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Greenhouse Ventures is the first cannabis and hemp innovation accelerator in the world. Twice per year (February and September), Greenhouse Ventures accepts up to 20 companies into an exclusive ten-week curriculum and mentor-based boot camp where business owners learn best practices related to capital formation and business development. During the accelerator, the Greenhouse Ventures Mentor Board provides strategic guidance and pro-bono services to prepare startups for “Demo Day”, where companies receive the opportunity to publicly pitch their business to potential investors, partners, advisors, and customers.

After graduating from Greenhouse Ventures Accelerator, business owners should be able to:

  • Understand the path towards capitalization relevant to the business development timeline and available resources of the team
  • Document and execute an actionable go-to-market or growth strategy with a pricing model that has been validated by early adopting customers
  • Explain Unique Value Proposition (UVP) through four different mediums: an elevator pitch, a slide deck, an executive summary, and a demo day presentation.
  • Determine appropriate sources of capital for the business ventures and a reasonable capital formation timeline for the 6-24 months following Demo Day
  • Improve Key Performance Indicators associated with growth of the business:
    • Doors knocked, decision makers qualified, callback, proposals sent
    • Sales revenue, cost per lead, traffic-to-lead ratio, lead-to-customer ratio
    • Letters of intent, endorsements, testimonials, customer referrals
    • Downloads, installs, registrations, sign-ups, opt-ins
    • Time on site, clicks per page, session length, returning customer rations
    • Email addresses, email open rates, email replay rates, email click rates
  • Identify the proper legal and financial due diligence steps that need to be taken in order to pursue a crowdfunding or traditional angel investment round.
  • Deliver an effective Demo Day presentation that reflects historical growth in critical KPIs, a KPI growth timeline, and a justifiable investment narrative

Our Fall 2017 Semester will run from September 12th – November 17th. All team members are required to commit to the full ten-week semester. If you are unable to attend during this time period please do NOT apply for this semester (check back in January!). Application deadline is August 8th. Accepted companies will be announced August 12th.

APPLY FOR FALL 2017

Complete the below application to apply for Greenhouse Ventures Fall 2017 semester. One application per company. Our Investment Committee will review applications and you will be contacted on August 12th if you have been accepted.

To complete this application you will need to have a thorough understanding on your business and the assets currently in place, as well as a completed Executive Summary, Pitch Deck, and/or 5-Minute Pitch Video.

About Your Business:

First Name :*
Last Name :*

Email Address:*
LinkedIn or Professional Profile(s) of Founder(s): *

Company Name:*
Company URL:*
What problem is your company solving? *
What is your company’s mission? *
One Sentence Company Pitch:*
What makes you uniquely qualified to run this particular company?*
What is your company’s unique value proposition? (three sentences maximum)*
Why now? What makes it the right time for a company like yours?*
What is the opportunity for this business to scale if you had the money needed? *
How and when will you get the money needed to do the above? *
What is the company’s next product milestone? When and how will you reach it? *
What is the total amount of cash invested to date by the founders? *
What is the total amount of cash invested to date by friends and family and outside investors? *
What is the total amount of debt the company has (not including convertible debt)? *
What is the total revenue your company has had in its lifetime? *
What is projected revenue for the next year (don’t project based on unsecured investment)? *
What is your average monthly burn rate for last 6 months? *
What is your projected burn rate for next six months (don’t project based on unsecured investment)?
LinkedIn or Professional Profile(s) of other team members

Is this company full time for you? *
When was the company founded? *
When was the company incorporated? *
What is the structure of the company? (LLC, C Corp, Other Entity, No Company Structure) *
What is the mailing address of your headquarters? *
If accepted, can you commit to a Greenhouse Ventures full 10-week , 90-hour, boot camp? (Physical or Virtual)*
If accepted, can the full team commit to Greenhouse Ventures full 10-week boot camp? (Physical or Virtual) *
If all team members cannot attend the full boot camp, please explain why: *
How did you hear of Greenhouse Ventures? *
Insert link for your 2-page (maximum) company Executive Summary below: *
Insert link for your 15-slide (maximum) company Pitch Deck below: *
Insert link to company Financials (revenue to date, budget, financial projections) below: *