Deadline: Apply now for the Spring cohort of the Leaf Forward Accelerator
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Leaf Forward is the global launchpad for cannabis startups.

Three times each year we invest $50,000 in promising early stage startups operating in the cannabis industry.

We then work intensively with the founders to accelerate the development of their business and refine their pitch. The program culminates in a Demo Day, during which founders pitch their startups to an invite-only audience of selected investors.

After Demo Day, founders benefit from ongoing access to Leaf Forward programming, mentorship, and community.

What Founders Get

$50,000 Capital Investment
12 week Business Accelerator Program
50+ Industry Leading Mentors

Investment Committee

Neha Khera

Partner, 500 Startups

John Prentice

President & CEO, Ample Organics

Aaron Salz

CFA & Principal, Stoic Advisory

Matt Shalhoub

Managing Director, Green Acre Capital

Shael Soberano

CFA & Chief Investment Officer, Sharno Capital


Since 2017, we have worked with 40+ startups in the cannabis space.