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.

TiE XL Boot Camp X
The Initiative Boot Camp

Begins November 12, 2018

All workshops held at The Commune

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The TiE XL Boot Camp X The Initiative Boot Camp is directed at anyone currently starting or contemplating a cannabis business, has tested their idea in the market, or has just launched with some paying customers. The 40-hour curriculum covers important aspects of transforming ideas into real-life businesses in the rapidly changing and hyper-competitive cannabis space.

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.