“With the upcoming legalization of cannabis in Canada and the number of business opportunities it will provide, I believe it’s important for women in this space support and mentor each other every step of the way,” says Alison Gordon, CEO of 48North. “I’m excited to be partnering with Leaf Forward to award five women with the opportunity to attend the Cannabis Startup Bootcamp and watch as their businesses continue to grow.”
The five 48North Scholarship recipients will learn tactics on how to start and grow a business in a strictly regulated and increasingly competitive industry. Entrepreneurs will be taken through a deep dive on proposed cannabis regulations, instructed on business planning and given a crash course in legal 101.
“Women entrepreneurs continue to play an important role in getting the cannabis industry where it is now, which made this partnership with 48North a very natural one,” says Alex Blumenstein, Co-Founder of Leaf Forward. “We carefully curated a collection of top industry professionals from across various verticals to lead the upcoming bootcamp and we are looking forward to having some incredible women taking part.”
The five successful applicants will receive:
- One entry to the Leaf Forward Cannabis Startup Bootcamp ($750 value)
- Twelve months free membership in the Leaf Club ($180 value)
- Lessons, advice and mentorship from industry leaders and subject matter experts
- Three strategy sessions with the marketing team at 48North
About 48North Cannabis Co.
48North Cannabis Corp. is a TSXV Venture Exchange listed company whose wholly owned subsidiary DelShen Therapeutics Corp. ("DelShen"), is a licensed producer of medical cannabis in Canada. 48North grows unique genetics sourced from MariPharm B.V., a Netherlands-based phytopharmaceutical company with over 25 years of experience in the research and cultivation of cannabis for medical purposes. Its genetics are grown to exacting standards, ensuring patients can count on receiving the highest-quality cannabis products.
DelShen is regulated by the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations ("ACMPR") and the facility is located on 800-acres of owned land near Kirkland Lake, Ontario. DelShen's license to produce cannabis was granted on Feb. 28, 2017, and pertains to the facility, a state-of-the-art, closed-box, 40,000-square-foot building with an additional 200,000 square feet of production space planned within the current security perimeter.
About Leaf Forward
Leaf Forward is Canada’s first cannabis business accelerator, providing early stage cannabis focused businesses with mentorship, networking, and learning opportunities from successful leaders who have taken ideas and turned them into reality. Leaf Forward leverages its extensive network of entrepreneurs, industry experts, and senior leaders to foster and grow the canna-startup ecosystem preparing founders to pitch investors, raise money and take their business to the next level.
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