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Greenhouse Ventures LLC is a business accelerator specific to ancillary startups in the cannabis industry. Our mission is to assist in building a successful and sustainable cannabis industry by accelerating the growth of startups that service the industry. Ancillary startups seeking up to $2,000,000 in seed or growth capital are accepted into the accelerator program. Ancillary product and services that are accepted include, but are not limited to: software, technology, hydroponics, growing equipment, paraphernalia, and packaging.
Greenhouse Ventures selectively seeks entrepreneurs who have a track record of success, a great idea, and an executable strategy. We bring to the table a network of industry experts, serial entrepreneurs, angel investors, and an average of $60,000 in professional services during the course of a typical engagement. Entrepreneurs that are accepted into an accelerator are positioned to enter a new brand into the marketplace and to raise their first round of capital within 12 months after Demo Day. Greenhouse Ventures takes an average of 5% equity in each venture in the form of non-voting common stock.
Greenhouse Ventures operates two accelerator semesters per year in Philadelphia beginning in February and September.
Startups receive general legal advice ranging from new market scaling to crisis aversion, as well as, industry specific legal advice to ensure that your business is on legal safe grounds and in cooperation with the regulations in the cannabis industry.
Our accounting team specializes in capital formation, taxation, and regulation.
We assist each entrepreneur in creating the best go-to-market strategy to enter their business, or brand, into the market.
Greenhouse Ventures has an amazing community of serial entrepreneurs, industry experts, and angel investors, that have volunteered their time to provide advice, guidance, and feedback to entrepreneurs in the accelerator.
Experience in social media communications and portfolio management and operations. Tyler consults with early stage startup companies on business development, go-to-market strategies, digital media campaigns, and identifying capital and staffing needs.
Program Developer, Startup Advisor, and Career Coach focused on collaborative business and technology models that improve Workforce, Education, and Capital opportunities for Creatives, Students, Startups, and Small-Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs).
Lindy has more than 20 years of experience in identifying, developing and growing innovative companies, and is a passionate entrepreneur and a champion of both start-ups and women-owned businesses. She is the founder of a full line of skin care products for cancer patients.
Mr. Greiper is the president and founding partner of Viridian Capital Advisors, the first investment bank/advisory firm dedicated to the cannabis marketplace. He has had a distinguished 20-year career in the technology, security, and IT sectors as both a research analyst and investment banker, and is known as a driver of enterprise value for emerging growth companies.
Fitz is a Solutioneer, crafting creative outcomes for complex issues while deploying Kodiak Capital funds as a strategic institutional go to partner.
Salarizadeh is the Founder and CEO of Salar Communications Group. Her area of expertise centers on public relations and strategic communications. She is now solely focused on improving the perception of cannabis for better market conditions.
Behind Greenhouse Ventures is an amazing community of serial entrepreneurs and industry experts that have volunteered their time to mentor Greenhouse Ventures companies. Each individual mentor has a wealth of knowledge, experience, and a professional network that they have agreed to use to leverage your success.
David Dinenberg is the Founder and CEO of Kind Financial which provides financial services and technology solutions enabling cannabis-related businesses to transact safely and securely.
Doug is co-founder and a principal partner of Dutchess Capital, a Boston-headquartered global hedge fund, which has managed an investment portfolio of over $2 billion in transactional value. Through the Fund and personally, Doug has made numerous investments in ancillary businesses to the cannabis industry, in addition to touching the plant.
Avis Bulbulyan is the CEO and founder of SIVA Enterprises, a multifaceted marijuana company with branches in consulting, management, ventures and brands.
Lance has extensive experience in banking, payment processing, and technology, including Enterprise Resource Planning, fraud control, PCI security and strategic consulting. Former Director of National Bank of California. Certified Payments Professional “CPP” as certified through the Electronic Transactions Association.
As a business leader and serial entrepreneur with 20 years of experience in management consulting, strategic business development and execution and executive management with an emphasis on Marketing, Big Data, Financial Services, Information Technology, Higher Education, Public Sector/Government, and Outsourcing
Ryan serves as outside counsel and government liaison for cannabis companies. In addition to his role as an attorney, he co-founded a transportation and logistics business to service the adult-use cannabis market.
Tim is a CPA based in CA, with several years’ experience in tax planning, preparation, and business consulting to a variety of industries including the cannabis industry.
Nearly 30 years of experience in the areas of taxation, accounting and business consulting. In addition to his many years as a CPA, Dean has worked in private industry and was also a managing director of a real estate development company. Dean has the ability to identify and understand complex issues and how they relate to businesses and their individual owners.
Mike is a diligent entrepreneur focused on supply chain efficiency and business process improvement, with comprehensive experience in various industries and roles.
A Brooklyn based Entrepreneur and Leadership Coach, Mike founded High NY, one of the world’s largest communities of Cannabis activists and entrepreneurs. He’s a TEDx speaker and author of The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Cannabis.
20+ years of litigation experience and nationally recognized banking and consumer finance law expertise. Schain Law Firm focuses on commercial litigation and employment matters, litigation avoidance, and representing financial institutions, merchants and government units in loan servicing, lending, mortgage and collection related litigation. “Of Counsel” to Hoban and Feola, the nation’s premier cannabusiness law firm.
Jeffrey Samuels is VP of Sales at Founder Shield, an insurance and technology brokerage supporting over 1,500 venture-backed startups. Jeffrey is also an LP in SoundBoard Angel fund and an active member of the tri-state Angel community.
Jeffrey D. Welsh is a Partner at Frontera Law Group, a Principal at Frontera Advisors, and the Managing Partner at Frontera Entertainment
Luke K. Stanton is the Managing Partner at Frontera Law Group, a Principal at Frontera Advisors, and a General Partner at Skytree Capital Partners.
Jeffrey is a serial entrepreneur in real estate, film production, cannabis, and other industries. His focus is on improving the lives of others through his endeavors.
His professional experience includes service in government, politics, and conflict resolution. In 2011 Doug founded Premier Cannabis Insurance, a leading industry provider serving the full spectrum of cannabis operations.
Eric Berlin is a partner at Jones Day. He was the first lawyer from a national firm to focus on cannabis law, helped enact two state medical programs, and has multiple clients related to the cannabis industry.
Dr. Ross is the author of “Vitamin Weed: a 4-Step Plan to Prevent and Reverse Endocannabinoid Deficiency,” the first guide on how to boost your endocannabinoid system naturally with dietary phytocannabinoids. Holds a Doctorate in Neuroscience from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and has researched addiction, mental health, and psychopharmacology for over 10 years.
Skip Shuda is a serial tech entrepreneur, digital marketer, cannabis advocate and black belt in Aikido. He loves nurturing new world views and budding startups!
Cannabis scientist by profession, organic chemist by training; consults on diverse scientific questions for production and testing of cannabis goods and instruments.
Kelli Brown – former educator with a passion for creating engaging & educational media. She is the founder of Hemptress, LLC and Marijuanainfographics.com
Alexa Divett is the founder of Alexa Divett LLC, a business coaching and consulting company helping cannabis business owners achieve success through the implementation of sound business practices and time-tested marketing techniques.
Named a “genius entrepreneur” by Fortune Magazine and a top businesswomen in the cannabis industry by Forbes, Jazmin Hupp is the Co-Founder of Women Grow. Prior to entering the cannabis industry, Jazmin launched six companies in retail, eCommerce, business services, and media. Her core practice is customer experience design, which combines product design, branding, and business operations.