We couple the right tools with access to funding and an unparalleled understanding of cannabis regulatory and market forces.
Should I Apply?
If your cannabis business has at least one female founder, you should consider applying if:
You are interested in aggressive national growth.
You are ready to raise money, even if it’s for the first time.
Your product exists in production, no matter what stage, in any legal state.
You are ambitious, driven and ready to dominate the market.
You are interested in learning the absolute fundamentals of business strategy, team building, executive training and marketing and branding.
How It Works
On September 1st, 2018, the Initiative opens applications for a three month accelerator program starting the first week in January in Portland, Oregon. This is an intensive, business accelerator where businesses will receive immersive, hands on training.
Created and supported by experts in each field, brought in from across the country, this program prepares you and your business to fulfill your strategic goals and raise the capital you need to grow.
Areas of focus
At the end of the program, each business will have the opportunity to pitch to a group of investors who have made a commitment to fund female founded businesses in this space through an exclusive curated demo day. Additionally, the top businesses in each class may be awarded money contributed by our sponsors.
Applications are now open for the accelerator program to begin early January 2019. Learn more above and apply below. After we receive your initial application the review committee comprised of members of the Board will review and we will reach back out for more information as needed. The first class will be announced at the Hustle Hard Retreat in Bend on October 19th-21st. Please note, all of the information you share is confidential.