The Initiative is an accelerator program, business bootcamp and funding resource for female founded cannabis businesses.


By bringing together one of the biggest and most connected networks in the cannabis space, The Initiative works to ensure that female founded and female run companies have the greatest chance to be innovators, creators and success stories.

Through our in-class accelerator model, online toolbox, networking events and access to funding we can make sure that the cannabis industry remains the most progressive and gender balanced emerging industry possible.


A Cannabis Friendly Retreat For Women Who Mean Business

October 19 - 21st, Brasada Ranch Bend, OR

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Join us for a 3 day intensive retreat for female entrepreneurs in the cannabis industry with a focus on fundraising and finance. Instead of panels or speeches, this retreat will focus on hands-on learning and immersive programming, taught by best in class educators, executives and motivators, meant to send participants home with immediately applicable tools.

The Initiative is housed in Portland’s cannabis friendly co-working and gathering space “The Commune.”

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General Contact, Sponsors, and Investors

Please fill out the contact form and we will get back to you immediately. If you’d like to apply to gain entry in our accelerator program, please fill out our application form on the applicants page.

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