Calling All Cannabis Startups

portfolio-canopy-boulderCanopyBoulder, the first cannabis industry accelerator, is now taking applications for its Fall class, which will take place in Oakland, California from August through November following three cohorts since 2015 that have taken place in Boulder, Colorado. The company has posted an application that is due by June 24th.

Aspiring entrepreneurs that operate in the ancillary space and don’t grow, process, test or sell cannabis or cannabis products must relocate to Oakland for the entire duration of the 16-week program. In exchange for up to 9.5% of the equity in the company, entrepreneurs will receive up to $70K in seed funding and access to mentor-driven training. The goals of the program include defining the minimum viable product, learning to conduct market research, validating customer assumptions, determining funding sources, developing a go-to-market strategy, refining business and financial models, learning to network within the industry and raising funds.

Need some tips on completing the application? Check out Micah Tapman’s blog post. If you think you are up to it, this is what you might look like after you successfully complete the program:

Front Range BioSciences from Micah Tapman on Vimeo.

Exclusive article by Alan Brochstein, CFA
Alan Brochstein, CFA
Based in Houston, Alan leverages his experience as founder of online communities 420 Investor, the first and still largest due diligence platform focused on the publicly-traded stocks in the cannabis industry. With his extensive network in the cannabis community, Alan continues to find new ways to connect the industry and facilitate its sustainable growth. At New Cannabis Ventures, he is responsible for content development and strategic alliances. Before shifting his focus to the cannabis industry in early 2013, Alan, who began his career on Wall Street in 1986, worked as an independent research analyst following over two decades in research and portfolio management. A prolific writer, with over 650 articles published since 2007 at Seeking Alpha, where he has 70,000 followers, Alan is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and a frequent source to the media, including the NY Times, the Wall Street Journal, Fox Business, and Bloomberg TV. Contact Alan: Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn | Email

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