Entrepreneurs / Small Business  August 19, 2015

CanopyBoulder cannabis-startup accelerator unveils second class

BOULDER — CanopyBoulder, a startup accelerator geared toward businesses in the cannabis industry, on Wednesday announced the nine new companies that will take part in its second class.

Boulder-based Canopy provides startups with 13 weeks of mentorship and $20,000 in seed funding in exchange for a 9.5 percent equity stake.

Canopy’s first class graduated in June, and Canopy officials said the group has so far raised more than $2.4 million in seed investment from investors.

Canopy’s fall class includes:

Ananas, CEO Robert Lombino, develops customizable products for the cannabis industry using 3-D printing.

Cannahacker, CEO Yilak Tibebu, online magazine focusing on cannabis lifehacks, tips and popular culture.

Compliant Cannabis, CEO Connor Penhale, provides a business intelligence platform to help cannabis companies gain insight from seed to sale.

Elevate, CEO Alan Bader, makes lifestyle and smoking supplies.

Ganja Boxes, CEO Dhaval Shah, a cannabis-themed lifestyle box-of-the-month club.

Grownetics, CEO Eli Duffy, provides software and hardware tools for optimized cannabis cultivation.

Hemp Business Journal, CEO Sean Murphy, provides market data and business information for those involved in the global hemp industry.

Leafcart, CEO Shahen Udugampola, a mobile marketplace app helping users discover, buy and sell smoking accessories and cultivation supplies.

TPS Reports, CEO Carter Baird, ongoing web video series covering marijuana science, industry and culture.

BOULDER — CanopyBoulder, a startup accelerator geared toward businesses in the cannabis industry, on Wednesday announced the nine new companies that will take part in its second class.

Boulder-based Canopy provides startups with 13 weeks of mentorship and $20,000 in seed funding in exchange for a 9.5 percent equity stake.

Canopy’s first class graduated in June, and Canopy officials said the group has so far raised more than $2.4 million in seed investment from investors.

Canopy’s fall class includes:

Ananas, CEO Robert Lombino, develops customizable products for the cannabis industry using 3-D printing.

Cannahacker, CEO Yilak Tibebu, online magazine focusing on cannabis lifehacks, tips and…

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