Founder and CEO, ¡WEPA! Farms
Luis Vega, founder and CEO of ¡WEPA! Farms, runs or manages 270 acres of hemp farmland, primarily in rural Shelton, Conn. ¡WEPA! Farms works with multiple cultivars of hemp, contracts with agricultural businesses across three states—Massachusetts, New York and Connecticut—and sells everything from hemp face masks to cannabidiol (CBD) coffee online. His business received an investment of $150,000 through the i2 Accelerator Program. Vega studied finance at the University of New Haven and earned a postgraduate degree in business.