Blue-Diamond-Ventures-Inc--Outlines-Operational-Strategies-for-2017?id=157095&b=y From 5/03/16 PR - Bot Bakery aquired back with Michigan Plant Technologies LLC www.otcmarkets.com/stock/BLDV/news/Blue-Diamond-Ventures--Inc--Acquires-Michigan-Plant-Technologies-LLC?id=130840&b=y
Bot Bakery is working towards opening its 1st retail store in Chicago. Expecting to open summer of 2017.
List of stores and farmers markets that carry BOT Bakery treats.
Green Grocer 1402 West Grand Avenue Chicago, IL
(312) 624-9508 http://www.greengrocerchicago.com/
Delicious Cafe 3827 N Lincoln Ave Chicago, IL
(773) 477-9840 http://deliciousvegancafe.blogspot.com/
Food Smart Stores 2901 West Armitage Avenue Chicago, IL
(773) 772-3200 http://www.facebook.com/foodsmartstores
Half Italian 2643 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago, IL
(773) 227-5600 http://www.halfitaliangrocer.com/
Garden Gourmet Market 1130 North Ashland Avenue Chicago, IL
(773) 772-2222 http://www.facebook.com/pages/Garden-Gourmet-Market/268036486588878
Logan Square farmers market on Sundays 10-3http://www.logansquarefarmersmarket.org/
Loyola Farmers market Mondays 3-7 http://luc.edu/farmersmarket/
Polish triangle farmers market
thursdays 3-7 http://www.wickerparkbucktown.com/…/polish-triangle-marketp… BettyBOT SHOP gets ready to open doors. May 7, 2017 Friday we got word that we were in final zoning review with the City of Chicago, and there is a good chance that we will get the license next week. It has been a full year of planning and work to get open. Go Betty !!!!
Written by: Josh Alper
Chief Executive Officer at Blue Diamond Ventures https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/bettybot-shop-gets-ready-open-doors-josh-alper?articleId=6266790885539872768#comments-6266790885539872768&trk=prof-post
************************* Blue Diamond Consulting LLC (BDC) (100% wholly owned subsidiary)
"Everything we do at BLDV starts with consulting," says Jonathan Alper, Manager of BDC and the Principle of Alper & Associates Consulting. "Land Development for Religious Organizations, including the development of the first residential projects built on leased land in Illinois, is still 50% of our business." BDC has just secured a new contract to do the Master Planning and Project/Construction Management for 100 Acres of land owned by the Victory Christian Center in Pendleton NY, right outside of Buffalo. "We are seeing the results of partnering with BLDV, with the acquisition of this new client and contract," says Jonathan Alper a licensed Landscape Architect and a member of Lambda Alpha. In addition to the Planning and Construction projects, Blue Diamond Consulting is responsible for the business development activities of all other BLDV business units and has several private clients in the cannabis space. Excerpt From 4/26/17 PR - Blue Diamond Ventures Inc. Outlines Operational Strategies for 2017 https://www.otcmarkets.com/stock/BLDV/news/Blue-Diamond-Ventures-Inc--Outlines-Operational-Strategies-for-2017?id=157095&b=y Excerpt From 12/20/16 PR - Blue Diamond Consulting (BDC) has signed another consulting agreement with a major food packer. www.otcmarkets.com/stock/BLDV/news/Blue-Diamond-CEO-Joshua-B--Alper--provides-end-of-year-updates?id=147458&b=y From 10/26/16 Facebook post - BDC under the terms of the agreement has already begun providing services as it assists AMS in Securing financing https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=338152243198125&id=108751362804882 From 6/15/16 PR - Blue Diamond Consulting announces Solar Initiative. https://www.otcmarkets.com/stock/BLDV/news/Blue-Diamond-Ventures-Leverages-Acquisitions-for-New-Revenue?id=134008&b=y From 4/18/16 PR - Blue Diamond Ventures Inc. unveils newly formed entity Blue Diamond Consulting LLC at Marijuana Business Conference and Expo in Orlando, Florida https://www.otcmarkets.com/stock/BLDV/news/Blue-Diamond-Ventures-Inc--unveils-newly-formed-entity-Blue-Diamond-Consulting-LLC-at-Marijuana-Business-Conference--and-Expo-in-Orlando--Florida?id=129485&b=y
Zeno Controls / ZENO InnPoint® / Verve living Systems www.zenocontrols.com www.vervelivingsystems.com Blue Diamond Ventures Inc. acquired the rights to the ZENO / Verve Brands & Products in September 2016. The Moose family, the previous owners, had spent 5 years developing a product for the hospitality industry. Joshua Alper, currently CEO of BLDV, had been the General Manager of ZENO Controls LLC for over 5 years under a contract between Alper & Associates Consulting and the owners. The ZENO and VERVE Brands are based on the IOT or the Internet of Things, and both use Sensors to transmit data collected by Gateways and streamed to the Cloud. The ZENO InnPoint® Guest Experience Interface was developed in 2014 and was first installed in 2015. BLDV seeks to relaunch the ZENO Brand in the Hotel Space while converting the VERVE Living Systems brand into a Cannabis Lifestyle Brand with emphasis on high-end home growing with smart devices. Look for progress in 3rd Quarter. Excerpt From 4/26/17 PR - Blue Diamond Ventures Inc. Outlines Operational Strategies for 2017 https://www.otcmarkets.com/stock/BLDV/news/Blue-Diamond-Ventures-Inc--Outlines-Operational-Strategies-for-2017?id=157095&b=y From 10/26/16 PR - Blue Diamond Ventures, Inc. Acquires VERVE Living Systems & ZENO InnPoint https://www.otcmarkets.com/stock/BLDV/news/Blue-Diamond-Ventures--Inc--Acquires-VERVE-Living-Systems--amp--ZENO-InnPoint?id=143300&b=y
Now Brands, LLC (40% Holding of BLDV)
www.now-brands.com https://www.facebook.com/Now-Brands-LLC-1070646726320268/ Now Brands has completed the test market for the company's first product -- Olde Imperial MYSTIC Hemp Vodka. The result of data collected through the test marketing and multiple focus groups have led to a new look and feel to the packaging. Olde Imperial Mystic Vodka winning a Gold Medal in their first entry for Taste is just not enough for the competitive world of Vodka. Packaging and position in the market continue to be the determining factors. "The total package is now in place," says Ken Teknus, manager of Now Brands, and a consultant to Blue Diamond. "We are in the process of finalizing the procurement of USA made, 750ML Aluminum Bottles that display the new premium look." A rendering of the new package may be viewed on the company's website: Excerpt From 4/26/17 PR - Blue Diamond Ventures Inc. Outlines Operational Strategies for 2017 https://www.otcmarkets.com/stock/BLDV/news/Blue-Diamond-Ventures-Inc--Outlines-Operational-Strategies-for-2017?id=157095&b=y Olde Imperial Mystic Hemp Vodka
New packaging ******************** Alternative Medical Solutions, Inc. (AMS) http://alternativemedicalsolutions.ca/ BLDV recently announced that the company has entered into a Joint Development Agreement with Alternative Medical Solutions, Inc. (AMS), to import & export Targeted Medicinal Cannabis Products and Advanced Cannabis Technologies, to and from Canada. In addition to announcing the Agreement with AMS (see 420 press release, https://www.otcmarkets.com/stock/BLDV/news,) Jonathan Alper will be back in Israel on May 5th of 2017 to work on Regulatory Compliance and Logistics of Cannabis Exports, followed by Josh Alper on May 28th of 2017 in time to attend the Cann10, Medical Marijuana Conference in Tel-Aviv. Canada will be the home to the new joint venture, and the first market focus will be to bring Israeli Cannabis products and technology to Canada. BLDV has been working with AMS over the last year to finalize funding for its Fifty (50) thousand square foot cultivation facility. Upon completion of these final stages, AMS will become a wholly owned subsidiary of BLDV. Excerpt From 4/26/17 PR - Blue Diamond Ventures Inc. Outlines Operational Strategies for 2017 https://www.otcmarkets.com/stock/BLDV/news/Blue-Diamond-Ventures-Inc--Outlines-Operational-Strategies-for-2017?id=157095&b=y AMS Building Interior (50k sq ft)
AMS Pre-Licensed, Health Canada, Step 6 out of 7 DD Piece 1 - Excerpt from 10/26/16 PR: In addition, BDC has entered into a consulting agreement with a Canadian Cannabis Grower who has just received their pre-license from Health Canada. BDC will begin its service after the grower has completed its second round of funding to complete its 50,000-sq. foot cultivation center in Ontario. BDC has signed multiple clients pursuing marijuana licenses under the new laws in Michigan. 10/26/16 PR http://ih.advfn.com/p.php?pid=nmona&article=72754167 DD Piece 2 - Comment: No other step mentions pre-license except for step 6. See Health Canada link below.
Health Canada Site: http://hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/marihuana/info/application_steps-etapes_lp-pa-eng.php
From HC site: There are many stages to the application process for becoming a licensed producer of cannabis for medical purposes:
- 1. Applications received
2. Preliminary screening
3. Enhanced screening
4. Initiation of security clearance process
6. Pre-licence inspection
6. Pre-licence inspection
Section 21 of the ACMPR (Inspection of Site) allows for the possibility of a pre-licence inspection. This includes, but is not limited to: Security Measures, Good Production Practices, Packaging, Labelling and Shipping, Registration, and Record Keeping. For information on preparing for inspections, please reference the information bulletin titled, "Inspections - What to Expect".
The results of the pre-licence inspection are reviewed with all the information submitted to Health Canada, and any other relevant information, to complete the assessment of the application in keeping with the requirements of the Regulations, establish that the issuance of the licence is not likely to create risks to public health, safety or security, including the risk of cannabis being diverted to an illicit market or use, and there are no other grounds for refusing the application.
The process for the initial issuance of a licence includes limits on licensed activities and a maximum limit on the total amount of cannabis authorized for production. For more information on the issuance of licences, please see the information bulletin titled, "Issuance of Licences to Produce Cannabis for Medical Purposes."
DD Piece 3: Confirmed Step 6 / Inspection - from email
******************** BLDV and AMS Israeli / International Cannabis Product Imports and Exports Blue Diamond Ventures, Inc. a Colorado Corporation (OTC PINK: BLDV) today announces that the company has entered into a Joint Development Agreement with Alternative Medical Solutions Inc., to import & export Targeted Medicinal Cannabis Products and Advanced Cannabis Technologies, to and from Canada. The recent CannaTech Conference in Israel provided the forum to secure the initial agreements required to pursue this effort.
Canada will be the home to the new joint venture, and the first market focus will be to bring Israeli Cannabis products and technology to Canada. "AMS is the perfect partner for this project," said Joshua B. Alper, CEO of Blue Diamond Ventures, Inc. "They have a great team at AMS that has been challenged by the ever-shifting landscape of compliance and financial requirements, this project can create significant revenue even prior to AMS receiving the cultivation and manufacturing licenses from Health Canada."