February 2019 Demo Day Videos

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Meet The Startups of Leaf Forward’s First Accelerator Cohort

Canada’s most promising early-stage cannabis startups are currently participating in the first 12-week cohort of our Leaf Forward Accelerator, and we’re proud to introduce them to you today. First, some context: what is the Leaf Forward Accelerator? The short answer is that it’s the best way for startups in the cannabis space to get the funding, … Continued

5 Takeaways from Leaf Forward’s Cannabis Startup Bootcamp

On July 20-23, Leaf Forward, Canada’s first and largest cannabis industry accelerator, hosted our first-ever cannabis startup Bootcamp. Over 35 entrepreneurs from British Columbia to Prince Edward Island attended a four-day intensive seminar on cannabis entrepreneurship and innovation taught by subject matter experts and industry leaders. The bootcamp was designed to support entrepreneurs in the … Continued

LeafForward and 48North Cannabis Corp. Announce 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. The five 48North Scholarship recipients will learn strategies and tactics to start and grow a business in a strictly regulated and … Continued

Update From The Team

When we started Leaf over a year ago we had one simple goal, to meet new people in the cannabis industry. In that regard it’s been a wild success, we’ve met so many new fantastic people who help this industry so exciting, and we’re proud to have connected the members of our community with professional … Continued

Canada’s tech entrepreneurs cashing in on cannabis

This post originally appeared on Ryerson DMZ’s theReview Tech is transforming the aboveground marijuana industry Alex Blumenstein, 28, never thought he’d one day end up working in the marijuana business. In his previous job, the entrepreneur worked as a consultant dealing with corporate clients like airline companies and land developers. It was a world he … Continued

Leaf Forward Kicks-Off Canada’s First Cannabis Business Accelerator

Leaf Forward, Canada’s first cannabis business accelerator, launched successfully, hosting two founders classes, where twelve cannabis startups participated in a full day of intensive mentoring with industry leaders. A broad range of cannabis businesses were represented including cultivation solutions for the home grower, extraction and refinement services for licensed cultivators as well as ancillary products for … Continued

MJ Biz Daily: Applications open for Canadian marijuana business accelerator

This post originally appeared on MJ Biz Daily Budding cannabis entrepreneurs in Canada have a new resource to help get their businesses launched, thanks to some established players in the nation’s marijuana industry. Leaf Forward, which claims to be the country’s first cannabis business accelerator program, will provide early stage ancillary businesses with mentoring, networking … Continued

Leaf Forward Hopes to Be Canada’s First Cannabis-Biz Accelerator

This post originally appeared on Leafly. Alex Blumenstein wasn’t sure what would come of Leaf Toronto, a monthly cannabis meet-up that he started with fellow Torontonians Brett Chang and Taylor Scollon earlier this year. The trio of young adults started the monthly meetup because they wanted to get more involved in the industry. Between the … Continued

Canada’s First Cannabis Business Accelerator Aims To Help Shape The Future Of The Industry

This post originally appeared on Civilized Canada’s cannabis landscape is sure to look a whole lot different a year from now, with nationwide recreational legalization set to roll out next July. The country’s first cannabis business accelerator, Leaf Forward, is aiming to help prospective cannabis entrepreneurs paint that picture. The Toronto-based accelerator program – launching … Continued