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Want to start a business in cannabis?

The Leaf Forward Cannabis Startup Bootcamp is the best way to start a business in the booming cannabis industry. You will learn the strategies and tactics to start and grow a business in a strictly regulated and increasingly competitive industry. Courses are taught by subject matter experts, industry leaders, entrepreneurs, all of whom have been in your shoes before.

Apply for the 48North Female Founder Scholarship

Leaf Forward is partnering with our friends at 48North Cannabis Corp, Canada’s premiere female-focused health and wellness cannabis company, to award five women-led cannabis businesses with a scholarship to the upcoming Leaf Forward Cannabis Startup Bootcamp.

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Leaf hosts meetups and bootcamps in cities across Canada, helping entrepreneurs and professionals in each location get into the cannabis industry.


We are proud to partner with top organizations and firms operating in or servicing the cannabis space.


Here's what past Leaf Forward founders have to say about the program.

Leaf Forward is and was an excellent resource for our team. The networking within the industry was incredible along with the knowledgeable mentors who provided opportunities for individual meetings as well. The course offerings surrounding investor relations and deck preparation are assets our team now uses daily. We highly recommend the Sprint to Pitch program
Simon Grigenas, CEO & Co-Founder, BRNT Designs
Leaf Forward’s founders class is exactly what we needed at this stage in our development, mentors provided us with solid feedback and actionable advice to move our business forward
Jeffrey Stewart, Founder and CEO Ovandi
Leaf Forward does a tremendous job introducing their cohorts to the connections and mentors thats needed to propel any business in this space. Leaf Forward will become an essential asset for any Canadian cannabis startup as their network compounds exponentially.
Tristan Tirone, CEO, Flow Filters


Leaf mentors are cannabis industry leaders who support Leaf Forward companies with their advice, experience, and expertise.

Alan Gertner

Co-Founder and CEO, Tokyo Smoke

Alison McMahon

CEO, Cannabis at Work

Amy Wasserman

Director of Marketing, Canopy Growth Corp.

Corey Herscu


Demetrius Michael

Growth Hacker

Dr. Olga Chernoloz

Founder, OmniBiotecha

Eric Foster

Partner, Dentons

Greg Pantelic

Co-Founder, AHLOT

John Prentice

President and CEO, Ample Organics

Jonathan Tonge

Founder and CEO, UNIV-ERSE

Kris Miks

Partner, Dentons

Marah Smith

Associate, Dentons

Matt Shalhoub

Managing Director, Green Acre Capital

Maxim Zavet

Co-Founder and President Emblem Cannabis

Michael Garbuz

Corporate Strategy and Legal Counsel, CannaRoyalty Corp.

Michael Miller

Director of Finance, White Sheep Corp.

Michael Perron

Senior Manager, MNP

Mike Lickver

EVP of Strategy, Cannabis Wheaton

Peter Barbosa

Entrepreneur & Industry Consultant

Peter Slater

VP of Corporate Development, Ample Organics

Rachel Colic

President and Chief Strategist, YCREATIVE

Rebecca Kacaba

Partner, Dentons

Robyn Rabinovich

Director of Business of Development and Marketing, TerrAscend Corp.

Scott Walters

CEO, Molecular Science Corp.

Steven Looi

Director of Strategy and Origination, White Sheep Corp.