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Join the cannabis industry's premier business accelerator and become part of the Canopy community. The Canopy experience gives you unparalleled access to mentors, investors, and fellow cannabis entrepreneurs.

Applying to Canopy is a big decision! Please read through the information below, and this blog post, and make sure you fully understand everything before submitting an application. Still wondering if an accelerator is right for your startup? Read through the reasons one of our alumni chose Canopy.

Canopy only invests in ancillary products and services. We do NOT invest in the growing, processing, testing, or sale of cannabis or cannabis products. Please do NOT apply if you “touch” the plant. We are now accepting applications for our Fall 2017 program in Boulder, CO.  Apply now – early deadline is May 22nd, and final applications are due June 19th. The Fall program will run from August 1st through November 18th.  We will make acceptance decisions on a rolling basis ending on May 22, 2017. We strongly suggest completing this application as soon as possible to maximize your chance of acceptance into the program.


Up to $80,000 in seed funding

16-week accelerator program

 mentor-driven training

6-9.5.% equity

***Each founder must attend the program in its entirety***

Ready to apply? Go for it!

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The Canopy accelerator program achieves several key goals to help entrepreneurs build growth companies.

  • Defining the minimum viable product (MVP)
  • Conducting market research
  • Validating customer assumptions
  • Determining funding sources
  • Defining the go-to-market strategy
  • Refining business and financial models
  • Networking within the industry
  • Raising funds


Every company is defined by its people and Canopy is no exception. Our team brings a variety of resources to the table including access to industry insiders, insights into the cannabis market, and outstanding startup experience.

  • Business experience from startups to Fortune 500 firms
  • Hands-on experience in the cannabis industry
  • Access to cannabis industry leaders from Steve DeAngelo to Ean Seeb to Troy Dayton.
  • Connections to the strongest investor network in the industry
  • Unparalleled mentorship opportunities