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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 will announce the Spring 2018 application and early/final deadlines via our newsletter. The Spring 2018 program will run from January 16th through May 2018.  We will make acceptance decisions on a rolling basis, and strongly suggest completing this application as soon as possible once application is announced 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***

We are not yet accepting applications for Fall 2018.

Sign up below to get on our wait list and we’ll notify you as soon as applications open!

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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