Applications for our Spring cohort have closed. To be notified when applications for the Fall Cohort open, please click the button to the right. The Fall Cohort will begin in October.
Here are some good reasons to choose Canopy San Diego.
The leading accelerator for the legal cannabis ancillary industry, partnered with the largest investor network
We provide $20k + mentorship, education and services for 6-9.5% equity and the opportunity for an additional $50k in funding
4-month accelerator culminating in a pitch event + lifetime connectivity to Canopy network
We match you with the pros - mentors and advisors from all backgrounds + early leaders in the cannabis industry
Before applying to Canopy, please read through our TIPS and FAQs, and make sure you fully understand everything before submitting your application. Canopy only invests in ancillary products and services. We do NOT invest in companies that directly grow, process, test, or sell cannabis or cannabis derivatives. Please do NOT apply if you “touch” the plant.
The Canopy accelerator program achieves several key goals to help entrepreneurs build growth companies.
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.
Grow Tech – applications for lighting, design, processes, management software, mechanical systems, automation, and safety.
Energy & Water Technology – applications aimed at decreasing cultivation energy costs, and filtering and recapturing water.
Payments & Banking – solutions that serve the transactional, cash management and credit needs of the cannabis community.
Back Office – software solutions that address the unique HR, accounting, inventory control, CRM, and auditing requirements of the cannabis professional.
Social & Internet Media – solutions for information sharing, online communities, advertising and advocacy.
Data & Analytics – solutions for aggregating, managing, analyzing and presenting the large amounts of disparate data in the cannabis industry.
Certification & Standardization – solutions to improve reliability and safety in manufacturing processes and consumer products.
Packaging – solutions which address the unique needs of packaging cannabis related products, including labeling and storage.
Health – solutions to refine, communicate and promote the health applications of cannabis-derived products.
Extraction & Processing – solutions for efficiently processing plant matter into various extraction forms.
Women-led & Minority-led companies – Canopy San Diego is specifically supporting undervalued and underrepresented companies.