CannaTech Ventures is a cannabis industry technology incubator, helping early-stage founders go from the back of the napkin to incorporation in 12 weeks. The incubator helps innovators building tech or tech-enabled products gain access to the tools, education, network, and capital sources necessary to increase success.
Chicago is the Silicon Valley of Cannabis. There is no doubt that the Cannabis industry is booming. With all the emerging companies in Chicago, there is still a significant need for support. Chicago is the ideal city because it’s rich in diversity and culture. Our mission is to lead with diversity to grow a more equitable cannabis industry.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. You are welcome to apply any time and be considered for the next cohort start date.
$750 & 4% in warrants
Yes. The application is open to all innovators in the US.
The program supports a hybrid cohort, meaning all startups in Chicago will join the class at 2112, and startups outside Chicago will join virtually.
You have to be 18+.
You are pre-seed.
You need to build tech or tech-enabled products (no services companies).
You have to be willing to commit to the 12-week program.
CannaTech Ventures is an early-stage incubator, providing startups with the education and community they need to go from the back of the napkin to incorporation through a twelve-week program. When going through CannaTech Ventures’ incubator, startups will have the full support and resources needed to pursue their idea meaningfully. Startups will have access to a physical location; they’ll learn from industry experts and be introduced to potential capital sources, with mentors and teachers ready to help.
Investment is not guaranteed. If you put in the work, do the homework, participate in the community, and leverage our resources, you will be ready to meet with early-stage investors by the time you graduate.
Proprietary tools + curriculum.
What about post-graduation? What support do you offer?You will have access to the curriculum, tools, and resources for life. We’ve also developed an online community to ensure ongoing support post-graduation.
Incubators are for ‘early/idea stage’ founders.
Accelerators are for startups typically generating $500k+ in yearly revenue, looking to aggressively scale (this number varies depending on the program)
Please fill the application form out here. Question #7 select “becoming a teacher.” If you’re wondering what it means to be a teacher and the expectations, please review this document here.
Please fill the application form out here. Question #7 select “becoming a mentor.” If you’re wondering what it means to be a mentor and the expectations, please review this document here.